Comments for PACE https://pacetoday.com.au Process & Control Engineering Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on Changing plant operating trends creating opportunities for machine monitoring technology by PTronik https://pacetoday.com.au/changing-plant-operating-trends-creating-opportunities-for-machine-monitoring-technology/#comment-11 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:47:00 +0000 http://pacetoday.com.au/?p=38101#comment-11 Bharath, your article is “SPOT ON”! In our industry using Dust Collector Equipment, the wireless monitoring option is now in demand with all the benefits as you have described. In our case the retrofit installation is not a high cost.

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Comment on Growing use of very large lithium-ion batteries by Robert Cameron https://pacetoday.com.au/growing-use-of-very-large-lithium-ion-batteries/#comment-10 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:30:00 +0000 http://pacetoday.com.au/?p=37957#comment-10 At one level I think – About Time!
At another I hope all are considering that a fire in that lot could be very nasty for the surrounding region. I hope they do not skimp on safety measures.

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Comment on New Australian robot helping companies make complex decisions by Robert Cameron https://pacetoday.com.au/new-australian-robot-helping-companies-make-complex-decisions/#comment-9 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:25:00 +0000 http://pacetoday.com.au/?p=37984#comment-9 I can see that with large amounts of sales data showing the impact of discounts and promotions on categories this is possible. The spreadsheet / database approach would require a business savvy experienced programmer days to get a result.

The old adage “Garbage In => Garbage Out” comes to mind so there would presumably be a lot of effort involved in making sure Larry understands the data as well as the question. I am keen to see where this goes.

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Comment on The correlation between engineering and terrorism by Robert Cameron https://pacetoday.com.au/the-correlation-between-engineering-and-terrorism/#comment-8 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:13:00 +0000 http://pacetoday.com.au/?p=38019#comment-8 It is also often said that this kind of violence comes from quiet apparently
introverted people. It is also said that engineering types are commonly
introverted and like their own thoughts.

There is even a joke along the lines ” Q) How do you know an extrovert engineer when you meet one. A) It’s the one that looks at -your- feet when he talks to you.”

So perhaps the correlation is more about introversion that about engineering.

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Comment on Leveraging the IoT to reduce coal power plant emissions by PTronik https://pacetoday.com.au/leveraging-the-iot-to-reduce-coal-power-plant-emissions/#comment-7 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:09:00 +0000 http://pacetoday.com.au/?p=37930#comment-7 The coal-fired steam power plant probably has Dust Collectors. These too can be upgraded with IoT technology and significantly improve Dust Collector efficiency and reduce maintenance hours. Case studies show 30 to 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, 40 to 60 percent Energy saving, increased filter life by up to 30 percent and reduction in down time by 30 percent. This Dust Collector Control System IoT technology has been available since 2008. It is great news that industry is starting to adopt it and benefit from the improvements.

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