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Engineered Materials August 21, 2018

China to lead global propylene growth, according to report

China and Asia as a whole is expected to lead the charge in global propylene growth over the next decade according to a report by GlobalData.

By GlobalData
Engineered Materials July 16, 2018

PEEK-blend rod guides extend service life in high-temperature wells

Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) blend rod guides perform reliably as high as 480˚F.

By Jeff Done and Darla Bugg, Apergy
Engineered Materials August 14, 2017

How to choose open- or closed-loop control

Defining open- and closed-loop control with application examples can help explain when each should be used, why, and with what consequences.

By Jim Ford, PhD, PE, Maverick Technologies
Engineered Materials July 31, 2017

Moving to a wireless remote monitoring system

Heed this advice on what needs to be considered when moving from a wired remote monitoring communications to wireless communications.

By Scott Keller
Engineered Materials July 31, 2017

Choosing between open- and closed-loop control

Closing the control loop provides insight into the behavior of the process.

By Vance VanDoren, PhD, PE
Engineered Materials June 13, 2017

PLC for enhanced cybersecurity, integration

Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) ControlEdge programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to reduce integration efforts and project costs as well as enhanced cybersecurity for industrial facilities.

By Honeywell Process Solutions
Engineered Materials May 4, 2017

Signaling considerations for control system migrations

Not every analog field instrument can be wired to any given analog input (AI) module, nor can any discrete output (DO) module be wired to any given discrete final control element.

By Shane Hudson
Engineered Materials November 5, 2016

Offshore illuminator for hazardous locations

Clark-Reliance's Jerguson LumaStar EPL-316 offshore illuminator is ideal for offshore or other hazardous service environments.

By Clark-Reliance Corporation
Engineered Materials October 24, 2016

Multi-threat monitor for industrial safety applications

Honeywell's AreaRAE Plus multi-threat monitor features meteorological monitoring and GPS-enabled location identification of hazards in applications such as oil and gas and wastewater treatment.

By Honeywell
Engineered Materials September 16, 2016

Heavy duty cordset for hazardous locations

Turck has released an expansion to its Minifast offering, which is designed for gas turbine, skid, compres­sor, and shipboard applications.

By Turck
Engineered Materials May 13, 2016

Partial stroke valve testing

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of traditional partial stroke testing options helps when looking at how new technology enables advancement, explained Richard Harvey, in Control Engineering Europe.

By Richard Harvey
Engineered Materials May 4, 2016

Vertical solid shaft motors for harsh environments

Siemens' HP100 and LP100 Simotics vertical solid shaft (VSS) NEMA premium motors are designed for harsh environments in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, water and wastewater treatment.

By Siemens
Engineered Materials April 30, 2016

Fluid loss cell for measurement applications

Chandler Engineering's Model 4300 Fluid Loss Cell is designed to measures the fluid loss properties of muds and cement slurries as well as eliminate safety issues that have been associated with traditional fluid loss instrument designs.

By Chandler Engineering
Engineered Materials April 7, 2016

Electric actuators with thermally-bonded powder-coat

The Series 92 electric actuators feature a die-cast aluminum alloy with a thermally-bonded powder-coat.

By Asahi/America, Inc.
Engineered Materials April 2, 2016

Harnessing the power of predictive analytics

The oil and gas industry has plenty of data; now it needs to put it to better use.

By Karen Field
Engineered Materials March 29, 2016

The challenge of maintaining deepwater wells

Technology changes for deepwater wells improve process, but they also add complexity.

By Terry N. Gardner, PhD, EKTInteractive, Inc.
Engineered Materials March 19, 2016

Companies developing multi-vendor prototype that is open and secure

ExxonMobil and Lockheed Martin are working together to build a multi-vendor interoperable prototype that is a standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable architecture, with commercially available software and hardware components.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Engineered Materials October 4, 2015

Explosion-proof cameras for hazardous areas

Axis Communications' XF40-Q1765 Explosion Protected Fixed Network Camera and XP40-Q1765 Explosion Protected PTZ Network Camera feature a 316L stainless steel housing and are designed for hazardous areas.

By Axis Communications
Engineered Materials September 11, 2015

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, August 11 to September 10: Common VFD myths, Industrial control panel standards, future of oil prices, more

Articles about common VFD myths, industrial control panel standards, the future of oil prices, ladder logic, and an IIoT and machine sensor demonstration were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 11 to September 10. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Engineered Materials September 2, 2015

Thermal shutoff for large pneumatic actuators

Assured Automation's FireChek thermal shutoffs have a resettable memory shape alloy are designed to shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs and are designed for batch and continuous process systems.

By Assured Automation
Engineered Materials August 14, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 14 to August 13: Future of oil prices, robot trends and types, SCADA cyber security, more

Articles about the future of oil prices, industrial robot trends and types, SCADA cyber security, IIoT at the I/O level, and process modeling and feedback controllers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 14 to August 13. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Engineered Materials August 10, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 3-9: Future of oil prices, IIoT at the IO level, process modeling and feedback, more

Articles about the future of oil prices, IIoT at the I/O level, process modeling and feedback, methane emissions from shale leaks, and the PMI report for July 2015 were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Engineered Materials July 28, 2015

Magnetic flowmeter platform for process applications

Emerson Process Management's Rosemount 8700M magnetic flowmeter platform features Modbus RS485 and advanced diagnostics designed to help users with installation, maintenance, and process management across a variety of industries.

By Emerson Process Management
Engineered Materials July 20, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 13-19: Salary and career survey, robot trends and types, PLC basics, more

Articles about the 2015 Control Engineering salary and career survey, industrial robot trends and types, PLC basics, the IoT and the oilfield, and operational technology to information technology were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 13-19. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Engineered Materials July 17, 2015

Analog and digital communications module for wireless, oil and gas applications

SignalFire's Two-Way Analog and Digital Communications Module is designed to wirelessly mirror analog and digital signals for wireless valve control or retrofit applications in oil and gas fields where analog and digital signals need to be replicated at both ends.

By SignalFire
Engineered Materials July 6, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 29 to July 5: Oil and gas employment, motion controls, HMI-historian integration, more

Articles about oil and gas employment, motion controls for Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ, benefits of integrating HMIs and historians, the intelligent automation pyramid, and driving manufacturing competitiveness were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, June 29 to July 5. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Engineered Materials May 16, 2015

10 years later: BP Texas City and the inevitable cost of an incident

This unfortunate incident from 2005 is familiar to many working in process industries and especially in the U.S., where an extensive investigation and its associated report have been used to illustrate the importance of process safety management.

By Luis Durán