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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.
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.
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.
Safety instrumented systems (SISs) the instrumentation and controls intended for handling process manufacturing risks play a vital role in ensuring plant safety.
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.
The stakes are just too high to give safety anything less than top priority, as the recent explosion at BPs Texas City, Texas, refinery unfortunately underscores. Despite that tragedy, the chemical industrys safety record remains exemplary.
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 Celeritys Instrumentation Division
Brooks Instrument Moves Celerity's Assets To Its Headquarters
When measuring level, it’s important to recognize that the differences in the way process instruments work can profoundly affect readings.
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.
Program aims to hook future talent for the chemical industry
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.
Judges evaluated 18 entries for technical significance, novelty or uniqueness, and breadth of applicability; two products were bestowed the biennial award.
Virtual instruments are gaining increasing roles and capabilities for closed-loop process control.
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 is poised for a big breakthrough in plant operations because of its ease of use, safety and potential for energy savings.
Enhancing safety performance requires diligence and unrelenting effort. The Independent Safety Review Panels recently released report on the safety culture and practices at BPs U.S. refineries where a March 2005 explosion occurred in Texas City, Texas indicates similar failings are likely ...
Such safety-instrumented systems offer advantages over pressure relief valves
No manufacturers claim, third-party analysis or certification report reduces the users 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 -- Readers respond to overfilling, engineers in Congress and are puzzled by the Puzzler.
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.
This article takes a new look at optical remote sensing (ORS) technology — ...
While large chemical companies have engaged in rigorous safety analysis for ...