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Digital communication goes underground
Tyco Flow Control's Nick Smith shows how mining sites can work more efficiently by installing underground computer systems....
Fieldbus technology and safety valves
At the Valve World 2008 show, Juha Yli-Petäys described digital technology for emergency valves. He discussed existing solutions and the possibilities they offer. He also explained how end-users can e...
Foundation Fieldbus for China
CSPC is one of the world's largest PC projects. When production started in 2006, the project was the biggest installation utilising Foundation Fieldbus technology in process control and field instrum...
How to install fieldbus in your plant – part I
Fieldbus is a wonderful technology with many benefits, but fieldbus installation requires some additional considerations over and above normal 4-20mA projects. In this article, Mike O’Neill discusses ...
How to install fieldbus in your plant – part II
Many automation engineers are coming face to face with real fieldbus applications for the first time. This is the second and concluding part of an article by Mike O’Neill that discusses the issues and...
Leveraging the power of Profibus
In this interview, Auma's Kees Geldhof touches on some headline projects in Belgium that are making good use of Profibus technology....
Recent developments in process valve diagnostics
Most process valve manufacturers market 'smart' or 'intelligent' valves – typically a digital positioner plus a control valve. While this technology has been available for a long time for control valv...
Up close: developments in valve actuation
David Sear recently interviewed five staff at Rotork, who agreed to have their comments captured directly on film!...
Valve actuation and control in the modern super refinery
When you are operating one of the largest single refinery sites in the world, then you need a well thought out actuation strategy. One that couples superior commissioning and data transfer technologie...
Valve position detection in modern process installations
This article gives an insight into the types of sensors that are applied in the field as well as emerging trends in the market. ...
Wireless monitoring of valves
In this technical article, Israel Radomsky reveals how wireless sensor systems can revolutionize industrial processing. He notes that wireless sensor technology offers reliable, autonomous process con...
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