- Surge protection for measurement and control systems
Measurement and control systems are vulnerable to transient surges and therefore require robust lightning and surge protection to avoid plant outages.
- Cut time-to-market for coal-to-liquid energy projects
CTL plants cost billions of dollars to get established so it is critical to ensure the project viability before proceeding.
- Enough incentives to go wireless as security concerns are overplayed
Industrial wireless standards incorporate a host of security features and are robust and secure enough to provide a valid solution for any industrial process application.
- Are smart plants causing tired operators?
Plants are becoming more complex and to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, companies must focus on the operator’s ability to add value in uniquely human ways.
- Unmanned gas field sets standard for sustainability
To achieve zero normal operational presence, the Pohokura production station implemented a new integrated automation control system.
- Toyota plant is well prepared to fight factory fires
Fire protection systems need to be connected to a site’s control system to effectively decrease the risk of property damage, downtime and even death.
- Analysing residual weld stresses leads to better structures
ANSTO’s Dr Philip Bendeich has spent over five years developing the capability to accurately analyse residual stresses and predict residual stresses in welds.
- How to fill the training gap
We need to look at providing access to the ISA CAP and CCST Programs.
- MPC vs. ARC is not an either/or decision
The choice of which technology to use for advanced process control is a matter of understanding which tool is best for each application.
- How to maximise energy efficiency of existing facilities
Existing buildings and industrial facilities will benefit from energy auditing.
- How to deal with volatile energy pricing
Machine builders are deploying holistic strategies to reduce energy consumption.
- Use intelligent design to drive energy efficiency for commercial buildings
Energy use is often the largest single line item on a commercial property’s expense statement and there are opportunities for minimising operating expenses.
- A preview of tomorrow’s technology trends
One of the world’s most sought-after keynote speakers at corporate events, futurist Dr Patrick Dixon gives his take on tomorrow’s technology trends.
- Miner in Western Australia accelerates data access
Process engineers at Tiwest’s mine in Cooljarloo in WA were seeking a better way to store and access its historical data and the solution needed to fit the company’s tight budget restrictions.
- University’s new energy management system delivers significant savings
A server-based energy and water monitoring database enables multiple stake holders at Southern Cross University to better control the use of resources at the campus.
- FDT 2.0 is primed for the future
The FDT standard’s extensibility provides the flexibility to create new software and tools without compatibility issues with new or existing equipment.
- Plant managers must realise that defence is in the depth
The Plant of the Future will take advantage of more security technologies integrated into the control systems with easy to use management and configuration tools.
- New regulation drives energy efficiency improvements
By following this four-step process users are able to do more with less while at the same time achieving significant energy savings.
- Safety always partners productivity
There are five tests for reasonable practicability and each one should be considered in the context of the risk.
- Bridging the education gap
Australia needs graduates equipped with leading-edge skills.