Automation

Automation November 28, 2015

Flowmeter for process gas applications

Krohne's Optisonic 7300 universal ultrasonic gas flowmeter is 2-beam ultrasonic flowmeter that has a wide bi-directional flow range for process gas applications in process and auxiliary measurements in oil and gas refineries as well as chemical applications.

By Krohne
Automation November 19, 2015

Liquefied natural gas import terminal in Finland to be automated

Skangas Oy's LNG facility in Pori, Finland, will receive automation technology from Honeywell to help maximize productivity to help supply natural gas and marine vessels.

By Honeywell
Automation November 9, 2015

Process technology to drive Iraq’s most advanced refinery

Honeywell Process Solutions and Honeywell UOP will help Karbala refinery meet Iraq's growing energy demand and startup is expected in 2020.

By Honeywell
Automation October 29, 2015

Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries

Cover story on controllers: Learn how to choose between PLC and DCS. Though PLC and DCS technologies were invented to serve different industrial processes, the last 15 years have seen a massive merger of functionalities between both worlds. Both can serve some of the same application domains, and the overlap makes the controller selection confusing. A step-by-step “technology selection process” can help plant designers and system buyers identify which automation technology would best fit a particular plant application.

By Shady Yehia
Automation October 21, 2015

Coriolis mass flowmeter for chemical, oil and gas applications

Krohne's Optimass 6400 is a twin bent tube Coriolis mass flowmeter designed for standard liquid and gas applications in chemical and petrochemical and oil and gas industries and can operate in extreme heat and cold conditions.

By Krohne, Inc.
Automation October 14, 2015

The changing drivers of DCS development

Now that distributed control system (DCS) technology is moving into middle age, the nature of what users want from it is evolving. Enough maturity may avoid a mid-life crisis.

By Peter Welander
Automation October 9, 2015

Understanding new methane regulations

Faced with new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposals for greenhouse gas reduction, oil and gas companies are turning to optical gas imaging to hunt down harmful and costly gas leaks.

By Brent Lammert
Automation October 3, 2015

Industrial routing switch for hazardous applications

Westermo's RedFox industrial Ethernet switch range is certified for use in hazardous areas, which allows them to be installed in potentially explosive atmospheres such as oil and chemical processing plants, sewage treatment, gas distribution centers, sugar refineries, and grain handling locations.

By Westermo
Automation September 29, 2015

Fuel gas purge: How to save time during restart

It is not unusual for significant time to be lost trying to light fired equipment simply because the fuel header has inert gas instead of fuel. Fuel gas purge can be easily and cheaply added to most equipment to mitigate this problem.

By Jeff Haywood, Maverick Technologies
Automation September 29, 2015

LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand

Having started with the increased prospects of using LNG to help cut carbon emissions, the shale gas sector continues to evolve in the U.S. While the fuel shows promise, it does require careful handling. Ship shore link (SSL) technology helps minimize the risks associated with liquefying, transporting, and storing liquefied natural gas (LNG).

By David Pendleton