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Monday, December 24, 2012

Siemens FUS-LDS leak detection system offers enhanced pipeline management


The Siemens FUS-LDS Leak Detection System offers a complete software and hardware solution for detecting and localizing pipeline leaks. Whether customers are looking for increased pipeline control, protection against theft or are under regulatory constraints, the FUS-LDS based on SITRANS FUH1010 clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement technology is the answer offering a number of distinct benefits. When a pipeline leak occurs, it causes a sudden decrease in pressure at the leak origin. This pressure transient radiates both upstream and downstream from the line breach and decreases the density of the liquid, which results in a sudden drop in the liquid‘s sonic propagation velocity (Vs). The change in Vs is detected at each site station and time stamped with the arrival of the pressure wave‘s leading edge. As a result, the highly accurate FUS-LDS can locate a leak event within ±150 meters.To avoid triggering false alarms, a fully optimized FUS-LDS continuously senses pipeline application conditions and dynamically compensates for the normal changes that occur throughout daily operation. Finally the Siemens FUS-LDS is a comprehensive system that includes all hardware and software. From an operational perspective, this eliminates the potential for third-party instrumentation outages that could impact the ability of the FUS-LDS to monitor a pipeline.DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fisher 4320 wireless position monitor leads with contactless control valve feedback.


The Fisher 4320 wireless position monitor with on/off control output option is the latest release from Emerson Process Management. This latest addition to the Smart wireless solutions family includes a non-contacting wireless position transmitter and limit switch. The Fisher 4320 wireless position monitor eliminates the need for wiring to an on/off pneumatically actuated valve. This rugged measurement device provides a precise wireless feedback signal to indicate equipment position with a percent of span plus on/off indication. By eliminating the need for wires, cost and time involved in executing the project are considerably reduced. Wireless valve solutions from Fisher are easy to install and commission quickly, providing users with a cost effective way to achieve real time discrete valve control with position feedback. The 4320 can be used to monitor equipment such as valves, sliding-stem regulators, displacement and float level sensors, and relief valves. Like other devices in the Emerson wireless family, the Fisher 4320 has secure and reliable performance with a 5 to 10 year SmartPower battery life and is fully compatible with existing smart wireless self organizing mesh networks. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Schneider Electric's active energy efficiency solutions, reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%


"Active Energy Efficiency is defined as effecting permanent change through measurement, monitoring, and control of energy usage" as per a recent whitepaper released by Schneider Electric. Active Energy Efficiency can be achieved when energy-saving devices are not only installed, but controlled to use only the energy required. It is this aspect of control that is critical to achieving the maximum efficiency. Two thirds of all the electricity consumed by industry goes into powering electric motors. This statement is true for just about every industrialized nation in the world. In processes, understanding where energy can be saved can be more technical. Many fluid power applications (hydraulics, pneumatics, and other air movement) can present opportunities for savings. For example, many processes still use mechanical vanes and vents to route air to atmosphere when it is not required. An easily installed VSD can be used to control turning the fan on or off.Moreover, such fan arrangements frequently use confi gurations (such as centrifugal fans) that can be slowed down without signifi cant loss of performance. Consider that a 22 kW fan that is reduced in speed from 50 Hz to 47 Hz could save double its price and installation costs in the first year.Finally most production facility managers are preoccupied with producing greater volumes at lower prices, rather than addressing ‘overhead’ costs such as energy. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Siemens launches online game Plantville to engage, educate their target audience


Sometime in 2010, Siemens Marketing and communications team were working on how to build brand awareness, engage and educate customers and prospects online, Recruit future engineers, showcase their entire product range in the value chain. They identified they needed to reach and engage their target audience where they spent most of their time online. As per a 2011 survey there are approx 1 billion smartphones in the world today, 84% of them accessed internet and 59% accessed social media on their smartphones. What Siemens did was simply outstanding "thinking out of the box" they launched an online game "Plantville". This online game simulates the experience of being a plant manager. Players are challenged to maintain operation of their plant while improving productivity, efficiency and facility health. In the process they were educated about Siemens products increasing brand awareness, solutions to complex process problems etc. Since then, 23,000 engineering professionals have spent approximately 14 minutes with the game every time they visit the site. Plantville engaged and educated online prospects and customers from more than 11,500 companies, Engineering recruits from more than 600 universities and colleges, Several government associations and more than 3,500 employees. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

PanaFlow HT the world's first SIL ultrasonic flow meter from GE

Chevron spots failures across global energy assets with GE's bigdata Industrial Internet software


Chevron is using System 1 technology from GE’s Bently Nevada product line to monitor from a single control room in Houston, installations and hundreds of pieces of equipment around the world. GE workers have placed thousands of sensors inside pumps, turbines, compressors and other field equipment. The sensors monitor and gather heat signals, vibrations, flow rates that amount to terabytes of data, and transmit it across the Industrial Internet connecting people, networks, and machines. This unstructured data is then run through machine based algorithms to provide more actionable data that help engineers maximize oil and gas production rates, monitor corrosion and material fatigue in pipelines, optimize refinery fuel consumption, schedule maintenance, and cut unplanned shutdowns. GE estimates that 1 percent reduction in capital expenditures in oil and gas exploration and development could yield $90 billion in savings over the next 15 years. System 1 is only one product in GE’s Industrial Internet services portfolio. Finally GE estimates that the new solutions could save customers $150 billion by improving efficiency and productivity.DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs innovates quarter turn ball valve with inductive proximity sensors.


Inductive proximity sensors are highly accurate, reliable, noncontact electronic switches that can be easily applied to quarter turn valves or for that matter, any rotary travel-style valve. Sensors require a metallic target for actuation and they too are easily mounted to your valve assembly. Pepperl+Fuchs inductive proximity sensors are wear-free and have high switching frequencies. A variety of sensors for enclosures that can be mounted onto a pneumatic actuator or manually operated valve include V3-style packaging, slot style, or small diameter cylindrical sensors. For variations in travel like in high-performance or triple-offset butterfly valves which by design travel slightly more than 90 degrees, the inductive proximity sensor can be adjusted to meet this variation. Finally the inductive proximity sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs is versatile, with a low-profile modular, direct mount sensor you can monitor three valve positions anywhere within a 360 degree range of travel. Programming the set points is easy and tamper-resistant by engaging a simple lock programming sequence. DOWNLOAD VALVE SOLUTIONS APP. WANT TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT? FEEDBACK @anand_rkrishnan