eNews Vol. 17 No. 21
Canadian Process Equipment & Control News


ABB and IBM to bolster cybersecurity for process control systems

ABB and IBM have announced a collaboration focused on connecting cybersecurity and operational technology (OT). As a first result of this collaboration, ABB has developed a new OT Security Event Monitoring Service that combines… Read More

Arlanxeo agrees to sell its olefins business to Mitsubishi

Arlanxeo Canada Inc., a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, and Diamond Petrochemicals Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp., have agreed that Arlanxeo will sell its olefins business to Mitsubishi. Read More

Canadian Utilities acquires Pioneer pipeline for $255 million

Calgary-based Canadian Utilities subsidiary ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (ATCO) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Pioneer Pipeline from Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd. and its partner TransAlta Corporation for a purchase price of $255 million. Read More

Halton Region first municipality in Canada to receive prestigious award for drinking water quality

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has presented Halton Region with the Directors Award, recognizing an outstanding commitment to high drinking water quality and treatment. Of the 250 water service providers and 400 treatment plants that belong to... Read More

NOVA Chemicals signs agreement to sell its expandable styrenics business to Alpek

Pittsburgh-based NOVA Chemicals Corp. has agreed to sell its expandable styrenics business to a subsidiary of Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. The sale of its expandable styrenics business is an important step in NOVA Chemicals’ plan to… Read More

Process Products

Laboratory analyzer for water activity measurements

The Rotronic Hygrolab Analyzer from Alpha Controls & Instrumentation is laboratory analyzer used for water activity measurements. With up to four probe inputs, the company says, the unit has a modern interface for Read More

Analog inductive sensors now with IO-Link

Turck has announced analog inductive sensors with IO-Link and true analog voltage output, said to be a key advantage since is the only one with an analog voltage output that can be set via IO-Link. The analog sensors allow users to easily… Read More

Temperature controller complies with ANVISA, HACCP standards

The Full Gauge MT-543E LOG temperature controller from Ecotherm has four configurable outputs: cooling, heating, minimum ventilation, and alarm and timer (cyclic). It has an internal audible alarm (buzzer), a configurable digital filter, and Read More

Electromagnetic flowmeter measures flow of conductive liquids

The MIS electromagnetic flowmeter from Kobold Instruments Canada was developed for measuring and monitoring medium-sized flow of conductive liquids in pipes. The flow rate is calculated based on the cross sectional area of the pipe. Read More

Hydraulic hand pump generates up to 10 kpsi

The XTHP hydraulic hand pump from Ralston Instruments is a pump that generates up to 10,000 psi (70MPa). It’s the highest pressure hand pump the company has ever developed and is said to include several design improvements that give it a solid advantage over similar pumps. Read More

Feature Articles

Total power quality and its impact on machinery availability

A decrease in machine availability due to power quality issues disturbs the natural flow of process and discrete manufacturing, leading to lost productivity, increased maintenance requirements and eroded customer trust. Machine downtime is the single largest source of... Read More

Case Study: Advanced process control benefits in an ethanol plant

Hankinson Renewable Energy, one of the U.S. Midwest’s largest ethanol plants, after suffering through a drought during much of 2012, was challenged with high prices or feedstock unavailability since much of the corn crop was lost. Read More

Avoiding contamination in sterile pharmaceutical/biotech facilities

A newly upgraded patent-pending design visual flow indicator design minimizes contamination by eliminating threads. This clamp type-sterile visual flow Indicator avoids assembly that leads to contamination in sterile pharmaceutical/biotech facilities. Read More
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