Engineered Materials
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
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. Courtesy: Krohne
Engineered Materials 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
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 April 27, 2017

Fleets switching to natural gas fueling

UPS announced plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and to add 380 new CNG tractors in the US. This announcement is indicative of a growing trend in North America toward long-term commitments to CNG as a major fleet motor fuel.

By Gas Technology
The architecture envisioned for future distributed control systems, with help from the Open Process Automation Forum, may include real-time applications feeding into a universal bus. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Engineered Materials 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
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. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Engineered Materials 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
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 industr
Engineered Materials 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
United Electric Controls' Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector is designed to maximize toxic or explosive gas detection points but eliminates the need for costly and fixed wiring. Courtesy: United Electric Controls
Engineered Materials January 4, 2017

Gas detector with WirelessHART technology

United Electric Controls' Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector is designed to maximize toxic or explosive gas detection points but eliminates the need for costly and fixed wiring.

By United Electric Controls
Once a company has established its controls philosophy and identity, it is imperative to maintain it and hold true to those principles. Courtesy: Andrew B. Chambers, Atlanta Captures Photography Services
Engineered Materials 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.
Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform is designed to allow users to access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous applications such as oil and gas, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutica
Engineered Materials December 13, 2016

IO platform for improved connectivity in hazardous areas

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform is designed to allow users to access data from field devices and more easily control process operations in hazardous applications such as oil and gas, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.

By Rockwell Automartion