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.
By Bob Zak Industrial manufacturers consume roughly one-third of the power utilized in the US. This fact is not lost on utilities and energy service providers.
While less glamorous than its consumer counterpart, wireless capabilities in the industrial sector continue to grow in importance.
By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.
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.
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
The SureCross wireless network offers radio frequency design, advanced power management features and robust communications integrity.
For more than five decades, the Chemical Process Industries Exposition has been the key trade show for professionals, providing a unique venue to see, touch, and discuss new products. This year's edition of the Chem Show boasts approximately 600 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.
Omega Engineering Inc., Stamford, CT, has more than 190 pages of information and product data for the DAS market featured in a new catalog.
Don't stop reading even if you're getting a feeling of déjà vu! We presented a special report in the July issue titled "10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss," but this is different. This article highlights 10 more technologies that we believe you'll want to know about. Each one has an important feature in common with all the others innovation.
Solution providers from around the world will meet in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4, for ISA Expo, where they will unveil their latest automation and control products.
Saving energy is an important issue from both an environmental and energy cost perspective. The key question is: How can a substantial and sustainable reduction of energy consumption be achieved? The most credible solution is to establish an understanding of how users consume their energy and make them responsible for it.
The last couple of years have seen the introduction of an entirely new generation of diaphragm metering pumps. These pumps incorporate digital robotic-like technology to improve accuracy and process control, saving money by lowering the amount of chemicals used and reducing the number of pump sizes required by large users of dosing pumps.
Solution providers from around the world will come together in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4 for ISA EXPO, considered to be North America's largest automation and control exhibition.
The LevelSure is an electronic wireless gaging device consisting of an electronic probe that travels with a rail car. When the probe is activated, it continuously senses product temperature and level and then recalculates the maximum load level based on product-specific gravity and temperature.
The pressures to reduce costs and increase productivity in process manufacturing industries are unrelenting and are often labeled the top two enterprise-wide priorities for companies today. A seemingly logical consequence of the cost-cutting priority is the on-going practice of trimming operations and maintenance (O&M) staff allocations.
Ludeca Inc., Doral, FL, is offering two new videos on alignment, vibration, and balancing. The first video examines the features and benefits of the Rotalign Ultra shaft alignment system with continuous sweep measurement mode and wireless Bluetooth communication to the sensor.
After investing millions of dollars in legacy serial communications systems and in many cases, millions more in older SCADA RTUs (remote terminal units) and EFMs (electric flow meters) many oil and gas producers are finding themselves in a pickle.
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