Thursday 30 June 2022

Intelligent tyre pressure monitoring.

Sensata Technologies has developed a new Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs to help improve vehicle safety and performance.

Interest in BLE TPMS is on the rise as vehicles become more connected, electrified, and autonomous. While common in consumer applications like speakers and headphones, BLE is relatively new in the TPMS space for vehicle OEMs and is enabled by newer vehicle system architectures that can support BLE functionality.

Sensata's new BLE TPMS leverages its field proven tire pressure monitoring sensors by replacing the ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio with BLE radio to enable two-way communication. These new BLE TPMS solutions are available in both clamp-in and snap-in configurations, are optimized for long battery life, and deliver the same pressure, temperature and auto-location capabilities as Sensata’s existing UHF TPMS solutions.

BLE TPMS technology helps improve vehicle safety, performance and the driving experience. The technology can enhance advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and augment remote diagnostics support. With Over-the-Air updates, drivers can download new tire-related features and software updates, enhancing their driving experience and avoiding a trip to the shop for service. BLE two-way communication also enables cyber security authentication, which is not possible with traditional one-way UHF, and adds a layer of protection from being hacked.

A leading vehicle maker in North America has selected Sensata’s solution for its electric vehicles and Sensata will be launching production in the first half of 2023.

“BLE TPMS is the natural evolution of the TPMS solutions Sensata provides today,” says Eric Sorret, Vice President of Automotive at Sensata Technologies. “This business award with a leading vehicle OEM is an exciting first step towards showing the added value BLE TPMS can bring to both OEMs and consumers. BLE TPMS opens the door to generating new data and insights that can improve vehicle safety, performance, and the overall user experience.”

@Sensata @SRSTechPR #Automotive #BlueTooth

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Renewable energy in the Pacific.

Multi-million-dollar project will enable conversion of Réunion Island power station to biomass, reducing emissions by 84%.

Albioma, a French independent energy provider, is engaging Emerson to help transition its coal-fired Bois Rouge plant to 100% renewable energy. As part of Albioma’s wider mission to transition all of its existing fossil fuel plants to renewable energy, Emerson’s automation systems and software will enable the coal-fired power station to convert to biomass feedstock.

The multi-million-dollar project is the latest example of how Emerson technologies are helping customers accelerate their transition to more sustainable energy. The power plant, one of three that Albioma operates on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, will be converted to use 100% biomass wood pellets. The overhaul of the 108-megawatt facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 640,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year, an 84% decrease in direct emissions compared to current operating levels.

“Our aim as a company is to reach almost 100% renewable energies by 2030 at the latest, and the complete discontinuation of coal at our flagship site represents a major milestone in this green revolution,” said Pascal Langeron, chief operating officer, Reunion Island of Albioma. “Emerson is an automation partner with whom we have a trusted relationship and whose extensive experience and expertise in biomass power plants will be crucial to this project being completed on schedule.”

Pic: Googlemaps
The Bois Rouge plant consists of three generating units. Two units are already controlled by Emerson’s Ovation™ distributed control system, which will be modified for use with biomass feedstock, and the third unit will be replaced with a new Ovation system. The units will also be modernised with new turbine protection and health monitoring systems, safety systems for the boilers, and upgraded boiler control elements and instrumentation.

To ensure the project is completed within the available timeframe – a critical requirement of Albioma – Emerson will provide its Project Certainty methodologies, digital technologies and software expertise. In addition to delivering local engineering support for the project, Emerson will provide its Remote Virtual Office (RVO) collaboration platform – a secure virtual engineering and testing environment that will enable Albioma to access Emerson’s resources and ongoing support to reduce project risk and costs.

“Emerson has a vital role to play in the global transition to a sustainable energy future by supporting customers in their conversion projects,” said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson’s power and water business. “Our automation technologies, software, solutions and biomass project expertise will help Albioma operate Bois Rouge at peak performance, while also benefiting the environment by achieving a very significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.”

Work on the transition project will begin during a planned outage in June 2022 and is scheduled to be completed within five months.

@Emerson_News @EmersonExchange @EMR_Automation @Albioma @OvationUsers @HHC_Lewis#Pauto #Power #Environment

Tuesday 28 June 2022

High-precision CoriolisMaster flowmeter certified for custody transfer.

ABB’s CoriolisMaster flowmeter has received recognition for its high levels of accuracy, gaining custody transfer standards approval. The flowmeter now offers a new custody transfer application approved under OIML R 117-1 and Wellmec standards and certified for the European Measuring Instruments Directive MID.*
Accuracy and reliable measurement are paramount in the transfer of expensive commodities such as oil and gas. Custody transfer is a highly regulated area which falls under both international standards and regional regulations.

The CoriolisMaster certification complements ABB’s Flow-X series of flow computers, a single hardware and software solution that connects to flowmeters, and to temperature, pressure and density transmitters as well as chromatographs to calculate the volume at standard conditions, mass and energy following international standards. The Flow-X aims for the highest precision to protect the interest of buyer and seller. Its analog inputs have an unmatched accuracy of 0.008 percent over a wide ambient temperature range.

“This certification places ABB at the forefront of custody transfer measurement,” said Frank Frenzel, Global Product Line Manager, ABB Process Flowmeters. “We have seen significant growth in this area in recent years, with increased demand for our Flow-X computers, and customers asking for a complete fiscal metering offering. Our CoriolisMaster has never been faster or more precise in its measurements. Certification confirms that it is ideally placed to meet customers’ need for precise measurement, joining the Flow-X computer for unrivalled accuracy in custody transfer applications around the globe.”

With its distinctive lean design, the CoriolisMaster has a small footprint which reduces on-site handling, commissioning and costs by being easy to install and using less pipeline than has been traditionally required. Extensive communication capabilities provide real-time data insights for instant action, and the inclusion of the ABB Ability™ Verification for measurement devices solution allows the performance of the meter to be verified at any stage either in-situ or remotely.

Even the smallest imprecision in custody transfer can lead to big financial losses, so the high accuracy of the CoriolisMaster makes it ideal for liquid mass flow measurement. With repeatability an equally important element, the stability of ABB’s CoriolisMaster in maintaining calibration across its lifecycle is an essential element. The flowmeter also eliminates the need for an additional inline density meter, making it invaluable for product quality assurance purposes, by providing direct density measurement and improving the measurement of liquid and gas flow composition.

* The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is a worldwide, intergovernmental organization whose primary aim is to harmonize the regulations and metrological controls applied by the national metrological services, or related organizations, of its Member States.

@abb_automation @ABBgroupnews @OimlBiml #PAuto #Standards

Two lenses in one.

Camera lens saves time and space while increasing inspection accuracy for thermal cameras.

The FlexView dual field-of-view (DFOV) lens attachment for FLIR Axxx and Txxx Series thermography cameras designed to improve operational efficiency, safety, and accuracy from switchyards to the plant floor has just been introduced.

With a single form factor just 6mm longer than the standard single-lens setup, operators now can have two lenses without adding weight while enjoying a smoother experience operating the camera and reducing inspection time in the field. FlexView also offers fully radiometric performance and imaging quality, resulting in the ability to measure and record the temperature of every pixel in the scene for improved decision support.

“With two lenses in one, thermographers can improve their inspection results, while improving safety, reducing inspection time, and eliminating risk of lens or camera damage during lens changeover,” said Rob Milner, director, global business development, Teledyne FLIR. “The 24-degree wider field-of-view lens within the FlexView offers wide area scanning to detect potential anomalies, while the narrower 14-degree field of views lens delivers pinpoint accuracy with 2.8 times as many pixels on target thanks to the increased optical zoom. More pixels on target means greater accuracy. This is all achieved programmatically via software for fixed cameras, or a simple press of a button for portable cameras.”

The FlexView DFOV Lens can also minimize risk in the field—as fewer lens changes means users are less likely to damage sensitive camera parts while staying focused on the task at hand. With the ability to get more pixels on target versus a single lens system, operators can also increase the distance between themselves and potentially dangerous equipment. This will help the operator avoid arch flashes or exposure to compromised equipment all without sacrificying accuracy or missing potential issues.

@flir @mepaxIntPR #PAuto 

Manufacturer for systems for measuring electrical parameters opens new plant.

The inauguration ceremony has been held in Penang, Malaysia for LEM's new production plant. The ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister of Penang, the Chairman and CEO of LEM, together with invited guests including the Swiss Ambassador to Malaysia. The project was first announced in 2020, and this marked a major step in its construction with the first electric current sensor products expected to come on-line in Q1 2024.

“Supply chain resiliency and well-developed ecosystem are among the key differentiators that made Penang a sustainable location for the electrical and electronics (E&E) players." said the Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief Minister of Penang. "Being a leading company in electrical measurement that serves the emerging and high-growth industries, I am confident that LEM would be able to reap a myriad of benefits from its operation in Penang while complementing the State’s presence in the world map of technology.”

“The State, via InvestPenang and other relevant state agencies, is committed to work closely with LEM to ensure smooth project implementation on the ground,”

LEM's chairman Andreas Hürlimann remarked: “We are delighted to be welcomed today by the key persons in Malaysia who have made this investment process come to fruition so efficiently, despite the recent pandemic challenges. We selected Penang as a strategic location to improve our supply chains, increase our resilience and better meet the needs of our customers here in Asia, as well as Europe and the US. This plant will complement our existing facilities in China, Bulgaria and Switzerland as we invest in more capacity to achieve our ambitious but profitable growth objectives in the coming years.”

Frank Rehfeld, Chief Executive Officer of LEM, commented: “The talent and experience available here in Penang will be of significant benefit to LEM, particularly in the domain of semiconductors. This plant will be the main testing base for our integrated current sensor (ICS) products which are in great demand from customers in our automation, automotive and renewable energy businesses. As we develop our manufacturing operations here, we may also consider adding R&D investment and capabilities. We are grateful to everybody who has helped the project reach this important milestone today."

* LEM is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, having been founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1972. The company recently announced record annual sales of CHF 373.4m.

@LEM_Inc @NapierPR #Electrical #Malaysia

Geometric Process Control (GPC) and batch process.

Webinar: Multi-envelope models for batch, fed-batch, cyclic, grade-change and all types of continuous and dis-continuous processes

Most PPCL monthly webinars are in the category "Operating Envelopes 101 – part 1" because they are based on continuous processes where the continuous operation Mode can be described with a single Operating Envelope.  

There will be four sessions to suit different time-Zones so choose the one closest to your time-zone and click on the appropriate link below to enrol. The webinars are listed by BST(British Summer Time) which is GMT+!. 

6 AM BST Wednesday 29 June: UK (BST) 600, Dubai 900. Mumbai (IST) 1030, Perth 1300, Sydney/Brisbane 150  

9 AM BST Wednesday 29 June: UK (BST) 900, Europe (CEST) 1000, Doha (AST) 1100, Muscat (GST) 1200, Delhi (IST) 1330, Singapore (SGT) 1600

2 PM BST Wednesday 29 June: UK (BST) 1400, Houston (CDT) 800, New York/Toronto (EDT) 900, Rio de Janeiro (BRT) 1000, Europe (CEST) 1500 

9 PM BST Thursday 29 June: UK (BST) 2100, Los Angeles (PDT) 1300,  Denver/Calgary (MDT) 1400, Dallas (CDT) 1500, New Zealand (NZST) 800 1 July

A Recording of one of the Sessions will be available after the webinar but it will not include the live Q&A Session.

"This is important because for many attendees our webinars are their first introduction to the sheer power of the Geometric Process Control (GPC) method based on parallel coordinates, n-dimensional geometry and multi-dimensional Operating Envelopes and Human Intelligence. And it is all available now so bring your process operations problems to us, whether you judge them be easy or hard, and we will show you how to solve them,"  said a spokesman for Process Plant Computing Limited (PPCL) the organisers.

Many real processes such as batch, fed-batch, cyclic, grade-change and all sorts of non-continuous processes require more than one Operating Envelope and that’s what this webinar will introduce. Envelopes can be made time-dependent by including time variables but even without a time variable it can be remarkable how models can cope with a changing relationship effectivel inferring time. Even continuous processes really have more than one operating Mode such as Start-Up and Shut-Down as well as Modes for Standby, different throughputs and Special Modes for, for instance, catalyst regeneration.    

"You’ve probably seen batch processes controlled by trying to follow a defined trajectory on a very small number of variables such as reactor temperature or concentration. We will show you versions of models with and without time variables which may give you food for thought."  

Operating Envelopes linked to form a chain allow control of the process into a multi-variable tube of hundreds of variables instead of just one or two and since the tube includes Result-variable range predictions find one or a chain of Operating Envelope better at recognising external disturbances and guiding the operation to achieve the desired end-points. 

"A Golden Batch every time is our ambition! Come and see how it is done by enrolling on this webinar," concluded the spokesman.

@ppcl_news #PAuto

Monday 27 June 2022

Scholorship focused on Instrumentation, Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science.

The Department of Physical Sciences at the Munster Technological University (MTU) has announced the O'Regan Scholarships to support students registered on programmes focussed on Instrumentation, Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science. 

In recognition of one of its former graduates, Honorary Fellow Mr Brendan O’Regan, Physical Sciences is now offering scholarships to students registered in their first year in September 2022 on a range of courses delivered by the department in 2022.

The scholorship is named for industry leader  Brendan O'Regan*. He is a pioneer in the field of Automation best known for his work in founding Zenith Technologies, the Cork-based global leader in Smart Factory Solutions for advanced manufacturing sectors such as BioPharma. A graduate of the university he is also an honorary fellow.

Brendan O'Regan
The 2022 O’Regan Scholarships is for prospective students of programmes in the Department of Physical Sciences. Physical Sciences offers full time CAO entry and part time undergraduate courses in core areas of Instrumentation/Industrial Physics, Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring Science and has a long-standing tradition of educating highly skilled graduates to support the region’s advanced manufacturing sectors. The department is also strongly involved in the training of post graduate research students to MSc and PhD level in areas such as photonics and analytical science. Further details of the department can found at

Applications are open to students who have applied through the CAO to study on the following programmes:

  • BSc (Honours) Instrument Engineering MT883
  • BSc Applied Physics & Instrumentation MT782
  • BSc (Honours) Industrial Physics CK409
  • BSc (Honours) Environmental Science and sustainable Technology MT878
  • BSc (Honours) Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance MT874
  • BSc Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry MT774

The value of the scholarship will be €1000/year for 4 years for the level-8 programmes and €1000/year for 3 years for the level-7, with an additional €1000 for students that progress directly from the level-7 to the level-8 programme.

The awarding of the O'Regan scholarships will be based on a Personal Statement and ranking of Leaving Certificate results for students registered on the programme in September 2022. Applications will be made directly to the head of department, Dr Donagh O'Mahony in September 2022.

* A profile of Brendan O'Regan and his work (YouTube)

@MTU_ie @ZT_Global #PAuto #Environment #Ireland

What's cooking?

Choose the right Ingredients for truly optimized operations

This was the first time for many to attend a face to face conference of any kind. Many events have suffered because of the COVID pandemic and Emerson postponed many of their innovative Emrex Conferences on both sides of the Atlantic which we have reported on over the years. Then last year EMREX EMEA 2021 went online.

This year in Europe instead of the major EMREX function over several days in a particular European city the decided to hold a smaller event in various venues throughout the region entitled Emerson Innovation Day 2022 headlining "Optimising Performance with the Right Ingredients."

Seán Boylan
In Ireland there were two such events one in Dunboyne and the other in Cork. We attended the event closest to Dublin and the Meath venue certainly was not shy in showing its football credentials with a statue of the legendary manager Seán Boylan standing by the main entrance. The town was also familiar to the older participants as the area in which the soap "The Riordans" was filmed week after week indeed the local church was where Benjie and Maggie tied the marital knot. (I was tempted to include a picture of this idyll of Irish country living but controlled myself.)

The fact that many people were confined due to the pandemic meant that perhaps they were unaware of the great changes in automation. We were introduced with a short film on how these challenging changes were being handled by Emerson. Some of these, like remote management of processes and indeed the conducting of remote meetings was accelerated by enforced isolation. 

Digitizing became the in word as IT and OT moved into ever more closer cooperation. Another challenge hurtling us into more change the full effects of which we hardly know is being instigated by the war in Ukraine. It looks like this will hasten uptake on reducing the use of fossil fuels and the adoption of alternative energy sources.

The use of automation was key in the Life Sciences industry in developing the various vaccines combatting the pandemic. Key stratagies had to be developed using data, much cooperation focussed on personal medicine solutions and vitally to debottleneck facility during the ramp up phase towards full capacity production.

There is a danger of being flooded with data but being unable to access the right information needed to make critical decisions.The key to success here is PKM - process, knowledge, management. Sometimes these can be reversed to the detriment of the production of the final result.

In order to solve flexibility and fast track project constraints and reduce architecture pains where possible, a process valve piloting solution was developed by Emerson which has now become a standardised product for the end-user on all projects. Again resource and speed are key factors in project execution.

Another aspect was highlighted for producers. Maintenance. Sometimes this is a reactive operation. A controller fails - "go fix it!" This means delays. The argument was that predictive maintenance is best. Also the development of remote calibration has been an enhancement forced in part by work practices during the past two years.

Better visibility into key operations data is essential to improve efficiency, increase plant and personnel safety, and support predictive maintenance strategies. The use of of WirelessHART and the mesh system with smart instrumentation makes more possible the optimisation and utilisation of assets and ultimately increase production.

Of course no Emerson function would be complete with out a presentation on DeltaV. This one was no exception. Each release of the DeltaV DCS brings innovative technologies that optimise operational efficiency. Here participants learned how it’s easier to bring in spectral waveform data, support for high-density cards making PLC migrations easier, HMI improvements, and integrating Module Type Packages into DeltaV. And we were teased by news on the next release!

The event was attended by maybe more than 75 people in Dunboyne and the quality of questions from the floor was high and stimulating.

It was quite different from EMREX but attendance included many people who would not be able to travel and spend two or three days in one venue. All user conferences are very important in encouraging interaction not only with the automation manufacturer but also between different users in similar and dissimilar industries

Salad days!
Oh and the freebies! Each participant received wooden salad servers which tied in nicely with the "Choosing the Right Ingredients" theme of the conference. Also a copy of their "Innovations in Process Automation" publication- get your own copy here!

Forward Focus!
EMREX itself is coming to America next October. Emerson Exchange is back in-person October 24th-28th, 2022 in Grapevine, TX USA. The blurb says "Emerson Exchange is more than just an industry-leading technical conference. It’s a unique opportunity to learn how you can maximize assets and increase profitability with other leaders and experts from across the process automation industry." Learn more

@Emerson_News @EMR_Automation @EmersonExchange @HHC_Lewis #PAuto #Ireland

Friday 24 June 2022

Experience, test and further develop safety and security solutions in new facilities.

With the simultaneous opening of Customer Solutions Centers in Brühl and Singapore, HIMA is creating completely new opportunities to experience, test and further develop safety and security solutions together with customers. By locating the experts in one place, discussions can be more illuminating and customers’ questions can be answered and validated more effectively.
200 participants from 13 countries celebrated the opening of the Customer Solutions Center in Brühl. Those invited were able to gain an insight into how HIMA is strengthening its partner-ship with custo-mers. In practical demons-trations, solution examples on topics such as digitali-zation of the safety life-cycle, safe remote access, automated testing, digitiza-tion of the field level with Ethernet APL & modular automation MTP were pre-sented. Keynote speeches by BASF, Bayer, Max Bögl & genua rounded off the program. On the same day, the opening of the Customer Solutions Center in Singapore with over 100 participants from Southeast Asia taking part in a similar program was live-streamed. Safety consulting for hydrogen production, safe signaling systems for the railway industry, digital twins for operator training and innovative burner control methodologies were all demonstrated and keynote speeches were given by PETRONAS, PT Len Railway Systems and Mangan Software Solutions.
Five disciplines are combined in each Customer Solutions Center: Consulting, Applications, Academy, Security Lab and the Experience Room. Flexibly configurable rooms with state-of-the-art technology are set up to most effectively facilitate each type of meeting. Networking and catering areas, carefully designed to optimize interaction, invite visitors to exchange ideas in an inspiring environment. Furthermore, the employees’ work environment has been designed to enhance creativity and teamwork.

"As shareholders, we are convinced that the new Customer Solutions Centers are an investment in the future of our globally positioned family-owned company. We made this choice as our customers’ business partner to actively drive customer partnerships and innovations forward, while providing an exceptional working environment as a modern employer," explains Steffen Philipp, Managing Partner of HIMA.

In Brühl, near Mannheim (D), a completely new world was created for customers, partner companies and employees in a newly rented building of 2,000 square meters. In Singapore, the existing space was doubled in order to set up an independent Customer Solutions Center for the strategically important Asia region.

"The new Customer Solutions Centers in Europe and Asia are important milestones in the implementation of our strategy," explains Jörg de la Motte. "We create innovative solutions there that can be experienced by our customers on site. This applies in particular to the cooperation with our strategic partners such as Mangan Software Solutions and genua."

In joint workshops on site, customers will be able to shed light on their questions, and find better answers, together with respective safety experts. The solutions that are developed can then be tested in the Experience Room to enable direct validation using state-of-the-art hardware and software as well as innovative digital approaches for customer processes.

"For security, for open integration, and for the digitalization of the safety lifecycle, the Customer Solutions Center offers practical solutions that are developed together with the customer," explains Sergej Arent, Director of HIMA’s Process Applications Center and responsible for the Customer Solutions Center in Brühl. "In this way, real added value is generated for, by and with our customers," adds Sergej.

Friedhelm Best, Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region and responsible for the Customer Solutions Center Asia in Singapore, sees the creation of the center as an important milestone in strengthening the company’s presence in the market of Asia: "With the Customer Solutions Center in Singapore, we are building a base that enables us to intensify our cooperation with our customers and simultaneously demonstrate that there is a firm focus on the Asian market."

@HimaGroup #PAuto #Digitalisation #Germany #Singapore

Camera integration for ADAS and autonomous vehicles.

Prism AI, a software framework that provides classification, object detection, and object tracking, enabling perception engineers to quickly start integrating thermal cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems has been released by Teledyne FLIR. Built for automotive perception system developers, Prism includes features such as visible-and-thermal image fusion and advanced thermal image processing capabilities that provide superior pedestrian and animal detection in challenging lighting conditions. This feature is especially effective at night, which is when more than 79 percent of pedestrian deaths occurred in 2020.

“The Prism AI software model has performed successfully in third-party, NCAP automatic emergency braking (AEB) tests and will now help perception engineers create more effective systems,” said Michael Walters, vice president product management, Teledyne FLIR. “Combining the Prism AI development tools, plugins, and dataset development offers integrators a route to quickly test and decrease development cost for thermal-enabled ADAS or AV that will help save lives.”

Developers can use Prism AI as the primary perception software or as reference software during in-house development. A suite of Prism AI tools provides simplified data integration with the recently released Teledyne FLIR Conservator data lifecycle management software as well as the industry’s largest thermal-and-visible training dataset. Compatible with Teledyne FLIR market-leading thermal cameras including Boson®, Tau® 2, and the FLIR ADK™, Prism AI also includes production-required features including authentication between the thermal camera and the electronic control unit, further simplifying development.

By providing the basis for efficient perception model development, Prism AI can also help lower compute cost for commonly used desktop and embedded processors from NVIDIA, Ambarella, Qualcomm, and more. Paired with the Teledyne FLIR expert technical services team available for integration support, perception engineers from academia to OEMs now have a complete ecosystem to build thermal-enabled ADAS and AV systems.

In the United States, preliminary data from the first half of 2021 from the Governors Highway Safety Association estimated a 17 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities compared to the previous year and a 46 percent jump from 2011. Thermal-enhanced ADAS and AV systems can play a crucial role in driving down the unacceptable number of pedestrian traffic fatalities and will aid automotive OEMs to meet upcoming regulatory testing procedures that include nighttime pedestrian front crash prevention.

@flir @mepaxIntPR #Transport #Automation

Handheld videoscope.

The global market introduction of the TVM Series, a family of accurate, cost-effective, handheld industrial videoscopes has been announced by Titan Tool Supply.

Offered in four standard models, TVM Series industrial videoscopes provide high-quality, speedy remote visual inspection and diagnostic capabilities across a diverse array of applications. All TVM Series models feature a 4.3-inch monitor and user-friendly button technology. Individual models are further offered with a choice of either a 4.5 mm or 6.2 mm diameter cable, and either a 1.5 m or 3 m working cable length. All TVM Series cabling further includes a Tungsten braided sleeving for added durability and reliability within dirty or harsh industrial applications.

The mechanical joystick that is incorporated into each Model TVM Series unit is expressly designed for ease of operator control. It offers full-360° four-way articulation, as well as operator-applied and guided input capabilities, for smooth, accurate, and direct control of both the camera and articulating camera tip during remote visual inspections. The camera can also accurately hold its designated position after joystick pressure is released. Design of the articulating camera tip incorporates a series of high-intensity LEDs with five-step intensity control. The LEDs allow the joystick to guide the videoscope more accurately and easily through narrow bores, channels, curves, and other complex geometries, and including in areas where diminished lighting conditions may otherwise be of concern.

Typical applications for the TVM Series include aviation MRO, automotive service inspections, casting inspections, cavity inspections, diesel and gasoline engine repair, locomotive maintenance, ship maintenance, industrial machinery and equipment monitoring, manufacturing quality control, or virtually any other industrial application requiring accurate, cost-effective remote visual inspection.

@TitanToolSupply #Maintenance #PAuto

Carbon canister performance.

Many Signal Group customers employ the company’s gas analysers to measure the combustion emissions from engines that are under development. However, internal combustion engine vehicles also represent an opportunity for evaporative emissions, so vehicles are fitted with a carbon canister to prevent such releases. MAHLE ANAND Filter Systems, a leading global manufacturer of carbon canisters is using a flame ionisation detector (FID), Signal’s S4 SOLAR analyser, as part of its ongoing research and development programme, to optimise the performance of the carbon canisters which it supplies to global and domestic automotive manufacturers.

Based at the MAHLE ANAND Filter Systems facility in Pune,(IND), test laboratory manager Sagar Awate has been using Signal’s heated FID analyser for over two years for measuring total hydrocarbons (THC). “The S4 SOLAR FID Analyser is an important instrument within our research and development programme,” he explains. “We are constantly trialling new fuels and investigating the emission level (DBL – diurnal breathing loss) of our carbon canisters over a range of different temperatures as per the CARB and EPA procedures which are used worldwide. A temperature profile gradient is created with the use of a programmed environmental chamber.

“By collecting and analysing evaporative emissions from the carbon canister over a specific temperature profile, we are able to fully assess the canister’s bleed emission level. The analyser therefore plays a vital role in finding the THC ppm value from the gas sample collected inside a Kynar bag, and we are pleased to report that S4 SOLAR FID Analyser has performed very well. With a user-friendly interface and operating software that is simple to configure, our staff are very comfortable with the use of the instrument.”

Carbon canisters
The main function of carbon canisters is to reduce the amount of air pollution that vehicles create, whilst also increasing fuel efficiency. Hydrocarbon vapours arise from fuel in the fuel tank, even when the engine is turned off, and carbon canisters are designed to trap that vapour and feed it back into the engine.

Carbon canisters are filled with charcoal or carbon pellets that are able to adsorb hydrocarbon vapours. The canister input (tank port) connects to the fuel tank, while the canister output (purge port) connects to the purge valve in the vehicle's intake manifold. The vent port of the canister is open to the atmosphere.

When a vehicle is turned off, there is a pressure imbalance within the fuel tank which causes fuel to evaporate. As the tank is connected to the canister by means of hoses/pipes, all of the vapours generated inside the fuel tank enter the carbon canister. In line with the canister’s design capacity, it holds the vapours coming from tank whilst the vehicle is in the parked condition. Whenever the engine is started, the purge valve opens and the vapours inside the canister are desorbed into the air passing to the engine, where they are combusted. This process is known as “purging” of the carbon canister. During the purging process, fresh air from the atmosphere enters into the canister through the vent port and flows toward the engine, carrying fuel vapour with it. It takes a few minutes to complete the purging process; after which the ‘fresh’ canister is able to absorb vapour from subsequent cycles. Canisters remain functional while vehicles are running.

Monitoring evaporative hydrocarbons
The carbon canister tests are based on the procedures outlined in the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) LEVIII / TIER 3 Bleed Emission Test Procedure (BETP)) Recommendations.

The USCAR procedure enables equipment manufacturers to produce repeatable and reproducible results. Two methods of hydrocarbon capture are specified in the document; the Bag Method and the SHED (sealed housing evaporative determination) Method; both of which require the use of a FID. Signal Group is able to provide FID analysers for both methods.

FID is a standard reference method for the analysis of gaseous hydrocarbons. The FID is a highly sensitive but non-selective sensor which employs a flame to strip hydrogen atoms from a hydrocarbon molecule, forming carbon radicals and electrons. This is usually a short-lived condition with the charged components quickly recombining, however, in an electrostatic field, components with opposite charges are driven towards electrodes. This creates an effective current within the flame, which is proportional to the number of molecules of hydrocarbon present.

The SOLAR range of FIDs are the latest 4th generation design; benefitting from knowledge and experience gained over 40 years to deliver accuracy, reliability and ease of use. Commenting on the advantages of this latest technology Signal Group Managing Director James Clements says: “Every S4 analyser is supplied with software to enable operation of the analyser remotely using LAN/RS232. This means customers can access their monitoring data from anywhere and at any time, and if they have any service questions, we are able to log in remotely.”

@GasAnalysers @ANANDGroupIndia @_Enviro_News #PAuto #Environment #India

Runtime membership assembly.

UniversalAutomation.Org (UAO), an independent, not-for-profit association managing the implementation of an industrial automation shared runtime, hosted its first annual membership assembly on the 24th of May 2022 in Frankfurt, (D).

The physical and virtual event invited all members of UniversalAutomation.Org to discuss the future implementation of UAO runtime based on the IEC 61499 standard for distributed information and control systems. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to explore the current challenges and future trends facing the industry, including the importance of plug and produce and flexible approaches to Industrial automation.

The board was announced for the year ahead, with ESA, ExxonMobil, Intel, Kongsberg, Wood and Schneider Electric filling the positions.

Beginning with a roundtable discussion and updates on the UAO setup, the day comprised of individual company updates and a discussion on the future of UniversalAutomation.Org.

IEC 61499 defines a generic architecture and presents guidelines for the use of function blocks in distributed industrial-process measurement and control systems (IPMCSs). This architecture is presented in terms of implementable reference models, textual syntax and graphical representations

“We were delighted to hold our first annual membership assembly with our UniversalAutomation.Org members. This year we’ve made great strides in enabling vendors, end-users, OEMs, and academics to share a common automation runtime engine across their automation technology,” said John Conway, President of UniversalAutomation.Org. “We’re excited to see what this next year holds for all our members and the future of technological collaboration.”

“It was great to be able to discuss the future of UniversalAutomation.Org with all its members,” said Sølve Raaen, Principal Architect at Kongsberg Maritime & Board Director at UniversalAutomation.Org. “This type of collaboration is what we need to continue making strides in advancing industrial automation and creating a market of “plug and produce” automation solutions to benefit our customers.”

UniversalAutomation.Org enables vendors, end-users, OEMs, and academics to share a common automation runtime engine across their automation technology regardless of brand. The technological collaboration creates an entirely new category of industrial automation device where the decoupling of software from hardware drives the development of an ecosystem of portable, interoperable, “plug and produce” software components.

@Join_UAO @teamlewisglobal #PAuto #Industrie4

Thursday 23 June 2022

Safety for first responders.

The Gas Laser has been introduced by Teledyne GMI. This has highly advanced laser technology designed to detect natural gas with the aim of enhancing safety and improving detection for fire services, and first responders.

Frequently fire personnel and first responders are called to natural gas emergencies using equipment that puts them close to potentially dangerous structures. The Gas Laser supports remote detection allowing the operator to work at a safer distance from the hazard location.

When access to a property cannot be established, the Gas Laser can operate through glass, giving the user an audible and visual indication to the presence of methane. This quick scan permits fire personnel and first responders to make rapid decisions and establish control of the gas and ignition sources should a gas escape be detected.

@mepaxIntPR #Teledyne #PAuto #Safety

Towards industrial webcam.

Unlike webcams from the consumer sector, the IDS uEye XC is specially designed for industrial requirements. Its components score with long availability – a must for industrial applications. It is used, for example, in kiosk systems, logistics, in the medical sector and in robotics applications.

Thanks to the integrated autofocus module, the Vision standard-compliant USB3 camera can easily manage changing object distances. In terms of appearance, it is distinguished by its elegant and lightweight magnesium housing. With dimensions of only 32 x 61 x 19 mm (W x H x D) and screwable USB Micro B connection, the camera can be easily integrated into image processing systems. Its 13 MP onsemi sensor delivers 20 fps at full resolution and ensures high image quality even in changing light conditions thanks to BSI ("Back Side Illumination") pixel technology.

Useful functions such as 24x digital zoom, auto white balance and colour correction ensure that all details can be captured perfectly. With the IDS peak software development kit, users can configure the camera specifically for their application if required.

From process and quality assurance to kiosk systems, logistics automation and medical technology: the autofocus camera can be used in a variety of ways in both industrial and non-industrial areas. With the quick-change macro attachment lens, users can easily shorten the minimum object distance of the camera. This makes it also suitable for close-up applications, such as diagnostics.

@IDS_Imaging @mepaxIntPR #PAuto 

Hydrometric services for coal.

Meteor Communications has been awarded a framework contract by the Coal Authority to supply a range of hydrometric services, dataloggers and sensors to enable the continuous monitoring of mine water.

They successfully bid for Lot 3 of the Hydrometry Framework, which is comprised of 7 lots and will run for four years with an estimated total budget of £400,000 (€466k).

“Meteor are delighted to have been selected by the Coal Authority for this framework contract,” explains Meteor’s MD Matt Dibbs. “Our systems and services are utilised across the UK by the Environment Agency, Water Utilities and Consultants and it’s great to be able to bring our expertise to the Coal Authority.”

The Coal Authority seeks to enhance the future prospects for people and the environment in mining areas, and to contribute to the delivery of the British Government’s industrial strategy and the environmental, social and economic priorities of the British, Scottish and Welsh Governments. This includes managing the effects of past coal mining and dealing with mine water pollution and other mining legacy issues.

@MeteorComms @CoalAuthority @_Enviro_News #PAuto #Environment 

Best in three years running.

Anglia Components has been named Regional Distributor of the Year for the third year running by Panasonic Industry Europe, once again achieving an exceptional sales performance compared to the rest of the network in a challenging market. The award was presented during the recent Panasonic Distribution Conference in Napoli (I).

Ian Needham, Section Head of Sales Distribution at Panasonic, congratulated the team on winning the award despite tough competition. He commented, “I’d like to extend a big thank you to the whole team, for their support and ongoing opportunities they bring. This success belongs to everyone, from the warehouse operatives who continually offer our end customers first class logistics, through the order entry team, to the FAE and sales teams who have simply delivered throughout the year. Anglia’s continuing willingness to invest in inventory, whilst others waited to see how the market performed gave them a competitive advantage on which the team’s collective hard work was built.”

John Bowman, Marketing Director at Anglia responded, “We are proud to be a distribution partner for Panasonic Industry Europe, one of the best-known names in our industry, and particularly proud to be setting the performance bar for their outstanding distribution network. As an independent distributor, Anglia can continue investing in people, systems and inventory even in difficult markets. It is this that is driving our success.”

Panasonic is highly regarded for its innovation and is continually introducing new technologies such as its new Panasonic WICO wireless connectivity solution. Anglia has been a Panasonic Industry distributor since 2000 and promotes Panasonic’s full portfolio of capacitors, resistors, inductors, switches, thermal materials, circuit protection, sensors, batteries and wireless connectivity devices. Anglia holds inventory on a wide selection of the top selling products and provides application design support for the most popular product ranges. All stocked Panasonic products are available for same day despatch from Anglia's British distribution centre with competitive pricing and free delivery.

@angliaLive @PanasonicUK @NeeshamPR #PAuto #Components

Position filled at position technology company!

Septentrio has appointed of Peter Fairhurst as new Vice-President of Sales. In this role Peter will lead the sales and application support teams at Septentrio globally. Peter succeeds Neil Vancans, who is retiring at the end of June, and who has led Septentrio sales for the last 5 years.

Peter Fairhurst
Peter joins Septentrio with 15 years of experience in the GNSS* industry. He most recently was head of Product Strategy at ublox. Prior to that, he worked many years at Leica Geosystems.

“Peter is an experienced business leader with a proven track record of creating value for customers and fits perfectly in our vision to help our customers be successful in their markets”, said Antoon De Proft, CEO of Septentrio. ”Peter will play a crucial role in implementing our growth strategy and empowering our sales teams to solve our customers’ mission critical positioning challenges.”

Peter Fairhurst himself said: “I am thrilled to join Septentrio and to bring their world-class GNSS solutions to industrial customers around the globe. Septentrio has unique capabilities and products and is an ideal partner for industrial OEM’s for whom reliable and accurate positioning is crucial for their success.”

* GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japan’s QZSS and India’s NavIC. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning information to receivers which use it to calculate their absolute position.

@Septentrio #Communications #Position

LIMS in metallurgical testing.

Autoscribe Informatics has released a new case study focusing on how Matrix Gemini LIMS transformed AMS Testing and provided a solid quality framework for its metallurgical testing. Using the new LIMS avoids the need to manually collate and create final reports, enables the creation of quotes and invoices directly from the LIMS, and automatically generates management reports as required.

“Clients like AMS Testing are a pleasure to work with because they come to us with very specific user requirements, and a clear vision of what they want”,
said Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics. “This allowed us to configure Matrix Gemini to their needs and go live within six months of starting the project. The resulting efficiency gains have been clearly demonstrated, allowing AMS to plan to further expand the scope of the LIMS.”

AMS Testing is a specialist metallurgical ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory based in the Britain. Testing services include metallurgical, corrosion, mechanical, and chemical tests on metals and alloys. The laboratory now benefits from a simple to use laboratory information management system that has allowed them to adopt more efficient working practices. The resulting increase in efficiency has allowed AMS to grow rapidly, providing big returns for the business.

The company decided on Matrix Gemini LIMS from Autoscribe Informatics after assessing three different Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) vendors. “Choosing a LIMS was a learning process for us,” explained the Operations Manager at AMS Testing. “We really appreciated the open and helpful feedback we got from Autoscribe during that journey”. The Autoscribe solution was not chosen on cost, but because AMS Testing felt they could work with the LIMS vendor to implement the system they needed, and because the configurable nature of Matrix Gemini LIMS could meet their specific requirements.

A wide range of metals and alloys are analyzed, on behalf of clients, for quality control and failure analysis. Examples include weld testing where both the quality of the welding performed by individual welders and the quality of the welding operational procedures themselves are verified and approved. Processes on materials can be evaluated to ensure the procedures worked correctly. Both raw materials and final products, such as industrial valves, are assessed for a broad range of industries. Failure investigation and analysis services help provide the root cause of failures, preventing similar incidents occurring, and improving the quality of client products. AMS has successfully developed a unique position within the laboratory testing scene providing immediate friendly, personal, and professional advice from extensive experience of metallurgical testing.

@AutoscribeLtd  @AdvMedServ #TandM #LIms 

e-Bike sensors!

With the increasing popularity and growing trend of e-bikes, bicycle system suppliers have set goals to optimize power and performance of their drive systems. In order to support the driver in the best possible way, sensors are needed to deliver the required data and therefore adapt the engine's power support. An essential component is the ZF e-bike sensor for measuring the current speed, which is based on Hall technology with significant advantages over conventional reed switches.
Especially for high-quality e-bikes, all components need to be functional, from the drive to the battery and cabling. This is also the case with the ZF e-bike sensor. Speed sensors of the GS series have been specially developed for use in Pedelecs and S-Pedelecs. The extremely compact design meets the necessary requirements for the use in e-bikes. 

The sensors are based on the principle of Hall-effect and therefore they are non-contact and durable. In combination with ferromagnetic target wheels, a high-resolution speed measurement with over 50 pulses per revolution can be implemented without any problems. In practice, this leads to a finer and quicker response from the e-bike drive - especially at lower speeds (e.g. when starting up a hill). The differential measurement of the magnetic flux also increases the robustness of the sensor against vibrations. In addition, there is no need for an external magnet, which is used with conventional reed switches. These are frail against even slight shifts on the spoke, which leads to functional failures and shut down of the drive unit.

The GS82-AA02 sensor is compact at 21.75mm length, 9.35mm diameter. As an interface to the drive system, the Higo connector has a cross-section of only 0.14mm² and due to its small size is prevalent in the e-bike industry. Depending on the customer's requirements the contact via connector, as well as the cable length, can be preselected individually. The sensor requires a constant voltage supply of 6.5 - 20 VDC and measures frequencies between 1 and 2,500 Hz. They are designed for a temperature range from -25 ° C to + 85°C to fulfill the declaration of conformity in the e-bike industry. This sensor was originally developed for ABS applications. In addition to e-bikes, other target markets include e-scooters and various sports equipment for this small and efficient sensor.

@zfswitch_sensor #Transport 

New range provides diverse display compatibility.

A new family of TFT display modules have been introduced by Review Display Systems (RDS). Display manufacturer Chefree has designed and developed the Family Model Series of compatible TFT displays that all feature a common, universal 30-pin data interface.
The Family Model Series includes display modules with traditional 4:3 and 16:9 wide aspect ratios, and a range of sizes and resolutions including: 
5.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels), 7.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels), WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels), 8.0-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 8.4-inch SVGA (800 x 600 pixels), 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels), WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) and 10.4-inch XGA (1024 x 768 pixels), 12.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) & 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)

The Family Model Series product range implements a universal 30-pin connector which supports a 24-bit LVDS interface, enabling a colour palette of up to 16.7 million colours, a 3.3v power circuit, a 12v LED backlight driver providing backlight dimming, and an EETI touch controller offering support for USB or I²C interface for projected capacitive touchscreens.

The display modules also provide excellent optical performance with the implementation of IPS (in-plane switching) LCD technology which enables highly consistent colour and image reproduction, and wide viewing angles. High brightness options are available with brightness specifications ranging from 350cd/m² up to 1000cd/m². Operation in extreme environments is supported with a wide operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C.

Justin Coleman, display business manager, RDS said, “One of the significant benefits of the new Family Model Series is the wide range of display sizes and resolutions available which enables the ability to easily migrate between different display formats and yet still retain the same drive electronics and display interconnect. The Chefree range of TFT display modules provides a simple, reliable, and cost-effective solution that can be used across a wide range of products and systems.”

@ReviewDisplays @ReVis_Solutions #Pauto 

Test offering strengthened by agreement.

Seica has entered an exclusive sales, support, and distribution agreement with Focused Test, Inc. (FTI) of Boulder, (CO USA).

This partnership offers new and existing customers in North America the strengths of two diverse, uniquely positioned companies. Mr. David Sigillo, Vice President of Seica. says, “We are excited to offer not only Seica OEM branded test solutions, but also FTI’s test solutions for Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide power devices and MEMS Sensor and handling with factory automation.

"Seica welcomes the opportunity to combine its 22 years of experience with that of FTI, to expand both companies’ marketplace in North America.” Mr. Peter Hancock, President of Focused Test says, “…we are happy to be working with Seica who has a large North American operation and as an OEM are able to support our products from applications to service and field installations.”

#seica #TandM  #NorthAmerica

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Rating is testament to company's sustainability work.

Vaisala has received an ESG Risk Rating of 9.7 and was assessed by Sustainalytics* to be at negligible risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.

This means that, when it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk factors, Vaisala is a very low-risk investment thanks to its strong ESG risk management. Vaisala’s ESG Risk Rating places it in the 2nd percentile in the electronics equipment industry assessed by Sustainalytics. More information about the analysis and Vaisala’s rating can be found on Sustainalytics website. In addition to Sustainalytics, Vaisala’s sustainability work also received the Carnegie Sustainability Award 2022 in May 2022.

Marjo Hietapuro
“We have been continuously improving our sustainable business practices, and I am happy to see all the work we have done reflected in Sustainalytics’ ESG evaluation. Nonetheless, while ESG risk management is important, it is also crucial that businesses align their strategies with our planet’s challenges. Vaisala’s greatest sustainability impact stems from the use of our products, as our customers can study, mitigate, and adapt to climate change, for instance,” comments Marjo Hietapuro, Sustainability Manager at Vaisala.

Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings measure a company’s exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks. This multi-dimensional way of measuring ESG risk combines the concepts of management and exposure to arrive at an assessment of ESG risk, i.e., a total unmanaged ESG risk score or the ESG Risk Rating, that is comparable across all industries. Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings provide a quantitative measure of unmanaged ESG risk and distinguish between five levels of risk: negligible, low, medium, high, and severe.

In the rating, Vaisala receives great scores in all categories ranging from carbon footprint and supply chain management to employee matters. However, sustainability is all about continuous improvement.

“The ESG rating by Sustainalytics is a testament to the sustainability work we do in Vaisala every day. We also want to continue developing, and most recently, we committed to setting a science-based target and have put more focus on diversity and an inclusive work culture,” Hietapuro summarizes.

* What is Sustainalytics?
Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company, is a leading independent ESG research, ratings and data firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. The firm also works with hundreds of companies and their financial intermediaries to help them consider sustainability in policies, practices, and capital projects.

@VaisalaGroup @Sustainalytics @_Enviro_News #PAuto #Environment

Automation for biorefinery.

Fintoil, together with Neste Engineering Solutions, has selected Emerson’s automation software and technologies to maximize the operational performance of its biorefinery being constructed in the port of Hamina-Kotka, (FIN). The plant is to be the third-largest crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery in the world and produce advanced biofuel and biochemical feedstocks that help lower emissions and reduce reliance on fossil-based fuels.

The plant will refine CTO, a by-product of the wood pulping process, to produce a sustainable feedstock for renewable second-generation diesel, as well as rosin, sterol pitch and turpentine used in the chemicals, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals industries. These CTO derivatives have a carbon footprint up to 90% smaller than their fossil-based equivalents.

“This state-of-the-art facility, which utilizes Neste Engineering Solutions’ NEXPINUS™ technology, uses 40% less energy than a conventional tall oil refinery, and is the perfect example of efficient and sustainable production that supports the circular economy,” explained Fintoil CEO, Jukka Ravaska. “Working with Neste Engineering Solutions and Emerson to implement the latest digital automation technologies will enable us to operate the plant safely and efficiently, minimize operating costs and deliver large-scale production of biofuel and biochemicals as a viable alternative to fossil-based products.”

To reduce project risk and ensure schedule and budget are maintained, Emerson will apply its Project Certainty methodology, which digitalizes project execution and uses practices such as remote testing of equipment. And to enhance plant security performance, Emerson consultancy services will advise on the implementation of cybersecurity best practices.

“Emerson expertise and technologies are playing a significant role in helping companies achieve their ambitious decarbonization and environmental sustainability goals, including the accelerated transition to cleaner fuels,” said Mark Bulanda, executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “Our project expertise and latest advanced digital solutions are not only helping Fintoil develop the production capacity of a sustainable fuel, but also optimizing plant efficiency to lower its overall environmental impact. We are very pleased to have Neste Engineering Solutions as a partner in this project because of its extensive experience in the CTO business.”

In addition to providing NEXPINUS, engineering procurement and construction management for the project, Neste Engineering Solutions will also be responsible for delivering the entire application software for the new CTO biorefinery.

Fintoil, together with Neste Engineering Solutions, will implement Emerson’s DeltaV™ distributed control system, DeltaV safety instrumented system and DeltaV Live operator interface software to enable efficient production, greater visibility of operational performance and process, and emergency shutdown for improved plant and worker safety. Advanced measurement technologies that have minimal maintenance requirements and diagnostics made available through Emerson’s asset management software will enhance equipment reliability and performance, contributing to greater plant availability and throughput, and lower cost of ownership.

Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 2022. The expected annual capacity of 200,000 tons will create a 400,000-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, which is roughly 1% of Finland’s total emissions.

@EMR_Automation @EmersonExchange @NesteGlobal #PAuto #Finland