Previously, ABB announced a five year frame agreement with Petrobras, the huge Brazilian oil and gas company, to upgrade the Petrobras refineries using System 800xA installations for both automation and power control.
Digital valve positioner product manager Naas DeJager showcased the new TZIDC digital valve positioner at a session called “Improve Flow Efficiency with Digital Valve Positioners” but it could have been called “This Cool Positioner Does Everything You’ve Ever Asked For” instead.
“Now that I’ve been at ABB for seven months, I think I know enough to be dangerous,” CEO Joe Hogan said at a Town Hall Meeting yesterday at ABB Automation and Power World. “You can’t come into a company with a designed playbook.
When you start applying “green” thinking to automation, the results you get can surprise you, as Dean Minehart, ABB’s instrumentation strategic account manager for the oil and gas market, showed in his presentation on “Green Instrumentation Engineering Practices,” at ABB Automation and Power World this week in Orlando.