Friday, January 20, 2017

Acreditation recognises high-quality lifelong automation training expertise.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded accreditation status to Endress+Hauser.


One of E+H’s Process Training Units.
IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time. These CEUs are recognised, accepted and, even required by many state agencies and credentialing organisations.

“Endress+Hauser is proud of our education programs which train instrument technicians and engineers from the process automation industry in important installation, programming and troubleshooting skills so that our customers stay on the cutting edge,” stated Jerry Spindler, Customer and Field Service Training Manager, Endress+Hauser. Spindler added, “Our partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs, and we are very pleased to remain with such a prestigious organization and the elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Endress+Hauser as an Accredited Provider,” stated Lori Schnaider, president of IACET. Schnaider added, “Endress+Hauser joins nearly 600 organisations around the globe that have had their programs audited by third-party continuing education experts to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”

Upcoming classes in 2017 which offer CEUs at Endress+Hauser include I-101 Basic instrumentation in January, March, June, and September in Greenwood (IN USA).

Endress+Hauser completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, to achieve its Accredited Provider accreditation. The organization successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. Endress+Hauser has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Accredited Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, Endress+Hauser is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

#PAuto @Endress_Hauser @IACETorg

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Examining the fourth industrial revolution!

Key companies at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution have confirmed their participation at the Industry 4.0 Summit. This is scedulee to be held in Manchester (GB) on 4th-5th April 2017.  A combined high-level conference & trade exhibition the event is attracting support of many leading automation & technology companies such as Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, SMC Pneumatics, Panduit, EPlan, Murrelektroik and Bosch Rexroth, who are also the headline sponsor.
The four industrial revolutions.
B&R Automation, are another leading automation company exhibiting at the event, and their Regional Manager Andrew Norcliffe commented on the reason for their involvement  "B&R provides manufacturers with innovative hardware and software solutions to bring their factory into the 21st century. What better place to promote our technology than in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester, at the Industry 4.0 Summit. We are delighted to be involved in the event look forward to sharing our own experiences of modernising our 65,000 square metre factory in Austria with visitors to the show."

Event Director Gary Gilmour commented “We have been really encouraged by the level of support that this new event has received. With support from trade associations such as Gambica and the Industrial Internet Consortium, to endorsement from the government’s Innovate UK, through to incredible speakers from Airbus, Siemens, Unilever and of course all the exhibitors we have secured, we believe we have a great event that will educate British businesses on what the benefits of Industry 4.0 can deliver, and to see the latest technology from companies driving the 4th industrial revolution.”

The organisers will be delivering 40 leading speakers on industry 4.0, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and smart factories. The event aims to attract 300 conference delegates as well as 60 exhibiting companies & 3,000 visitors to the trade exhibition.

@Industry_4 @BR_Automation #industrie4 #PAuto

Installing a power-off brake!

Thomson Industries, has released an educational video for design engineers, illustrating how to properly install its SB Series power-off brake. Thomson’s SB Series is designed as a servo brake with low backlash splines for high-performance applications such as robotics, medical equipment and packaging.
SB power-off brakes are typically mounted on the back end of a motor that requires the stopping and/or holding of a load in the absence of power. The video describes the installation of these brakes in simple and clear steps.

Thomson’s SB Series includes a spline drive, which is constructed to withstand high-impact stresses and minimise system backlash. The spring-set, electromagnetic power-off brakes provide a safe and efficient way of stopping or holding load in the absence of power. Low-inertia, rotating components enable higher acceleration rates for design engineers to consider using for their specified application.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and share their application engineering and technical expertise. To that end, Thomson has authored a wide range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers available on their website to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.

@Thomson_Ind #Motion #Pauto

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Agreement on co-operation on automation opportunities.

Bedrock Automation has signed a memorandum of agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services. Under the agreement, the companies will pursue selected projects with automation system requirements for potential implementation of the Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSATM) system.

“Our clients are increasingly concerned about both cyber security and advanced automation and we have been creating innovative service packages to meet these needs. Bedrock Automation has excellent experience and superior designs in this area. I am impressed with their comprehensive background and knowledge in the industrial DCS and PLC arena,” said Jacobs’ Mission Solutions Chief Technology Officer Dr. Tommy Gardner.

The BedrockTM control system is known for its patented Black FabricTM Cybershield architecture, which provides an intrinsic cyber secure automation platform to protect user hardware, software and applications. Unlike other conventional industrial control systems, Bedrock was designed from a clean sheet of paper with advanced components and architecture to be simple, scalable and secure.

“Jacobs is taking a leadership role in integrating the next generation of information and automation technologies for its clients,” added Bedrock Automation President Bob Honor. “We see this as a tremendous opportunity to bring our technology and our vision of holistic cyber security to a much larger audience. We look forward to an exciting and mutually beneficial relationship with Jacobs.”


#PAuto @BedrockAuto #JacobsEngineering

Pipeline management & control system order.

Yokogawa has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA), that country's leading provider of engineering and operational services to the oil and gas pipeline sector, to supply a management and control system for a major multi-product fuel pipeline system. This project will replace BPA’s existing pipeline management and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

The pipeline system consists of three integrated multi-product fuel pipelines that, altogether, are some 650 km in length and extend from Ellesmere port in northwestern England to the country’s southeastern coast. The pipelines connect to the City of London’s major airports and are a critical part of the Britain’s infrastructure,

This order is for Yokogawa’s Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS), which will manage functions such as delivery scheduling and oil storage, and the FAST/TOOLS SCADA software, which will monitor and control the oil pipelines and related equipment such as compressors. The EPMS supplements a basic pipeline management system with specific gas and liquid applications that enable a pipeline operator to manage delivery contracts and associated logistics in a time and energy efficient manner. With the SCADA system covering monitoring and control, the EPMS will integrate the management of the SCADA data.

Yokogawa United Kingdom Ltd. will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems. Yokogawa Europe Solutions B.V., which has a wealth of oil and gas pipeline project experience, will provide support. Delivery of these systems will be completed by March 2018.

In accordance with its Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan, Yokogawa targets the entire energy supply chain. The company is strengthening its efforts to drive up sales by providing solutions for oil and gas pipelines and other midstream applications. Encouraged by its success in winning this order, Yokogawa plans to expand its control business in the midstream applications segment.

@YokogawaIA  #PAuto #Britain #BPA

Connectors to simplify panel building & system integration.

Cliff Electronics has introduced a 1U 19” rack mounting panel to aid system builders with integration of their very successful range of XLR-Format FeedThrough connectors. The panel has a black anodized finish and will accept 16 FeedThrough connectors and features a labelling strip for end users to identify the function or individual connectors. The panel is also fitted with a strain-relief bar for tying internal cables to, relieving pressure on internal cable assemblies and improving system reliability.

John Hall, General Manager of Cliff Electronics, says, “The introduction of our new FeedThrough connector mounting panel enables us to supply system builders with a complete panel mounting interconnection system. Demand for our FT connectors continues to grow and we are being asked to support more applications on a regular basis. The industry standard XL format speeds up our development time and allows our customers to simplify and standardise their panel design, improving flexibility and reducing cost. Our FeedThrough connecters are being employed in our traditional audio broadcast market and many more applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed.”

Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors provide one of the widest ranges of digital, optical and analogue available to system builders. The range now includes Firewire, HDMI A-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A “gender change” sockets, high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout 2017 and custom design enquiries are welcomed.

Cliff’s very extensive FT connector range is designed to fit into the industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout simplifying panel design and manufacture and improving design aesthetics. Models are available with plastic or rugged zinc/nickel XLR housings finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of the product range. All models may be front or rear mounted to control panels and the Firewire and HDMI models may be specified with an optional socket sealing cover to prevent the ingress of dust when not in use or when in transit.

The FT connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio, home theatre, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.

.All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and offer a complete range of very cost effective audio, data, and fibre connectors, all of which can both front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. For ease of assembly the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in 7 colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel

The FT Series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections and simplifying and speeding up assembly.

#CliffElectr #PAuto 

OPC Communication with Secure Link to IoT Clouds.

The new version of Softing’s dataFEED OPC Suite now includes an MQTT connector. This makes transfer of data to IoT Clouds simple and secure.

With Softing’s dataFEED OPC Suite, a secure IoT cloud data application can now be easily implemented. The new MQTT Connector enables the integration of automation devices via MQTT Publisher functionality in IoT cloud applications, e.g. IBM Bluemix Cloud. Highest security during transmission is guaranteed through the encryption of the data using SSL/TLS.

“A key issue for the successful implementation of Industrie 4.0 is the provision and analysis of production data. For system builders, operators and IT administrators, the crucial question is how and where to store and analyze large amounts of data safely and cost-effectively. This is where we come in with our solution”, says Andreas Roeck, Product Manager Data Integration at Softing Industrial.

Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite combines OPC Server and OPC Middleware functionality into one compact software solution. The integrated MQTT gateway allows easy integration of legacy and new controllers into IoT solutions. It is also possible to integrate components without MQTT support such as, for example, Siemens, B&R and Rockwell controllers. The state-of-the-art user interface with intelligent, common sense default settings and intuitive user guidance is designed to make it exceptionally easy for plant manufacturers and maintenance engineers to quickly and easily configure their IoT communication. The modular design of the suite offers the user the greatest possible flexibility since only the required functionality has to be licensed.

@SoftingIA #PAuto @OPCFoundation 

Measuring stylus tracking force.

Demonstrating its continuing role as a technological innovator, Rega will soon be launching a new accessory – a weighing scale that precisely measures stylus tracking force. With tone arm set-up critical to sound performance as well as stylus and record condition, their new Atlas Tracking Force Scale will confirm tone arm adjustment to 1/100th of a gram with a working range of 3.5 to 5 gm in a simple in-situ process. As an integral component for the scale, Rega chose the Zemic Q70 series miniature load cell, supplied and fully supported in the Britain by Variohm EuroSensor.

Having identified that an accurate way to measure tracking force was desirable for the high-end audio market, Rega set out to design a scale that would be affordable and be able to be offered alongside the majority of its turntable range.

Rega design engineer, Ashton Wagner explains how the project developed, "We looked for a load cell with an accuracy to one hundredth of a gram that would fully maintain that accuracy over its lifetime; we needed excellent durability and a scale that would not require calibration by the user." 

Budget constraints were also fully considered at the outset, "To meet our target costs the use of premium digital and analogue electronics were off the table. A microcontroller with an embedded commodity ADC was chosen which meant, that to achieve the accuracy we desired, we would have to use a high gain amplification circuit with little room for adjustment. We needed a gauge that would maintain consistent performance under variance in temperature, age, stress, and from gauge to gauge as well – after technical support from Variohm and thorough testing we thus chose the Zemic Q70 series load cell."

The Q70 series miniature load sensor is available in five range options from 0 to 20 gm, up to 200 gm and is well proven in hand-held scale applications. Its semiconductor strain gauge sensing element provides a 0.05% accuracy class and an output sensitivity of 0.5 +/- 0.15 mV/V for excitation from 2 to 5 V DC supply. Its high overload capability and compensated temperature range of -10⁰C to ~+40⁰C ensures consistency in measurement and high reliability for normal ambient temperature conditions.

Rega’s Atlas Tracking Force Scale packages the Q70 miniture load sensor in an attractive case that fits the contour of the record deck’s platen. The battery operated scale has a simple on/off button and a three segment digital display.

@RegaResearch @Variohm #Audio

Drive ranges purchased to continue availaibility.

Following the recent closure of SmartDrive Limited*, Mclennan has purchased the design and manufacturing rights for the entire line of the former motion control provider’s D- and DM-series full/half stepping and microstepping Eurocard drives.

This popular and well-proven range had been a flagship product for SmartDrive since its inception in the mid-80’s and has become a key product for many OEMs and end-users. Notwithstanding the regrettable closure of SmartDrive, by securing the manufacturing rights Mclennan can guarantee existing users continuity of supply going forward. The range also stands alone as an excellent and compelling Eurocard format stepper drive for new applications, perfectly suiting motion control integrators and machine builders preferring stepper drives and 19-inch rack systems for automation hardware.

Mclennan’s new D and DM series drives are form-fit replacements for the former SmartDrive models, utilising the equivalent components, manufacturing techniques and quality control procedures as their previously available counterparts. D- and DM-series drives use the 3U high x 160mm deep Euromodule format. Both drive types are available in 5 current-rated ranges and employ top quality MOSFET technology coupled with high efficiency heat sinking for maximum efficiency. Continuous current ratings cover 2.8A, 5.5A, 8.0A, 11.0A and 16.5A with supply voltages ranging from 27 to 94V DC. For each model type flexible and straightforward current setting ensures optimum performance whilst the highly reliable drives feature Comprehensive Dynamic Protection (CDP) which reacts against motor winding faults within 5 µs. The D series provides 200/400 full/half step resolution whilst the DM series offers microstepping up to 51,200 steps/rev binary or 50,000 steps/rev decimal.

As part of its wide range of motion control components, Mclennan can supply compatible stepper motors, gear units and other power transmission components as well as design and build complete motion systems around the new drives.

* Details of winding up of SmartDrives (19/12/2016)


#Mclennan #PAuto #Drives

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Circuit protection in Britain & Ireland.

Anglia has significantly strengthened and enhanced its circuit protection portfolio with its appointment as Britain and Ireland distributor by Littelfuse.


John Bowman (L), Marketing Director, Anglia 
Paul Turner, EMEA Sales Director Electronics Bus
Unit , Littelfuse 
The announcement gives Anglia customers access not only to Littelfuse cartridge and surface-mount fuses, resettable fuses and fuse holders, but also to its suppression products such as Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV’s), Gas Discharge Tubes (GDT), TVS Diodes and Arrays and SIDACtors. Anglia will also be offering and supporting Littelfuse magnetic sensors and reed switches, as well as the power semiconductor range encompassing IGBT, Rectifier and Thyristor modules, Schottky diodes, Ultrafast rectifiers and Silicon Carbide (SiC) diodes.

Commenting, David Pearson, Technical Director at Anglia said, “Littelfuse is one of the best known and most respected brands in electronics today. Through innovation and technology-driven acquisition it has built up a portfolio of solutions without parallel. Starting from its heritage of circuit protection, it has become a leader in suppression, power semiconductors and other areas too. Our new relationship with Littelfuse gives us access to an extensive range of devices that we currently aren’t able to offer.”

He continued, “Additional products Anglia can offer as a result of the new relationship include LED protection devices and surge protection modules for outdoor lighting. These will be of great interest to customers of Anglia Lighting.”

Paul Turner, EMEA Sales Director, Electronics Business Unit at Littelfuse added, “We realized there are segments of the UK market that we were not addressing and this was holding back Littelfuse’s growth. It became clear that Anglia is very much engaged with these segments. The focus and energy that we see at Anglia gives us confidence that we can now address these segments and mutually enjoy accelerated growth.”

Anglia has put in place a comprehensive stock profile of the most popular Littelfuse lines, which are listed on Anglia Live with immediate effect. Datasheets for non-stocked lines that are recommended for new designs have also been loaded onto Anglia Live, for easy reference by Anglia customers.

 #Britain  #Ireland. #Anglia #PAuto @Littelfuse

Cylinder pressure sensors.

The Type 6124A uncooled cylinder pressure sensor, from Kistler, has a measuring range of 0 to 300 bar and is equally suited to laboratory and on-road applications in challenging environments.

The key to the performance of the new sensor is the high sensitivity of Kistler’s PiezoStar® crystal even with the compact physical design. The sensor offers excellent thermal sensitivity and linearity characteristics (thermal sensitivity shift ≤±1 %) and linearity (≤± 0.3 %) with a measuring range of 0 to 300 bar at up to 350°C. The combination of high sensitivity and excellent thermodynamic characteristics delivers high-precision and accurate measurements.

The decoupling of the measuring element and an improved cable connection ensures that the Type 6124A can deliver an excellent lifetime, even under harsh operating conditions and the new sensor, being uncooled, is suitable for test-cell applications and in-vehicle testing.

This shoulder-sealed sensor has the benefit of offering a flush-mounted installation in the cylinder head and the extensive range of mounting accessories ensure that the sensor can be installed through the water-jacket directly or by using a mounting sleeve.

The new Type 6124A cylinder pressure sensor delivers a powerful combination of high sensitivity, low thermal shock error, excellent linearity and minimal sensitivity change across the temperature range and is interchangeable with the ground-isolated Type 6125C pressure sensor. Whether on the test bed or the road, the new sensor provides performance to match the demands of the most challenging applications.

 #Kistler #PAuto #Laboratory

Air velocity with Modbus.

The EE671 compact air flow probe from E+E Elektronik measures air velocity up to 20 m/s (4000 ft/m) and is ideal for HVAC applications. The new version with Modbus RTU interface facilitates the EE761 integration into modern building automation systems.

The EE671 probe is dedicated for reliable air flow measurement in heating and ventilation systems. It features the new E+E VTQ thin-film flow sensing element. Due to innovative transfer molding, the sensing element is very robust and highly insensitive to contamination, which allows accurate and long-term stable measurements even under harsh conditions.

The probe is available with fixed cable or M12 connector. The alignment strip and the matching mounting flange allow for easy installation and precise positioning of the EE671 in the ventilation duct. The sensing head design is optimized for low angle dependency.

In addition to the Modbus version, the EE671 is also available with voltage output 0-1 V, 0-5 V or 0-10V. An optional configuration kit makes it easy to scale the output, set the Modbus parameters and perform the adjustment of EE671.

• E+E Elektronic products are marketed in Ireland by Instrument Technology.


 #Modbus. #epulse #PAuto 

Monday, January 16, 2017

New lab focusses on IIoT.

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS (NI) has announced the opening of the new NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters (TX USA). The new lab focuses on intelligent systems that connect operational technology, information technology and the companies working on these systems.

Designed with flexibility for the future, the lab’s operational focus includes areas such as microgrid control and communication, advanced control for manufacturing, and asset monitoring for heavy equipment.

Additionally, the NI Industrial IoT Lab fosters collaboration between different companies to improve interoperability. In this space, companies with expertise in communications protocols, controller hardware, I/O components, processing elements and software platforms come together to validate end-to-end solutions that can dramatically change the way businesses operate. Companies sponsoring the NI Industrial IoT Lab include: Analog Devices Inc, Avnu Alliance, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Industrial Internet Consortium, Intel, Kalypso, OPC Foundation, OSIsoft, PTC, Real-Time Innovations, SparkCognition, Semikron, Viewpoint Systems and Xilinx.

“We are excited to strengthen partnerships with other world-class technology companies. A working showcase for new technologies can help all companies involved drive breakthrough innovations for utility grids, manufacturing, asset health monitoring and several other industries,” said Jamie Smith, business and technology director at NI.

The lab is a working showcase for Industrial IoT technologies, solutions and systems architectures. Through demonstrators, such as the on-site Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) testbeds, participating companies can promote innovative solutions and drive discussions with the domain experts that see the real-world challenges.

#IIoT @NIglobal @niukie #IoT #PAuto

Rounding out cloud IoT applications.

WebAccess 8.2 is a web based SCADA software package available later this year (November) from Advantech, to round out the IoT applications from the end to the cloud. Based on the previous powerful features, the latest version supports MQTT protocol and adds two new drivers (Ethernet/IP for Allen-Bradley PLC and B+B Wzzard MQTT) enabling manager/administrator/System Integrator to effortlessly integrate more on-site devices and upload the front-end data to the cloud.

In order to push product performance to perfection, Advantech has enhanced Dashboard performance in this new release to ensure stable and synchronous data transmission. Meanwhile, WebAccess provides special network architecture called Super SCADA that can collect the information of distributed nodes by its project upload tool so as to easily achieve centralized monitoring management, no matter how many layers users need to expand.

As the MQTT gradually becomes one of the major transmission protocols in the IoT field, supporting it allows WebAccess 8.2 users to save network traffic costs and reduce the required network bandwidth while getting better network security mechanism to protect the users' important data. Through its lightweight transmission mode, WebAccess 8.2 can act as a gateway and do large data collection, helping integrators or partners to successfully extend their systems to the cloud applications.

Since the dynamic data display is an important function of the SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system, WebAccess 8.2 HTML5 based Dashboard not only tuned the widgets to meet users’ demands but also improved data transmission efficiency to accelerate the data refresh speed on the mobile phone. As a result, users can view the dynamic data anytime anywhere without delay.

In response to more extensive and complicated IoT applications, Advantech WebAccess’s Super SCADA is a useful tool to link multiple nodes or projects through a simple setting, making integration quick and easy while accomplishing unified remote monitoring management. When the network connection is interrupted, its active retransmission function can temporarily store the data on the nodes and automatically resume uploads after reconnection. Users do not need to worry about data loss as well as eliminating the trouble of manual resetting by the user.

Unlike the traditional HMI/SCADA system, Advantech WebAccess is 100% Web-based SCADA software and provides cross-platform and cross-browser functionality and compatibility such as Intelligent Dashboard, various open interfaces, ample protocols and hundreds of drivers, allowing users to conveniently develop projects and view or control automation equipments.

 @AdvantechIA #PAutp #Scada @AdvantechInfo #IoT

Control Systems for UAE.

Yokogawa (Middle East & Africa) has received an order from the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) to provide control systems for the Layyah Power and Desalination Station. SEWA, the owner and operator of this plant, is an agency of the Emirate of Sharjah, which is one of the states that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

SEWA is retrofitting the control systems, auxiliary facilities, and utilities for units 7 and 8 at the Layyah Power and Desalination Station. Each of these units comprises a 75 MW oil and gas-fired thermal power plant and a 27,000 m3 per day multi-stage flash (MSF) desalination plant: a technology that involves the heating and evaporation of seawater in multiple vacuum distillation tanks to produce steam, which is then condensed to produce fresh water. Such systems are energy-efficient because they use the heat from the steam that is created in the vacuum distillation tanks.

For this project, Yokogawa Middle East & Africa will deliver the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system for the boiler, turbine governor, turbine protection system and the desalination plant at each of these units, as well as the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system for burner management and boiler protection. The company will also deliver field instruments such as the DPharp EJA series differential pressure/pressure transmitter, continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS), and steam and water analysis systems (SWAS). In addition to being responsible for engineering, the company will provide support for the installation and commissioning of these systems, with all work scheduled for completion by September 2017. This is Yokogawa’s first ever distributed control system order for a power and desalination plant in the UAE.

In the UAE and throughout the Middle East, demand for electricity and water is soaring due to rapid economic growth. Power and desalination plants that rely on the region’s abundant oil and gas resources make up an important part of this region’s infrastructure. Backed by this order, Yokogawa will continue working to expand its control business in the power and water infrastructure market.

 @YokogawaIA  #PAuto #Power