The purpose of this paper is to present test results of recent measurements on a scintillating fill fluid (i.e., liquid scintillator filled) detector and a scintillating fiber bundle detector designs, and explain the observed differences in efficiency. In our measurements we observe an improvement of factor of 2.4 in light output for a fill fluid detector compared to scintillating fiber bundle detector of the same diameter and length.
Ethanol production holds great promise for our countrys energy future and also provides an excellent opportunity to support our domestic agricultural economy and communities. Read this whitepaper and learn how measurement automation strategies are key to efficiency in bio-ethanol refinery.
Industrial automation is no longer limited by the walls of a production facility. More and more automation is being handled via remote communication, whether it's from the office or from the comfort of your own home. Today's PLCs give you the ability to access your control system to handle such tasks as monitoring via a website to determine the condition of a machine or check other statistics. With the latest PLC technology, almost anything that can be accomplished next to the machine can be accomplished wherever there is an Internet connection.
This whitepaper talks about how today Ethernet-based fieldbus systems perform basic task and so much more.
As Ethernet continues to gain momentum in the industrial automation market, it's changing the way control engineers utilize their fieldbus systems. In the past, fieldbus networks were considered one-dimensional - they performed one task and did it very well - transferring process data between networked devices in a fast and deterministic manner. Usually these devices were on a local segment, isolated from higher-level networks. Nowadays, Ethernet-based fieldbus systems perform this basic task and so much more. With industrial protocols like Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP, and PROFInet process data is sent over standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet hardware. No longer are users forced to buy proprietary fieldbus components from a handful of vendors.
Most process plant personnel are unaware that their plant assets are under-performing. Real-Time Asset Performance Management is the practice of getting all your assets to perform at their best, all the time. This is a proven practice which delivers significant financial results.
As the technological differences between PC and PLC wane, a new class of controllers is emerging for engineers who require higher loop rates, advanced control algorithms, more analog capabilities, and better integration with the enterprise network. The Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) describes this new generation of industrial controllers that combines the functionality of a PLC and a PC.
PCs running Microsoft Windows and other operating systems have worked their way into a wide variety of industrial applications, experiencing growth that outstrips competing solutions. As a result, the guts of a PC and the evolution of those components have become ever more important in automation. This White Paper provides an overview of Windows XP for embedded applications (boot options, communications and networking, memory management, protection, target system, and development tools).
This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plants distributed control system (DCS). It also provides a new method to improve process control, efficiency and cost savings while facilitating better maintenance planning and asset management.
This White Paper shows how to acquire and store real-time process data from your automation system, SCADA, or DCS, and establish a Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) system that optimizes preventative maintenance efforts by using the stored data to determine equipment health.
This White Paper addresses the vital questions the pharmaceutical industry has to ask itself when dealing with implementation of systems and choosing between levels of functionality, and shows how value generation can be documented.
This White Paper on noise and vibration control will help control engineers get a better understanding of how passive acoustical systems can best be used to improve instrument designs at the lowest cost.