Rockwell Automation Names Blake Moret CEO
Keith Nosbusch remains as chairman.
The board of directors of Rockwell Automation elects Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time, Keith D. Nosbusch, president and chief executive officer since 2004, will transition from those roles. He will continue as chairman of the board. Moret is currently senior vice president of the company’s Control Products & Solutions segment.
Moret has 30 years of experience in sales and business management roles in product, services and solutions businesses across Rockwell Automation. He began his career in 1985 as a sales trainee and subsequently served in senior positions across the organization, including international assignments in Europe and…
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Emerson And OSIsoft Introduce PI Connector For HART-IP
The software simplifies access to HART field device information and feeds it to numerous diagnostic and process optimization packages.
Emerson Process Management and OSIsoft introduce the OSIsoft PI Connector for HART-IP, a link between HART field devices and OSIsoft’s PI System enterprise software infrastructure for managing streaming sensor data in real time. The PI Connector for HART-IP automatically maps wired and WirelessHART devices to the asset structure in the PI Server.
Emerson develops and deploys diagnostic and optimization packages that analyze field device information. The PI Connector for HART-IP leverages the PI System to provide information to these application suites, according to the company.
The connector was jointly developed as an extension of OSIsoft’s capability. The PI Connector for HART-IP reportedly reduces the cost and effort needed to…
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Spectroscopy Offers Endless Possibilities For Process Control
Manufacturers benefit from real-time updates on blend uniformity, significantly improving their production and reducing possible waste material.
Process engineers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry are constantly seeking ways to achieve more precise control over the manufacturing process. With incredibly high quality control standards resulting from the important role that pharmaceuticals play in public health, extreme measures are often taken to ensure that products are of the highest quality and consistency possible. In contrast to traditional methods of costly and time-consuming sample monitoring, a new technology from Prozess Technologie provides closed-loop spectroscopy, which is able to provide real-time measurement on the manufacturing line itself without stopping the production process. When applied correctly, this technology yields much greater process control…
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Industrial Scientific Unveils Gas Detection App
The Gas Detection Made Easy app is a training and reference tool for gas detection information on the go.
Industrial Scientific introduces the Gas Detection Made Easy mobile application. Industrial Scientific’s training team designed the app based on the curriculum taught during basic and advanced courses.
The app is geared toward anyone who wants to learn about gas detection techniques and technologies. It is a study tool to reinforce in-person training or a quick reference for those wanting to refresh their gas detection knowledge, according to the company. It covers sensor technologies, gas hazards, gas monitoring applications and current regulations governing gas detection. Key features include the ability to take notes, send notes via email, add bookmarks to view at a later time and perform keyword searches.
“Having gas detection…
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Process Modeling Software: Get Real About Your Simulations
Address a variety of issues that can undermine validity and accuracy.
Process modeling software usually plays a key role in estimating operating conditions, evaluating unit and equipment performance, and designing and modifying plants. Advances in computing power and software ease-of-use have enhanced capabilities. Nevertheless, reports of improperly designed equipment and processes remain common. So, let’s look at one human factor and some technical issues that can cause simulation failures.
Perhaps the biggest human factor is a penchant to decrease design margins because of the improving capability to model processes. Yet, the overall accuracy of the model may not change. Today’s cars with anti-lock breaking systems (ABSs) provide an everyday example of the danger. ABSs have reduced accident rates —…
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European group honors work on particulate suspensions.
The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Brussels, bestowed its Excellence Award in Mechanics of Solid Particulates to Christopher Ness of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, for four papers done in conjunction with his PhD studies on “suspension rheology and extrusion studied by discrete element simulations.” He received a certificate and €1,500 on April 20th in Nuremberg, Germany, during the International Congress on Particle Technology.
The papers cover his use of the discrete-element method of computational modeling as well as shear flow simulations and experiments to better grasp paste flow through a constriction geometry. They allow a better understanding of the flow of saturated granular solids or…
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Bio-based Isobutanol Beckons
Ethanol makers can gain particular advantages from coproduction.
As the ethanol industry evolves, more plants are seeking ways to increase their product slate and margin. One option is manufacture of isobutanol and its derivatives including octane, jet fuel blendstock and other drop-in hydrocarbons. Commercial production of bio-based isobutanol, alongside ethanol, has taken place since 2014 at Gevo’s Luverne, Minn., facility (Figure 1). The side-by-side operation there shares various streams between the two production trains to minimize capital and operating cost. The facility currently is being upgraded to enable production of 1.5 million gal/y of isobutanol and 15 million gal/y of ethanol. We have restarted isobutanol production with an expected output of 750,000 to 1 million gallons of isobutanol…
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