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How to Get Tanks Cleaner in Less Time and Lower Operating Costs (4208)

January 27, 2009 9:03 am | Articles | Comments

By Christine Pagcatipunan Process improvement and cost reduction are key motivators for any plant. As a result, automated tank cleaning is increasing in popularity.

Easy-To-Install RS-232-To-USB Interface Converters

January 8, 2009 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA Engineering says its OM-CONV-USB Series RS-232-to-USB interface converters are easy to install.

The Ultimate Remote For Your Plant

December 18, 2008 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to HMS Industrial Networks, its Anybus RemoteCom remote automation management and control device integrates: A secure central internal Web server to collect and store logged data, including trend graphs, in 1 location.


Environmental Monitoring That Keeps Going & Going

December 18, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments recently launched an instrument driver that gives NI LabVIEW graphical

Putting FEMA To Shame

December 18, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAFER Systems’ Real-Time® chemical emergency management system, Version10, equips organizations that deal with hazardous materials with vital information that enables better emergency planning, decision-making and response.

Stabilizing Your Offshore Investments

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Articles | Comments

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an organization that sets standards for the international marine and offshore industry, has selected the analysis capability of Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.

A Watchful Eye With Smarts For Hot Tanks

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Articles | Comments

Several hot tanks at the refinery are fitted with wireless temperature transmitters as a cost-effective means of keeping control room operators informed of internal tank conditions. This enables them to maintain temperature uniformity in the tanks, thereby preventing the formation of cold spots in which trapped moisture can lead to extensive damage-with repairs costing up to $200,000 per tank, according to the company.

More Than 32,000 Temperature Readings

November 5, 2008 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OM-EL-USB-TC thermocouple data logger from OMEGA Engineering features:


Got The Hots For Accurate Measurement?

October 23, 2008 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to OMEGA Engineering, its CN740 Series temperature controller offers accurate temperature measurement and control in a 1/16 DIN package, in addition to continue

How to Get Tanks Cleaner in Less Time and Lower Operating Costs

October 21, 2008 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bullet List 1. The Manual Method. A worker physically cleans a tank and may actually enter it to do so. This raises safety concerns and often results in inconsistent cleaning, as well as the use of more cleaning chemicals and water than is really necessary.

More Powerful Vibration Measurement

September 25, 2008 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

IOtech has supplemented its vibration measurement portfolio with 2 new products; the 600 Series dynamic signal acquisition product portfolio was expanded with the addition of the 652u 10-channel, 24-bit simultaneous sampling USB 2.0 device, while the eZ-suite of software has broadened its capability to include remote machine monitoring and control with the addition of the eZ-TOMAS remote package.

Automatically Cracking The Code

July 24, 2008 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems presents the newest version of its EASYLABEL® software, which includes XML support for SAP enterprise management systems

Just Like The Real Thing

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Articles | Comments

Bullet List The provision of an off-line, scalable and customizable solution for automation system testing and operator training, which allows a newly hired worker to get acclimated to operations before being introduced to the plant floor. This can improve efficiency, reduce the chance for a mistake leading to downtime, and aid in improving worker safety.


Predictive Maintenance: Diagnosis For Machinery Health

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Articles | Comments

By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.

Trouble-Free Switches

May 29, 2008 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hawk has released the Gladiator Series vibration switch, a heavy-duty point level switch that’s designed to ensure years of trouble-free operation. According to the company, the switch incorporates: Suitability for a wide range of liquids and solids, including slurries and pelletized materials.

6 Key Mobile Adoption Drivers for the Chem Processing Industry

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Articles | Comments

Leading-edge organizations that have adopted mobile technology as a best practice are realizing a new level of efficiency, which is reflected in their operations and on their bottom line.

Global Trade Management: 11 Elements a System Must Have

May 5, 2008 6:29 am | Articles | Comments

Today's international firms and U.S. firms that manufacture or sell products overseas require global trade management (GTM) solutions to manage the complex business processes associated with cross-border global trade.

System Sweetens Bottom Line for Sugar-Making Company

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Articles | Comments

caption Cane sugar is becoming valuable in India in the form of energy-rich ethanol.

3rd-Generation Simulation Software for Process Plants

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

MYNAH Technologies, Chesterfield, MO, has released MiMiC v3.0.0, the first third-generation simulation software solution for the dynamic modeling of process plant unit operations.

Laboratory Blender With NIR Spectrometer

April 4, 2008 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LM 40 laboratory scale blender is a mobile unit that includes an NIR spectrometer integrated into the lid of the blending bin with specially adapted 21CFR part 11 compliant software.

Gantry Robot for Metering and Mixing

April 4, 2008 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The I&J9000 Series of Cartesian gantry robots is aimed at conveyor-fed processes. It’s also targeted for applications where it’s desirable that the robot movement be above the work such as in a spray application.

How to Achieve Your Environmental Compliance Goals

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Articles | Comments

Greg Gasperecz is the vice president of environmental, health, and safety at Enviance Inc. in Carlsbad, CA. His company has worked with more than 100 leading companies such as Chevron, HP, DuPont, and American Electric Power — the principal North American producer of CO 2 — to monitor and cut emissions.

Q&A With Enterasys: Secure Networks in Focus

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Articles | Comments

The goal of Enterasys Networks, a company based in Andover, MA, with more than 3,500 customers, is to deliver secure networks that ensure the integrity of IT services

Finding the Right Interface for Demanding Food Industry Applications

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Articles | Comments

Here's the story of how Integrated Environmental Technologies successfully paired its EcaFlo equipment with Red Lion's G3 HMI to provide effective production of an easy-to-use antimicrobial solution that fights harmful microbes in food and water

Gravimetric Extrusion Control Software

April 1, 2008 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Booth 1328 This continuous gravimetric extrusion control software package offers the ability to control the extruder speed so that its output has a predictable and repeatable mass flow.

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