Process industries are taking stock of their future in the midst of the current pandemic and planning to implement more autonomous technologies in the coming years, according to a new report.
The primary function of a boiler is to convert water to steam. The steam provides process heat or produces electricity. An objective for safe and efficient boiler operation is to maintain a constant steam and water interface level in the boiler drum.
Whether a boiler should be repaired or replaced is largely dependent on age and condition. Proper monitoring of water quality (pH, Cond, DO), chemical addition control (ORP), and real time corrosion control (ECP). Regular maintenance is important to prolonging the life of a boiler. However continuous of monitoring of water quality allows for predictive maintenance and prevention of shutdown.
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Across North America, there are more than 2,500 processing plants in the gas processing, oil refining, bulk petrochemicals, and chemicals markets. This plant population represents a large number of frontline engineers and technical managers whose professional lives will become increasingly impacted by the growing adoption of disruptive digital technologies and digital platforms.
Decision cycles across the energy and chemical industries are becoming increasingly disrupted by proliferation of data, new data sources and compute speeds within an increasingly volatile business environment. The digital twin is the key to effective decision-making in this new world.
Yokogawa has become aware of a number of instances in which counterfeit field instruments, bearing the Yokogawa logo, have reached some of its customers. At first glance, they are nearly indistinguishable with a semblance of functionality and interface that mimics its products.