By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Last month’s “Uptime” column set the stage for this multi-part series by stating that if you can’t make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will surely struggle with the ISO-55000 Asset Management Standard. And while there are five basic Pillars of TPM, the most important is Improving Equipment […]
Yokogawa Corporation of America (YCA) has named Daniel L. Duncan as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 1. Duncan comes to his new position from Siemens, where he had held various management roles since 1997. He had most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Oil & Gas Division, with responsibilities for […]
Emerson Process Management has released Version 3 of the USB Fieldbus Interface, providing users with an easy way to configure, monitor and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus devices in the field or the instrument shop. The USB Fieldbus Interface provides multiple options for commissioning and configuring FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. The devices can be commissioned, decommissioned and assigned device tags […]
Did you know that some simple cooling tower maintenance could help your facility save up to 15% on its electricity costs? Routine preventive maintenance also can help conserve water and extend the operating life of your cooling equipment. Over time, the leaving-water temperature of a neglected cooling tower will rise, as will the energy costs […]
Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new range of SmartLine industrial temperature transmitters aimed at improving overall plant and personnel efficiency, even in harsh, noisy process environments. Part of the company’s SmartLine field-instrument portfolio, these products incorporate a number of efficiency-enhancing features, including advanced displays capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communicating messages from the control room. According to the manufacturer, […]
SKF (www.skf.com) has launched a new Wireless Machine Condition Sensor that leverages WirelessHART protocol to deliver dynamic vibration and temperature data for condition monitoring and diagnostics. The product has ATEX Zone 0 certification, which means it is appropriate for use in hazardous environments like those found in petrochemical and oil and gas operations, among others. The product combines both sensor and router node into one […]
This end-user account from Qatar highlights the well-defined steps that a natural-gas producer took over several years to reach its goals.