The new Synergi Plant release from DNV GL marks the first time that one plant integrity management software solution provides the three most important methodologies in one cloud-based solution.
The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5950 security appliance from Rockwell Automation incorporates new security technologies to help protect plant-floor systems.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. has acquired leading systems integrator Maverick Technologies to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries such as oil and gas, chemical and food and beverage.
Yokogawa Electric Corp. has developed Process Data Analytics, an application program that can detect a decline in quality or productivity at an early stage of the manufacturing process by analyzing process data, facility status information, operation history, and other data.
The oil and gas industry has witnessed seismic downward shifts in barrel prices and uplifts in market competitiveness.
When medium-voltage switchgear (MVS) in a refinery fails, it can force a process unit or even an entire refinery to shut down.
In the petrochemical industry, process plants often rely on radiation-based level and density detectors.
The amount of stored digital data is doubling every two years, and the rate of data acquisition is close to exceeding our ability to process it and sort out what is valuable.
Terms such as “model-less,” “small-matrix” and “operational” do not, as yet, evoke the same excitement that accompanied the historic arrival of model-based predictive multivariable control three decades ago.
Despite low energy prices, energy conservation continues to be an important component of business strategy in the oil refining and chemical industries.