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Thermal imaging camera detects faults before they lead to real problems

FLIR P-Series camera used in a variety of applications that extend from checking the integrity of insulation and level measurement to electrical inspection and process optimisation

Curved, polymer infrared windows for mechanical inspection

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

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

Touch panel improves productivity of existing plant

The interface between man and machine often provides potential for optimisation in automated production

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.

Gaining energy intelligence

Enhancements to software lets users make more informed decisions about energy usage

Integrating laser scan data and 3D geometry

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

VIDEO: 3D plant project data control

Ensures concurrent plant design and global engineering content management

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

Keeping an eye on your tanks

Tankvision inventory management system offers universal browser access via the internal network, capable of providing visualisation of your tanks on a worldwide scale

Free tools record sequence-of-event data

New downloadable tools from GE Fanuc enable users to record sequence-of-event data for improving process diagnostics and minimising plant downtime

Eliminating premature bearing failure

Large per centage of bearings fail to meet their normal life expectation because they have been incorrectly installed, according to Eriks UK

Machine condition monitor uses Wireless Hart

Emerson's new CSI 9420 Machinery Health Transmitter is a vibration monitoring device that transmits data via Wireless Hart

Controller can test five switch elements in one cycle

HBM's EASYswitch process controller with TEDS now allows the testing of up to five switch elements in one cycle

Improving plant connectivity with digital automation

As manufacturers seek more powerful automation and production systems, suppliers are developing new information architectures to improve connectivity between production equipment and the rest of the business enterprise

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