Instrumentation

New Products: March 2018

March
2018
New Products
Instrumentation Adjustable Weights Simplify Balance Testing The standard line of adjustable cavity test weights simplifies routine balance testing in production environments. The weight cavity includes a threaded aperture that can be adjusted with a...

New Products: February 2018

February
2018
New Products
Heat Transfer Condensing Boiler Has a Flexible Design for Easy Field Access The Free Flex condensing boiler has a 95% thermal efficiency and a weld-free construction. The heat exchanger can be easily accessed in the field for cleaning. The boiler is...

New Products: April 2017

April
2017
New Products
Software Software Simulates Plant Environment for Operator Training OmegaLand V3.1 dynamic simulation environment enables the construction of virtual plant models that can be used to train operators and study and verify new processes. The platform...

New Products: January 2018

January
2018
New Products
Instrumentation Frequency-to-Analog Converter Allows Programming from Smartphones The FAC-R frequency-to-analog converter changes incoming sensor frequency to both current and analog voltage output. It interfaces with frequency output sensors and...

An Introduction to Process Instrumentation and Control

Archived Webinar
Oct 4, 2017
Don’t let lack of education or experience in process instrumentation/control hold you back. Take this quick introductory webinar. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain an easy-to-understand introduction to the key elements and functionality of process control systems and instrumentation. You’ll examine...

Inherently Safer Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer strategies to...

The Travelling Fluidized Bed Project: Working Together

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 10, 2015
John Chen had a strong attachment to “challenge problems” to evaluate the ability of models and CFD codes to accurately predict complex fluidization...

Improving Fired Heaters Using CFD

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
We have successfully used CFD( Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve the performance of a Crude and Coker Heater. CFD helps to model the burners,...

Root Cause Study of Debutanizer Column Operational Upsets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
The NOVA Chemicals Debutanizer Column at the Corunna site experienced operational upsets. Gamma scans revealed that the column had flooded, and upon...

New Products: December 2017

December
2017
New Products
Operations and Maintenance Device Communicator Connects Field Device Data with Asset Management Tools Enhancements to the AMS Trex handheld communicator automatically synchronize field data with the AMS device manager database, enabling maintenance...

New Products - November 2017

November
2017
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Pump Head Maintains the Integrity of Live Cells and Shear-Sensitive Fluids The Masterflex L/S Cytoflow pump head gently pumps live cells and shear-sensitive fluids in biopharmaceutical and microbiological applications. Its...

Go Wireless

October
2017
Instrumentation
Dale Perry
Wireless adapters help plants acquire stranded data from HART-enabled instrumentation to reduce operator rounds, prevent overfill, track inventory, and more.

New Products: September 2017

September
2017
New Products
Instrumentation GC/Q-TOF Instrument Analyzes Volatile Samples The 7250 gas chromatograph and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (GC/Q-TOF) uses a lowenergy electron ionization source to identify volatile and semi-volatile compounds. Such...

August 2017 CEP Preview

August 21, 2017

Meet the 35 ChemEs honored in the AIChE 35 Under 35, brush up on adsorption, learn about condition monitoring, and much more.

Catalyzing Commercialization: A Graphene-Based Sensor Monitors Water Quality in Real Time

July
2017
Catalyzing Commercialization
The devastating water crisis in Flint, MI, brought into focus the widespread issues plaguing U.S. water supply systems. As the water infrastructure continues to age, distribution pipes are deteriorating, potentially leaching toxic heavy metals and other contaminants into drinking water. Upgrading U.S. water systems will take years and trillions of dollars. In the meantime, to safeguard public health, it is crucial to monitor heavy metals and other contaminants throughout the water supply — particularly at the point of use.

May 2017 CEP Preview

May 8, 2017
Understand the pros & cons of modular design, learn to optimize compressed air systems, reduce produce contamination, and more.

New Products: July 2017

July
2017
New Products
Heat Transfer Portable Chiller Line Has Expanded Cooling Capacities The Iceman SC Series portable chiller line has been expanded to include the air-cooled ASL and water-cooled WSL portable chillers. The new units have an available fluid temperature...

New Products: June 2017

June
2017
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Bulk Bag Filler Is Equipped with a Pallet Dispenser This bulk bag filler automatically places an empty pallet under a bulk bag prior to filling. Between 14 and 16 pallets can be loaded into the pallet dispenser. The filler...

Leveraging Smart Valve Positioners

May
2017
Instrumentation
Janine McCormick, Steve Hagen
Smart valve positioners offer a range of diagnostics, but the volume of information they can provide can be daunting. Establish a program to deal with alerts and analyze data to help you benefit from the information without getting overwhelmed.

New Products: May 2017

May
2017
New Products
Instrumentation Miniature Multichannel Detectors Withstand Harsh Environmental Stressors The cap of conventional multichannel detectors usually includes sensitive narrow-bandpass channel filters. Instead, these sensors include a central window — a...

April 2017 CEP Preview

April 12, 2017

This month: a special feature on becoming a better writer, which anyone can read in full online.

Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017

This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production scheduling for increased energy efficiency, among many other topics.

February 2017 CEP Preview

February 14, 2017

This month, CEP looks at compressors for ethylene plants, data science for chemical engineers, risk-based calibration, and much more.

Ensure Product Quality through Risk-Based Scale Calibration

February
2017
Instrumentation
Simone Budinsky
Many manufacturing standards are not explicit about scale calibration and testing requirements. This article dispels some common myths about scale performance and explains how calibration and testing based on risk assessment support compliance and quality.

New Products: December 2016

December
2016
New Products
Product Focus: Pumps Multistage Pump Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions The Xylem e-HM line of multistage pumps features modular construction and horizontal orientation that is suitable for industrial washing and refrigeration, food and beverage,...

New Products: November 2016

November
2016
New Products
Product Focus: Valves Throttling Valve Provides Dependable Shutoff The Clampseal throttling valve is suitable for severe-service applications that require repeatable flow control and reliable shutoff. The seat and stem assembly can be easily changed...

July 2015 CEP Preview

July 6, 2015
In this issue, get tips for selecting sensors for your plant's safety instrumented system (SIS), a guide to mixing, some of the latest development in biological engineering, and much more.

Selecting Sensors for Safety Instrumented Systems

July
2015
Back To Basics
Jessica Lo, Erik Mathiason, Chad McGuire
A plant’s safety instrumented system (SIS) is critical in preventing process safety incidents. Use this guide to help choose the proper sensors for your plant’s SIS.

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