#AUTOMATION

Technical

Curtiss-Wright to Develop Reactivity Control and Shutdown System

Curtiss-Wright Corporation and X-energy jointly announced that Curtiss-Wright has been selected to develop the Reactivity Control and Shutdown System for the X-energy Xe-100 Generation IV High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor.
#automation

Technical

Effective Check Valve Selection and Placement for Industrial Piping Systems

When planning a check valve installation, the primary goal is to achieve a valve and piping system that offers the longest service life at the lowest cost.
#gate-globe-check #maintenance-repair #automation

Technical

Isolation Valves for High-solids Severe Service

Understanding suspended solids and their effect on equipment is critical in choosing isolation valves for slurry service.
#maintenance-repair #automation

Education

Innovation: Helping Customers Cope with Today’s Challenges

One of the most acute challenges in the business of water/wastewater today is the failure of systems and piping, which are aging faster than many municipalities and water authorities can react.
#automation #maintenance-repair #water-wastewater

Education

Using the Internet of Things for Supply Chain Visibility

One factor I noticed was that every article on the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) was about applications inside the factory and not within the supply chain. For example, there were articles on machine monitoring, equipment monitoring, preventive maintenance, and smaller topics.
#automation #industry40 #maintenance-repair

Education

The Actuators That Drive Subsea Operations

Subsea development includes different types of activities such as exploration, drilling, completion and production.Subsea manifolds are the arrangement of piping, valves, connections, structures and the foundation used in the subsea production system to receive, combine and distribute the hydrocarbon fluid
#automation #actuators #controls

Applications

Market Outlook 2021: Uncertainties Create Strategy Challenges

The well-received VMA/Hydraulics Institute event was not all doom and gloom. One of the main themes that the speakers repeated was that it is just such times of challenge when innovation and new ideas are born.
#automation #VMAnews #water-wastewater

Technical

Optimizing Valve Performance and Reliability with Remote Mount Technologies

As the interface between a valve and its control system, positioners play an important role in ensuring reliability and optimal performance in automated process plants.
#automation

Technical

Pneumatic Valves: New Technology for a Digital Transformation

Principles built around the Industrial Internet of Things have guided the automation industry’s rapid adoption and mainstreaming of many production systems.
#components #knowyourvalves #automation

Technical

Check Valves: The Most Important Valves in Your Process System

Check valves, as critical as they are for flow system performance, often don’t receive the respect they are due, said Arie Bregman, vice president and general manager, DFT, Inc., in a recent VMA presentation.
#automation #gate-globe-check #VMAnews

Technical

Innovation Across Many Industries

The digitalization revolution brought about the creation of technologies that integrate data gathered during physical processes.
#industry40 #automation

Technical

Hydrogen’s Role in Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions

“When considering what a global energy system on a 1.5°C or 2°C [2.7°F or 3.6°F] pathway will look like by 2050, hydrogen consistently plays a critical role as a low-carbon fuel,” according to a report from Rocky Mountain Institute authored by Thomas Koch Blank and Patrick Molloy.
#automation

Technical

Advanced Pressure Control in a City Water System

Every water supply district experiences unnecessary losses from leakage and expenses for repairing line breaks.
#water-wastewater #automation #pressure-relief

Design

Equipment as a Service: Extending the Subscription Model to Industrial Equipment

Equipment as a Service (EaaS) is a relatively new concept similar to the widely used Software as a Service (Saas). SaaS allows customers to use cloud-based software on a subscription basis.
#automation #maintenance-repair

Insights

Implementing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Many names have been given to the current state of technology in manufacturing including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Industry 4.0.
#industry40 #automation

Technical

Enhancing Maintenance with the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) includes, among other capabilities, monitoring equipment and process parameters using sensors connected to networks.
#automation #industry40 #maintenance-repair

Technical

Control Valve Selection for Severe Service

A control valve can be used to control pressure, pressure drop, flow and temperature in any system where there is a fluid flowing through a pipe that needs to be controlled.
#automation #maintenance-repair #pressure-relief

Education

Electric Actuators in the Oil and Gas Industry

Actuators in the oil and gas industry operate many types of valves, and they must do so with great precision and accuracy.
#actuators #components #automation

Design

The Case for RFID in Process Plants

Today, much of the information regarding the status of components installed in the field is housed in paper files, which poses problems for technicians and engineers.
#components #maintenance-repair #automation

Technical

3D Printed Manufacturing Aids: Jigs & Fixtures

With the availability of affordable 3D printing equipment and services, this technology is now within reach of companies that have not been able to use it before.
#automation