How process control can get the most out of IIoT

IIoT's teeth marks are everywhere, but what do all it's new players have to say?

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It's always good to have more people and devices linked up and talking, whether it's over party lines, instant messaging, or the always-on Ethernet, wireless, cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Simpler networking and the Internet in all its forms and formats are penetrating ever more widely and deeply into all areas of human endeavor, including manufacturing and industry, and they're bringing digitalization, virtualization and cloud computing along with them.IIoT's teeth marks are everywhere, but what do all it's new players have to say? Well, Union Charter Township covers 28 square miles and serves 10,000 residents in central Michigan, and its Water…

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CT1806 SOT Temperature Pressure 120x160 compressorThis State of Technology Report brings together all of the latest and best Control articles about temperature and pressure, and includes the latest trends, articles, back-to-basics tutorials, application stories and product solutions. Download it here.

Our latest issue: June 2018

CT1806 Cover 120x160Simpler networking and the Internet are penetrating into manufacturing and industry, bringing digitalization, virtualization and cloud computing along with them. IIoT's teeth marks are everywhere, but what do all it's new players have to say? Read the issue.

 

Voices: Ask The Experts

Why can a DP flowmeter be used for gas but not liquid?

Acceptable uncertainty in quantity transferred determines flowmeter selection

Q: I'm interested to know why orifice differential pressure (DP) flowmeters aren't used in liquid metering systems (for custody transfer purposes), whereas they're widely used in gas metering systems? What makes an orifice flowmeter a viable, cost-effective choice for gas metering systems only?A.

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    Q: I'm interested to know why orifice differential pressure (DP) flowmeters aren't used in liquid metering systems (for custody transfer purposes), whereas they're widely used in gas metering systems? What makes an orifice flowmeter a viable, cost-effective choice for gas metering systems only?A.

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