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Articles by Kevin Parker

Bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter slated for entrained gas, high-temp applications

All digital signal processing means the measuring tube’s resonant oscillation frequency is retained under all process conditions
About one year ago, Krohne introduced its latest bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter, the Optimass 6400. As the instrument nears gaining F.M. and C.S.A. approval for use in hazardous areas, the company anticipates that the flowmeter will find increasing application, including for entrained gas and extreme temperature conditions.
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Flow, the secret to happiness

It’s a state of mind, it’s an Android app and it can be induced in work groups
The idea of “flow” as a mental state that you can almost put your hands on, or that at least in some sense is measurable and quantifiable, got its greatest or initial impetus from a psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, whose research has been published in books with titles like The Concept of Flow; Beyond Boredom and Anxiety; and The Flow Experience and its Significance for Human Psychology.
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‘Motor coalition’ asks DOE to reconsider proposed energy- efficiency rating change

Alternative suggested for rating increases that could cost hundreds of millions, impact both users and OEMs
Unless simply tired of the subject, almost anyone would agree that in the 21st century energy efficiency is a matter of considerable importance to the process industries. But, as per usual, how to get from here to there can quickly become a matter of heated debate.
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"Intelligence" system that’s right for the plant floor, while delivering enterprise solutions

The Dow Chemical Co. is an early adopter of a “manufacturing intelligence” solution just introduced for general availability by Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Analytics. The system, already used in 14 Dow Chemical plants, makes it easier to accomplish data-source integration and real-time process analytics and visibility.
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