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Solution Breakdown: TDLS8000

Posted by TechStar on Sep 3, 2020 11:23:00 AM

Written By TechStar Solutions Specialist, Don Wyatt

Do you have Fired Heaters, High Performance Furnaces, Incinerators, Selective Catalytic Reduction Units (SCRs), Flare Lines, Tanks to blanket, Reactors to monitor, Marine Terminals for loading or unloading ships and barges?  If so, then you probably either have online gas analyzers or need them.  Many people that own these assets really don’t like online process analyzers or don’t like what it take to keep them running.  Traditionally these analyzers have been more complex then most of the instrumentation that is used in our industry.  This leads to performance less than the user would expect.  

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions

The Best Conditions for Correct Process Control

Posted by TechStar on Oct 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

This blog was originally posted by Yokogawa.

Optimum control of production to avoid unnecessary costs

Raw materials and end products are accepted, processed, stored and delivered in almost all industrial processes. In order to optimally control production while avoiding unnecessary costs and ensuring product quality, the volume flows must be recorded correctly and seamlessly. This task should be solved as precisely as possible and with minimum pressure losses. The application-specific parameters must, of course, be taken into account, such as the type and composition of the medium to be measured, process pressure and temperature range.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Flow Solutions

TDLS8000: Maintenance-Free, SIL2 Certified and Explosion-Proof

Posted by TechStar on Aug 20, 2019 3:00:00 PM

This blog post was originally posted by Yokogawa.

In almost any chemical production facility, various substances frequently have to be stored temporarily in tanks or tank farms. Depending on the chemical substance involved, this circumstance can sometimes entail a risk of explosion. Elementary protection must therefore be provided to rule out the possibility of explosion. Ideally, this protection should prevent an explosive gas mixture from forming in the tank’s gas phase in the first place. This can be achieved by inerting the gas phase by blanketing it with nitrogen.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions, Automation

Why Manage Alarms?

Posted by TechStar on Dec 26, 2018 1:02:00 PM

This blog was originally posted by Yokogawa.

Alarm management has increasingly become a hot topic over recent years, not least because of a number of high-profile accidents where alarms have been implicated. It often requires significant investment in time and resources when applied to an existing control system and there is a need for continuing review for it to remain effective. Yet an increasing number of companies are embracing alarm management for one or more reasons. So what are these reasons, why manage alarms given all the other conflicting pressures on time, and what are the benefits for those who make the journey?

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Topics: Yokogawa

Regular monitoring of your SIS – are you doing it and is it effective?

Posted by TechStar on Dec 12, 2018 3:02:00 PM

This blog was originally posted by Yokogawa.

The monitoring of safety instrumented systems (SIS) is becoming more relevant to organizations in today’s process industries. Most are actively gathering some form of measurement to record and assess safety system performance. However, is this information accurate, reliable and fully inclusive to have real certainty to monitor safety system performance?

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Topics: Yokogawa, Safety

Advanced Combustion Control of Fired Heaters

Posted by TechStar on Oct 16, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Fired Heater is widely used in oil refining and petrochemical industry providing heat for a main process or cracking reaction by fuel combustion.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions

Everything You Need to Know About the Yokogawa User Conference

Posted by TechStar on Jul 24, 2018 9:24:05 AM

What is the Users Conference?  

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Topics: Yokogawa

Join the Webinar: Vibrating Element Technology for Gas Density, Specific Gravity, and Hydrogen Purity

Posted by TechStar on Jun 25, 2018 2:06:22 PM

Density is a physical property of matter, and by knowing the density of a mixture you can often infer other properties of the mixture. The vibrating element method is one way of measuring the density of a gas that can be used in power, pulp and paper, refining, and chemical industries.

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Topics: Yokogawa

Yokogawa Adds Network Function to UTAdvanced Series UM33A Digital Indicator

Posted by TechStar on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A solution that is both easy to install and cost effective 

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has added a network function to the UM33A digital indicator with alarms, a product in the UTAdvanced controller series, and will release this to the market on May 7.

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Topics: Yokogawa

Yokogawa Releases Device Lifecycle Management

Posted by TechStar on Mar 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A new IIoT service for the cloud-based management of device information and a key to success in digital asset management

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the introduction*1 of Device Lifecycle Management, a new IIoT cloud-based service for the management of information on plant assets. This is an information management support service for the digitized asset data of the IIoT era. The Device Lifecycle Management service allows customers to digitalize the management of all device information and helps customers to improve the efficiency of plant maintenance management and the quality of data management.

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Topics: Yokogawa