Remote Monitoring March 25, 2019

Managing remote monitoring

Remote management and monitoring applications help keep operations up and running. External remote management and monitoring teams provide specialized operational knowledge to help with automation and control system issues.

By Dawn Lewis and Evan Pederson
Maintenance March 13, 2019

A race against time

Maintenance is valued, but aging equipment puts pressure on plants.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 25, 2019

Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry conference in September

CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.

By Bob Vavra
Maintenance March 12, 2019

Aging dust collection equipment requires attention to maintenance

Donaldson study finds more system evaluation needed.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Maintenance Strategy March 11, 2019

Flipping the script

Maintenance strategy requires technology—and a new mindset.

By Kevin Price
Recent Content
Figure: Rate-predictive control (RPC) uses a pre-set move rate, and tapers the move based on the PV’s predicted (apparent or already manifest) value. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has hundreds of patents for process control; as of this writing, RPC is the only one with the claim of being inherently adaptive. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
Process Manufacturing March 26, 2019

What is rate-predictive control?

Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.

By Allan Kern
Energy Efficiency March 26, 2019

Integrating renewable natural gas

Renewable natural gas (RNG) can be used in any existing infrastructure or process that currently uses conventional natural gas.

By Gas Technology
A safety valve manufacturer in Farmingdale, N.Y. uses two 200 bhp Modulatics once through watertube boilers because of their unique combination of low flow and high pressure, which work well for safety valve testing. Courtesy: Vapor Power International
Energy, Power March 25, 2019

Full steam ahead: Packaged boilers

Packaged boilers focus on safety, efficiency, and modularity.

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: CFE Media, ATS
Maintenance Strategy March 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 18-24

Articles about maintenance strategies, IEEE 1584-2018, maintenance survey findings, AI-based maintenance, and machine learning and maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
System Integrators March 21, 2019

Steps to take for a successful integration project

A successful system integration project should have clear goals and solve problems that will benefit companies in the short- and long-term, but not every project applies. See tips for when integration does and doesn’t make sense for a project.

By Tyler Whitaker
Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
Maintenance March 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 11-17

Articles about maintenance strategies, machine learning and maintenance, IEEE 1584-2018, AI-based maintenance, and a dust collection survey were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Safety March 15, 2019

The 7% of workplace fatalities

Workplace shooting pose a consistent threat to safety and security and needs to be addressed.

By Bob Vavra