Process Safety

Process Safety July 1, 1998

Transmitter takes on hazardous duty

Stratford, Conn.— Ashcroft hazardous-duty process transmitters meet various standards for intrinsic safety. Sensors and signal conditioning circuits are interchangeable, making the transmitter upgradable and repairable by the user, which allows changeover on site. It offers 0.25% accuracy, male and female process connections, and a 4-20 mA output.

By Staff
Process Safety July 1, 1998

Siemens— A Work in Process

Sometimes, even when you're number one, you have to try harder. Here's the challenge. You're the world's largest supplier of industrial and building automation systems. Where do you go and how do you grow from here?Edward Krubasik, executive vice president of Siemens AG's industrial segment, faces this challenge daily.

By Jane S. Gerold
Process Safety May 1, 1998

Multivariable pressure transmitter

Sharon, Mass.— The IPX Series smart multivariable transmitter is designed for pressure measurement of high temperature processes in applications requiring both high accuracy and temperature stability. Both process pressure and temperature outputs are available through this HART-compatible device.

By Staff
Process Safety May 1, 1998

Hard real-time control on PCs

Hard real-time efforts appeared in many forms at NMW. [See also CE, April 1998, "PC-based Control Goes Real Time," p. 54.]Radisys' (Hillsboro, Ore.) exhibited its INtime real-time solution. Alex Doumani, general manager for embedded software, says semiconductor equipment, robotics, and other factory automation manufacturers are among INtime's users.

By Staff
Process Safety April 1, 1998

Family of advanced control, optimization solutions

Phoenix, Ariz.— Users can select and combine applications from the Profit Suite to achieve various levels of process optimization. Profit Suite applications include multivariable control algorithms, multiunit steady-state, and dynamic optimization, and first-principles modeling of nonlinear processes.

By Staff
Process Safety April 1, 1998

Operator workstation adds enhancements

Billerica, Mass.— ProPanel from Azonix is now available in a 14 in. flat-panel screen option. With this display, a "hi-bright" is available for sunlight viewing. A self-adjusting option modifies screen brightness in relation to ambient light conditions. ProPanels are available with Intel Pentium processors with speeds up to 166 MHz and main memory up to 128 MB.

By Staff
Process Safety March 1, 1998

Pacific Scientific Shareholders to Vote on Danaher Offer

Newport Beach, Calif.— Pacific Scientific Co.'s shareholders will vote March 27 on the proposed $460 million acquisition of the company by a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corp. (Washington, D.C.). Shareholders on record as of Feb. 25 will be able to vote at the special meeting, which was called by Pacific Scientific's board of directors on Feb.

By Staff
Process Safety March 1, 1998

Probe Kit, Testing Software Aid EMI Testing

Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, Calif..— Two recent innovations from the Golden State may help users in the electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing and compliance fields.First, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently picked EMI probes from Credence Technologies Inc. for use by its field inspectors to ensure compliance with FCC radio frequency (RF) emission regulations.

By Staff
Process Safety March 1, 1998

Intelligent Pressure Scanners Enhance Chillers

To help build more efficient centrifugal compressors for its chillers, McQuay International recently researched the thermodynamic state of HFC-134a refrigerant throughout the compression process at its plant in Staunton, Va. The company discovered that conventional equipment was expensive and difficult to use, but eventually found and incorporated System 9000 in...

By Staff
Process Safety March 1, 1998

Instant Fulfillment Promises Fast Access to Product Information

Want information on products advertised in Control Engineering but don't have the time for mail-in reader service? The answer is Instant Fulfillment.In addition to the current process of mailing in a reader service card and waiting for more information through the mail, readers can also access more information "instantly" on the web.

By Matthew Bellm