INSIDER newsletter for September

The Industrial Automation INSIDER Newsletter for September has been despatched.

This month the lead article features the Hima-Sella project that is replacing multiple PLC controllers for a leading UK petroleum refinery. Controlled by a HIMax unit, which acts as a data concentrator, and communicates with the remote I/O and network boxes over three fibre-optic control loops, using Ethernet. Hima-Sella is also upgrading the gas processing plant at Seal Sands, as reported on this blog earlier.

The INSIDER then reviews the Shell problems with LNG exploration and development in Australia, and the results of the US CSB enquiry into the BP Macondo well disaster. Meanwhile GE snaps up two more specialist instrument companies in Norway.

The UK leads the world in nuclear power: well maybe not so much currently, but as long as we get some Chinese investment the next UK projects might get off the ground…. Meanwhile Triconex is doing OK in the USA, with nuclear plant revamps using modern digital technology. Yokogawa finds more power projects in southeast Asia, and Rockwell finds a major drive acquisition in China.

There’s plenty of news about Coriolis, and other flowmeters: and some interesting developments with user group events in the USA…..

See the latest INSIDER for the month’s news, before everyone settles down to work and lots more product launches!

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