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Industrial cellular router connects up to four Ethernet devices

Comes with a built-in relay output that can be configured to indicate the priority of events when notifying or warning engineers in the field



Peristaltic pumps tackle the problem water pollution

Chemically-disrupted water streams are causing a substantial increase of 'intersex' fish. Nicola Martin reports on how peristaltic technology is being used to address the problem of water pollution through more effective treatment techniques.



Asset management: seamless solutions key to creating business advantage

For process plants to run at maximum efficiency, there has to be seamless information transfer during the design, construction and operation phases. Tobias Scheele highlights one important optimisation solution



Freescale starts move to single sensor platform

The three-axis MMA7660FC accelerometer is based on proven 0.13um micro-electromechanical system technology



Easier connection of measurement systems to a PC

New from HBM is the Canheaddirect that connects to measuring points and transmits data to a remote PC using a USB cable



Plant studies support use of wireless in capital projects

Sean Ottewell reports on two new studies which have recommended that wireless infrastructure should be a key component in all new process projects



Smart wireless solutions solve compliance and complexity issues

Two European chemical companies have turned to smart wireless solutions: the first to help meet local environmental regulations and the second to improve condition monitoring of filters



Tool monitors shallow internal corrosion in pipes

Ralf Ahlbrink and Thomas Beuker outline the benefits of a shallow internal corrosion tool incorporating eddy current technology



Battery fuel gauge for JEITA profile

Texas Instruments has developed a family of battery fuel gauge integrated circuits (ICs) with enhanced charging, including the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association (JEITA) profile



Navigational warning systems for oil platform

Tideland's ML-300 lanterns provide the main and secondary lights for Marathon's North Sea Brae Alpha platform



Monitoring structures for safe and efficient operation

Sandy Thomas looks at two recent projects which have required load measurement, strain and stress measuring integrated with mooring and docking equipment



Fertility tester uses high precision temperature sensor

Wireless temperature sensor that can measure body temperature to within a thousandth of a degree, compared with current solutions typically with a precision of a tenth of a degree



Taking the brakes off developing machine-to machine applications

Combining high-level design with speed and flexibility is the key to machine-to-machine development. Fabien Fleutot reports



Energy harvesting platform with wireless microcontroller

Harvests thermal, solar, radio frequency and vibrational energy to power wireless sensor networks based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard



More UK gas storage needed to ensure integrity of supply

Mike Major makes the urgent case for more investment in UK gas storage facilities to prevent a volatile future



Monitoring motor vibration: it can harm both energy and efficiency

Monitoring programmes can give early warning of vibration problems. Vince Burson reports



IP54 frequency inverter benefits from WEG Optimal Flux technology

A new IP54 version of WEG's CFW-11 variable-frequency inverter is suitable for use in food and beverage production areas, as well as other harsh environments



Recycling drilling process by-products

Fossil fuel prices may still be low but, as Sean Ottewell reports, demand remains strong for solutions that deal safely and economically with the by-products of oil and gas production



Gas pipeline monitoring: moving from analogue to wireless

As it continues with a major expansion of its natural gas pipeline transmission system, a major Irish energy provider has invested in wireless technology. This, as Sean Ottewell reports, both replaces ageing, hardwired devices and acts as part of a trial to decide the future specifications that the company requires



Signal conditioning amplifiers are sealed to IP65

RDP Electronics is introducing a family of signal conditioners that are designed for mounting close to transducers in harsh environments



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