Process control systems

Pressure relief device monitoring: How to detect releases, leaking and fugitive emissions — Part 1

12 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

This article outlines how to comply with environmental regulations and detect PRD malfunctions while minimising costs and cutting operating expenses.

Acromag and Ctek partner to provide remote solutions

06 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

New alliance unites Acromag's signal interface modules with Ctek's controller and cellular communication devices.

Allen-Bradley PanelView 5310 graphic terminals

05 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Allen-Bradley PanelView 5310 family of graphic terminals are designed to help machine builders increase productivity through tighter integration between controller and HMI.

Subsea variable speed drive successfully tested underwater

02 February, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The first full-scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been successfully tested in a sheltered harbour in Vaasa, Finland.

New versions of mixproof valves designed to meet corrosion challenges

23 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Alfa Laval Pty Ltd

Industries such as food, pharmaceuticals and biotech face significant challenges from corrosion, in addition to having to meet stringent hygienic demands.

Honeywell helps BASF turn hazardous waste into clean energy

19 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Honeywell Ltd

New control room at BASF's Ludwigshafen waste incineration plant uses Honeywell's Experion technology to support the company's strategic Industry 4.0 initiative.

Explosives manufacturing plant invests in latest motor control technology

16 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Systems integrator Auto Control Systems is the first in the world to implement a complete motor control centre solution using an Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE 2500 MCC, to be shipped as a complete containerised unit for an explosives manufacturer in Eastern Europe.

Emerson Ovation OCC100 controller

11 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The Ovation OCC100 controller is designed for utilities and independent power producers that rely more and more on diverse renewable energy sources and that serve the fast-growing microgrid market.

ABB to pioneer microgrid solution for offshore platform

14 December, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore battery storage system that will be installed on Woodside's Goodwyn A platform off the coast of Western Australia.

A step change for better profitability

13 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens has been working with Ok Tedi Mining Limited since 2005 to improve operational performance. The latest project targets improvements in the drive train infrastructure.

Australian energy security in a connected world

12 December, 2017 by Glenn Johnson, Editor, Process Technology

Politics aside, the future of Australian energy networks is looking exciting, with digitalisation and a greater mix of cheaper energy sources coming online — but we mustn't ignore the elephant in the room: cybersecurity risk.

ARC names ABB global leader in SCADA systems for the power sector

05 December, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The latest ARC report says ABB's Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalisation.

ABB580 drive for water industry applications

27 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The ABB580 drive can be wall mounted or cabinet built and features built-in pump application functionality.

Novo Nordisk selects Emerson to help bring diabetes medication to market more quickly

16 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson's automation technologies and project strategies will help Novo Nordisk achieve a tight project schedule and the rapid construction of a manufacturing site for critical medicines.

Control system migration: surviving the 'perfect storm' to improve performance — Part 2

14 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Honeywell Ltd

Industrial companies are faced with an increasingly competitive business environment and control systems that are becoming obsolete. The fast pace of technology development opens up new opportunities, but this is being offset by an increasing skills shortage. Incremental migration coupled with outcome-based service programs can help an organisation move forward and reduce TCO.

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