Faster. Smaller. Smarter. Modular. All express the future of process analytics. And un-stoppable describes the ongoing migration of process analytical instruments to continuous, online, field-mounted use at chemical plants.
Since HART technology has been around for many years, most people feel that they know all that there is to know about it. The fact is the vast majority of HART applications utilize only a fraction of the full capability of HART.
Plant engineers who find it is difficult to get good level measurements have plenty of company. A recent poll shows that it is considered to be one of the two most vexing problems by process automation professionals.
Chemical Processing is now accepting entries for its biennial Vaaler Awards. These awards honor products and services that have significantly improved the operation and economics of chemical plants. Click the following link to download a PDF document that details eligibility requirements, award categories, entry details, winner notification and contact information.
Like the 20th Century’s Great Conflict, the first Fieldbus War never really ended. But what will the outcome be this time? This article from CONTROL makes an educated prediction on how the battle may turn out.
A reader has a level measurement problem with a differential pressure level transmitter. The transmitter does not track the level properly. Check out the question and the in-depth answer in this contribution from ControlGlobal.com.
The Hydraulic Institute is an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com. The mission of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is to serve member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information.
There are numerous industries that depend on size reduction to improve performance or to meet specifications. This article details size-reduction techniques and equipment that may assist you when handling these materials.
The Hydraulic Institute has launched a new National Pump Systems Educational Initiative called "Pump Systems Matter." Its primary focus is on pump systems education and outreach as well as energy savings.
This article is the first in a series of web-exclusive items designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Read here to find out the benefits of using HART Communication.
Author: Ed T. Ladd, Jr., HART Communication Foundation, Austin, Texas