Information Systems

Emerson launches industry-first controller for automation versatility, IIoT-enabled operations

AUSTIN, Texas — Emerson is launching the DeltaV PK Controller, making the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation.

The lost art of proportional band, and the accidental art of performance monitoring

Kern, A., APC Performance LLC

Most control engineers know that proportional band and controller gain are largely interchangeable terms—both terms refer to the proportional setting of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller and are commonly used by control system manufacturers.

Plug the metering skills gap to ensure measurement accuracy and safety

Macgillivray, A., TUV NEL Ltd.

In all sectors of industry, the measurement of flow is of vital importance. However, in an industry that is cutting costs, what impact will a growing skills gap have on meter management and accuracy of measurement?

Automation Strategies: Navigating automation in oil and gas—Lessons learned from other industries

Fryer, J., Stratus Technologies

In today’s economy, industrial automation has become absolutely essential for refiners, petrochemical producers and pipeline owners looking to maintain profitability and competitive advantage as market pressures bear down on them.

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.