Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scenarios for Selecting Uninterruptible Power Supplies for Industrial Applications

industrial uninterruptible power supply UPS
UPS for industrial applications
Courtesy Ametek Solid State Controls
Process control runs on electric power. That is no secret. It follows that process uptime is first and foremost a function of the delivery of electric power. Uninterruptible power supplies provide backup power, filtering, and other functionality that helps assure the availability of clean electric power for control system operation. Even if machinery power fails, maintaining control system operation to monitor and document process conditions, and take any corrective action needed to maintain safe conditions, is paramount.

Ametek Solid State Controls manufactures world class UPS equipment and systems for industrial use. The company authored a white paper outlining three primary situations where a UPS is needed. The paper is included below for you to read.

Share your industrial power requirements with a product application specialist. Combine your facilities and process knowledge with their product application expertise to develop an effective solution.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Valve Control Monitor Adapts to Wide Range of Actuators

valve control monitor mounted with NAMUR mounting bracket
Valve monitor control mounted using cast NAMUR bracket
Courtesy Westlock Controls
Combining control components from various manufacturers can sometimes facilitate the most effective or desirable solution to a process control challenge. This can certainly be true when configuring a control valve installation. Getting the feature set and packaging that best fit the application requirements can yield benefits throughout the useful life of the equipment.

Westlock Controls, manufacturer of valve control monitors, provides a convenient mounting bracket that adapts the installation of their valve control monitors to actuators employing NAMUR mounting patterns. The cast stainless steel bracket is provided in one of three available mounting kits, each complete with all necessary hardware.

More detail about the adapter bracket is found in the datasheet included below. For more information, share your control valve project requirements and challenges with process control valve experts, combining your own process knowledge and experience with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pressure Measurement Handbook From Yokogawa

industrial process control pressure transmitter
Pressure Transmitter
Courtesy Yokogawa
The impact of pressure on industrial processes would be difficult to understate. Pressure is an element of process control that can affect performance and safety. Understanding pressure concepts and how to effectively measure pressure within a process are key to any operator's success.

Yokogawa, a globally recognized leader in process measurement and control, has made available a handbook on pressure that covers a range of useful topics. The content starts with the very basic concepts and moves quickly to practical subjects related to process measurement and control.

The handbook will prove useful to readers at all levels of expertise. Share your process measurement challenges with application specialists, combining your process knowledge with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Electro-Hydraulic Valve Acutators and Damper Drives

electro-hydraulic linear valve actuator
X2 Linear Acuator
Courtesy Rexa
Many valves employed in industrial processes are controlled from remote control stations. They may have a manual override mechanism in the form of a lever or handwheel, but the primary operating mechanism, or actuator, is a powered unit that responds to a control signal and provides necessary torque or linear force to position the valve appropriately.

There are several power sources used to drive valve positioning mechanisms, one of which is electro-hydraulic. This self-contained system provides the operating characteristics of a hydraulic drive system by incorporating an electrically powered fluid system into the actuator package.

The video below provides some additional detail. Consider the electro-hydraulic actuator as a candidate for your valve control applications, then share your requirements and challenges with product application experts. The combination of your process knowledge and their application expertise will yield an effective solution.