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October 2014

Volume: 27
Edition: 10

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Five reasons for doing cloud-computing in process industries

Including security concerns, a better way to deal with change and managed costs
For process manufacturers whose operations rarely stop — and sometimes are continuously in production for months on end — the ability to allow authorized personnel to access the same vital data from anywhere in the world, any time of day and from any device, would be a significant competitive advantage.
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How we develop hollow-fiber, ultrafiltration membrane technology

Thirteen pilot tests; two plants under construction; indications of consistent permeate quality from variable water sources
Increasing attention is being paid to water-reuse technologies that pertain to the “next level” of difficult-to-treat or highly variable raw-water sources.
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Consider ingress protection when specifying motion-control actuators

Whether its dust or liquids threatening, make sure components are protected
Everyone wants improved quality, increased safety and reduced production costs. Factory automation plays a big part in making it happen.
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How ASME 33.1 impacts welded pipe work in select process industries

Pharmaceutical, food and semiconductor operations can’t make the grade with ‘make-do’ fixes
Recent years have witnessed exponentially increasing demand for improvements in piping-fabrication quality.
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Challenges for some, opportunities for others

Endress + Hauser bets on a growing U.S. economy; services growth a response to changing industry demographics
“Information and energy” are why things will be looking pretty darn good the next several years for North American economies, the process industries and IT-based automation and instrumentation markets.
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What it means to have means to keep everyone fed

Nothing is bigger than the food industry, not even energy. But it takes a visit to the Atlantic seaboard to get a feel for food distribution’s sheer enormity, immense variety and how foodstuffs are brought to our shores from the four corners of the world.
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Volumetric Dry Material Feeders

For volumetric dry material feeding applications, the economical Tuf-Flex™ Series Feeders handle a wide variety of fine powders, flakes, granules, chips and pellets.
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Feeders for Heavy Material Applications

Eriez C and A Series Feeders are ideally suited for heavy material applications requiring feeders to operate under heavy loads.
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Plant-wide Weigh Batching System

An automated Plant-wide Weigh Batching System engineered by Flexicon Corporation simultaneously weighs up to seven major ingredients received in bulk bags and unlimited minor ingredients received in 50 lb (23 kg) sacks, pails or boxes.
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Batching Weighing Solutions

Vibra Screw offers a continuous or batching weighing solution for every dry bulk feeding problem.
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Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeders for Dry Bulk Material

Hapman’s PosiPortion feeder precisely feeds a wide range of free-flowing or sluggish bulk solids, granules and powders.
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Bulk Bag Discharge & Feed System

Sodimate’s bulk bag discharger assures complete mechanical discharge along with accurate feeding.
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Interface for Continuous Level Sensors

The WirelessEZ communication interface (radio modem) from Monitor Technologies is a practical option when hard-wiring is not feasible.
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Rotary Paddle Switch

The ROTALOG Rotary Paddle Switch by Mucon, presented by Kemutec, is designed to signal the presence or absence of bulk materials in silos and hoppers as well as for blockage detection in conveyor chutes.
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Particulate CEM for Stacks

This Particulate Continuous Emissions Monitor (CEM) for large stacks, baghouses, cartridge type dust collectors, cyclones and some ESPs (electrostatic precipitators) offers the performance of a light scatter PM CEM with lower maintenance and offers far greater accuracy and low level monitoring than an opacity monitor.
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Modular Multi-channel Transmitter/Controller

Bürkert’s Type 8619 multiCELL modular multi-channel transmitter/controller has been expanded to include a function for measuring the free chlorine content in water.
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Energy Performance Analytics Software

Yokogawa Electric Corp.'s Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics) software tool uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant.
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Isolated Device Coupler

The new FieldBarrier R4D0-FB-IA from Pepperl+Fuchs is a diagnostic-enabled isolated device coupler for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA instruments.
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Clamp-on Doppler Flowmeter

Greyline's new DFM 5.1 Doppler Flow Meter measures flow from outside a pipe.
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Thermal Mass Flowmeters with HART and Profibus DP Certification

Sierra Instruments' QuadraTherm® 640i and 780i air flowmeters are now available with HART and Profibus DP certifications.
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Thermal Mass Flowmeter & Temperature Transmitter

Zero CAL-CHECK™ is a companion test to the CAL-V™ Calibration Validation feature available on the Fox Model FT3 Thermal Mass Flow Meter & Temperature Transmitter.
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Coriolis Flowmeter for Oil & Gas

The new TCM Series 3" Coriolis flowmeter from TRICOR Coriolis Technology is particularly well suited to the oil & gas industry.
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Effective, Economical Nitrogen Tank Blanketing Achieved With FCI Thermal Mass Flow Meters

Process engineers in search of a flow measurement solution to support accurate, safe and economical nitrogen tank blanketing operations will find the ST Series Family of Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides a wide range of choices designed to accommodate various tank and line sizes.
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Flanged Magmeter

Omega's new, economically priced FMG-2000 series of flanged magmeters is used in 3 to 12-inch pipe in municipal or industrial water, wastewater, pump stations and packaged plant applications.
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