Archive for the ‘Measurement’ Category

Diagnosing Wiring Issues in Control and Safety Applications

Posted in Pressure on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. No comments yet
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Control systems rely on accurate measurements coming in from the instrumentation in the process that measures pressures, temperatures, levels, flows and more. For wired instrumentation, it’s not only the accuracy of the measurement device itself, but the impact of the wiring path between it and the terminations into the control system that determines the signal’s […]

Stepwise Tank Gauging Modernization

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Monday, February 19th, 2018. One comment so far
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Instrumentation for manufacturing continues to improve as the electronics grow ever more powerful. Modernizing instrumentation such as tank gauging level sensors on bulk liquids storage tanks has been made easier through emulation technology. This quick, 1-minute YouTube video, Tank Gauging Emulation: Unlock the Potential in Your System, shows how older, less reliable level measurement devices […]

Building IIoT—Temperature Measurement Style

Posted in Industrial IOT, Temperature on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. One comment so far
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One quick example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action is temperature measurement. Traditionally, these measurements included piping or vessel penetrations, thermowells installed, RTD or thermocouple sensing elements and transmitters, wiring/fittings/junction boxes/conduit/cable trays/etc., marshalling panels and connections in the control system I/O. For critical temperature measurement and control this is still very important […]

Intuitive Magnetic Flow Meter Operation and Diagnostics

Posted in Flow on Friday, January 26th, 2018. One comment so far
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Many technologies are available to measure flow. Electromagnetic flow meters, also known as magnetic flow meters or magmeters, are well suited for a variety of applications across a range of industries including pulp and paper, metals and mining, water and wastewater, food and beverage, chemical and petrochemical and oil and gas. Because the magnetic flow […]

Adding Wireless Level Switches for Storage Tank Overfill Prevention

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, January 15th, 2018. One comment so far
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Storage tanks holding volatile fluids must have reliable level measurements to avoid unsafe overfill conditions. A Control Engineering Asia article, Wireless vibrating fork technology enables Hengyang Petrochemical to implement cost-effective overfill prevention solution, describes how this petrochemical producer sought to reduce the risk of overfill conditions. The plant had existing non-contacting radar level measurement devices […]