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Automation, Controls August 6, 2015

Research raises concerns about methane emissions from shale leaks

Researchers from the University of Houston (UH) found that some natural gas wells, compressor stations, and processing plants in the Barnett Shale in Texas leaks far more methane than previously estimated, which could potentially offset the climate benefits of natural gas.

By Jeannie Kever, University of Houston
Automation, Controls July 9, 2015

Remote sensing system adds nodes to operate in challenging outdoor environments

SignalFire Telemetry's Remote Sensing System has added three Sentinel nodes to support a wider array of sensors in the remote management of assets in challenging outdoor environments such as oil fields, water systems and mining.

By SignalFire
Automation, Controls July 7, 2015

Industrial fire and gas protection controller for hazard monitoring, control

Honeywell's HS81-HS controller is an industrial fire and gas protection controller system designed for hazard monitoring and control at industrial sites and can interface with plant safety and control systems through multiple protocols.

By Honeywell
Automation, Controls July 1, 2015

Thermal mass flow meters

Upstream oil and gas thermal mass flow meter solves EPA reporting challenges by providing accurate flow data regardless of gas composition change.

By Sierra
Automation, Controls June 29, 2015

Leverless limit switches for extreme operating environments

HSI Sensing's Spot On series of leverless limit switches use reed switch technology, have no moving parts, and are designed for extreme operating environments, such as fluid processing and oil and gas applications.

By HSI Sensing
Automation, Controls June 3, 2015

IHS: Process safety service demand in oil downturn

Did you know that by 2019, there will be greater demand for process safety system services than hardware in the oil and gas industry?

By Andrew Orbinson, IHS Technology
Automation, Controls May 8, 2015

7 benefits of integrating human-machine interfaces, historians

Cover story: Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and historians differ but need to be tightly integrated to provide company operations with optimal value. Big data has little value without analysis and access in real time. Seven application examples explain HMI-historian integration benefits, including troubleshooting, analysis, and regulatory compliance.

By Ed Stern
Automation, Controls April 23, 2015

Automation advancing in the oil and gas industry

Siemens’ Oil and Gas Innovations Conference in Houston highlighted developments in automation and data management products for an industry where few have upgraded aging technology and many struggle to be more efficient in an environment that demands it.

By Eric R. Eissler
Automation, Controls April 20, 2015

Global automation conference for industry professionals

Schneider Electric's 2015 Global Automation Conference in Dallas, Tex. is designed to help automation professionals through workshops and collaborative sessions. The event, April 27 to May 1, will have workshops that will have specific focuses on a number of industries including chemical and pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, power, mining and metals, and hybrid process with a specific focus on the food and beverage and the water and wastewater industries.

By Schneider Electric
Automation, Controls April 6, 2015

Enclosed option for reactor line

Hammond Power Solutions' Centurion R reactor has added an enclosed option and is designed to address both line-side and load-side issues associated with demanding ac drive applications.

By Hammond Power Solutions