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Remote Monitoring October 16, 2023

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: October 9-15, 2023

Top 5 Plant Engineering content over the past week covered secure remote service, hazard protection trends, subpar refractory precast shapes and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Remote Monitoring October 11, 2023

Should every machine owner have secure remote service?

The ability to detect machine issues remotely is challenged by precautionary security concerns

By Dan Lillback
Remote Monitoring August 11, 2023

Remote tank monitoring benefits for companies

Remote tank monitoring provides benefits such as benefits such as preventing emergencies and avoiding downtime.

By Ian Loudon
Remote Monitoring June 3, 2022

Condition monitoring benefits in hazardous industries

Condition monitoring can help reduce risk and improve efficiency in hazardous industries.

By Marek Lukaszczyk
Remote Monitoring May 31, 2022

Long-range, low-power solutions improve remote operations

The future of remote operations in manufacturing opens the opportunity for facilities to improve their operations, leveraging IoT-enabled technologies to improve everything from mobility to worker safety.

By Marc Pégulu
Remote Monitoring April 25, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 18-24, 2022

Articles about remote monitoring, AI-based predictive maintenance, air compressor lubricants, RNG benefits and predicting process events were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 18-24, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Remote Monitoring April 21, 2022

Remote intelligence enables many-to-many solutions

As remote automation increasingly involves multiple data producers and many distributed consumers, the need for intelligence at the edge becomes essential.

By Michael Condon
Remote Monitoring December 9, 2021

Improve plant efficiency through remote monitoring and diagnostics

By attaining a clear picture of asset health, facilities can make decisions that reduce downtime, increase output and cut emissions.

By Mike Howells
Remote Monitoring October 9, 2021

Social distancing and real-time locating systems

Example of how a real-time locating system (RTLS) enabled a facility to stay safe with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kinexon
Remote Monitoring December 11, 2020

Implementing secure remote access and MES

Maintaining business continuity during COVID-19 is vital for manufacturers; secure remote access can provide a safe platform to keep operations running

By Sam Russem and Jacob Chapman
Remote Monitoring August 4, 2020

Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

Use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used

By Eric Fidler
Remote Monitoring June 8, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 1-7, 2020

Articles about Product of the Year, remote operations, plant cooling systems, COVID-19 safety and data flow were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 1-7, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Remote Monitoring May 28, 2020

Control your move to remote operations

Successful companies manage change in an open environment by understanding the structure of the operations team, the contributions of the staff and the systems required to support them across all modes of operation.

By Bridget Fitzpatrick
Remote Monitoring April 30, 2020

A remote shift to business as usual

Businesses are looking to remote management strategies where they leverage smart technologies, mobile devices, remote access connectivity and communications tools.

By Ram Ramamoorthy
Remote Monitoring April 30, 2020

Conference tools to help oil and gas companies to stay productive working remotely

New technology allows “social distancing” for essential workers in the field, allowing them to understand, plan and coordinate effectively from home.

By Ondaka Team
Remote Monitoring April 22, 2020

How to operate manufacturing remotely

Address five areas to improve remote operations, of growing importance to keep manufacturing sites running efficiently, reliably and safely from a distance, to address COVID-19 pandemic concerns and demographic workforce pressures. Secure software and devices can improve remote access, cybersecurity and digitization.

By Jason Urso
Remote Monitoring April 14, 2020

Remote monitoring and data visualization

Remote monitoring and data visualization are key to improving overall manufacturing efficiency.

By Jack Smith
Remote Monitoring April 1, 2020

When remote monitoring and control becomes essential for manufacturing operations

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to adjust their business practices and settle to a new normal. See four tips on how edge computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies adjust.

By Stephen Greene
Remote Monitoring March 26, 2020

Take remote monitoring to the edge

Advanced edge controllers enable remote monitoring techniques to supplement standard industrial automation practices

By Kyle Hable
Remote Monitoring January 12, 2020

Real-time monitoring and control for a water, wastewater operation

Water and wastewater operations improved with an industrial radio with messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) for faster communication and new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. A system integrator used the wireless system to help improve reliability and reporting and reduce risk.

By Crayton White
Remote Monitoring April 7, 2019

Data visualization, monitoring remotely

Improving data visualization and implementing cloud-based remote access is also the first step to implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 applications for said data visualization.

By Jack Smith
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
Remote Monitoring December 1, 2011

Remote module

Brad SST PB3 Remote Module

By Molex
Remote Monitoring November 1, 2011

POY Finalist: Digital monitor

Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition

By Edited by Amanda McLeman, Plant Engineering
Remote Monitoring September 6, 2011

Stanley purchase Niscayah, who’s next?

After initial rumours that Securitas might buy back Niscayah, after Niscayah spun out of Securitas in 2006, it is Stanley Black & Decker that has finally negotiated terms to acquire the Swedish-based Integrator. This is a further push into Europe by Stanley, following its acquisition of ADT ‘s French monitoring and systems integration business in March 2010.

By Ewan Lamont, Analyst, Security Services, IMS Research
Remote Monitoring June 16, 2011

Who will provide managed, hosted video services?

Last week I was pleased to attend and speak at the Managed and Hosted Video Summit in Boulder, CO. Although a consensus amongst the delegates could not be reached, my general assessment was that security integrators, dedicated solution providers and alarm monitoring companies will play a key role in delivering services over the coming years.

By William Rhodes, Analyst, Video Surveillance and VCA, IMS Research
Remote Monitoring March 21, 2011

Picker automation

QuickPick Remote Advance system allows order selectors to remotely advance the truck to the next pick location without having to return to the operator’s compartment

Remote Monitoring March 24, 2010

Web-enabled device coupler

The PB-XEPI Ethernet PROFIBUS device coupler from TURCK combines integrated Web server software with diagnostic functionality enabling users to monitor PROFIBUS networks remotely without disrupting network operations.

Remote Monitoring January 28, 2010

IQPC conference offers special deal for Plant Engineering readers

IQPC's 4th Annual Remote Services Implementation Summit is taking place on February 22-24, 2010 at The Le Meridien in San Francisco, CA. Plant Engineering readers who register with the code RSPE and attend the main conference only for just $999. This event will feature strategic and tactical lessons in enhancing infrastructure and data analysis for remote services. It will also provide the opportunity to network with industry thought leaders in prognostics, data analytics, service marketing and remote tools in highly complex environments.

By Bob Vavra
Remote Monitoring October 1, 2009

Plant monitoring software

New color-coded plant-floor monitoring software provides production managers with 24/7 intelligence on machine uptime, which is shown in green on Web-based reports, and identifies and categorizes downtime events by color for analysis. The software links machines on the plant floor to allow real-time checks of total production activity or individual machine status; generates alerts; and accumula...

Remote Monitoring May 15, 2008

Network device

The Series 24 Serial Lock-Out Relay, which is certified DNP 3.0 protocol, provides remote trip and reset capability, trip-coil monitoring, IRIG-B sequence-of-events reporting, system battery monitoring, self-diagnostic reporting and two auxiliary monitoring inputs.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Remote Monitoring December 1, 2007

There’s New Momentum afoot to minimize risk, forge a stronger supply chain

As more companies realize just how fragile the links in a global supply chain actually are, risk mitigation moves from a low-level to a high-level priority. “To cope with largely unpredictable events, leading companies make supply chain investments to ensure goods continue to flow despite major disruptions,” says Patrick Connaughton, senior analyst with Cambridge, Mass.

By Jim Fulcher, contributing editor (
Remote Monitoring November 1, 2006

Corrosion monitoring transmitter

SmartCET corrosion monitoring transmitter provides real-time, localized corrosion indication rate, Stern-Geary constant (B value) and corrosion mechanism indication. The probe is available in a three-electrode configuration with the selection of different probe types and electrode materials. Corrosion rate or pitting factor is available online or as a standard two-wire 4–20 mA HART proces...

By Staff
Remote Monitoring March 2, 2006

NOx Conference is June 7-8

ISA’s 6th annual NOx Emissions and Source Monitoring Technical Conference and Training event will be held June 7 and June 8 in San Jose, CA. Co-located with the POWID/EPRI Conference, the event will feature presentations from industry experts on the latest NOx emissions and source monitoring technology. The event is sponsored by the ISA Safety Division, the ISA POWID Division, and ICAC Institute of Clean Air Companies. Topics will include experiences with the measurement and control of low level NOx emissions, new concepts for NOx reduction techniques, and innovative monitoring systems.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Remote Monitoring December 1, 1999

Flat-panel monitor is digitized for clarity

A digital monitor delivers exceptional clarity not available from traditional analog monitors at a comparable price. Less than 3.75 in. in depth, this advanced technology is available in 12-in. SVGA, 15-in. XGA, and 18-in.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring November 1, 1999

Online monitoring system uses Ethernet connections

Enwatch Ethernet-based online surveillance system allows users to employ existing Ethernet connections for live data monitoring and analysis at their own Windows workstations.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring October 1, 1999

Expert machine monitoring

Remote Program Management provides machine condition monitoring to meet the challenges of keeping a plant running smoothly and efficiently.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring June 1, 1999

Flame detector ignores false alarms

FL3100 Series flame detectors are virtually immune to false alarms while sensing fires.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring May 1, 1999

Wastewater monitors

A full line of online analyzers for process monitoring and control in wastewater treatment is featured in a 52-p catalog. The analyzers described provide accurate real-time data on organic load and nutrient levels.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring April 1, 1999

Gas monitoring

Application note addresses basic steps to take when monitoring hazardous gases and vapors, and illustrates how the SmartMaxII gas detection system is used to manage these hazards in the most effective and efficient way.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring March 1, 1999

Condition monitoring

EMonitor Odyssey machinery information system offers a complete condition monitoring solution by integrating data from portable instruments, online surveillance monitoring, and continuous protection monitoring into a common database.Entek IRD Intl.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring January 1, 1999

Fire alarm features addressable panel

Identiflex 610 fire alarm control panel provides the monitoring and control of analog sensors and addressable input and output devices.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring December 1, 1998

Field instrument monitors vibration

ML4000 series synchronous vibration monitoring system is used for real-time monitoring and fault diagnosis of rotating equipment. The field instrument meets all aspects of vibration monitoring from startup/coast-down to surveillance online.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring November 1, 1998

Condition monitoring system provides central database

Emonitor Odyssey is a 32-bit machinery information system that integrates a wide range of condition monitoring data and technologies to provide a complete picture of the health of machinery.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring August 1, 1998

Condition monitoring covers many machine situations

Emonitor Odyssey is a 32-bit machinery information system that integrates data and technologies for a complete equipment picture.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring June 1, 1998

Safety monitoring

A lower flammable limit monitoring system is described in a 4-p brochure. The high temperature, high speed, direct mount analyzer measures difficult samples and reports directly to the plant's data acquisition system.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring April 1, 1998

Remote monitoring software

SiteScan monitoring systems for Windows are described in a 14-p brochure. Features highlighted include alarm management, accountability, proactive control, customer support, ease of use, and compatibility.

By Staff
Remote Monitoring April 1, 1998

Foreseer SNMP Virtual Agent

Foreseer SNMP Virtual Agent adds Simple Network Management Protocol monitoring and enhancing data graphing functionality to the Foreseer client/server enterprise-wide monitoring software package. Exide Electronics Group, Inc.;

By Staff
Remote Monitoring January 1, 1998

Dust monitor meets compliance legislation

Model 4200 opacity/dust monitor provides accurate, reliable, double-pass transmissometry to accommodate a wide variety of applications.

By Staff

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