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Valmet announces upgrade to D3 distributed control system

Using Valmet’s D3 distributed control system (DCS) automation platform, industrial processors can now integrate numerous reliability and performance enhancements in the first significant update following its acquisition from NovaTech Automation last year.

FieldComm Group joins PACTware Consortium as PACTware 6.1 adds support for FDI technology

FieldComm Group has announced that earlier this year it became the 23rd member of the PACTware Consortium. The PACTware application is now available for download through FieldComm Group.

Artificial intelligence for engineering a better tomorrow—Part 2

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.: Sakthivel, S.

Part 1 of this article—published in the April issue —explored the importance and application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the domain of advanced process design and engineering. Part 2 focuses on the use of AI for autocorrecting engineering drawings.

KECO unveils new gas analyzer for real-time, continuous oxygen analysis

KECO introduces the OXYHOUND, a highly-efficient process gas analyzer that conducts real-time and continuous oxygen analysis of natural gas, biogas and other gas streams.

AMETEK Land provides thermal imagers to large ethylene producer

AMETEK Land has provided a large U.S. ethylene producer with 28 thermal imagers to provide continuous, highly precise, temperature measurements for optimum process control in its four cracking furnaces.

Innovations: Electric Valve Actuator Achieves CSA Class 1, Div. 2 Hazardous Location Certification

Curtiss-Wright’s Actuation Division’s new Exlar Tritex® electric valve actuator (EVA) has achieved CSA Class 1, Div. 2 (C1D2) Hazardous Location certification. It also outperformed U.S. oil and gas producers’ expectations for rugged field test operations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Cloud for industries: Why the time is now?

Industrial AI for guided diagnosis of KPI deviations in production operations

An ignition control nightmare—Protecting assets from a lightning strike

Contributing Author: Khan, A. J.

Design engineers put forth their best efforts to forecast all risks for their processing plant and strive to embed optimum controls in design, commissioning, operations and maintenance to prevent these risks during the plant’s lifecycle.

Innovations: Digital Valve Controller Offers Embedded Edge Computing to Streamline Workflows, Optimize Performance

In late 2023, Emerson released its Fisher™ FIELDVUE™ DVC7K Digital Valve Controller, a new design improving upon 30 yr of field-proven innovation.

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