Strategic tie-ups the way ahead for automation providers

As part of their long-term growth strategies, major automation providers are increasingly turning to alliances and takeovers. Sean Ottewell reports

Get smart and cut energy costs with integrated motor controls

Ian Heathcock believes this is where the integration of smart motor controls (MCCs) into a process automation system can play a vital role in energy conservation strategy

Gas-tight gauges reduce VOC emissions

A new portable electronic gauging device is accurate, lightweight and can operate in completely closed conditions

Optimise planning of piping systems using CAE

Ulrich Feldhaus on how computer-aided engineering (CAE) programs allow reliability planning to be enhanced significantly

Better control through predictive behaviour

In order to optimise plant operations at its chemical production facility in Spain, Solvay looked for a partner to help increase production and achieve better control through predictive behaviour

Automation key to process management and optimisation

The latest automation solutions aimed at the chemical industry focus on reducing total cost of ownership, safety system development and delivery, improved functionality, and asset optimisation



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