Process control systems

Water storage tanks: the science of mixing and improving water quality

08 August, 2016 by Michael J Duer, P.E., Chief Engineer, Tideflex Technologies | Supplied by: Fluid Control Sales & Installations Pty Ltd

Water storage tanks and reservoirs are a critical component of distribution systems, yet they can pose a significant challenge for water utilities as they often have a negative impact on water quality, due to low turnover or inadequate mixing resulting in short-circuiting.

Emerson to help regional wastewater utility meet the needs of south-east Virginia

13 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson Process Management is replacing an outdated SCADA system and remote terminal units (RTUs) used throughout a wastewater collection system serving about 1.7 million people.

World's first portable hybrid microgrid

08 July, 2016 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB Australia is providing a complete automation solution for the world's first portable solar-diesel/gas microgrid provider, SunSHIFT, which is a modular hybrid power system designed for quick installation that can also be easily dismantled and moved.

Alarming discoveries: improving operator effectiveness

05 July, 2016 by Martin Hollender, Joan Evans, Thomas-Christian Skovholt and Roy Tanner | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Alarm management standards such as IEC 62682 and ISA 18.2 emphasise the importance of life cycle support in alarm management.

Cloud-based SCADA as an IIoT gateway

01 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Consumer media is awash with articles concerning the Internet of Things (IoT) and how smarter devices — the things in the IoT — are changing the world. Another hot tech topic is the cloud in all of its forms: cloud storage, cloud-based apps, cloud-powered mobile devices, cloud-hosted virtual machines and other applications.

Integrated drives for Zambian SAG mills

29 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Kalumbila Minerals had ambitious output goals for Sentinel, its copper mine development project in north-west Zambia, and needed to recruit an entire workforce to build the infrastructure from scratch all while minimising costs.

Red Lion Controls RAM cellular RTU

13 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The Red Lion Controls RAM cellular RTUs now feature a web-based, user-configurable event engine that can trigger I/O and relays or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data.

SCADA market to benefit from renewable energy growth

08 June, 2016

Increasing focus on renewable energy in the major end-use industries of oil and gas, energy and power and water and wastewater is expected to open up huge opportunities for the SCADA market in coming years.

Emerson helps power plant become one of the cleanest, most efficient in the US

24 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Fast-track automation project boosts reliability and energy output, and lowers carbon emissions.

IICA to hold technology expo in regional NSW

19 May, 2016 | Supplied by: IICA (Institute of Instrumentation Control & Automation)

The Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation (IICA) will hold a technology expo in Orange, NSW, on 1 June.

PNG showcases world-class technology at Monier's Nebiri quarry

28 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Monier Limited is Papua New Guinea's single largest producer of construction materials and building products. The company recently upgraded its Nebiri Quarry to increase annual output capacity from 300,000 to 1 million tonnes with the help of Metso.

New DCS for AGL Macquarie to be provided by Siemens

11 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

A $63 million project has been approved to install a new distributed control system (DCS) at the Bayswater power station in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Red Lion Sixnet RAM series of cellular 3G/4G LTE RTUs with data logging

06 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion's Sixnet RAM series of cellular 3G/4G LTE RTUs now offer a data logging ability that includes support for SD card storage.

South African diamond mine to use ABB hoists

04 April, 2016 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The Venetia Mine, South Africa's largest producer of diamonds, has engaged ABB to provide four hoists in order to help extend the site's operational life into the 2040s.

Vic water utility upgrades SCADA network

01 April, 2016 | Supplied by: SCADA Australia Conference

Improving network operational and maintenance capabilities is a high priority for many of Australia's major utilities — be it for water or power and distribution systems.

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