AI & Machine Learning
The University of Houston's petroleum engineering program—started in 2009—has been elevated to a full department within the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Yokogawa's TDLS8000 tunable diode laser spectrometer is designed to make in-situ measurements of gas concentrations for the the oil and gas, petrochemical, electric power, and steel industries.
As the connected enterprise takes hold in the manufacturing world, it is also moving into the oil and gas industry. Virtualization ensures uptime remains constant in the event of a crash.
James Kelloway from National Grid (U.K.) explained how data historians are being used to predict energy trends in the United Kingdom and protect energy grids from potential malfunctions and damage. Kelloway spoke at the 2015 Schneider Electric Software User Conference in Chicago.
Technologies, such as big data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), offer oil and gas companies great opportunities as tools for real-time data analysis and performance improvement—if the industry can conquer the accompanying data-integration challenges.
Traditional ways of network routing work just fine in a stable environment. But in rugged, dynamic environments, kinetic mesh is increasingly effective where infrastructure devices are constantly on the move. Also see an explanation of how kinetic mesh can be used in oil and gas applications.
UPS systems ensure reliable power for oil and gas applications.
The promise of the industrial Internet is to bring the strength of monitoring and analytics in the cloud to day-to-day decision-making via machines powered by embedded control systems—software-defined machines. Internet of Things (IoT) connects machines to machines, machines to people, and machines/people to the cloud with an expectation of a continuously improving experience.
Kepware Technologies' KEPServerEX version 5.17 features a scheduler plug-in as well as updates to the local historian plug-in and EFM suite and are designed for the oil & gas, water & wastewater, and power industries.
Control Security: The Tofino Xenon is a versatile, extremely ruggedized security device that ensures maximum network and data protection in the harshest industrial conditions. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.