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20.09.2010

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On-Line Process Chromatographs Optimize Fine Chemicals Production

Exact and reliable chemical analysis of feedstocks and products is very important in the manufacture of fine chemicals. Laboratory gas chromatographs are among the techniques traditionally used for this task, but pressure to improve process operations has brought change. Online p...

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01.06.2010

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How Process Control Solutions Will Help Meet the Challenges

Megatrends such as climate change, urbanization, and limited resources of oil and water will significantly influence our world in the coming decades. Social, economic and especially environmental responsibilities are key areas that will help us build a sustainable world. Siemens ...

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20.01.2010

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Carlsberg Chooses Siemens as its Global MES Supplier

Looking to maximize the business benefits of its manufacturing execution systems (MES) while minimizing the costs of ownership, Carlsberg has chosen Simatic IT from Siemens as a corporate standard. Solution partner ATS commissioned the first installation in April 2009. Over the n...

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04.11.2009

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Automated Partial-Stroke Testing Enhances Process Reliability and System Availability

An effective method is now available for testing safety shutdown valves, which does not interrupt ongoing operations. Integration of the testing function into the process control system can make the technique even simpler, safer and more cost-effective. This article presents a so...

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11.02.2009

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Siemens Software Avoids Operator Headaches on a Complex Materials Handling Network

Optimized route control helps to implement even very complex and extensive material transport tasks quickly, flexibly and economically, as shown here using the example of a lime manufacturing plant. At the same time it improves plant efficiency and product quality, and reduces th...

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14.01.2009

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Pump Monitoring/Early Fault Detection and New Service Strategies

How does a user know that degradation is taking place in a pump and that it will eventually lead to a major fault? Manufacturers are working hard to develop intelligent diagnostic systems. The goal is to develop simple solutions which are cost-effective even on small pumps. Suppl...

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30.09.2008

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Universal Process Control Systems Provide Real Added Value

For the past ten years system vendors have been focusing on integration in process control systems. They have developed vastly different approaches, ranging from integrating safety technology into control systems, through to links from field devices, via control systems, right up...

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11.01.2008

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Customized Solutions Offer Advantages in Process Development

Streamlining work procedures is the key to success in laboratories serving the process industries. Under pressure of time and cost, labs need to react quickly in developing new products or modifying existing ones, so research personnel need tools that let them work flexibly and r...

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10.10.2007

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Integrated network structures offer maximum benefit

Ethernet-based communication systems are gaining ground in automation engineering. Their ability to integrate network structures across whole companies provide important benefits. An Ethernet-based technology that takes account of the special requirements of the process industrie...

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05.04.2007

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Ultrasound with Atex

Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) has introduced Sitrans FUS060, a new high-performance time-of-flight ultrasonic flowmeter.

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