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  • Vaisala Knowledge Reports

    Everything you need to know about industrial processes instrumentation and measurement practices.

  • Benefit from Using Documenting Calibrators

    Why calibrate? For process manufacturers, regular calibration of instruments across a manufacturing plant is common practice. In plant areas where instrument accuracy is critical to product quality or safety, calibration every six months – or even more frequently – is not unusual. However, the key final step in any calibration process – documentation – is often neglected or overlooked because of a lack of resources, time constraints or the pressure of everyday activities. Indeed, many manufacturers are now outsourcing all or some of their maintenance activities and so the contractor too is now under the same pressure to calibrate plant instruments quickly but accurately and to ensure that the results are then documented for quality assurance purposes and to provide full traceability. The purpose of calibration itself is to determine how accurate an instrument or sensor is. Although most instruments are very accurate these days, regulatory bodies often need to know just how inaccurate a particular instrument is and whether it drifts in and out of specified tolerance over time.

  • Energy Efficiency and Industrial Wireless

    Join Dr. Peter Fuhr, Apprion CTO, and Wayne Manges of the DOE for an informational webinar on wireless and energy efficiency for industrial plants.

  • Cutting Energy Consumption in the Tropics with NI LabVIEW and Compact FieldPoint

    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.

    National Instruments
  • Food and Beverages Industries Go Wire Free

    An increasing population and growing consumer demand for packaged foods has forced food and beverages industry to look at new technologies that provide flexibility, easiness of operation and constant tracking of the production process. Complete transparency is required along the production process for assuring consumers health and hygiene. This demands continuous monitoring and efficient traceability of the entire production process in the food manufacturing plant. Wireless devices provide answers to the aforementioned requirements in the Food and Beverages industry.

    Khadambari Shanbagaraman, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
  • Process Control Network Security Using OPC Tunneling

    Manufacturing companies have invested billions of dollars in industrial automation infrastructures, but many have yet to realize the full value from their investment as many of these investments remain islands of automation, disconnected from other systems- including business systems. The question of whether to integrate between process controls, the plant-level and enterprise systems is no longer a question up for debate if manufacturing and energy companies want to remain competitive. With the right software, OPC tunneling can securely connect the different levels of an enterprise, thus improving production and saving the company time and money.

    Integration Objects
  • A Variety of Functions for Modern Flow Converters

    If you are running state-of-the-art process control in your plant, you need reliable and precise measuring devices for monitoring. As a standard device, the IFC 100 is an economical measuring technology solution with a broad spectrum of applications. This document shows examples of converters that stand up to difficult applications and still provide reliable measuring results. If you are looking for an advanced economical solution, the IFC 100 is the right choice.

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