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Web-based control system sets new standards in process industry

Siemens sets new standards in process automation and is launching an innovative web-based process control system for all industries at the Hannover Messe.  Simatic PCS neo is a brand-new system software, which offers companies in the process industry unique opportunities in the age of digitalization. Main features include global web-based collaboration in engineering and operation and intuitive handling representing all relevant information in a single workbench.

CPC-Cryolab highlights uniseal cryogenic stainless-steel pipe coupling for extreme low temperatures

CPC-Cryolab, a CIRCOR International brand, announces the Uniseal Cryogenic Stainless-Steel Pipe Coupling for the industrial gas, cryogenic, and space industries. Featuring a Spiral-Wound gasket instead of a ground joint finish, the Uniseal Cryogenic Stainless-Steel Pipe Coupling virtually eliminates leaks caused by poor mating surfaces. This coupling offers cost savings by reducing downtime and increasing the speed of recovery. The Uniseal Cryogenic Stainless-Steel Pipe Coupling is ideal for applications where valves, regulators, and the like require routine or frequent maintenance.

Seven different types of check valves available from Val-Matic

Did you know Val-Matic has seven different types of check valves? Val-Matic's Check Valves include the Dual Disc, Foot Valve, Silent Check, Swing Check, Swing-Flex, Surgebuster, and Tilted Disc which are highly engineered to provide long life and trouble-free performance to meet the valve needs of its customers.  Engineers weigh the importance of slamming characteristics as one of the factors when selecting a check valve. 

Liquid level for tough chemical service

Dynatrol CL-10GH Liquid Level Detector is the latest addition to the reliable Dynatrol line of high, intermediate and low point level detectors for liquids or slurries. It has no moving parts, floats, diaphragms or packing glands to deteriorate.  Successful applications in the Petroleum Chemical Industry include liquid hydrocarbons: (1) toluene hexane (2) ethanes (3) glycols (4) butadiene.

Business groups and others welcome B.C. legislation to remove barriers for LNG

Local mayors, First Nations, trades and business are applauding measures by the British Columbia government that will officially remove barriers and create a level playing field for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and realize the opportunity for British Columbians to add value to our natural gas. This new industry will create thousands of new jobs, trades apprentices, contractor opportunities across B.C. and new revenue for local, provincial and federal governments.

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AW-Lake introduces PCU series of controllers

AW-Lake Company introduces its new PCU Series of Controllers that connect with Vogtlin or any thermal mass flow meter or controller to provide a local display of flow output.  Serving as a single- or multi-channel mass flow controller with up to four channels, the PCU instruments support multiple unit networked operations.   A large, high-contrast backlit display offers easy-to-read views of process variables and programmed setpoints for each connected device on one screen.

Diversification pays off for Vertex Group entering 2019

Vertex Resource Group Ltd. reports its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2018. The results for the three months and year ending December 31, 2018 were highlighted by improvements in revenue, gross profit, EBITDA and net income as compared to the corresponding periods of 2017. Net income increased as a result of improved EBITDA and the bargain purchase gain from the three acquisitions completed in 2018 (which are discussed in more details in the MD&A and the Company's Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), offset by increases in amortization and finance costs.

Inductive, contactless linear position sensor from Alliance Sensors Group

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has released its LV-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensor using LVIT Technology. The LV-45 linear position sensors are specifically designed for measuring applications requiring rugged devices, whether measuring position of steam turbine valves, mounted in a paper mill head box or calendar roll stand, or outdoors fastened to a building, bridge or structure. The LV-45 series was designed after identifying the wants and needs of engineers in the industrial world, so LV-45 Series linear position sensors can withstand the high vibration and severe shock environment found in steel, aluminum, and paper mills, as well as extremes of temperature and humidity found in most outdoor applications where many other types of linear position sensors cannot survive.

AltaGas founder and chair to step down after 25 years

AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) has announced  that after careful consideration, David Cornhill, Founder of AltaGas and Chairman, has elected to step down on April 1, 2019 from the Chairman position. New Chair Pentti Karkkainen has been appointed by the Board of Directors, effective April 2. Mr. Cornhill will remain on the Board, ensuring an orderly transition and continuity. 

Texas LNG project receives environmental impact statement from FERC

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Texas LNG Brownsville LLC's proposed 2 train, 4 million tonnes per annum LNG export facility located in the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The FEIS has been issued in accordance with the anticipated dates listed in the Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review received in August 2018.

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Fluor successfully completes EPC work on Sasol petrochemical complex

Fluor Corporation announced that its joint venture with TechnipFMC has successfully completed its engineering, procurement and construction management services scope of work on Sasol's world-scale petrochemical complex in Westlake, Louisiana. The joint venture will continue to provide assistance to the Sasol team with remaining activities by working with Sasol in parallel on transition plans for each unit and system. The joint venture team will also assist in performance testing for the complex.

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to strengthen customers' cyber posture

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave's advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers' critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.

NACE International launches enhanced new website to serve members and customers

NACE International, the nonprofit association and leading resource for corrosion expertise and education, has launched its newly redesigned website, www.nace.org. Based on feedback from frequent users and customers, the new site features enhanced tools and search functions, intuitive navigation to help users quickly locate information, and convenient mobile functionality and responsive design.

INOR announces IPAQ C/R330 universal temperature transmitter

INOR Process AB announces the INOR IPAQ C/R330 universal temperature transmitter, a modern, isolated, universal temperature transmitter developed for maximum flexibility, accuracy and reliability. Compatible with RTD and thermocouple sensors, Ω and mV inputs, the IPAQ C/R330's robust design offers high vibration resistance and noise immunity, guaranteeing reliable and accurate operation under the most demanding conditions.

Sproule launches new Canadian NGL Report

Sproule and GTI have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a jointly developed Canadian natural gas liquids (NGL) report to industry. The report provides an in-depth understanding of the economics of producing natural gas and NGLs. This monthly report leverages the expertise of GTI and Sproule principals to provide insight and analysis on the profitability of natural gas and NGL production at western Canadian gas plants. Included in the report are supply and price forecasts for gas and NGLs, netback analysis by component and a summary of the market dynamics that are affecting pricing along commentary regarding key developments and relevant news. 

INOR Connect app makes configuring signal converter easy

INOR Process AB announces a whole new way to configure and monitor temperature transmitters without supply voltage and cables. Operators can connect to the transmitter with a smartphone or tablet using near-field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth and configure through the new INOR Connect app. Using wireless communication means operators never need to remove the signal converter from the process. Now available are the INOR 330 series temperature transmitters, and the INOR 530 series, fully compatible with HART 7.

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New United Electric Controls gas detector offers carbon monoxide monitoring and flexible mounting

United Electric Controls, a producer of safety, alarm and shutdown technology, has announced that it has added carbon monoxide (CO) to the list of gases detected by the latest Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector.  Vanguard version 1.2 also includes new mounting flexibility and a variety of other features that enhance installation, configurability and maintainability.

Flashing sounders from Pfannenberg ideal for fixed gas detection

Pfannenberg, a global manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, highlights the availability of rugged PATROL Series Flashing Sounders for fixed gas detection alarming. Designed to alert personnel of an evacuation when there is presence of hazardous gas, these combined signaling products increase safety when used with ammonia (NH3), carbon dioxide (CO2), freon (R22), methane (CH4), or chlorine (CL2) gas monitoring systems in energy generation, wastewater treatment, landfill applications, food and beverage manufacturing, refrigeration, gas production, agricultural chemical use and storage, and other industrial applications.

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