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Sensors, Actuators June 15, 2021

Four tips for calibrating a HART pressure transmitter

The fundamental purpose of a HART transmitter is to measure the input process signal and convert it into an accurate output signal and calibration is key.

By Heikki Laurila
Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance June 9, 2021

Advanced valve diagnostics drive savings

When coupled with diagnostic software, smart positioners can be used to reduce maintenance costs and outages.

By Brent Baker and Jordan Mandernach
Sensors, Actuators June 8, 2021

Programmable fiber created to sense, store personal data

MIT researchers have created the first fabric-fiber to have digital capabilities, ready to collect, store and analyze data using a neural network.

By Becky Ham
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Sensors, Actuators June 4, 2021

Six things automation and control engineers need to know about calibration

Cover Story: Reasons for calibration include new instruments, repairs or modifications or scheduled care. Learn details about calibration’s impact on preventive maintenance, schedules, documentation and more.

By Jorge Mas Roman
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Pumps May 29, 2021

Matching feed water pump designs with gas fired power plants advances

Gas turbine manufacturers have developed larger and more efficient units, which need to be supported by advanced feed water pumps (FWP) to ensure long-term reliability as well as cost-effectiveness.

By Patrick Welz
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators May 22, 2021

National measurement system benefits for flow measurement

The importance of flow measurement accuracy in the energy sector which makes traceability, supporting documentary standards and regulatory regimes is vital.

By Martin Hanton
Courtesy: Control Engineering Europe/Emerson
Sensors, Actuators May 19, 2021

Tank gauging systems increase safety, optimization

Modern tank gauging systems not only provide accurate and reliable level measurements, but also prevent overfills and predict roll-overs in cryogenic tanks storing LNG.

By Victoria Lund Mattsson
Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators May 3, 2021

Safety instrumented systems: Diversity in flow measurement

The designer should consider what problems should be avoided via diversity — use of a different approach or technology.

By Mark Menezes
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Electrical Systems May 3, 2021

Semiconductor industry has a resilient supply chain

High demand for semiconductor chips is forcing companies to adjust and ensure their supply chains are resilient and can withstand the pressure.

By Beckett Tracy, Carlos D. Dones and Patricia Nhan
Courtesy: NXP Semiconductors/SEMI
Sensors, Actuators April 27, 2021

How MEMS sensors are changing for automotive applications

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensor suppliers are responding to new opportunities created by electrified and automated vehicles by developing inertial measurement units (IMUs).

By Marc Osajda