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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.
The ability to detect machine issues remotely is challenged by precautionary security concerns
Remote tank monitoring provides benefits such as benefits such as preventing emergencies and avoiding downtime.
Condition monitoring can help reduce risk and improve efficiency in hazardous industries.
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.
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.
As remote automation increasingly involves multiple data producers and many distributed consumers, the need for intelligence at the edge becomes essential.
By attaining a clear picture of asset health, facilities can make decisions that reduce downtime, increase output and cut emissions.
Example of how a real-time locating system (RTLS) enabled a facility to stay safe with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maintaining business continuity during COVID-19 is vital for manufacturers; secure remote access can provide a safe platform to keep operations running
Use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used
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.
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.
Businesses are looking to remote management strategies where they leverage smart technologies, mobile devices, remote access connectivity and communications tools.
New technology allows “social distancing” for essential workers in the field, allowing them to understand, plan and coordinate effectively from home.
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.
Remote monitoring and data visualization are key to improving overall manufacturing efficiency.
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.
Advanced edge controllers enable remote monitoring techniques to supplement standard industrial automation practices
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.
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.
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.
Brad SST PB3 Remote Module
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Enwatch Ethernet-based online surveillance system allows users to employ existing Ethernet connections for live data monitoring and analysis at their own Windows workstations.
Remote Program Management provides machine condition monitoring to meet the challenges of keeping a plant running smoothly and efficiently.
FL3100 Series flame detectors are virtually immune to false alarms while sensing fires.
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.
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.
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.
Identiflex 610 fire alarm control panel provides the monitoring and control of analog sensors and addressable input and output devices.
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.
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.
Emonitor Odyssey is a 32-bit machinery information system that integrates data and technologies for a complete equipment picture.
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.
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.
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.; www.exide.com
Model 4200 opacity/dust monitor provides accurate, reliable, double-pass transmissometry to accommodate a wide variety of applications.