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Process gas chromatograph steps up the pace

The design of the Yokogawa GC8000 process gas chromatograph is slightly different from that of many of its rivals in the market. The pressure controllers for the carrier gas are not mounted externally but…

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NAMUR: Process control elements (PCEs) with protective functions

Protective functions can be implemented in different ways depending on the desired quality. They can be hardwired, for instance, or alternatively integrated in a safety controller or – if certain conditions apply – in a basic process control system. These options are nothing new; however the requirements regarding protective functions in the basic process control system are specified in greater detail in current regulations. Learn more.

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Safety and security – An inseparable pair

IT security is the foundation for functional safety. Your system is only secure if you implement safety and security measures. Learn more…

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From Safety Instrumented System to Safety Lifecycle Tool

Only with the so-called Functional Safety Management does a safety control meet the requirements of the corresponding standards for reducing the risk in process plants for the protection of health, environment and financial values. In 2016, Safety Lifecycle Management with iDefine (TM) and ProSafe RS was presented. With this powerful combination, ProSafe RS took the step from safety control to the Safety Lifecycle Tool.

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Daylight saving time change – the return of the lost hour

In automation systems, each data point (or data record) is normally given a timestamp instantly. Does summer time have any impact on timestamps or dates etc.?

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Overcoming hurdles – smart data as the key to Industry 4.0

In order to create smart or elegant solutions in the Industry 4.0 landscape, you have to utilize data and network it. And ideally, you shouldn’t stop on your doorstep. If you want to achieve the desired benefit, you must turn big data into smart data.

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Biotech for Chemistry, Flexible Production…

Biotech for Chemistry, Flexible Production and Chemical & Pharma Logistics are the focal topics at the world forum for the process industry Achema 2018 in Frankfurt (Germany). Module, modular, modular automation These trends in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are supported,

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Everything was better in the old days – or was it?!

This special ability, which frequently helps us cope with disagreeable experiences, has no place in a process plant – and especially not in

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