- Downsizing to build a better spray dryer
A scaled down spray dryer uses water instead of air to facilitate a better understanding of fluid dynamics. The aim is to get as complete a picture as possible of the turbulent flow pattern in a spray dryer for as many different case scenarios as relevant.
- Nestle chooses openSAFETY as the safety standard for packaging machines
Large international companies rely on a flexible choice of machines from various manufacturers. But most machine producers have chosen one specific automation platform. Thus users who install different machine types need to integrate different control systems and bus systems into one line.
- Smart grid solution integrates Australia’s first community owned wind farm
ABB’s smart grid technology played a key role in the successful integration of Australia’s first community owned wind farm into the local electricity grid.
- Making diesel fuels environmentally friendly
The fuels powering the diesel engine have undergone considerable development during its 119 year long history. Diesel is beginning to make way for alternatives with a smaller environmental footprint, such as biogas and DME.
- Surprising Results: Digital Prototyping Tests Compare Inventor and SolidWorks
A shootout between Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 and SolidWorks Premium 2011 is bound to create sparks.
- 10 Reasons to Adopt RT Analysers
Real-time particle size analysers enable the particulate process to be optimised.
- A definitive guide to Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
There is a plethora of technologies for gas analysis and particulate monitoring and there is no solution to suit all applications. An indepth look at the critical factors that must be considered.
- South East Queensland’s Smart Water Grid attracts international attention
There appears to be increasing international recognition that the way to ensure a sustainable drinking water supply is through infrastructure projects likes the Water Grid.
- MasterClass: An innovative strategy to reduce energy costs with Load Tap Changer
EUROTHERM introduces a novel function to maximise the power factor even when phase angle is the only alternative due to the nature of the load.
- Honeywell is the first process automation vendor to receive EDSA certification by exida
Honeywell’s Safety Manager solution has been awarded ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance certification by exida, the organisation that conducted the assessment.
- Get products to market quicker: CPM helps users drive innovation
When organisations begin to align processes and strategies, technology and people across the enterprise, Collaborative Production Management becomes indispensable.
- Additive manufacturing can get us more from ore says CSIRO titanium expert
Australia’s vast titanium reserves can be converted to high-value manufactured items and deliver massive export earnings for the next 9,000 years.
- Faulty solar wiring in Sydney: Who is to blame?
The Sydney solar market is polarised about who’s to blame for the one-in-five dodgy solar panel installations uncovered by the Department of Climate Change, with some blaming the DC manufacturer and others pointing fingers at the electricians.
- Will the car of the future be made of magnesium?
Lighter, more economical, more reasonably priced. If possible, equipped with electric drive, too. Carmakers have many demands and magnesium may be the solution.
- Cogeneration plant supports renewable energy generation at Queensland sugar mill
ABB to design and deliver a $4 million distributed control system and electrical package for Mackay Sugar’s Racecourse Mill renewable cogeneration plant.
- Perth-based design company wins major aerospace contracts
Quickstep develops innovative process to manufacture of composites and signs agreements with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Sikorsky.
- Shell and KBR in hydroprocessing technology alliance
KBR and Shell Global Solutions International have formed a new alliance in which KBR will market, sell and provide technology and design packages with Shell Global Solutions on hydroprocessing solutions worldwide.
- Australia’s Navy investigates computer gaming for its training needs
The Royal Australian Navy is investigating the use of video gaming technology to assist in scenario-based training of its sailors.
- Advances in automatic orbital welding systems enhance efficiency and functionality
Automatic orbital Gas Tungsten Arc Welding has gained favour in a variety of industries in which maximum leak integrity or high performance are of paramount importance.
- Rodinia spudds its first well in South Australia
Rodinia Oil Corp has spudded its first well, “Mulyawara 1”, in the Officer Basin of South Australia.