Process instrumentation

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How low can you go?

(23/05/2024)
Neil Hannay looks at a variety of flowmeter technologies and offers some thoughts on their suitability for low-flow measurement applications.
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Level sensing security considerations

(19/04/2024)
Philipp Ketterer discusses the importance of specifying level sensing solutions which can offer security against cyber attacks.
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Smart control valve benefits

(01/04/2024)
Christoph Lukasik, Head of Design and Product Development at Schubert & Salzer Control Systems, talks about the benefits and challenges for control engineers of adopting smart control valve mechanisms.


Archive

  1. 18/12/2023 Reliable flow measurement solutions

    Control Engineering Europe reports on the launch of two new flowmeter solutions.

  2. 26/06/2023 Optimising production processes with radar technology

    Felix Glans explains how the latest non-contacting radar level transmitters are helping food manufacturers to increase product quality, throughput and safety.

  3. 19/06/2023 Process device advances can bring new life to legacy I/O

    Joe Wagner discusses trends in industrial I/O, arguing that as processing devices advance more rapidly they are unlocking new features for legacy field devices.

  4. 30/09/2022 The benefits of local process diagnostics

    Greg Wainhouse looks at the ways in which manufacturers of process control equipment are making life easier for plant operators and maintenance technicians.

  5. 27/09/2022 Devices are joining the revolution

    In the not-so-distant past, instrumentation devices required regular inspection to identify faults and prevent downtime, requiring large maintenance teams and high costs. David Bowers explains, a how digitalisation is ushering in a new era for industrial maintenance.

  6. 01/08/2022 Sliding gate valves optimise RO water purification facility

    Veolia Water Technologies has built an ultra-modern plant to produce drinking water in Ostend, Belgium. At critical points of the process sliding gate valves are responsible for regulating pressure and flow rate.

  7. 12/07/2022 Intelligent electric actuation adopted at a water adventure site

    Intelligent actuators have helped improve and modernise the flow control system at a white water centre in the north-east of England.

  8. 10/01/2022 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.

  9. 12/10/2021 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.

  10. 01/06/2021 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.

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  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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. 

  19. 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.

  20. 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.