United Process Controls upgraded the vacuum furnace controls and automation platform for Woodward Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo.-based provider of fuel and control systems for aircraft engines. The new controls will be used to provide streamlined reporting for Nadcap compliance and integrate with the company’s enterprise-planning system.
Within process manufacturing, temperature is one of the primary considerations in reactions and product separation. There are not many processes where temperature is not a significant factor in controlling product quality.
A comprehensive solution for industrial combustion safety helps plant owners and operators improve safety and reliability while reducing risk and optimizing the efficiency of fuel-fired equipment used in process heating operations.
The importance of safety in industrial ovens, furnaces and other combustion systems cannot be overstated. Hundreds of combustion-related incidents and near misses occur every year, resulting in millions of dollars in business interruption, facility damage, lawsuits, fines, litigation and lost marketshare.
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.
Automation company Endress+Hauser broke ground at its new site in Pearland, Texas, just outside of the Houston area. The $38.5 million, 112,000 ft2 facility will include areas for calibration, repair and training, as well as a new process training unit (PTU).
Moore Industries, North Hills, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company designs and manufactures rail, panel and field instruments for industrial process control and monitoring, system integration and factory automation.
The raw analog output from a thermocouple (TC) or resistance temperature detector (RTD) must be converted into a digital signal before the temperature can be interpreted. It can be sent in its raw form to a simple digital display, small temperature loop controller, transmitter or the temperature I/O card of a larger automation system.
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!