Automation

Automation, Controls June 15, 2017

Process instrumentation, automation market expected to grow in North America

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.

By Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA)
Automation, Controls June 2, 2017

Ensuring effective decision support in a crisis

Machines can support humans when facing a stressful situation. Using a standards-based approach can reduce the likelihood of a problem escalating.

By Dr. Maurice J. Wilkins, Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Automation, Controls May 31, 2017

Variable area flowmeter for harsh environmental conditions

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.

By Krohne
Automation, Controls 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, Controls 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, Controls 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, Controls 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, Controls 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, Controls 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, Controls 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