While enabling unprecedented performance in electric motors and delivering dramatic energy savings, most VSDs rely on conditioning voltage and frequency, causing inherent time delays in processing control signals. In contrast, direct torque control (DTC) drives greatly increase motor torque response, among other benefits.
Neles emergency shutdown valves will safeguard demanding processes at a new ethylene cracker.
Rockwell Automation has announced that Auto Control Systems (ACS), a provider of industrial automation, control systems and services in Australia, has been appointed as the first Recognised System Integrator in the Power Discipline for the South Pacific region.
Due to China's natural rainfall distribution it is necessary to move large amounts of water from the south of the country to the dryer north. A control system was required for a south-to-north water transfer project that would help ensure continuous and efficient transfer of water to hundreds of millions of people.
In the world of process control, we are seeing tremendous advances in technology ranging from smart devices through to process control analysis tools that promise to optimise the efficiency of our industrial sites. But will digitisation really deliver what we expect? Or are we simply catering to the whims of process engineers who crave the latest and greatest technology, in the same way that we all 'just have to have' the latest smartphone?
UK plant to produce low-carbon electricity, supporting Europe's goals to increase renewable energy sources, reduce pollutants.