Control Systems Design
Case History 145: Control problems in a zinc mine
December 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering
As a break from the problem reports presented in the last few Case Histories, this article will discuss some problems I encountered recently at a zinc mining plant in Europe where I carried out a base
Increased efficiency for power plant operators
November 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Siemens launches SPPA-T3000 R7.2 control system.
Case History 144: Report after optimisation exercise – part 5
October 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering
This is the fifth article taken from a report which was prepared for various departments in a process company after some optimisation work was performed for them. (The other four articles were published
Rockwell Automation demonstrates oil and gas expertise
September 2015, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation demonstrated its extensive control, safety and process automation expertise in the oil and gas industry at Offshore Europe 2015, with a clear message to exhibition visitors: you can
Case History 143: Report after optimisation exercise – Part 4.
August 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering
This is the fourth article taken from a report which was prepared for various departments in a process company after some optimisation work was performed for them. (The other three articles were published
Dehn provides safety for automation systems
July 2015, Dehn Africa
Failure of automation systems, and the resulting drop in production capacities, can result in enormous costs for manufacturing companies. Therefore, high availability is critical for both measuring and
Case History 142: Report after optimisation exercise – Part 3.
June 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick
This is the third article taken from a report which was prepared for various departments in a process company after some optimisation work was performed for them. (The other two articles were published
A sustainable star in South Africa
Paper and pulp producer Sappi has been producing high-quality dissolving wood pulp at its Ngodwana mill in South Africa since 2013. Valmet’s unique dissolving fiber line concept resulted in a flexible and sustainable solution.
Locally built spanner grinding solution is a winner
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2015, Motion Tronic
Every machine builder’s dream is to make use of the latest technologies to design and build a machine from the ground up – to do something that has not been done before. Using a Kuka KR6 R900 Agilus Robot,
Something extra for everyone in Simatic PCS 7
April 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Version upgrade of field-proven control system brings higher efficiency.
Honeywell to maintain control systems for Sasol
April 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Assurance 360 program will provide ongoing services and support to Sasol synthetic fuels and chemicals plant.
New modular control architectures offer potential to increase end user value
With few exceptions, control architecture has changed little over the past 40 years. However, advances in processing power, network technologies and software, will enable greater value for end users in
Four-channel analog output module
April 2015, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Jumo’s range of mTRON T measurement, control and automation systems now offer a new feature in the form of a four channel analog output. With its universal input/output modules and flexible connection
Case History 141: Report after optimisation exercise - Part 2
April 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering
The first part of a report, published in Case History 140 (February), showed successes obtained and problems uncovered in an optimisation exercise in a particular process plant that takes optimisation
Becker Mining expands CAS capabilities
March 2015, Becker Mining South Africa
Loco management system ensures operation of underground locomotives.
Honeywell’s new alarm management technology
February 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Helping to make plants and pipelines safer and more productive.
Case History 140: Report after optimisation exercise
February 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering
There is a particular continuous process plant in South Africa that takes base layer control loop optimisation extremely seriously. (Many other plants unfortunately do not, which to me is terribly sad.)
Rockwell Automation delivers control solution at Impala
January 2015, Rockwell Automation
PlantPAx system extended to reduce refrigeration costs and improve efficiency.
Force monitoring for manual presses
December 2014, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
German instrumentation specialist, Burster, has introduced its new ForceMaster 9110 to monitor both complex and simple manual press operations in manufacturing and assembly processes.
The device monitors
Pervasive sensing changes the fundamentals of automation
November 2014, Emerson Process Management SA
Wireless technology coupled with a reduction in the cost of sensor technology is driving a new era in industrial automation.
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