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Electrical Integration – bringing process and power together

Sep 01, 2014

Managing the process and the power systems that serve it through a single integrated control system can cut costs while giving a much better overview of the total plant. Laya Sathyadevan explains. Managing…

Rockwell, Cisco launch convergence training

Aug 25, 2014

Rockwell Automation and Cisco launched a training course to help information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) professionals overcome the challenges of converging network technologies. Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS) is a hands-on…

Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq

Aug 06, 2014

France's Dassault Systèmes announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a Dutch supply chain planning software firm, for approximately US$335 million (€250 million) on 23 July. Completion…

GE to resell Dream Report

Aug 06, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms will resell Dream Report as a report generation tool for use across their automation software portfolio of products, announced Ocean Data Systems (ODS). Dream Report already includes drivers for most GE Intelligent…

Yokogawa, ODS partner to develop TUS solution

Aug 06, 2014

Yokogawa Corp of America selected Ocean Data Systems (ODS) to develop a specialized Thermal Uniformity Survey (TUS) reporting solution. Thermal uniformity surveys are carried out to validate that heat treating processes are delivering…

SKF selected for first international order

Aug 06, 2014

SKF has been selected to deliver Nautilus bearings for Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment (Hangzhou) Co Ltd.’s first order of wind turbines outside China. Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment is a leading manufacturer of wind turbines to a broad range of customers in China…

Belden introduces next generation solutions

Aug 06, 2014

US-based networking, connectivity, and cable firm Belden released the next generation of its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems. The new Tofino Xenon and Tofino Configurator (TC 2.0) offer a level of flexibility…

Siemens shows wind turbine products

Aug 06, 2014

Siemens is showing its software and hardware products for more cost-effective production and more efficient operation of wind turbines at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 trade fair. Siemens can offer an integrated protection concept made…

Intelligent manufacturing systems

Aug 05, 2014

As offshore platforms are automated from top to bottom, and integrators stitch together disparate systems and protocols into a smoothly-running continuum, the inevitable next step will be assimilation of the performance data with onshore management systems…

Integrating automation offshore

Aug 01, 2014

As a part of creating production, here is a subsea production tree that mounts at the well head. Source: FMC Technologies  Peter Welander examines how the challenges of networking disparate elements are intense…

All eyes on deck

Aug 01, 2014

Ellen Fussell Policastro examines how video surveillance meets DCS integration for faster event response. Video surveillance sees use for monitoring coastal traffic monitoring and preventing vandalism…

Networking pros abound, but beware of cons

Aug 01, 2014

There is no doubt networking plays a vital role in the offshore oil and gas industry right now and it will be even more important in the future. With the potential of remote management of multiple platforms from an onshore location, as well…

GE announces Meridium investment

Jul 24, 2014

GE’s Measurement & Control business announced a minority equity investment in Meridium. The companies will enter into a joint development and distribution agreement that will integrate Meridium’s asset performance management (APM) software…

Hyundai designs welding robot to build offshore facilities

Jul 14, 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading offshore facilities contractor, announced that it has developed a new automatic welding process to build offshore facilities. The new hot-wire TIG…

Automation can fulfill skills shortage remotely

Jul 14, 2014

A radio surveillance system in Den Helder in the Netherlands monitors the prodution operations in the southern section of the North Sea. Photo from Wintershall. It wasn’t long ago that Wintershall’s…

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