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5 basic questions for selecting a level instrument
5 basic questions for selecting a level instrument

Although level measurement instruments can be categorized by just two main categories—continuous and point level—selecting the right instrument can be complicated. Evaluating the many different sensing technologies and the accuracy of each for a specific application can be arduous. Below are the five basic questions... Read More

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Instrumentation software offers device setpoint confidence, remote monitoring
Instrumentation software offers device setpoint confidence, remote monitoring

For one chemical intermediate manufacturer in Switzerland, instrumentation devices software has provided peace of mind that its measurement device setpoint documentation is always up to date,... Read More

Dow Chemical site in Texas is named 2013 HART Plant of the Year
Dow Chemical site in Texas is named 2013 HART Plant of the Year

The HART Communication Foundation (HCF) announced The Dow Chemical Company specialty chemicals plant in Deer Park, Texas, was selected as recipient of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award. HCF made... Read More

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Avoiding corrosion in electrical systems
Avoiding corrosion in electrical systems

Product failure due to corrosion is estimated to cost $1 trillion annually. A key role of consulting and specifying engineers is to help ensure effective specification of products. This... Read More

Siemens-FDI Cooperation, new FDI style guide
Siemens-FDI Cooperation, new FDI style guide

The FDI Cooperation LLC announced its new FDI Usability Style Guide. Here are some notes from the 2014 ARC Forum new product press conference: The FDI Usability Style Guide was developed so that... Read More

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Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals
Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals

Operator training simulators (OTSs) can be a major asset to a large plant or refinery. However,... Read More

Enterprise batch records and supply chain traceability
Enterprise batch records and supply chain traceability

I’ve talked before a little bit about electronic batch records and enterprise batch records.... Read More

MES project execution: 3 mistakes to avoid
MES project execution: 3 mistakes to avoid

For those of you who have had the opportunity to work on a manufacturing execution system (MES)... Read More

Enterprise batch records: Data collection
Enterprise batch records: Data collection

I’ve talked before about enterprise batch records and I’ve received a good bit of feedback on the... Read More

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