Automation & IT

Chemical plants encounter an array of challenges – and automation can help to provide solutions. Entire processes can be automated, ranging from process control systems to weighing technology to batch requirements.


Programmable Logic Controller

PLC Selection: Beyond IEC 61131 Magic Bullet Claims

Avoid the allure of one-size-fits-all solutions and consider standardization, support and future-proofing for programmable logic controllers.
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Modularization could offer added value to BASF’s research activities.

Modularization Standards and Adoption Make Strides

New guidelines and collaborations pave the way for industry transformation
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Chemical Industry Embraces Edge Computing

Challenges persist due to complex hardware and software ecosystems, but overcoming them can unlock the IoT technology’s potential.
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Visualize Virtual Reality Blessings and Burdens

Careful consideration of training objectives and challenges is necessary to maximize the benefits of virtual reality technology.



IChemE Global Awards Finalists Include Dow, BP

Sept. 13, 2022
More than 100 finalist projects are in the running for the 2022 Global Awards.

ABB App Enables Remote Troubleshooting For Drives

July 13, 2022
Service helps organizations avoid the unnecessary costs and delays of an on-site visit.

Honeywell Updates Immersive Field Simulator Training Tool

June 7, 2022
Integrated simulation engine provides more flexibility in how reality-based training for plant and field operators is delivered.

AI Runs Chemical Plant Autonomously For 35 Days

March 23, 2022
Yokogawa Electric Corporation and JSR Corporation announce the successful conclusion of a field test in which AI was used to autonomously run a chemical plant for 35 days.

White Papers: In Depth Research

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Digital Solutions for Batch Processing

Aug. 1, 2023
Learn why formula-focused ERP is right for chemical manufacturers.

Level eHandbook: Tackle Level Management Challenges

Aug. 20, 2014
Level measurement, which is the detection of the phase split between vapor/liquid, liquid/liquid, vapor/solid and even liquid/solid, is a key parameter in the operation and control...

The Perils of a DIY Distributed Control System

July 15, 2014
The debate over the virtues of DCS vs. PLC has been ongoing since these two architectures came into existence 40 years ago. For certain industries, a distributed control system...

Loss on Drying vs. Thermogravimetric Analysis

March 24, 2014
Synthesized is used in a variety of applications. The construction industry uses it as the primary ingredient in drywall, and as a setting inhibitor in Portland cement. The property...

Can Industry 4.0 Drive Sustainability Goals?

April 20, 2022
A study reviewed empirical data and surveyed companies from three countries

PDO Upgrades Technology To Meet Gas Demand In Oman

April 18, 2022
Petroleum Development Oman deploys Honeywell upgrades.

Continuous Level Monitoring Bolsters Safety

Guided wave radar transmitters quickly detect hydrocarbon spills and leaks in secondary containment areas at Antwerp site
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Podcast: Examining Technology’s Blessings And Burdens

March 29, 2022
Process safety is impacted by automation, robotics, devices and solutions. Whether the impact is positive or negative remains in the hands of humans who implement the technology...