Mobile process automation monitoring and control evolves

Mobile monitoring, automation and control means freedom and flexibility, but it also unlocks imagination and innovation.

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The famous Mark Twain quote is, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." In the same way, mobile process control lets users get closer to their pipelines, tanks and equipment, but it also frees them to understand and optimize their applications in new ways, which they couldn't see until they got out of their traditional control rooms and began to look around. Surprisingly, gaining this new perspective alters what and how devices can go mobile, and what they can bring along, too."We're seeing more portable screens in plants, but less for process control, and more for dashboards, analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications," says…

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Temperature & Pressure

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: August 2018

CT1808 Cover 120x160Mobile process control lets users get closer to their pipelines, tanks and equipment, but also frees them to understand and optimize their applications in new ways, which they couldn't see until they got out of their control rooms and began to look around. Read the issue.

 

Voices: Ask The Experts

Custody transfer flow measurement: 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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    7/8-in. cordsets and cablesMini 7/8-inch cables and cordsets provide more ways to collect and distribute signals outside control cabinets, and include cables for signal, power and DeviceNet applications. The line features several hundred standard part numbers, so users can specify options such as…

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  • Prevent pressure transmitter problems

    By Greg McMillan

    Greg: Measurements are our only window into what a process is doing, plus, you can’t control something if you’re not measuring it. There have been great advancements in measurement technology. Smart transmitters have increased accuracy an order of magnitude or more, and drift is so slow that…

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  • Where wireless meets intrinsic safety

    By Ian Verhappen

    In an ideal world, it wouldn’t be necessary to worry about explosive atmospheres. Unfortunately, plant environments are far from ideal, with most process plants being about 80% Class I, Div. 2 (Zone 2) and another 10% Class I Div. 1 (Zone 1), so some protection is the norm. This is one constraint…

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  • Mobile process automation monitoring and control evolves

    By Jim Montague

    The famous Mark Twain quote is, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." In the same way, mobile process control lets users get closer to their pipelines, tanks and equipment, but it also frees them to understand and optimize their applications in new ways, which they couldn't…

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  • How to identify and process data for usable, actionable information

    By Ian Verhappen

    As the number of intelligent devices able to communicate digitally continues to increase, which is a precursor and requirement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), one of the challenges is managing all the resulting data. Managing the data and associated flows, being sure it's captured and…

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    Practical approach, benefitsThis online article, "Improve alarm management," by G.C. Shah of the Wood Group in Chemical Processing, covers how the main standards—ISA-18.2 (IEC 62682) and EEMUA-191, API RP 1167—provide guidelines for implementing an effective AM system by considering the alarm…

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