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ABB upgrades butane plants without any downtime

ABB has claimed that it has upgraded the distributed control systems at 12 butane factories across Spain belonging to energy company Repsol Butano with no operational downtime.

The 18 month-long migration project was executed in a systematic manner, with one plant being updated every month. According to ABB. The latest 800xA 6.1.1 platform aids ...
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05/12/2023 WEG supplies slip ring motor WEG has supplied a slip ring motor for a cement plant in Norway that is ... » Read More

04/12/2023 Emmi switches to Infor Switzerland-based dairy product manufacturer Emmi has replaced its ... » Read More

04/12/2023 New bearings for wind project Cheshire-based Bearings & Drives is to supply CeramicSpeed bearings that ... » Read More
01/12/2023 Finning provides CHP to Briar Finning has claimed it has helped Briar Chemicals self-generate nearly 80% ... » Read More

01/12/2023 SKF offers wireless sensor SKF has launched a wireless sensor solution that enables automated machine ... » Read More

30/11/2023 DNV JIP focuses on grids DNV has initiated a joint industry project (JIP) that will address the ... » Read More

Wind turbine lift safety

An HSE alert has raised concerns about the safety of the design of maintenance lifts inside wind turbines. Now, publication of a relevant new design standard has been delayed, reports Toby Clark

The latest wind turbine generators (WTGs) are colossal. The offshore Vestas V236 has a rotor diameter of 236m and the nacelle housing the hub is at ...
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05/12/2023 Measuring low liquid volumes To optimise measurement and control accuracy for low liquid volumes, Coriolis sensors are often the prime technology choice. Providing a true mass flow reading, these devices are also highly repeatable. Coriolis technology is suited ... » Read More

05/12/2023 Improving aircraft maintenance A new initiative that is transforming the speed and efficiency of maintenance and turnaround times on operational aircraft within the Royal Navy is being described as a ‘game changer’, reports Brian Wall » Read More

05/12/2023 AI metrics for lifts A set of standardised metrics would be helpful for consultants and building management when considering an investment in AI, and for evaluating the efficacy of an installed AI system. However, some of the concepts common in lift ... » Read More
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