Plant Monitoring & Control

Petrochemical plant orders DCS

Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s subsidiary, PT Yokogawa Indonesia, has received an order from PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) to replace the legacy distributed control system (DCS) and safety instrumented system (SIS) at the company’s ethylene and polyethylene plant in Cilegon…

🕘 29/12/2011

Control system finds power in a nutshell

Yokogawa Engineering Asia has received an order to supply the control system for the boiler, turbine, and auxiliary facilities at the Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex in Singapore, a cogeneration power plant that will rely on both biomass and coal as its fuel source. This plant, which will have a…

🕘 29/12/2011

Reducing business risk through joined up control and monitoring

Bob Lane from Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies believes waste to energy and biomass plant owners and operators should be examining the benefits of an integrated process control, gas emissions monitoring and reporting platform. Such a business strategy can help minimise risk and…

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Turn wasted energy into profit with CHP

The 21st Century has highlighted a need for clean, efficient and economic energy which has put Combined Heat & Power (CHP) into the limelight. By providing on-site power generation, waste heat recovery and system integration, a CHP is said to offer a realistic, near-term solution for energy…

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How to choose the right flowmeter

Choosing the right flow meter from the dozens of types available is difficult. Paul Trevitt of Burkert UK provides a few insights - There are so many different flow measurement solutions on the market today. However, as with all technologies, some designs of flowmeter are more widely used than…

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Automation and power solution for solar facility

ABB has delivered a compressive automation and power solution for Elkem Solar’s production line at its facility in Kristiansand, Norway. The facility produces highly processed silicon for the global solar cell industry. Elkem Solar produces 6,000 metric tons of high-purity silicon a year. It…

🕘 29/12/2011

Keeping the blades turning

The wind power industry faces enormous challenges in monitoring the condition of wind turbine blades. Stuart Williams, renewable energies control products manager at Bosch Rexroth, analyses the problem and offers a solution … Whilst wind power is environmentally friendly, it is not without issues…

🕘 29/12/2011

Test system boosts gas meter plant productivity

A custom-built automatic test ­system supplied by The Peak Group is boosting productivity for a leading manufacturer of smart ­gas meters, Landis+Gyr. The system, installed at Landis+Gyr’s Stockport plant automatically tests and sorts the key components that form the heart of the…

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Advanced control system helps chlorine plant save £3 million a year in fuel costs

Emerson’s PlantWeb architecture has enabled INEOS Chlor to reduce fuel costs by £3 million a year at its UK chlorine production plant in Runcorn, Cheshire. Emerson Process Management’s PlantWeb digital architecture is helping the INEOS Chlor plant at Runcorn in the UK reduce…

🕘 29/12/2011

Flipper technology used in anti-blocking machine

Burkert’s new Type 6650 miniature solenoid valve, with its patented Flipper technology, has proved to be a suitable solution for KBioscience, a British life sciences company that has developed its own machine, the Meridian, to provide improved performance, reliability and operating life in…

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