The recent Santa Barbara, CA oil spill is yet another example of the need to monitor and control pipelines to prevent breaches that could endanger life and property for hundreds of miles overland and along coastlines.
The use of high pressure pumps, up to 1,000 bar, is seen in a variety of industries. In cases where production losses during unplanned downtime can be astronomical, reliability is crucial. OE manufacturer innovation is therefore essential in order to reduce costs associated with maintenance and operation.
Intertec is supplying high performance environmental protection cabinets for Shell’s ‘Prelude’ floating liquefied natural gas project.
There are less than 150 days to go until the end of lifecycle and end of support for Microsoft XP in April 2014. With a third of PCs worldwide still using the popular operating system, Mike Keightley, systems product manager at Yokogawa, discusses the effect this will have on mission critical industries from nuclear to automotive.
atvise scada, available from MAC Solutions, is built on open interface standards such as HTML5, SVG and TCP/IP.