Features

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Predicting the journey to improved reliability

(30/01/2023)
As predictive maintenance moves from a concept into a practical solution, Gaurav Vermaexplains how it is transforming operations – through the use of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud, mobile applications and AI/ML – to analyse and predict insights using data, and web applications, sharing an entire operations data in one place.
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Electric actuators supplied to carbon capture storage project

(30/01/2023)
Rotork has been awarded a contract to supply IQ3 and Skilmatic SI range actuators to sn industrial decarbonisation project in Norway.
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A step towards smart oil platforms

(24/01/2023)
The offshore oil and gas industry, with its remote drilling rigs do not make for the easiest digitalisation projects with harsh conditions, confined spaces, and limited WLAN connectivity.


Archive

  1. 17/01/2023 Making pumps more energy efficient

    Around 16% of a typical industrial facility’s electricity costs are generated by its pumping systems. Find out how to reduce this figure.

  2. 17/01/2023 Increased flexibility for safety-critical alarm annunciators

    Regulations increasingly require data acquisition and sequence of events capabilities for critical alarm systems and many plant managers are struggling to find a cost-effective way of keeping up. Gary Bradshaw discusses why installing a distributed alarm annunciator system might provide a solution.

  3. 19/12/2022 Cameras give industrial robots human-like functions

    Hanry Martel discusses the benefits of incorporating vision technology into industrial robots.

  4. 16/12/2022 Navigating hazardous area safety requirements

    Where safety and compliance in hazardous environments are concerned, there are a lot of acronyms relating to standards, directives, and regulations. To help tackle the minefield, safety compliance expert and AEMT lecturer, Peter Rawlinson, looks at the key requirements concerning hazardous environments, what they cover and how they relate to each other.

  5. 12/12/2022 Tackling rising energy costs in wastewater treatment

    Edward Paro looks at how utilities and others operating water and wastewater treatment processes can reduce their energy costs.

  6. 05/12/2022 Gaining actionable insight

    Find out how modern SCADA solutions can offer actionable insight to allow for better monitoring and control of production processes.

  7. 02/12/2022 Connecting legacy equipment

    Adnan Khan explains how new and old equipment can work together seamlessly when industrial PCs (IPCs) come into the picture. 

  8. 28/11/2022 The digital twin family explained

    Naveen Kumar and Junichi Watanabe explain more about the different elements of digital twin technology and how it can offer benefits for the process sector.

  9. 21/11/2022 AI drives efficiencies through greater insight

    Control Engineering Europe finds out whether there is growing interest from end-user organisations in the use of machine learning, AI and other emerging technologies to increase the actionable information that can be gathered from data reservoirs.

  10. 21/11/2022 Time-constrained PLC integration project

    Matt Head and James Baker discuss a project that demanded the rapid integration of system controls of a containerised UV disinfection system for a water treatment plant. 

  11. 11/11/2022 A guide to wireless antenna selection

    Ian McNeilage provides a five-step plan for effective antenna selection.

  12. 11/11/2022 Increase production performance with controller innovations

    Besides an always increasing demand on production output, digitalisation also requires an increasing amount of standardised communication and more focus on security. To meet these demands and to remain competitive, new solutions based on innovative hardware, are needed, argues Andreas Czech.

  13. 03/11/2022 Moving forward with robots

    Julian Ware explores how advances in robotics and automation are making manufacturing and logistics companies of all sizes more productive, flexible, and resilient.

  14. 03/11/2022 Mixing it up with VFD technology to create environmentally friendly renewable energy

    Biogas production in Greece is on the increase thanks to PK Energy, a specialist in the construction of electricity production units from renewable energy sources, and the use of Optidrive variable frequency drive (VFD) technology from Invertek Drives.

  15. 31/10/2022 Envisioning a new future for process control

    The world is changing, and today’s industrial control systems need to change with it. Johan Björklund offers his thoughts on process automation systems of the future and the benefits they will deliver.

  16. 31/10/2022 Digital twin: An enabler for optimisation?

    Yanling Wu explains how digital twins are being used to achieve process design and operational performance improvements.

  17. 24/10/2022 AI is driving engineering transformations

    Sonali Singh and Sandeep Mohan discuss the role being played by artificial intelligence (AI) driven digitalisation when it comes to transforming the engineering sector.

  18. 22/10/2022 Can humans and machines work in harmony?

    A recent report from IDTechEx explores whether cobots are safe to work alongside humans. 

  19. 17/10/2022 Seeing double

    Joe Lomako highlights both the benefits and challenges of deploying digital twin technology.

  20. 17/10/2022 Industrial communications: the next big thing!

    Suzanne Gill asked what control engineering can expect the next big development to be in industrial communication technologies.