With operational costs cutting deep into profits, oil and gas companies are recently adopting automation technology for more efficient and safer work.
The Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) projects that the process instrumentation and automation (PI&A) market in the United States, valued at $11.7 billion, is projected to grow 3.6% by 2021 to a total of $14 billion.
Machines can support humans when facing a stressful situation. Using a standards-based approach can reduce the likelihood of a problem escalating.
Krohne's H250 variable area flowmeter with M40 Indicator combines flow measurement with latest communication capabilities like Foundation Fieldbus and is ideal for flow measurement applications.
Yokogawa's updated Stardom network-based control system supports Microsoft Windows 10 and has been enhanced for oil and gas well and pipeline operations.
Whether it’s a refinery, chemical plant, or other process-related facility, the primary control system must operate efficiently, safely, and economically. If it doesn’t, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade.
Dover Energy Automation (DEA) and SparkCognition announced the two companies would collaborate to bring predictive capabilities to DEA’s clients as way to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation's iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is designed for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and building automation with applications that require near 100% uptime to prevent harmful or costly disruptions.
Think Again: A group of end users is telling automation vendors that interoperability is needed for process automation, as explained at the ARC Forum in February. The vision is standards-based open, secure, interoperable process automation architecture commercially available by 2021. The Open Process Automation Forum is working on what’s needed and needs your help.
IHS Markit reports that destocking trends and consolidated end-user markets will continue to place pressure on positive displacement pump suppliers has led to suppliers revising their 2017 pump sales expectations downwards.