Postings tagged with: safety

Jonas Norinder| Apr 08, 2016

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What are some of the challenges governing the U.S. chemical industry? – Part 1

Typically, the chemical industry is considered part of the downstream oil and gas segment where products are refined and processed by means of very high temperatures and pressures. A further segmentation splits the industry into basic chemicals and specialty chemicals (see Graphic A). Basic chemicals are manufactured in a continuous process so that low cost and a repeatable process is key in this segment. Many basic chemicals are used as feedstock for specialty chemicals, which are typically mad ...

Carolin Paravan| Mar 17, 2016

StocExpo 2016

Digitalization the talk of the town at StocExpo 2016

The StocExpo 2016 in Antwerp will come to an end in only a few hours from now. However, following three days of numerous interesting discussions with clients, manufacturers and system partners about latest tank storage trends and innovations, there is widespread agreement that the gathering was once again a highly informative and well worth the visit.Despite the stressful networking schedule, we are returning home highly pleased with the sales leads we were able to generate as well as the opinio ...

Carolin Paravan| Mar 16, 2016

Tank Farming

Finely tuned instrumentation enabling sound returns

Inventory monitoring, overspill protection and loss control, emissions monitoring, leak detection and localization and, of course, product metering – these are tasks that all bulk storage facilities deal with everyday. One thing they all have in common is the need for reliable and accurate information on stock inventories and movements. Newly developed tank level monitoring instrumentation from Siemens, for example, incorporates advanced software algorithms for highly accurate continuous tank le ...

Denny Petrovich| Feb 25, 2016


Are you climbing your silos frequently to take a level measurement?

The grain industry is growing rapidly and the evolving trends include automation and instrumentation! Silo inventory management and safety go hand-in-hand, and are consistently being enhanced. Less than five years ago, you had to climb the silos but now, you can install instrumentation to record the measurements you need and eliminate the need for personnel to physically climb the silos!  There are many decisions to be made when it comes to personnel safety and improving your processes. Events l ...

Rich Chmielewski| Dec 17, 2015

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Do you have effective process alarm management?

How can you help an operator focus on the most important alarms to run a plant successfully and safely?Effective alarm management can improve your plant’s productivity by displaying the right information at the right time to the operators. The International Society of Automation (ISA) has developed a number of standards to help automation professionals, like you, use best practices. One standard in particular, the user-developed ISA 18.2 alarm management standard, provides a blueprint to help yo ...


What has been your experience with measurement and control of compressors?

Compressors offer unique challenges for proper design due to the risk of compressor surge. Traditionally, the challenge has been a trade-off between safety and efficiency. Fortunately, today’s most modern instruments can resolve this issue.The most notable improvements concerning the instrumentation industry are differential pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters and valve positioners.Differential pressure transmitter performance – recognized for its speed-of-response, total performance ...

Charles Fialkowski| Nov 03, 2015


Are you prepared for the new independence rules for BMS designs?

On December 1, 2014, the 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code was approved as an American National Standard. The scope and purpose of the NFPA 85 committee, as well as its six technical sub-committees, is to establish the minimum requirements for:  design safety, installation, operation, maintenance, and training for all types of boilers including single and multiple burners, stokers, fluidized bed and heat recovery steam ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 26, 2015


IDS roadshow truck – Energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery

Under the banner of “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) roadshow truck is on its European tour. The third article of our series on the exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck shows how perfectly matched combination of Simotics FD motors and Sinamics G120P frequency converters enable the cost-efficient, energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery. Pumps, fans and compressors are playing a central role in a wide range of industrial sectors. Turbomachines a ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 26, 2015


IDS Roadshow-Truck – Energiesparender und zuverlässigen Betrieb von Strömungsmaschinen

Unter dem Motto „IDS - Extra Value Integrated“ tourt der neue Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) Roadshow-Truck durch Europa. Der dritte Artikel unserer Serie „Exponate im IDS Roadshow-Truck“ zeigt auf, wie optimal aufeinander abgestimmte Simotics FD-Motoren und Sinamics G120P-Umrichter einen wirtschaftlichen, energiesparenden und zuverlässigen Betrieb von Strömungsmaschinen ermöglichen. Pumpen, Lüfter und Kompressoren sind in verschiedensten Bereichen der Industrie wichtig: Strömungsmaschinen und ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015


IDS roadshow truck – Discrete materials and container handling

Under the heading “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new IDS roadshow truck has been touring Europe since November 2014. A series of three news articles to be published in the course of the coming weeks describes the main exhibits in the truck. The second article of our four-part series “Exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck” presents the IDS portfolio of drive and automation solutions for discrete materials and container handling systems. The seamless interaction of all IDS components allows Sie ...