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Process Safety

Jens Wedege Petersen has little room for error in his work at DONG Energy’s Nybro Gas Treatment Plant on the western coast of Jutland. He and his fellow operators at Denmark’s only natural gas refinery must respond quickly and decisively to incidents as they occur to prevent them from blooming into dangerous situations. They must also be prepared, should it...
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Moore Industries: SIL 2-Rated Safety Relay Module

The SRM Safety Relay Module has been certified by exida for single use in Safety Instrumented Systems up to SIL 2.
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Breaking Barriers by Integrating Safety and Process Control

The strict segregation of safety systems and process control is just plain wrong these days.
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Distributed Safety System with High Availability

The PACSystems VersaSafe machine safety solution has SIL3 safety capabilities.
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Honeywell Partnership Boosts Safety Offerings

Honeywell Process Systems (www.honeywellprocess.com) has signed an agreement with Magnetrol International Inc., a supplier of level and flow measurement equipment, to enhance its existing terminal mar
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CHARMS Deliver Safety
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Emerson Users Exchange Turns On the CHARMs

The Emerson Global Users Exchange event descended on Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center the last week in October and brought record numbers with it, with attendee totals settling
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Security: Belden Acquires Canadian-Based Byres Security

Belden Inc. has acquired Byres Security Inc. today. Belden is one of several companies that has been filling out its portfolio by making smaller, strategic acquisitions.
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Programmable Safety Controllers

Updated configuration software for the company’s G9SP programmable safety controllers is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems.
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Safety Controller Touchscreen

Status Display Touchscreen for G9SP programmable safety controllers displays safety I/O error codes and enables G9SP users to easily view the status of safety inputs and outputs without the cost
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 103.9% from June 2010

According to a joint report from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, industry is on track to produce orders equal to all
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Guide to Process Gases Good Practices Released

ISPE guide covers international guidelines and regulations for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing process streams.
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Cloudy with a Chance for Profits

The MESA International North American Conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida September 19-23.
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Re-engineered Arc-Resistant Motor Control Centers

A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, a
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Boeing, Siemens Form Strategic Energy Alliance

The partnership is centered around development of secure microgrid energy management applications for the Department of Defense.
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6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit to be held in St. Louis, Missouri September 7-9, 2011.
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The State of Manufacturing in the Current Economy

At the beginning of 2011, manufacturing numbers were positive. But then the economy started showing signs of uncertainty.
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eBay Uses GE Solution for Data Center Critical Uptime

eBay's Topaz data center uses GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution for mission critical uptime requirement, reduced power consumption.
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Automation World survey respondents indicate that nearly 80% of them will own a tablet PC by mid 2012. Source: Summit Media Grou

iPads and Automation

Apps are springing up for all kinds of automation uses, ranging from remote monitoring to test and measurement.
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Safety Testing: D.L.S Conformity Assessment Approved by UL

Underwriters Laboratories has officially accepted D.L.S. Conformity Assessment, Inc. into its Third Party Test Data Program.
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