Honeywell’s MeterSuite fiscal metering solution has received European Measuring Instrument Directive (MID) and International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) R117 certification.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced the availability of virtualisation support for its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) for both DCS and SCADA applications.
ABB has announced the launch of its Symphony Plus distributed control system (DCS). Key user benefits are claimed to include improved plant productivity and energy efficiency, as well as enhanced operational security, plant safety and a lower total cost of ownership.
Historically, there has been a clear divide between control strategies for process and discrete applications. However, with the recent development of a new generation of DCS systems, the distinctions are now not so clear-cut.
The Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS) operator workstations from Invensys Operations Management have passed the Achilles Cyber Security Certification test, performed by Wurldtech Security Technologies, a leading industrial cyber security testing and certification agency. The testing was conducted on the Foxboro I/A Series Model P92 Workstation for Windows hardware and I/A Series AW70 human machine interface (HMI) software for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, including I/A Series FoxView, FoxAlert, Alarm Manager and System Manager applications.
The PlantPAx solution from Rockwell Automation is designed to provide a single platform for a unified plant process control system. Featuring a process control core based on the company's integrated architecture, PlantPAx provides a scalable portfolio of enhanced process technologies, solutions and services for plant-wide control.
Dynisco Instruments has recently released the OPT.TROL polymer control system for control of extrusion lines. This system is designed for small to medium-sized extrusion lines and can either be equipped onto new extrusion lines or retrofitted to upgrade existing extrusion lines.
Honeywell Process Solutions has announced its Advanced Energy Solutions, a suite of process control, monitoring and optimisation applications designed specifically for industrial power-generation facilities.
The power, oil and gas, and chemical processing industries have been using real-time dynamic process simulation for decades and now the minerals processing industry can follow suit.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has released Proficy Process Systems in a 250 I/O size, single-computer offering targeted at smaller applications and OEMs. Proficy Process Systems is a fully integrated process control system intended to provide customers with improved quality and reliability, increased throughput, performance and efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership.
Yokogawa has won the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Asia–Pacific Distributed Control System (DCS) Company of the Year for the outstanding performance of its DCS across the Asia–Pacific region.
The convergence of PLC and DCS technologies has created a situation where it is more challenging than ever for process manufacturers to select the best technology for their application. A successful evaluation should start by developing a clear picture of the requirements of your application and the needs of your engineering, maintenance and operations personnel. To help clearly define these requirements and needs for your company, this paper outlines the seven key questions that will lead you to making the right choice.
MetaSphere telemetry systems will be marketed in the Australasian region following an agreement with LogicaCMG.
Metromatics Pty Ltd has been appointed the distributor of IN-SNEC within Australia and New Zealand.