Postings tagged with: safety


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 ...

Michael Cushing| Dec 01, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015

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IDS Roadshow-Truck – Stückgut- und Behälterfördertechnik

Unter dem Motto „IDS - Extra Value Integrated“ tourt der neue IDS Roadshow-Truck seit November 2014 durch Europa. Eine dreiteilige Artikelserie beschreibt in den kommenden Wochen die wichtigsten Exponate im Truck. Der zweite Artikel unserer vierteiligen Serie „Exponate im IDS Roadshow-Truck“ zeigt was IDS für Stückgut-, bzw. Behälterfördertechnik an kompletten Systemen für Antriebs- und Automatisierungslösungen bietet. Durch das Zusammenspiel der IDS-Komponenten den Kunden eine perfekt abgestim ...

Jonas Norinder| May 14, 2015

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How do you increase batch process safety in a silo?

Over the past few months, my colleague, Michael Sherenian, and I have covered several aspects related to tank overfill protection and how to design a system with focus on safety. Although today’s topic is not related to tank measurement or overfill protection, it is still associated with plant safety and reducing workplace hazards. When you think of chemical plant hazards, what usually comes to mind? Chemical exposures, poisoning, and fires or explosions due to volatile changes in the chemical m ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 12, 2015

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IDS Roadshow-Truck – Steigerung der Performance und Energieeffizienz von Regalbediengeräte

Unter dem Motto „IDS - Extra Value Integrated“ tourt der neue IDS Roadshow-Truck seit November 2014 durch Europa. Eine dreiteilige Artikelserie beschreibt in den kommenden Wochen die wichtigsten Exponate im Truck. Der erste Artikel zeigt auf warum Antriebs- und Automatisierungslösungen ein Schlüssel für die Steigerung der Performance und Energieeffizienz für Regalbediengeräte sein können. Regalbediengeräte sind heutzutage elementarer Bestandteil in der Logistik. Die schienengeführten Fahrzeuge ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 12, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems

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 first of these articles explains why drive and automation solutions are key to improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems in high-bay warehouses. So-called rack feeder systems have become an essential part of mo ...


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