Process Control

Smart grid implementation for accurate gas management

May 18, 2023

Monitoring a natural gas supply network with EtherCAT terminals is designed for explosion protection. In terms of economic efficiency, the use of EtherCAT Terminals has led to significant cost reductions, according to Gaznat. Retrofitted stations show savings of around 50% compared to conventional systems.

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Open and scalable controls automate process sequences

September 15, 2022

Diaphragm embossing machine for pressure sensor technology illustrates how the demanding process sequences can be automated with the aid of open control technology, which can be optimally scaled from a simple tabletop device to a large production plant.

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Digitally integrated net-zero emissions mining solution

January 22, 2022

ABB has announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the adoption of new and sustainable technologies in mining. The two companies are now creating solutions for digitally integrated all-electric operations to help meet industry goals on net-zero emissions.

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Smart Monitoring Tracks Pump Operation and Analytics

November 18, 2021

A new monitoring system from LEWA makes operators more effective and pumps smart-factory-ready.

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CC-Link IE networking at Roana’s biomass power plant

September 20, 2021

The Italian farm Roana has invested in a biomass plant that utilises livestock manure and other organic waste to generate energy. To optimise its automation infrastructure, the farm required an advanced control network to monitor the anaerobic digestion process and maximise productivity.

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Digital water management provides pumping solutions

September 20, 2021

SCADA solution helps monitor and analyze daily flow consumption patterns, thereby identifying possible leaks and sending the information in real-time to the central control room. This helps to avert water loss because it means that leaks are identified and can be repaired swiftly.

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Process device diagnostics leverages NAMUR NE 107

December 7, 2020

The goal of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics is to limit downtime and increase plant performance. An effective Process Device Diagnostics Object implementation can help improve process plant maintenance, and provide an expanded set of tools for service technicians, operators and application programmers.

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Automated water management for fracking and water transfer

September 1, 2020

Automation reduces costs, improves safety for unconventional natural gas production in the Permian Basin. Increasingly, oil and gas companies are looking to automate, especially for water pumping and treatment, but automation for assets located over a broad area isn’t easy.

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Palm oil tank farms ready for digitalization

July 27, 2019

Direct integration of Profibus PA field level into Ethernet control systems has created transparency and consistency for a provider of palm oil tank farms. An integrated platform handles reporting and offers real-time transparency for total inventory management of both raw materials and finished goods.

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Mobile configuration of field devices in process industry

May 27, 2019

Digital, mobile, networked and standardized solutions are providing new connectivity for process control users to communicate via HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus PA. The result is that machine and field device data is more available to improve and rationalize processes for configuration and troubleshooting.

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