Active sensors make drums smart
Chemical plants, already increasingly relying on intelligent field devices tied into control networks, may benefit from a different type of smart sensor for goods and equipment.
Automation Federation launched
The Automation Federation, an umbrella organization for societies involved with process control and automation, now is being formed.
Bayer pioneers more-efficient TDI technology
A new process for making toluene diisocyanate (TDI), which is a key raw material for polyurethane, reduces energy consumption by a third, cuts investment costs by 10-20%, and sets new safety standards, claims its developer, Bayer MaterialScience AG, Leverkusen, Germany.