Information Systems

HIMA announces partnership with Servelec Controls

HIMA announced Servelec Controls, an independent integrator of mission critical control and safety systems, is an approved systems integration partner in the UK. Servelec Controls’ experienced and functional safety-accredited engineers have been installing HIMA solutions for many years.

Analyze the startup vibration of hot pumps to prevent trips

Thomas, J., Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (TAKREER)

Online monitoring and diagnostic systems are used by petrochemical plants and refineries worldwide for their critical machinery monitoring capabilities.

Total launches second ‘Plant 4.0’ incubator on IIoT with five new partners

PARIS — Total is today launching its second Plant 4.0 start-up incubator, joined this year by Air Liquide, AREVA, Eiffage, Solvay and VINCI Energies. This is the very first multicorporate Plant 4.0 start-up incubator in the world. The partners’ common goal is to accelerate the deployment of digital technology in industry.

Collaborating on downstream digital solutions

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the last few weeks, news of new digital solutions has risen as research and development (R&D) focuses more on the digitization of the industry. Also increasing are the number of HPI companies collaborating with technologically savvy companies to develop specific digital solutions for the HPI industry.

Wood Group extends Librestream collaboration on O&G digital solutions

Wood Group has signed an extension to its collaborative agreement with Canadian technology company Librestream Technologies to continue its exclusive industry partnership, providing advanced digitally-enabled solutions for oil and gas customers.

Honeywell to acquire industrial cyber security software leader Nextnine

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cyber security.

Role of simulation & testing in scaling-up new technologies

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Design can be a challenging journey, starting with bench-scale reaction chemistry in a laboratory to a pilot plant, then building a demonstration facility, before commercially viable production facility can be confidently developed.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Siemens has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cyber security project.

Business Trends: The digital frontier and the process industry

Gokhale, A., Contributing Writer

Is a digital revolution underway in the process industry? For years, we have been hearing more and more about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, Connected xxx (plant, enterprise, field, performance, etc.), smart Clouds, smart devices and so on. These concepts share numerous similarities, usually with a slightly different twist depending on who is promoting or selling them. But is the hype and buzz rapidly spreading to day-to-day applications and implementations? Not quite.

Digital: Transitioning from the spreadsheet to the Cloud

Renick, J., GE Digital

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to create a $225-B market by 2020, opening new opportunities for industrial organizations related to data and asset management.