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Texas Instruments Elects Edwards As Fellow

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Texas Instruments elects Hal Edwards as a TI Fellow for his innovation in developing highly differentiated process technologies for TI’s integrated power semiconductor devices.

Course Covers Performance Assessment Of Safety Instrumented Systems

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The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University is offering a two-day course covering the verification of SIL and spurious trip rate for safety instrumented functions.

Proof Test Prudently

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A safety instrumented system usually includes a variety of low-demand safety instrumented functions (SIFs). Because these SIFs remain dormant for long periods, proof testing is an effective tool to detect and repair failures.

Can you safely grandfather your SIS?

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Safety instrumented systems (SISs) — the instrumentation and controls intended for handling process manufacturing risks — play a vital role in ensuring plant safety.

Operations: Field Instruments Flower

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More instruments and equipment now come with intelligence that eases early detection of incipient problems and enables more-effective troubleshooting when difficulties do arise. Plants increasingly are choosing units with powerful self-diagnostics.

Take safety up a notch

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The stakes are just too high to give safety anything less than top priority, as the recent explosion at BP’s Texas City, Texas, refinery unfortunately underscores. Despite that tragedy, the chemical industry’s safety record remains exemplary.

TAMU Process Safety Center Releases Fall Course Schedule

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The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station announces its Fall 2018 safety engineering distance learning courses.

Brooks Instrument Acquires Celerity’s Instrumentation Division

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Brooks Instrument Acquires Celerity’s Instrumentation Division

Brooks Instrument Moves Celerity's Assets To Its Headquarters

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Brooks Instrument Moves Celerity's Assets To Its Headquarters

Grasp The Nuances Of Level Measurement

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When measuring level, it’s important to recognize that the differences in the way process instruments work can profoundly affect readings.

Interpret Level Readings Right

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Liquid level commonly is measured using displacers, floats or differential pressure. Understanding the physics behind the measurement is crucial for knowing how an instrument may be operating when facing unusual conditions.

End Point: What's the CATCH?

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Program aims to hook future talent for the chemical industry

BP tackles Texas City failings

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British Petroleum's tragic March 2005 explosion has been well-documented through the press. Read here to find out how that tragedy spurred the development of a new program addressing management issues at BP.

Vaaler Awards 2015: Two Products Earn Honors

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Judges evaluated 18 entries for technical significance, novelty or uniqueness, and breadth of applicability; two products were bestowed the biennial award.

Soft sensors win hard jobs

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Virtual instruments are gaining increasing roles — and capabilities — for closed-loop process control.

Get full value from partial stroking

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There are two main drivers for partial stroking of valves in safety systems: the desire to extend manual test intervals to as long as possible; and to reduce the amount of redundant hardware required for higher safety integrity levels. Like most things in life, it all boils down to one thing: ...

Wireless wins wider role

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Wireless is poised for a big breakthrough in plant operations because of its ease of use, safety and potential for energy savings.

Achieve continuous safety improvement

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Enhancing safety performance requires diligence and unrelenting effort. The Independent Safety Review Panel’s recently released report on the safety culture and practices at BP’s U.S. refineries where a March 2005 explosion occurred in Texas City, Texas indicates similar failings are likely ...

Consider HIPS for Reactive Processes

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Such safety-instrumented systems offer advantages over pressure relief valves

Meet SIS “User Approval” Mandates

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No manufacturer’s claim, third-party analysis or certification report reduces the user’s responsibility for determining that a product is fit for its purpose. Make sure to properly balance analysis and testing information with field experience.

Letters To The Editor

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Letters To The Editor -- Readers respond to overfilling, engineers in Congress and are puzzled by the Puzzler.

Process analysis gains greater online role

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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.

Lights up on emissions monitoring

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This article takes a new look at optical remote sensing (ORS) technology — ...

Safety pros put

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While large chemical companies have engaged in rigorous safety analysis for ...

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