Process control systems

Liquid-cooled drive

05 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The energy-efficient liquid cooling of the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 700L drive allows it to be installed in conditions where air-cooled drives simply could not operate. These include dusty environments or those where increases in climate control costs would be excessive. Applications, which can benefit from this technology include HVAC and chillers, pumping applications, oil and gas, and marine propulsion.


Loy Yang Power drives long-term success

25 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Victoria’s largest energy producer, Loy Yang Power, recently embarked on an upgrade of its four-level open-cut coal mine facility, Loy Yang Mine. The ‘in progress’ upgrade includes the redesign and progressive changeover of the mine’s existing coal transfer conveyor drive systems. With a combined length in excess of 25 km, the mine’s conveying system transfers the freshly mined coal from the mine floor to the surface.


Loy Yang Power drives long-term success

25 July, 2008

Victoria’s largest energy producer, Loy Yang Power, recently embarked on an upgrade of its four-level open-cut coal mine facility, Loy Yang Mine. The ‘in progress’ upgrade includes the redesign and progressive changeover of the mine’s existing coal transfer conveyor drive systems. With a combined length in excess of 25 km, the mine’s conveying system transfers the freshly mined coal from the mine floor to the surface.


Quadraplex pump controller

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Dwyer Instruments (Aust) Pty Ltd

The series QPC is used where four pumps are required to alternate to provide equal run time on each. Alternating loads allows for equal wear on all pumps, lengthening their operation life. The series QPC has five inputs allowing the four outputs to operate properly even if one of the inputs fails to open or close. Four LED indicators show the load that is energised by the SPST output contacts.


Chlorine controller

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Convergent Water Controls Pty Ltd

Unlike ORP control, using free or total chlorine control can give precise readings of the actual hypochlorous acid or free (residual) chlorine content of the water being treated. Hypochlorous acid content fluctuates with changes in pH and regular ORP readings can give false impressions of the actual ‘effective kill’ of the chemicals being used.


Siemens SCADA software

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has expanded the functionality of its SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC with version 7.0. The scalable SCADA system now offers compatibility with Windows Vista, easy language switching, high-performance analysis functions and an integrated MS SQL Server archive historian database as standard.


Output filter for motor drives

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

The Schaffner Model 510 output filters reduce voltage slew rate (dV/dt) from inverter drives for variable-speed motors. High-voltage slew rates can cause overstressing of long motor drive cables and cause insulation breakdowns in motor windings.


Proficy process control system

08 July, 2008 | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Proficy Process Systems Version 1.5 is a fully integrated process control system that is intended to provide customers with improved quality and reliability, increased throughput, performance and efficiency, and reduced total cost of ownership.


Premium platform for SolarGas

25 June, 2008

Engineers and scientists around the world are looking for ways to harness the sun’s thermal energy to replace the diminishing global supplies of fossil fuel with a ‘clean’, carbon-neutral energy source. Australia is particularly well placed to do this, since it has the highest average amount of solar radiation per square metre per year on Earth.


Premium platform for SolarGas

25 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Engineers and scientists around the world are looking for ways to harness the sun’s thermal energy to replace the diminishing global supplies of fossil fuel with a ‘clean’, carbon-neutral energy source. Australia is particularly well placed to do this, since it has the highest average amount of solar radiation per square metre per year on Earth.


The advantages of small form factor HMI

15 May, 2008 by Hector Lin* | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

As embedded computers have become ubiquitous, so too the need for human machine interfaces has grown. Now small form factor HMIs appear headed for inclusion in nearly every part of human existence.


Securing an integrated SCADA system

15 May, 2008 by Scott Wooldridge* | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

In recent years, utility companies have undergone great changes in the way they run their businesses. The pressure to increase profits and reduce expenses has them integrating their SCADA systems with their business networks to streamline operations. The popularity of the internet has customers requesting online access to their accounts as well as online bill payment, further increasing network exposure. In addition, utility companies have reduced costs by leveraging the internet to facilitate core business operations such as outage management and procurement.


Analysing alarm and trend data: from insight to action

15 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

In the complex and demanding environment that most SCADA system users operate in, real insight comes from asking and answering the right questions.


GE Fanuc to resell iPower

29 April, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has reached an agreement with Catapult Software to globally resell its iPower product as a standard Proficy HMI/SCADA-iFIX option.


HMI / SCADA software wins Product Innovation Award

18 March, 2008

InduSoft Web Studio HMI/SCADA software has been awarded the 2007 European Product Innovation Award for emerging products and technologies.


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