To offer production management expertise, cross-platform integration services, compliance workflow software, and life-cycle services, Emerson Process Management and Decision Management International (DMI) recently formed an alliance to extend both companies' automation technology and services in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Austin, TX; Bradenton, FL—To offer production management expertise, cross-platform integration services, compliance workflow software and life-cycle services, Emerson Process Management and Decision Management International (DMI) recently formed an alliance to extend both companies' automation technology and services in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Control System Integration, as a dedicated professional field, was conceived and born back in the 1970s. During its teenage era in the 1980s, there was an identifiable group of companies specializing in providing integration of control systems. With adulthood in the 1990s, it grew in numbers and became firmly established and accepted as a recognized industry market segment.
Peterborough, NH— Nanotechnology and wireless have been the two most-requested topics by attendees scheduled to attend this fall's 17th annual Sensors Expo & Conference , Sept. 23-26, 2002, at Boston's World Trade Center. As a result, the show's organizers recently added two sessions covering those subjects. The show's technical education program will be taught by instructors from industry, government, and academia, who will offer sessions on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, smart sensors, data acquisition, wireless and tethered telecommunications, as well as educating visitors on embedded, medical, manufacturing and wearable technologies.
Austin, TX— Emerson Process Management announced Aug. 28 that it has been awarded a $14-million contract by IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp. to automate its new large-scale biotech manu-facturing facility in Oceanside, California.
Ocala, Fla.— The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) awarded ABB (Warminister, Pa.) on July 1 a 36-month, $22-million contract to replace 79,000 aging water meters and upgrade the city's meter reading system to an automated, fixed-network radio system. ABB will provide project management and supply ABB absolute encoder water meters equipped with the Hexagram Fixed Network RF system. Honeywell will manage system installation. This award follows the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's December 2001 award of a three-year meter replacement and automatic meter reading (AMR) system upgrade contract, including 130,000 new ABB absolute encoder register water meters. "We've undertaken this initiative to improve the effectiveness of our meter reading and customer service operations, and believe implementing automatic meter reading for all customers will most significantly enhance service to our customers," says Vincent Mannering, BWSC's executive director.
Honeywell's Industry Solutions division recently announced that it will provide the NIS Petroleum Industry of Serbia with a $2.8-million automation solution for its oil refinery in Pancevo, Yugoslavia. The solution includes a TotalPlant system with Honeywell's new Icon operator consoles; High-Performance Process Managers, Fail-Safe control system, and field instruments wi...
Phoenix, Ariz - The Industry Solutions business of Honeywell will provide the NIS Petroleum Industry of Serbia with an automation solution worth $2.8 million for its Pancevo, Yugoslavia oil refinery. The solution includes a TotalPlant Solution system with Honeywell's new Icon operator consoles, High-Performance Process Managers, a Fail-Safe Control system, and field instruments with DE communication protocol, as well as engineering, on-site services, and project management. The new automation solution will take advantage of the existing Honeywell TDC 2000 process control system and traditional instrumentation currently used in the refinery's FCC, alkylation, vacuum, and crude process units. The order is part of a complete modernization plan for the Pancevo refinery.
London, United Kingdom - The Eclipse Tools project management committee announced May 15 formation of the Graphical Editor Framework (GEF) Project, that will develop a framework for rapidly creating and customizing visual development tools.
Chicago, Ill. - Microsoft Corp. showed the marketing beta of Microsoft Project 2002, the next generation of the world's top-selling project management software. The expanded Microsoft Project 2002 family combines project management, accessibility, and collaboration, with a powerful project management platform to foster greater productivity and better business results.