Automation

Automation May 3, 2017

Network-based control system update for oil, chemical 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.

By Yokogawa
Automation May 2, 2017

Four things to remember about DCS migration

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.

By Jack Smith
Automation April 25, 2017

Energy company to collaborate with artificial intelligence company to improve operations

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.

By Dover Energy Automation
Automation April 10, 2017

Redundant process control system for demanding applications

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.

By Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Automation March 14, 2017

Standards: Process automation interoperability by 2021

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.

By Mark T. Hoske
Automation February 19, 2017

Process market opportunities for pump suppliers expected to decline in 2017

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.

By Kevin Schiller, IHS Markit
Automation February 12, 2017

What 2017 means for oil and gas industries

Oil moves higher; growing U.S. natural gas exports are among the trends expected to highlight 2017.

By Kevin Parker
Automation February 6, 2017

Operations data includes clues for automatic process improvement

Oil and gas companies cut maintenance costs and boost efficiency—by smartly analyzing control data.

By Sidney Hill, Jr.
Automation January 6, 2017

Machinery health monitor for protecting process applications

Emerson's AMS 6500 machinery health monitor is certified for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2, which helps it protect against asset and process failures in applications such as steam and gas turbines in power plants and critical refinery and nuclear industry assets.

By Emerson
Automation December 14, 2016

Creating standards for controls systems for mergers and acquisitions

Creating and following controls system standards and guidelines can help mitigate costs during a mergers, acquisitions, and expansions for the pipeline and terminals industry.

By T.J. Gibbons, Mangan Inc.