Optimisation

 

Assistance systems – 2. Electronic stability control

It’s desperate. The level in the column sump is simply unstable and fluctuates like a drunken sailor. The process control system (PCS) and the plant operator are constantly occupied with keeping these fluctuations under control to such an extent that the plant is at least running and no permanent alarm is triggered. And what have we not already tried everything. Tuning the control loops in the PLS, improving the instrumentation, looking for process or control connections that cause these problems and so on.

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Pharmaceutical Single-use Technologies: An Environmental Trade-off?

The motivation to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements and improve process flexibility has led many pharmaceutical companies to consider single-use, pre-sterilised plastic equipment systems as an alternative to stainless steel. Single-use equipment makes the pharmaceutical manufacturing process increasingly efficient and less costly. However, with the environmental impact of increased plastic waste making headlines, and limited recycling opportunities facing the industry, is there an environmental trade-off happening?

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Assistance systems – 1. Our little daily helpers

Even in the age of smartphones and the like, our car is one of our favourite technical toys. Whether for reasons of safety or comfort, more and more assistance systems have found their way into the process of driving a car – as in the process industry. The mini-series starting with this article deals with what assistance systems there are, what typical applications are and what benefits they bring.

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Hand in hand with the process data

Alarm! Is there now a hectic rush at the control station? Or does the operator lean back and relax, press a button to acknowledge the alarm and continue to sip the coffee he bought a minute ago?
Both are possible, both are interesting information – usually when it comes to alarm management for the analysis and reduction of alarms according to EEMUA 191, for example. But even at the beginning of a data analysis, a look at this data makes sense.

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Design thinking – tackling digitalisation with help from your users

As we all know, transformation processes will be necessary to keep up with digitalisation. They will affect our workplaces as well as our ways of working. IIoT and Industry 4.0 offer a great deal of creative scope, and we are far from grasping all the opportunities and possibilities inherent to them. Many fairly unclear aspects interact with each other in this field. Why not use the potentials of design thinking?

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Is your measuring instrument in good health? The built-in doctor knows what’s wrong.

Know whether the meter requires maintenance or not. With the Yokogawa solution, the meter can even be tested during operation. Take a look now to learn more about the Tube Health Check!

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Analytical system solutions – eat without cooking!

What do analyzer system solutions have to do with cooking and eating? Both cases are about keeping it alive. This is how we integrate analyzer system solutions. Read now!

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Back to the future with CENTUM VP

With the new version of the CENTUM VP it is possible to insert the brand new CPU into all PNKs of the FFCS series, with existing redundant design and with newer models even online, without stopping the process-related components! Find out more now.

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Emotions out, data in – Big Data in sports

Big Data has long since arrived in the football world and it is impossible to imagine it without it. Space analyses, pass strength, how many opponents were killed with passes or dribblings – information that says much more than just possession of the ball and pass odds.

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New operations solution: Yokogawa introduces OpreX Profit driven Operation Solution

“OpreX Profit Driven Operation Solution” is a profit-oriented solution for the process industry that enables seamless alignment with asset management objectives across the enterprise, from operations to the C suite. The solution is based on a methodology of related performance indicators derived from Yokogawa’s extensive expertise.

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