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Encapsulating Complexity — Namur Main Session Sets Course

Namur 2018

Encapsulating Complexity — Namur Main Session Sets Course

11/13/2018 - With MTP (Module Type Package) and NOA (Namur Open Architecture), Namur has launched important game changers in process automation. While the complexity of the topics in the context of the digitization challenges continues to increase, the users need simple solutions. Are sensors the key or the driver for successful digitization? This was discussed under the motto “Field Instruments Supporting Digital Transformation” at the annual users meeting of process automation technology. read...

Emerson's Magnetic Flow Meters Certified by Namur

Germany: Industrial Standards

Emerson's Magnetic Flow Meters Certified by Namur

10/24/2018 - Emerson’s Rosemount 8700 Series of Magnetic Flow Meters has been certified to comply with Namur recommendations, expanding the automation supplier’s portfolio of advanced process measurement solutions approved for use in the European chemical market. read...

Pöyry and Infosys Introduce Artificial Intelligence Framework

Sweden: Industry 4.0

Pöyry and Infosys Introduce Artificial Intelligence Framework

10/24/2018 - Pöyry and Infosys announced the release of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework for Operational Excellence. The framework overcomes some complex and expensive lifecycle management challenges faced by industry, utilities and infrastructure organisations across operational technology (OT) systems, the companies announced. read...

Keeping Information Flowing for Preventive Maintenance of Fluid Processes

Preventive Maintenance/Industry 4.0

Keeping Information Flowing for Preventive Maintenance of Fluid Processes

11/15/2018 - From process understanding to preventive maintenance: Fluid technology in the Industry 4.0 age — Digitalisation and connectivity open new ways of understanding for fluid processes — but with that come new challenges for those involved. Only if we manage to shift our attention from alarm based punctual attention to constant information, we can create additional value. The chance is there … read...

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

Compressors for Cryogenic Gases

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

11/13/2018 - Cryogenic temperatures are extremely demanding for the used equipment — A noble gas as a refrigerant for cryogenic temperatures: Although helium is only be found in very specific applications, light gas is in great demand as a refrigerant in research. However, the low density of the medium does not bode well for the process equipment used. Especially safe sealing becomes a challenge — also and especially for the required compressors. read...

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How to Intelligently Network Measurement Values ...

Water Resource Management

How to Intelligently Network Measurement Values ...

11/07/2018 - ... and so to provide an overview at all times into the aggregated wastewater treatment facility. A single intelligent solution for completely networking sensor-based measuring systems makes it possible. read...

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Daikin and Hitachi Implement Image Analysis in Chemical Manufacturing Process

Japan: Digitalized Quality Control

Daikin and Hitachi Implement Image Analysis in Chemical Manufacturing Process

Daikin and Hitachi will start a joint demonstration to digitalize quality control know-how in the reaction process of chemical manufacturing, especially in fluorochemicals, at Daikin Yodogawa Plant (Settsu, Osaka Prefecture). read...

C4 Connect Platform for Digital Chemistry Business

Germany: Digitalization

C4 Connect Platform for Digital Chemistry Business

Representatives of Evonik's Performance Intermediates presented the outlook for C4 chemistry at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA). From October 7 to 10, they introduced the new C4 Connect platform. This platform extends the business model from a product-centered to a user-oriented approach, the company announced. read...

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...