- Nyrstar converts DCS to Rockwell Automation PlantPAx
NYRSTAR Hobart has awarded a $2.5 million order to Rockwell Automation to replace a distributed control system (DCS) with the PlantPAx process automation system.
- Spending on New Renewable Energy Capacity to total US$7 trillion over the next 20 years
In 20 years’ time 15.7% of total energy production will come from renewable sources.
- Miners rejoice as electronic sensor monitors conveyor rollers
The sensor monitors the condition of conveyor belt rollers and wirelessly warns if the rollers need replacing. The device has the potential to save companies millions of dollars in lost production and downtime.
- Precision Mechatronics acquires Surfx Technologies
Acquisition will provide Precision Mechatronics with a competitive edge in clean atmospheric plasma technology.
- ABB to acquire Powercorp in Australia to expand offering for renewable integration
Darwin based Powercorp employs around 30 people and offers automation and intelligent control solutions to manage renewable energy generation in isolated grids.
- Shark found in seawater intake station at Perth Desalination Plant
The Water Corporation has confirmed that a wobbegong (carpet) shark has been found in the seawater intake station at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant during scheduled maintenance work.
- Behind wireless technology and industrial automation systems
The increasing threat of cyber attacks coupled with open enterprise wireless architectures have had the biggest impact on electronic security fears and slowed down the spread of wireless.
- Vinidex to provide 3200km of pipe to Australia Pacific LNG project
IN a win for local manufacturing, Australia Pacific LNG has awarded Vinidex a contract to supply the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes for its CSG to LNG project.
- Honeywell’s wireless future
HONEYWELL, with the release of its OneWireless Adapter, says manufacturers will be able to improve plant efficiency by converting HART field devices into devices that can transmit data over an ISA100.11a-compliant wireless network.
- National Instruments organises Autonomous Robotics Competition
Student teams from ten Australian universities recently participated in the competition that focused on inspiring student innovation in the field of robotics.
- New joint venture could see flood of migrant workers
ADEFFECTIVE has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Singapore-based HCMI which could see international workers entering into the Australian mining and resources sector en masse.
- GE consortium to build coal seam gas salt extraction plant in South Australia
GE and Penrice Soda Holdings consortium to build brine pilot plant to selectively precipitate and recover salts from coal seam gas brine streams.
- Honeywell offers new wireless Access Point from Cisco
New Cisco technology promises to expand customer choice and reduces total cost of ownership.
- Benefits of using thermal imaging cameras in the food industry
In the food industry, it is essential to carefully control the temperature of perishable goods
throughout production, transportation, storage and sales.
- ABB retains market leader status in DCS market
ABB has retained its leading worldwide market position in the distributed control system market for 2010.
- ICCP system prevents corrosion of naval platforms
The Impressed Current Cathodic Protection system suppresses the effects of galvanic corrosion through an electrical process that generates a protective current around the hull.
- Regulator finds 20 percent of solar installations are dangerous
The National Electrical and Communications Association has called for governments at all levels to stamp out dodgy solar installers and protect consumers following official government figures that show many installations are dangerous.
- Belden boosts industrial network security with Byres Security acquisition
BELDEN has acquired Byres Security to boost its capabilities in protecting industrial automation systems from cyber attack.
- Water from Australia’s desal plants may be bad for health
The government should renegotiate the contract to have the desalination plant process effluent from the Carrum treatment works, because, unlike sea water, the effluent does not contain boron.
- Profibus EXPO in Perth to showcase products and solutions
The Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) and the Profibus International Competence Centre (PICC) are holding a Profibus EXPO in Perth on 10 November.