Halliburton has released the EarthStar ultra-deep resistivity service, a logging-while-drilling technology that helps operators map reservoir and fluid boundaries over 200 feet (61 meters) from the wellbore, more than doubling the depth of investigation of current industry offerings. The service delivers a comprehensive reservoir view so operators can eliminate costly pilot holes and sidetracks, make informed geosteering decisions in real-time and better plan future field development.
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Det-Tronics has introduced a new addressable smoke module (ASM) for the Eagle Quantum Premier (EQP) fire- and gas-safety controller. The new ASM extends the capability of the EQP and fulfills the requirement for marine-rated and certified Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2-capable and Intrinsically Safe (IS) devices. This permits a single system to protect both hazardous and non-hazardous areas within a plant, minimizing the complexity and the number of fire and gas safety subsystems required.
Honeywell has announced a software solution to provide cybersecurity to industrial customers who manage diverse process control networks, sites and vendors. As customers continue their digital transformation and their industrial sites become more connected, integrating cybersecurity has become even more critical.
With its highly intelligent web-enabled design, the new LQ800 Multi Channel Controller from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) delivers a state-of-the-art total solution, combining advanced IoT liquid analytical measurement of 50+ parameters and precision process control of flow/level for a wide range of water-based industrial applications.
Six key trends are driving HARTING's development program for the cyber-physical control infrastructure needed for advanced manufacturing. HARTING's strategy, outlined by Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas to guests at the company's Open House at EDS Summit 2018 in Las Vegas, covers the company's solutions for the digital production environment.
NewTek Sensor Solutions introduces the HT-1000 Series of Extreme High-Temperature Linear Position Sensors for applications demanding the highest levels of reliability in the rugged environments of industrial equipment. These AC-operated LVDTs are constructed of special high-temperature materials to withstand temperatures up to 1000°F (538°C).
The latest generation of Festo's popular CRDSNU round stainless steel pneumatic cylinders boasts new variants and installation possibilities for extended and contaminant-free operations. Based on the ISO 6432 standard and ideal for operations in harsh environments or where frequent and effective cleaning is a must, CRDSNU now offers options like an extremely long-life dry running seal as well as self-adjusting end-position cushioning.
Engineers responsible for reporting stack gas emissions data to federal, state or local authorities will appreciate the optional Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) and Continuous Emissions Rate Monitoring System (CERMS) applications package available with the next-gen MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI).
Probe, a leading supplier of logging and reservoir monitoring technology to the global oil and gas and geothermal industries, today announced the RAS pulsed-neutron tool, a three-detector system that uses sigma and carbon-oxygen (C/O) techniques to measure reservoir fluid saturation of oil, water and gas.
Weir Oil & Gas reports that it is achieving significant success in the field with intelligent sensors designed to accurately communicate mud gas liquid levels in real time to prevent overflows and maximize safety while providing active kick management, reducing cleanup costs and lowering non-productive time.
H.G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group introduces its latest LVDT signal conditioner, the highly advanced S2A. This LVDT signal conditioner offers smart and fast LVDT/RVDT setup and has been engineered to work with the widest range of LVDTs, RVDTs, and inductive half-bridge sensors including 3-wire GE LVRTs and GE gas turbine buck-boost style LVDTs. The signal conditioning module has cyber security tamper prevention and notification features that no other manufacturers have even considered, providing confidence that the unit has not been compromised.
HARTING's Roadshow, a mini-tradeshow on wheels, will be visiting customer locations in Alberta and British Columbia next month. The truck will be in British Columbia from May 14-18, then cross over the Rockies to Alberta from May 22-25. Come the summer, the Roadshow also is scheduled to visit locations in Ontario and Quebec in July.
Bedrock Automation, maker of the Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) system, has introduced a lower-cost and high-performance controller that combines PLC, RTU and edge control; intrinsic cyber security; and universal I/O into a compact standalone module that is ideal for remote monitoring and control applications. The Bedrock OSA Remote is configured with the standard Bedrock IEC 61131-3 engineering tools, and features a wide operating temperature range, a hardened metal enclosure, and pricing below conventional mini PLCs or RTUs.
With its Picomag flowmeter, Endress+Hauser impressed the jury of the Red Dot Design Awards to receive the Red Dot seal of quality in the product design category. The smart plug-and-play instrument scored equally well for its functionality and compact design.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced a control technology solution that increases productivity for batch operations and speed-to-market of batch products by allowing operators to "look ahead" into their processes and see an intuitive and comprehensive timeline of every task required to complete a product batch.