IIoT adds value within a plant, but also is a natural fit for field data gathering
Partial-stroke tests (PSTs) of emergency shutdown (ESD) valves improve safety instrumented system (SIS) performance; monitor these critical valves to ensure the system’s ability to shut a process down in the event of an emergency
When specifying process sensors, several common factors need to be considered such as the operating environment, mounting options and cable connections.
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Level measurement design: Guided wave radar (GWR) transmitters can detect a thinner top liquid layer in interface level measurement applications, making the separation process more efficient and preventing unwanted cross-contamination.
Instrumentation improves control of the water removal process from natural gas
Cloud-based wireless sensing enables safety, reliability and profits through widespread asset monitoring
Today’s process control valves offer an ever wider range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves to choose from it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application.
Researchers have developed a method to identify objects using microwaves that improves accuracy while reducing the associated computing time and power requirements.