Process instrumentation

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Part-turn intelligent electric actuators from Rotork have been installed in several gas pressure reducing stations in Belgium to provide reliable flow control without the release of undesirable greenhouse gas emissions.
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Is it time to switch to non-invasive measurement?

Thermowells have long been considered the best solution for measuring temperature in industrial applications. Dr. Guruprasad Sosale explains how developments in non-invasive temperature measurement are offering new possibilities for comparable performance while cutting the time, cost and disruption associated with setting up new measurement points.
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Why choose radar technology for water monitoring?

Control engineering Europe finds out more about the benefits of radar technology for level sensing applications in the water sector.


  1. 26/06/2020 Temperature monitoring for Covid-19 samples

    Omniflex has supplied an SMS alert system to the University of Oxford’s Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research.

  2. 13/01/2020 Making process control valve choices

    Today’s process control valves offer an ever wider range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves to choose from it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application, says Damien Moran.

  3. 11/11/2019 Reliable liquid level monitoring solution for high temperature chemical application

    A producer of caprolactam – an organic chemical used as a precursor to the manufacture of synthetic fibres – required a solution to enable continuous monitoring of high-temperature liquid levels in tanks.

  4. 04/11/2019 Flow measurement: getting it right

    Understanding, monitoring and controlling flow rate, as part of industrial processes, are essential elements to the viable operation of production systems. Brendan Robson discusses what is involved in getting such measurements right and the hazards of getting it wrong.

  5. 17/09/2019 Connectivity in real-time - IO Link, and the Automation Platform Network

    It is critical that suppliers of remote I/O systems can connect to the most important networks used in industry today. PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT® and Modbus are all common networks used in Industrial Automation but how does a manufacturer of machines standardise, when their various customers specify different networks in their factories? Nigel Dawson, head of Business Development Electric Automation at Festo explains.

  6. 17/08/2019 Meeting level measurement challenges with radar

    Denny Nelson explains how the latest non-contacting radar transmitters can overcome food processing challenges using frequency modulated continuous wave technology.

  7. 15/07/2019 Starting a revolution with smart devices

    Mike Loughran discusses the migration path for introducing smart devices to a legacy system to enable IIoT. 

  8. 01/07/2019 When flexibility is vital

    To ensure it gets the perfect testing equipment to meet its very specific needs, Hager builds its own test machinery. To do this it needed chose the optimum installation concept for the automated machines.

  9. 21/05/2019 Interface measurement through thick and thin

    Denny Nelson explains how the latest guided wave radar technology can improve interface level measurement accuracy by halving the minimum detectable thickness of the upper product.

  10. 22/01/2019 Remotely proof-testing to improve SIS performance

    Periodic proof-tests are a necessity for level switches that form part of a safety instrumented system (SIS) and partial proof-tests provide a safe way to optimise the time interval between full tests. Marianne Williams compares different ways of performing partial proof-tests.

  11. 07/01/2019 Closing the metering skills gap in oil & gas

    Despite the vital role played by flow meters in the oil & gas industry the meter management sills gap continues to grow, argues Alick MacGillivray.

  12. 05/12/2018 Revisiting a forgotten flow solution

    Fraser Higgins explains why variable area flowmeters should not be overlooked when a simple yet versatile flowmetering solution is required.

  13. 24/08/2018 Valves in delayed coking units – why they matter

    Refineries need to improve profitability to stay competitive in today’s market. Delayed coking for heavy and sour oil refineries is potentially one of the most profitable operations available to refiners, says Raimar Hellwig.

  14. 23/07/2018 Butterfly valves take control

    Mark Nymeyer discusses the advantages and limitations of butterfly valves, and highlights developments that are making them more suitable for flow control.

  15. 10/07/2018 Solenoid control without the bang

    Paul Hobden looks at the challenges surrounding process control in potentially explosive atmospheres and how they can be overcome.

  16. 29/05/2018 I/O in the era of Industry 4.0

    Control Engineering Europe finds out about I/O device developments which ensures they are prepared to work as part of a digital enterprise.

  17. 03/03/2018 Phased modernisation offers time and cost savings

    A phased control system modernisation solution for a production line has offered a better return on investment for one castings Manufacturer. Control Engineering Europe reports.

  18. 28/01/2018 Phased modernisation offers time and cost savings

    A phased control system modernisation solution for a production line has offered a better return on investment for one castings Manufacturer. Control Engineering Europe reports.

  19. 30/05/2017 Getting the frequency right

    Low and mid frequency non-contacting radar devices can now be complemented by high frequency technology. Per Skogberg explains which of these might be the right solution for a particular level measurement application. 

  20. 22/05/2017 The flow meter: a role in Industry 4.0 success?

    José Leonett discusses the changing flow metering needs of the process industry to allow it to meet current and future challenges.