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Improved design and operational efficiency for new PKS Orion

Honeywell Process Solutions has launched its latest version of Experion PKS Orion, featuring capabilities that allow industrial plants to implement automation projects faster and more efficiently, ... 

Biogas plant to start using energy efficient compressors

Streicher Anlagenbau, a constructor of biogas supply plants in Germany, has installed two Atlas Copco GG 90 compressors with variable speed drive (VSD) at a plant in Geislingen. The two compressors, ... 

The five P's of maintenance shut down

When planning routine maintenance shutdowns of thermal fluid systems, plant engineers should prepare for a smooth procedure without incident. It pays to remember that ‘prior preparation prevents poor ... 

Cressall helps get Ketton Cement up and crushing again

Ketton Cement operates a 2.7MW crusher with speed control provided by a three-section resistor, with each section dissipating 87kW of heat. When this resistor failed one Friday, Cressall was on hand ... 

OMS completes pipe fit-up project for Gorgon Jansz Scarp Crossing

Oil & gas pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has successfully completed a pipe measurement and fit-up survey on a critical section of pipeline for the Gorgon Upstream ... 

Automated weedscreen clearance improves efficiency and safety

VIDEO: Maintaining the land drainage scheme in Lincolnshire is an important task for the Environment Agency (EA) and the pumping stations used to control water levels are protected by weedscreens to ... 

B&R Product of the Month

New T and C series Power Panels

B&R is adding two new series to its successful Power Panel HMI family - the Power Panel TSeries terminals and Power Panel C-Series controllers - both featuring ... 

Precision with calmness and patience

Seismometers are among the most sensitive instruments ever invented. They are known mainly for their use in recording earthquakes, but they can also detect bad weather and the corroding parts of... 

The battle for globalisation

The line of functionality between SCADA and DCS is blurring. These two traditionally disparate technologies are now seen as competitors in similar application environments. Here Frank Horden of ... 

What’s new in machine vision?

Machine Vision is increasingly finding its way into a huge variety of industrial applications. From fully automated quality control using vision sensors or smart cameras, without the use of PCs, to ... 

Keep on running

With its ‘make today, sell tomorrow’ scheduling, the food and beverage manufacturing sector has an almost total intolerance to production breakdowns. They have developed sophisticated techniques to ... 

Servicing contract proves to be a great catch

Vacuum pump manufacturer Busch is providing a service package to one of the UK’s top fish processing companies based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Nor Sea Foods specialises in the supply of quality fish... 

Control systems for Russian refinery

Honeywell has announced that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC will use Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third ... 

Emerson opens European education facility

As part of its global service initiative, Emerson Process Management has opened a new European Education Facility at the valve manufacturing centre of excellence in Cernay, France. Opened to meet the ... 

Working hard or hardly working?

Carlsberg has just extended its SSI Resident Maintenance Service Agreement with SSI Schaefer for an additional three years. The agreement paves the way for a new type of contract in connection with... 

Quality assurance is Paramount

Paramount 21, a south Devon family owned frozen food manufacturer, has installed an end of line Loma IQ3 Metal Detector to inspect a challenging new seafood product. Inspection of the new product, ... 

Keeping temperature under control

Compact temperature controllers from Omron are proving to be an excellent match for the requirements of Seba Developments, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of heating equipment for the ... 

Gripping Stuff: Penny + Giles supplies ICT sensor for ore dumping units

With regional support from its Australasian distributor Control Devices, Penny + Giles – a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Controls and designer and manufacturer of position sensors, solenoids, and ... 

Delivering customised system solutions

Automation’s managing editor, Neil Mead recently paid a visit to one of Bürkert’s latest Systemhaus facilities situated in the beautiful setting of the Kocher Valley where he saw first hand the ... 

Condition monitoring offers cost-cutting potential to BP

SKF has created a preventative maintenance programme for the BP Shipping fleet that has the potential to cut costs and decrease maintenance. The detailed maintenance management... 

 
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