Drives cut fume extraction costs at melting shop

Tata Steel’s extraction system saves £570,000 a year on energy costs with ABB variable-speed drives and high efficiency motors

Get ahead of the curve over coming F-Gas changes

Users of cooling equipment urged customers not to wait for the impending review of Fluorinated gases regulations to review refrigerant options

Good lighting control prevents energy wastage

Using the latest lighting control technology to cut energy bills can save engineering industries significant unnecessary expenditure. Dr Andy Davies brings us up to date on the latest developments

Advanced identification and monitoring of power quality

Allen-Bradley portfolio of i-Sense voltage monitor, i-Grid service and DySC dynamic sag corrector help identify power irregularities and mitigate negative impact

Curved, polymer infrared windows for mechanical inspection

Suitable for checking the health of mechanical systems during operation, says IRISS

Correct bearing mounting cuts costs on cement roller press

The correct mounting and dismounting of rolling element bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, as well as maximise the availability of critical plant and machinery by avoiding costly breakdowns

Variable speed drive for HVAC applications

WEG launches frequency inverter CFW501 that has been designed to meet the needs of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry

Software drives plant optimisation improvements

New software solutions are delivering better machine and overall plant optimisation, helping process operators to improve both process and plant performance. Sean Ottewell reports.

Integrating laser scan data and 3D geometry

'Lean construction’ will speed overall project execution and deliver reduced wastage

Drives cut £10,000 off energy bill for steel maker

Drive application also saves 82,500kg of CO2 and cuts energy use by 165,000 kWh

Automation upgrades drive plant expansions

All sectors in the process industry are investing heavily in new plant management technologies, particularly to drive plant expansions

Improving the calibration of instruments through analysis

Plants can improve their efficiency and reduce costs by performing calibration history trend analysis. By doing it, a plant is able to define which instruments can be calibrated less frequently and which should be calibrated more frequently. Calibration history trend analysis is only possible with calibration software that provides this

Award for novel sol-gel process

Many failed attempts have been made to manufacture glass via sol-gel routes. The first company to succeed has won a major European innovation award.

Achieving process understanding and improved operations

Proficy RX 2.0 features improved usability and integration in a complete, integrated process analytical technology software solution



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