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
With the last of mandated security deadlines now approaching, plants ponder future steps. Read about all of the improvements and procedural changes that have already occurred and find out what might be next for your plant's security plan.
Digital-based protocols, such as those used by fieldbus technology, are finding their way into a wider range of plant automation technologies. Read about the Fieldbus Foundation and how its technology can be implemented at your plant.
The HART Communication Foundation is an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides worldwide support for application of the HART Protocol.
Particulate solids are often required to be introduced into a flowing gas stream. If not done correctly, introduction of solids into the gas stream can lead to impingement of solids on the pipe, resulting in erosion of the pipe in the area of the solids introduction.
The bar is constantly being raised for licensed professionals and its important for engineers to stay up-to-date on certification changes. If not, you might be left without the proper accredidation for your job.
Accidents and deaths have not been enough to spur regulatory change under the Bush administration. There have been 167 accidents in the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents.
Custom chemical manufacturers anticipate increasing output this year but must contend with high domestic costs and rising imports. Each type of chemical manufacturer has a different strategy for dealing with these issues.
It has been nearly a decade since the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) introduced S88, its first standard for batch control systems. Its still integral in optimizing operations today.
Particle segregation is a common problem in many bulk storage systems and its presence creates serious quality control problems. This exclusive contribution from Diamondback Technology discusses the do's and dont's of particle segregation.