Hydrostatic level measurement via differential pressure is an option for direct mounting or mounting with remote seals on tanks and vessels. These instruments can handle extreme chemical and mechanical loads as well as electromagnetic interference. They are widely applied in chemical and petrochemical industries.
Listen in as Bill Rowan, the vice president of marketing and new product development for industrial Ethernet hardware supplier N-Tron, shows you how to design a more reliable Ethernet system for your manufacturing facility. Topics covered include copper wire versus fiber optics, redundant power supplies and required switch specifications.
Since 1978, Meurer Research Inc. in Golden, Colo., has researched, developed and manufactured water and wastewater treatment systems used by municipalities around the world. Among MRI's most successful products are plate settlers, which are used in water and wastewater treatment plants as a method of pretreatment before the water enters the membrane filtration system. By separating and removing heavy solids that can clog filters, the plate settlers help extend membrane life, minimize cleaning requirements and reduce operating costs. To help ensure these systems deliver maximum reliability, MRI sought to redesign and upgrade the control equipment on one of its 10 pilot units. The control system previously employed on the pilot unit included a mix of control products from multiple vendors, which hindered interoperability and limited connectivity between all of the automation equipment on a given machine. MRI worked with Rockwell Automation to ease the integration of components by working with a single-source supplier that could provide a control system easily integrated as a unified and more reliable system. In addition to improving reliability, performance and ease of use, MRI also wanted to equip the system with remote-monitoring capabilities. This would allow MRI to evaluate system performance and troubleshoot problems without traveling to the test site.
New DOT regulations demand significant changes to the way pipeline operators approach supervisory control and data acquisition. Invensys, a global leader in SCADA automation solutions, has assembled some of the company's best knowledge resources in this archive to help you through your planning and decision process.
Walt Boyes and Dan Hackett of Emerson's Daniel Measurement & Control Division talk about the new Daniel ultrasonic flowmeter transducer firmware/software design, which will debut at the Emerson Exchange meeting the last week of September.
When we think of security, we think cyber--but long before electronics there was a physical security, starting with the fence. Control's Walt Boyes interviews Honeywell Process Solutions' Keving Staggs.
Faking It Can Be A Good Thing. Control Executive Editor Jim Montague and ARC Senior Analyst Tom Fiske talk about the benefits of using sophisticated simulation software for plant design, control system checkout and employee training. The right simulation software can save millions of dollars, ease plant start-ups, improve plant safety and help the next generation of process operators develop their skills. Fiske says that, among other things, simulation software is the teaching tool perfectly in tune with the learning habits of the iPod and Wii generation.
Although a relatively small portion of the overall investment in processing plants, automation systems can have a large impact on operational performance and return on investment throughout the lifecycle of the facility. This discussion will offer expert and end-user perspective that control systems may be systematically evolved to new technologies to ensure continual performance improvements. You will learn how modernization can be more sustainable, preserving physical and intellectual assets while delivering high value to the your organization. Live Q+A follows discussion.
Where's the batch? ISA88 was the first attempt to create a manufacturing language. Walt Boyes talks about the direction ISA88 and ISA95 are taking and what the future holds for batch and hybrid manufacturing.
Whether for a unit retrofit or a grass- roots project, choosing the right process automation platform is a complex and important decision that will affect your productivity and profitability for years to come. Skimp up- front, and extra integration and maintenance tasks will soon eat up any initial cost savings. Aim too high, and you'll long be paying for overly complex functionality you don't need and will never implement. In this ControlGlobal.com webinar, you'll learn to cast process automation system costs in the context of a system's full life cycle, matching system capabilities against application performance, engineering and maintenance requirements.
Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) provides water, wastewater, gas, and electric services to customers in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado. CSU was experiencing failures with a distributed control system and needed a new solution that would provide enhanced reliability, efficiency and sustainability. Unexpected plant outages were becoming a costly problem. The CSU water department had already migrated its legacy DCS system to a Rockwell Automation control system, so the utility decided to standardize all plant operations on Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture because they needed a single vendor capable of providing integrated hardware, software, and networking.
The new solution allowed CSU to remotely operate multiple gas, hydroelectric and power plants from a single central location. Operators can now perform maintenance and troubleshooting tasks at a plant onsite or online from a central facility to better meet customer demands, save time and reduce labor costs.
Learn how to properly specify a PLCbased burner management system (BMS) compliant to today's industry safety standards (NFPA, API, ISA) as Siemens' Certified Functional Safety Expert Charles Fialkowski and Control Global's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discuss whats new and relevant.
* Energy Consumption Collection of College
* Energy Consumption Collection of Office Building
* Energy Consumption Collection of Public Construction Building
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Factory
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Hotel
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Office Building
* Intelligent control over community thermal systems
Control's editor in chief Walt Boyes interviews Norm Gilsdorf, CEO of Honeywell Process Solutions. In the interview, Boyes asks Gilsdorf what he saw as his biggest challenges coming into the top job, especially in light of the economic situation, and whether, since Gilsdorf lives in Europe, he'd be bringing a different viewpoint to Honeywell's management. Boyes also asks what Honeywell is doing to weather the economic storm, and what they are doing to help HPS customers. Listen to this podcast and find out everything Gilsdorf told Control in this exclusive interview.