Justin DiNunzio| May 23, 2016


Product Spotlight: Siemens Introduces Basic and Advanced Pressure Measurement Devices to the SITRANS P Pressure Portfolio

Because every process and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements, you want measurement solutions tailored to meet your needs. Siemens is pleased to announce the latest expansion to their pressure transmitter portfolio: the SITRANS P310 and SITRANS P410 pressure transmitters.Ideal for the basic measurements, the SITRANS P310 complements the SITRANS P portfolio with its measurement accuracy (0.075%), various certifications, and performance class. The SITRANS P410 has be ...

John Dronette| May 12, 2016

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Siemens MSI wins the Best Industrial Scale title for the third year running!

For the third year in a row, the Siemens MSI conveyor belt scale has won the Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Award for Best Industrial Scale.The MSI belt scale is a proven-technology in a wide range of tough bulk material handling applications from extraction (in mines, quarries, and pits) to power generation, iron and steel, food processing, and chemicals.With more approvals than any other scale in the world, the Siemens MSI is heavy-duty, high accuracy full frame single idler belt scale used f ...

Lonnie Barker| May 04, 2016

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Join me before OTC 2016 ends!

As we continue into day three of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016, we’ve seen a number of discussions focused on improving instrument reliability and reducing costs within oil and gas operations. With the industry facing an uphill battle, OTC is covering some of the hottest trends and challenges in the market. Their block scheduling approach is perfect because they’re able to focus on number of different issues within the industry. Topics like regulation, more innovative approaches ...

Jonas Norinder| Apr 21, 2016


What are some of the challenges governing the U.S. chemical industry? Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I talked about the impact that safety and unplanned downtime has on the daily operation of a chemical plant. I also touched upon how process instrumentation fits into this and how they can help address some of these challenges. In part two, I’d like to focus on two additional challenges, which includes the increasing focus on saving energy and globalization.Since chemical processing is an extremely energy-intensive industry, there is a lot of focus on making proce ...

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What are the challenges of measuring level in cement?

The number one problem with solids is dust. In contrast, most of the time, liquids in bulk storage offer a relatively easy environment for level measurement. The liquid surface is large and flat, offering excellent reflection properties for non-contacting technologies. For contacting devices, liquids present no abrasion issues or strong tensile forces that might be cause for concern. The environment above the liquid surface is typically placid. On the other hand, solids materials can present an ...