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Temperature, Pressure and Process Control

Bunkers improve product quality

     21st April 2017 Dutch axial control valve manufacturers Mokveld Valves BV has recently commissioned two new test bunkers for testing critical, high quality valve systems – used in process control applications for the oil and gas industries – thereby improving the quality and safety of the system. Mokveld, whose... 

Pressure, temperature transmitter launched for downhole applications

     21st April 2017 Last month, US-based Emerson Automation Solutions introduced the Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications. The company notes that downhole drilling operators need to measure pressure... 

Pressure, temperature transmitter launched for downhole applications
PAINE 328-12-0010 It measures pressure and temperature with full-scale accuracy of about 0.05% and is able to withstand operating temperatures from -40 °C to 175 °C

Temperature transmitter ideal for numerous industries

By: Nadine James     21st April 2017 The DT722 relative humidity and temperature transmitter is ideal for the chemicals, food and beverage, as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industries because it offers accurate, stable measurement and control of humidity and temperature, says instrumentation and... 

Temperature transmitter ideal for numerous industries
VERSATILITY PERSONIFIED DT722 is suitable for measuring temperature and humidity in any controlled environment

Company supplies regulator to meet markets’ operational demands

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th April 2016 Specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies aims to meet the increasing demand for operational quality in the local natural gas market through its RMG 5020 gas pressure regulator from Honeywell by April. Energas Technologies product engineer Laetitia Botha explains that, for... 

Monitoring system a first for firefighters in South Africa

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th April 2016 Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa notes that it is the first company to have developed and introduced the wireless Alpha Personal Network System with gas detector, to be used in tandem with telemetric systems, to the fire market in South Africa. MSA Africa respiratory and fire helmets... 

Wireless solution retrofitted for optimum plant efficiency

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th April 2016 Instrumentation and process automation company Endress+Hauser is recoding temperatures in the roll neck bearings – used in a rolling mill – by implementing its wireless solution, the WirelessHART, to optimise plant efficiency for a heavy plate manufacturer. By installing the WirelessHART, the... 

Automation control specialist lands third oil and gas contract

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Automation control specialist Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), which serves industrial process manufacturers worldwide, announced in March that it had been selected by oil and gas explorer and producer Hoang Long Joint Operating Company (HLJOC) to handle critical project management and... 

Automation control  specialist lands third oil and gas contract
SAFETY CONTROL SOLUTIONSThe C300 process controller is used to tap oil and gas reserves in Vietnam

High-temperature gas flowmeter launched

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Industrial process instrumentation manufacturer and solutions provider Krohne this year launched its new Optisonic 8300 ultrasonic flowmeter for high-temperature gas and steam onto the global market. The new Optisonic 8300 ultrasonic flowmeter is a two-beam ultrasonic flowmeter for high flow... 

High-temperature gas flowmeter launched
OPTISONIC 8300A two-beam ultrasonic flowmeter for high flow rates of superheated steam

Increased interest in laser gas analysis, says engineering specialist

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Specialised engineering company Rand Technical Services (RTS) noticed an increased market interest for laser gas analysis in the last quarter of 2014, with the beginning of 2015 reflecting ongoing interest from potential clients, including the petrochemical and mining  sectors.  RTS became the... 

Increased interest in  laser gas analysis, says  engineering specialist
GAS DETECTION GROWS Neo Monitors' laser gas monitoring systems provide reliable measurement of the concentration and control of a single gas among other gases

Process automation specialist improves flow-measurement solution

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Instrumentation and process automation specialist Endress+Hauser is developing a new-generation change to its Proline flow-measurement solution platform. “The launch started three years ago and will cotinue for the next two years,” says Endress+Hauser product manager Frans van den Berg. Proline... 

Process automation specialist  improves flow-measurement solution
PROMAG 53H STAINLESS STEEL Endress+Hauser develop a new-generation change to its Proline flow-measurement solution platform

Process-control specialist launches infrared camera range

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th April 2015 Process-control instrumentation and industrial electronics supplier Instrotech has launched a new fixed infrared camera, the PI 450 G7, aimed specifically at the glass industry. Released in South Africa in January, the Optris PI 450 G7 features a special wavelength specifically for the glass... 

Process-control  specialist launches  infrared camera range
INNOVATIVE INFRARED TECHNOLOGYThe launch of the new infrared camera range has provided Instrotech with the opportunity to work with customers such as Consol and PFG Building Glass.

Circuit breaker wins product design award

     25th April 2014 Automation technology company ABB’s Emax 2, which is the first low voltage circuit breaker with integrated power management, has been awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award for 2014. The Emax 2 circuit breaker replaces existing traditional breakers and has the potential to achieve yearly... 

Company expands its range to increase competitiveness

By: Jonathan Rodin     25th April 2014 Electronic motor protection relays manufacturer NewElec will launch a multiprotocol interface in the second quarter, which will enable its NewCode relay to be more competitive, says NewElec MD Stuart Loudon. NewElec’s NewCode relay is an ISO 9001:2000-compliant, three-phase motor-protection and... 

New range of temperature sensors introduced

     25th April 2014 Measurement and control instrumentation supplier Krohne reports that it has introduced its new line of compact temperature sensors, in February, to follow the current trend in the industry, where temperature sensors in standard applications are replaced with compact ones, particularly in original... 

New temperature controller launched

By: Jonathan Rodin     25th April 2014 Electronics company Omron launched its new E5C temperature controller on to the South African market last year, says Omron sales manager Alistair Kay. The temperature controller, which was designed in Japan and ismanufactured in China, includes Omron’s proportional-integral-derivative control, a... 

New temperature controller launched
STAYING FRESH The E5C temperature controller is suitable for target markets such as food and beverage packaging, which includes sealing bars for form, fill and seal machines

Automation company introduces new drive

     3rd May 2013 To assist machine builders and end-users in simplifying equipment design and operation, as well as to speed up installation and configuration, the compact Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 alternative current (ac) drive was launched last month by industrial automation, power, control and information... 

Increased demand for condition monitoring

By: Gia Costella     3rd May 2013 Drive engineering company SEW Eurodrive has recorded increased demand for its condition-monitoring service since it was launched at last year’s Electra Mining Africa event, especially from larger industries such as mining, mixing and bulk materials handling. Condition monitoring is carried out on... 

Society notes challenges and opportunities for industry

By: Gia Costella     3rd May 2013 The instrumentation and control industry is a survivor of the stagnation that has affected many industries worldwide as a result of the economic crisis, says the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC). “It has been a difficult year for many industries, but... 

Software company helps manufacturers face industry challenges

By: Gia Costella     3rd May 2013 The pending environmental legislation regarding carbon tax as outlined in the treasury white paper and mentioned in the South African Revenue Service’s tax budget document for 2012, intended to curb harmful emissions, will add to the difficulties that South African manufacturing companies are... 

Component remanufacturer to commission largest pressure tester in SA

     4th May 2012 Diesel engine and component remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering is set to commission the largest pressure tester in the country. 

Energy efficient ammonia heat pump installed

     4th May 2012 Electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation supplier Magnet says it has designed and installed South Africa’s first energy efficient ammonia heat pump. 

Industrial solutions provider solves cooling problem

     4th May 2012 Mechanical products and controls manufacturer Danfoss’ variable speed drives (VSDs) have a back-channel cooling system that enables one to channel ambient air from outside a control room through the VSD and then vent it back in to the atmosphere.  

Society tackles industry challenges through training, certification

By: Gia Costella     4th May 2012 The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) has reiterated its commitment to providing training and improving skills development within industry. 

Asset acquisition improves product offering

     29th April 2011 Systems automation company GE Intelligent Platforms has acquired technology assets from software developer CSense Systems of Pretoria, Gauteng, during April. GE says the acquisition of CSense’s assets will expand its Proficy Software Platform’s analytic capabilities, increasing asset performance... 

Automation equipment assists in achieving energy savings

     29th April 2011 Paper producer Sappi reports that it has achieved a 25% reduction in kWh consumption at its Tugela River pump station, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), after a new control system, and other new hardware were installed last year. 

Digital instrumentation introduced

By: Henry Lazenby     29th April 2011 Control valve supplier Dresser South Africa reports that it has introduced a new digital instrument, offering enhanced functionality for safety instrumented systems. The new SVI II emergency shutdown device (ESD) provides in-service partial stroke testing of emergency shutdown valves.  

Explosionproof heater controller introduced

     29th April 2011 Instrumentation specialist Intertec has launched an explosion-proof smart programmable controller for precision temperature regulation of process instrumentation and analyser enclosures in hazardous environments, the company repor 

External temperature probe developed for building industry

     29th April 2011 Process control and instrumentation specialist Jumo has introduced an outdoor mounted resistance temperature detector (RTD) probe to monitor building energy efficiency, suitable for use in the field of building services engineering. 

Gas cleaning equipment automated

By: Henry Lazenby     29th April 2011 Systems automation specialist Resonant Automation reports it has undertaken a number of automation projects in the gas cleaning industry in Russia during the past year. Resonant director Matthew Cramb says the company has completed four significant gas cleaning automation projects at operations... 

Improved infrared thermometer introduced

     29th April 2011 Integrated technology solutions provider SKF has introduced a new infrared thermometer, the TKTL 30, which it considers to be its most advanced thermometer. The TKTL 30 is a lightweight instrument for safely measuring temperatures at a distance 

New data logger introduced

     29th April 2011 Instrumentation specialist Impact Measurement Solutions reports it has introduced the new eight-bit MicroLog, two-channel data logger. The device incorporates an internal temperature sensor, as well as an optional external input channel that enables additional data collection and is suitable for... 

Software platform assists with seamless expansion

By: Henry Lazenby     29th April 2011 Process control and automation software developer Wonderware reports it is providing critical software required for the expansion of ferroalloys producer Assmang’s Khumani mine, in the Northern Cape, which is expected to be operational by early next year. 

Temperature sensors improved

     29th April 2011 Automation specialist ifm electronic reports that its TR and TN series temperature sensors are now available with IO-Link. IO-Link is an intelligent point-to-point connection system on the field level, which is compatible with existing input/output standards, allowing for parameter setting and... 

Eliminating regular calibration checks

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Sensor and control manufacturer IFM Electronic reports that its TAD-series self-verifying temperature sensors, designed for sanitary process control applications, provide continuous drift monitoring, which eliminates the need for regular calibration checks.  

Maintenance and spares markets contract

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Manufacturer and supplier of electrical heating elements and temperature control systems Swift Heat & Control MD Brian Booth says that a contraction in capital expenditure spending as well as manufacturing demand shrinking, has caused maintenance and spares market to contract.  

Society focuses on closing the skills gap

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 The greatest challenge for the automation and control industry is to ensure that there are suitably qualified instrument mechanicians, technicians and engineers available today, and in the future, to meet industry demands, says Society of Automation Measurement Instrumentation and Control (SAIMC)... 

Spearheading the use of wireless sensors

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Global building efficiency company Johnson Controls is spearheading the use of wireless sensors, to ensure that sensors are easier and faster to install and more reliable. 

Industry body name change recognises automation industry

By: Kelly Farthing     1st May 2009 Newly elected South African Institute of Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Johan Van Jaarsveldt has spearheaded a name change for the institute that will now include the automation industry. 

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