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How can the next generation of IPCs be enhanced to better meet industry’s needs? What technology will propel IPCs to the next level of effectiveness?
Bioenergy, produced by biomass and biogas combustion, is the world’s most common form of renewable energy production. It is a carbon-fuel energy source, but the difference when compared to coal and natural gas is that the fuel is captured from the earth’s biosphere, making it a carbon-neutral process if the fuel is supplied from a renewable source.
Biogas produces clean, green electricity capable of helping reduce global CO2 and methane emissions. But producing biogas itself is a dirty process, prone to wide variations in operating conditions and product throughput.
Historian software is used to record trends and historical information about industrial processes for troubleshooting and analytical purposes.
Safety standards give designers tools to quantify risk and provide a structured framework to implement integrated safety lifecycle design.
Monitoring of emissions is important for many industries: from the ‘dirtiest’ polluters (coal-fired thermal power stations) through to medium ones (paper mills, cement plants, chemical producers, iron and steel mills) and the ‘cleanest’ polluters (food and beverage producers, water and wastewater plants).
Laboratory tests have been the only way to test the quality of oil running critical machinery such as heavy gearboxes and hydraulic power packs.
Following the industry best practices, your plant probably uses some kind of analyser technology that needs sample flow monitoring (mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers, photometers, etc).
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.
Which automation approach will best work for your plant: centralised, decentralised, locally installed, compact pneumatic value block automation system – or a combination of all three?
An older DCS is typically not capable of running a modern process plant at optimum levels, creating increased costs and possibly causing excessive downtime.
This CPwE-REP design guide explores deploying the Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) within the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) reference architectures. REP delivers better convergence characteristics and functions as an alternative to the resiliency protocols described in the CPwE Design and Implementation Guide (DIG).
This white paper takes a look at Siemens’ electronics plant in Amberg, Germany. There, products already communicate with production machines, and IT systems control and optimise all processes to ensure the lowest possible defect rate.