Process Safety

The SRM Safety Relay Module has been certified by exida for single use in Safety Instrumented Systems up to SIL 2.
The strict segregation of safety systems and process control is just plain wrong these days. Automation suppliers have developed strategies for integrating what until now have had to be totally separate worlds.
The PACSystems VersaSafe machine safety solution has SIL3 safety capabilities.
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Honeywell Process Systems ( has signed an agreement with Magnetrol International Inc., a supplier of level and flow measurement equipment, to enhance its existing terminal market product portfolio with Magnetrol’s expertise in safety and compliance.
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 in at just under 2,900.
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.
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 of installing and wiring indicator lights. 
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 of 2010 by the end of August 2011.
ISPE guide covers international guidelines and regulations for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing process streams.
Updated configuration software for the company’s G9SP programmable safety controllers is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems.
The MESA International North American Conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida September 19-23.
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, and general process industries.
The partnership is centered around development of secure microgrid energy management applications for the Department of Defense.
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. The four keynote addresses will focus on various aspects of the summit's theme, "Customer 2.0."
At the beginning of 2011, manufacturing numbers were positive. But then the economy started showing signs of uncertainty. Andy Gravitt, senior vice president, Industry Business at Schneider Electric, talked with Automation World Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell about what has been happening to the economy and Schneider Electric in particular.
eBay's Topaz data center uses GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution for mission critical uptime requirement, reduced power consumption. Infrastructure investment to avoid $2,000 per second impact for downtime.
Apps are springing up for all kinds of automation uses, ranging from remote monitoring to test and measurement. Are iPads and other tablet PCs destined to become part of the automation engineer’s toolbox?
Underwriters Laboratories has officially accepted D.L.S. Conformity Assessment, Inc. into its Third Party Test Data Program.
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