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Connected-learning solution improves access to operator training simulation

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced a new connected-learning solution based on its industry-leading UniSim Competency Suite platform. Part of the Honeywell Connected Plant intiative, UniSim eLearn is hosted in the cloud and revolutionizes access to operator training simulation (OTS). It’s a key tool in delivering effective operator competency management. 

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Advanced GE technology selected for Louisiana LNG facility

Venture Global LNG, Inc. has selected GE Oil & Gas as a strategic partner to provide a plant-wide technology solution for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities under development in Louisiana.  Under the agreement, GE Oil & Gas will leverage advanced technologies from across the broader GE portfolio to deliver a comprehensive power, pretreatment and LNG liquefaction system.  The agreement provides for the delivery of a complete LNG process system with defined schedule, price and performance standards.  

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Data platform designed to connect industry players

The oil and gas industry is increasingly recognizing the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data. As a trusted third party, DNV GL is now launching an industry data platform - Veracity - to facilitate frictionless connections between different industry players, domain experts and data scientists.

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Software portfolio expands to include land management

Quorum, which develops software for hydrocarbon and energy business management, has announced the release of its new land management software for the Canadian market. Based on Quorum's flagship land system for the U.S. market, Quorum Land Canada builds on a proven foundation with new functionality that addresses the specific needs of Canadian oil and gas companies. Quorum Land Canada is the result of a joint development effort between Quorum and an upstream oil and gas company with operations in Western Canada.

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App aids in pump performance analysis

KSB Sonolyzer measures the noise frequency of the asynchronous motor and checks whether there are potential energy savings to be made, thus enabling an increase in pump efficiency.

KSB has announced the release of an exciting new app for smartphones and tablets that can estimate the operating efficiency of your pump, indicating if there is any room for improvement.

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Wonderware update boosts industrial insights in cloud computing

Schneider Electric has announced significant updates to Wonderware Online, its cloud platform capable of collecting, visualizing, and managing operational data across industrial operations. End users, solution builders, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can benefit from new real-time data and analytics capabilities when using Wonderware Online as a complete information management and decision support solution.

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Next-generation monitoring and inventory control for tank farms

he tank gauging instruments are developed according to international metrology recommendations such as OIML R85 and API MPMS, qualifying the devices to be components of certified systems for custody transfer.

Endress+Hauser has introduced the Tank Gauging Platform, a complete monitoring and inventory control system for tank farms and terminals in the chemical, oil & gas, refining and similar industries where large amounts of liquid or solid materials are acquired, stored and transferred.

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Honeywell launches new UniSim Design Suite Release 450

 UniSim Design helps engineers create and optimize plant designs and monitor asset performance, thus enabling stable operations and plant safety.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced the launch of UniSim Design Suite Release 450 – the newest version of its proven process modelling software that helps industrial manufacturers increase their engineering effectiveness and optimize their process designs. Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suite is trusted by over 250 companies worldwide in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical, and power industries.

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Nonincendive Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet certified for hazardous locations now available certified

Mesa 2  Hazloc Rugged Tablet

Juniper Systems, Inc. recently announced the availability of its nonincendive Class I, II, and III, Division 2-certified version of the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet. Called “Mesa 2 Hazloc,” the tablet is certified to perform safely in hazardous locations where explosive gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, or fibers and flyings may be present.

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SignalFire Wireless Telemetry gains Class 1, Division 2 certification for Wireless I/O Module and Modbus DIN Mount Gateways

Wireless I/O System and Modbus Din Mount Gateway.

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry announced that its Modbus DIN Mount Gateways and Wireless I/O Modules are now certified to Class 1, Division 2 standards, allowing their use as part of remote monitoring and control systems in harsh environments with the occurrence of explosive gases.

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Digital transformation leads agenda at Honeywell Process Solutions’ annual users conference

Vimal Kapur, president of HPS said; The Industrial Internet of Things will allow manufacturers to efficiently gather and analyze a broader range of data across multiple operations and plants to use data to transform entire enterprises.

Helping industrial companies harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform their entire enterprise will be the lead topic for Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) 41st annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) for the Americas.

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Baker Hughes introduces model-based, predictive analytics software

FieldPulse analytics software helps improve well performance, increase operational efficiency and reduce lift costs through a model based management by exception approach and predictive analytics.

Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its FieldPulse model-based, predictive analytics software, which enables operators to proactively optimize production across entire fields by giving them clear understanding of an asset’s performance in real time.

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Endress+Hauser releases Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager

The Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager saves, visualizes, analyzes and communicates.

Endress+Hauser has released the Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager, a compact device that can serve as a data acquisition system for small process control applications. The RSG45 acquires up to 14 discrete and 20 universal/HART analog inputs from process sensors, displays sensor data on its 7-inch multicolor TFT screen, records the data internally, performs math calculations and alarm checks, and transmits the data to a PC or any control system via Ethernet, RS232/485, Modbus, Profibus DP or PROFINET digital communication links. Data can also be stored to a device plugged into the USB or the SD port.

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Total UK E&P UK selects Asset Guardian Solutions Software

The first Total E&P UK offshore asset to have access to Asset Guardian will be the Elgin-Franklin in the North Sea.

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process control software assets, announced that Total E&P UK has selected its software management platform Asset Guardian. The software will help to secure the integrity and improve management of the process control software used to operate Total E&P UK’s offshore developments in the North Sea.

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