Process control systems

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 Process Solutions 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.


Emerson to install gas turbine controls for ENGIE plant in France

13 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

ENGIE has awarded Emerson a contract to replace legacy combustion turbine controls with its Ovation turbine control technology at its DK6 800 MW combined-cycle power plant in Dunkirk, France.


Human factors and their impact on plant safety

10 November, 2017 by Luis Duran, Hampus Schäring and Jeton Partini, Industrial Automation, Control Technologies, ABB | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Operators in modern plants are tasked with numerous activities, making it difficult for them to handle abnormal process conditions. Research has demonstrated how an intelligent and ergonomic workspace can both mitigate risk and increase productivity.


Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Industrial Software Platform

26 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

EcoStruxure Industrial Software Platform is an integrated, modular software suite designed to address operational and business imperatives across the value chain in industrial and infrastructure businesses.


Control system migration: surviving the 'perfect storm' to improve performance — Part 1

20 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions Ltd

Industrial companies are faced with an increasingly competitive business environment. Manufacturers must find ways to produce quality products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Experience has shown control system performance can have a huge impact on return on investment (ROI) throughout the life cycle of the plant.


Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives

27 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives, from Rockwell Automation, offer expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications, as well as a wide voltage range.


Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS

25 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

The EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS is designed to increase the business value process controllers can generate, primarily by making the real-time profitability of the operation more visible by providing built-in, customisable, real-time accounting models.


First PLC to be awarded ISASecure Level 2 certification

25 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions Ltd

Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC has been recognised for robust cybersecurity characteristics and capabilities.


Winning solution for wastewater plant

04 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Hach Pacific Pty Ltd

A new water information management system has improved efficiency and productivity for a US wastewater treatment plant.


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