The use of optical fiber for temperature sensing is expanding beyond safety applications. Optical sensors are replacing spot sampling in implementations that require accurate heat measurement and control.
According to a recent Honeywell survey of business leaders in India, industrial cybersecurity breaches are damaging organizations by impacting the bottom line and company reputation. The survey polled strategic decision-makers from Indian industrial companies on types of cybersecurity threats, their approach to dealing with them and their organization’s respective preparedness as they adopt Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled technologies.
Smart process automation and data exchange technologies — more commonly known as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — are transforming manufacturing operations, and many companies are looking to capitalize on the benefits.
In 2018, a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio presented its automation engineers with a new project: Data from manufacturing lines needed to appear in a web-based user interface (UI) already in use by company supervisors.
In the ever-evolving consumer economy, new technology is regularly transforming communication between buyers, sellers and manufacturers. In the consumer marketplace, buyers have unprecedented access to nearly any product imaginable.
With mounting globalization, diminishing information asymmetry, disruptive business models, accelerating innovation and relentless competition, industrial organizations are having to adapt at a pace unrecognizable to previous generations.
TraceNet Genesis system provides instant access to heat-trace circuit information, including circuit performance history, fault analysis and circuit drawings. Using this information, maintenance personnel can predict failures or quickly restore operations.
The importance of cold storage for certain chemical products, particularly organic peroxides, hit the headlines in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. When a plant outside Houston was flooded and lost power, it also lost its cold storage for the organic peroxide products produced at the site. As they warmed up, the surrounding area was evacuated in anticipation of the resulting explosions and toxic releases.
Check out the November 2019 edition of Process Heating: Installing heat tracing, IIoT, boilers, reducing cross contamination in pharmaceutical applications, optimizing your steam-injection heating application and much more!