Equipment & Services: November
Chemical Processing's Equipment & Services feature provides a variety of production equipment, supplier services and parts.
PAT isnt standing pat
Traditional laboratory-based analytical techniques more and more are moving online and even being replaced by the virtual analysis offered by soft sensors and inferential measurements.
Celebrity cheers on U.S. manufacturers
Editor Mark Rosenzweig discusses how an actor is drawing attention to thriving plants and the importance of manufacturing, in this month's From the Editor column.
Go beyond condition monitoring
Despite condition monitoring, unplanned outages continue to be an issue, significantly impacting financial performance through lost production and extra repair costs.
Improve control loop performance
Specification of control valves doesnt adequately emphasize the very basic requirement that valve position respond in a timely manner or even at all leading to process variability.
Blind Transmitters: A return to the basics
Analog transmitters easily send process measurements from different areas in a plant to a central PLC where process control decisions can be made based on transmitter feedback. Analog transmitters are great cost-saving alternatives to single-point controllers. In situations where multiple sensing locations are required, single point controllers costs can add up quickly.