For two decades, Thirumalaichelvam Thiru Subramaniam, chief technical officer of Chiller Energy Management System (CEMS) Engineering in Malaysia, has been pursuing his dream of energy conservation for the facilities he manages. In the last three years, he developed a breakthrough approach for improving the quality and energy efficiency of commercial air conditioning systems in the tropics including those located in office buildings, factories, and hospitals. He has saved his clients up to 30 percent of their air conditioning energy costs in tropical countries in which cooling costs typically consume 45 to 60 percent of building energy expenses.
Providing a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), this book (published by ISA in 2009) discusses topics such as engineering, security, enterprise connectivity, advanced process control, plant asset management and operator efficiency. This in-depth reference focuses on the differences between a CPAS and traditional automation systems. Implications on modern automation systems are outlined in theory and practice. This book is ideal for industrial engineers, as well as graduate students in control and automation.
With so many manufacturing facilities moving production offshore to remain competitive, one American company is increasing manufacturing output and exporting precision machined parts to Asia and Europe as well as serving the U.S. marketplace.
CAS DataLoggers demonstrates how an ADwin-Light-16 Real Time Data Acquisition and Control System was used by a manufacturing plant as the solution to a response-time error occuring with an air valve resonsible for blowing faulty components off the production line after they failed an optical inspection.