Power under control

Energy efficiency has joined the usual process control data streams to optimize applications. Here's how users and integrators make it happen.

Power under control

Something old, something new, using both can save energy for you. And revising an old wedding poem can be the best way to express how traditional power-saving strategies are joining more recent methods from advanced process control (APC) and simulation to the latest digital, networking and Internet-based tools to develop energy-efficient solutions. Of course, the common thread among all power-saving devices and energy-efficiency efforts is selecting the right devices and operations data for each application, and getting their results into the right eyeballs and hands as fast as possible for the best, most profitable decisions. However, it also helps if organizers and…

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State of Technology: Flow

cgsot flow 2018 thumb 180This State of Technology report brings together all of the latest and best articles on flow, and covers the latest trends, articles, back-to-basics tutorials, application stories and product solutions. Download it here.

 

Our latest issue: February 2018


CT1802 cover power under control thumbSomething old, something new, using both can save energy for you. And revising an old wedding poem can be a good way to express how traditional power-saving strategies are joining recent methods from advanced process control (APC) and simulation to the latest digital, networking and Internet-based tools to develop energy-efficient solutions. Read the issue.

 

Voices: Ask The Experts

Vortex flowmeter calibration and rangeability

How can we determine the best size to balance accuracy against pressure drop?

Q: I have a question regarding vortex flowmeters and hope that you can clear it up. The line size is 3 in.; the flow is minimum 6 m³/hr, normal 20 m³/hr, maximum 22 m³/hr. The vendor suggested using a 3-in. Endress+Hauser (E+H) Prowirl vortex flowmeter with minimum flow 4.03 m³/hr, maximum…

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