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Riyaz Ali from Emerson Process Management describes the problems and possible solutions for testing the final control element of Safety Instrumented Function loops. Accidents in…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:48

AVEVA gets Promer project

Turkey-based Promer Consultancy and Engineering selected AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solutions for major engineering projects. AVEVA Everything3D. From AVEVA.   In order to meet the…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 09:56

KBC gets US$5 million upstream software gig

KBC Advanced Technologies won a US$5 million seven-year contract with a major European based oil field services company for the licensing of KBC’s upstream simulation…
Emerson Process Management created a new global reliability management consulting practice to provide guidance on managing maintenance costs. The company says the catalyst for the…
Belden Inc. released new research that shows the recently revealed Dragonfly (Havex) malware is likely targeting the pharmaceutical sector, not the energy sector as previously…
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:49

Improving solar-cell efficiency

Solar power generation gained some more strength using devices made with polymers. This solar cell consists of a new polymer, called PID2, which was developed…
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:43

Hydrogen generator goes nano

A small scale “hydrogen generator” uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. The research also unveiled a previously…
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:34

Oil, gas training goes 3D

Oil and gas companies are now able to enhance worker training and demonstrate technical concepts and techniques via stronger 3D animation and imagery. FuelFX's Oliver…
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:28

Refinery records mean safety first

Refinery safety remains paramount as production continues its upward swing as equipment and people end up pressed to increase a facility’s capabilities. It is no…
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:19

Yokogawa: Racing, automation unite

Other than the idea of keeping operators safe, Formula One racing has quite a bit in common with the manufacturing automation industry. As an automaker…
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:58

BSEE: Database for offshore drilling needed

According to officials, the offshore drilling industry needs to develop a comprehensive public database to help improve safety and prevent spills in federal waters. “Currently…
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:26

One killed in gas platform incident

One contractor died and two others suffered injuries 13 September while conducting maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast. From Chevron.…
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:08

Belden: oil, gas security

Oil and gas continues to be a hotbed of activity when it comes to automation and that also means security is top of mind. When…
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:58

Offshore platform fire forces evac

A fire at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet forced four workers to evacuate and destroyed the crew’s living quarters. According to…
Monday, 07 July 2014 18:05

Safety incidents: Finding the root

There are times when mistakes happen time and time again and no one seems to learn from them. That has got to change and Carlos…
Look at the risks and learn the priorities. In the manufacturing automation arena, that line could apply to the safety environment or in a security…
Monday, 07 July 2014 17:50

Next step after a disaster

Nothing good comes from a disaster, but if people and companies can learn not to let it happen again, then at least that is one…
Monday, 07 July 2014 17:39

OTC: Safety, security reign

Safety and security are an important combination in any industry, but when you talk about the offshore oil and gas industry, the subject definitely ratchets…