Moore Industries’ Digital and Wireless Technology Reduces Legwork at Pulp and Paper Site
New state regulations required a paper and pulp manufacturer to monitor daily effluent water rates at a remotely-located pond. This process was automated by using a HART radar level transmitter. Digital and wireless technology from Moore Industries let them send the necessary information to a HMI (Human Machine Interface) and a historical collection system thus automating an inefficient and expensive manual collection process.
Next-Generation Fieldbus Device Couplers Simplify Upgrade at Chemical Plant
Choosing the right device coupler technology was critical for Ashland Inc. in upgrading the fieldbus installation at their world-class 1,4-butanediol plant in Lima, Ohio; according to site process control specialist John Rezabek, device couplers “touch every valve in the plant.” They needed a coupler design that would incorporate short circuit protection and provide non-incendive spurs if existing disconnect switches were removed. This white paper shows how selecting the “fourth-generation” MooreHawke TRUNKGUARD Series 200 (TG200) device couplers with their unique end-of-line-sensing auto termination and “fold-back” short circuit protection allowed Ashland to solve this problem.
On Target: The BULLET WirelessHART® Adapter Provides Immediate Benefits
The Moore Industries NET Concentrator® System connects instruments and systems via Ethernet, MODBUS & wireless technologies, while protecting against RFI/EMI, ground loops, while operating in severe temperature extremes.
Peer-to-Peer Distributed I/O Systems Solve Signal Interface Problems
A Peer-to-Peer Distributed I/O System provides an excellent method to deal with signal interface problems, especially when it comes to connecting new and legacy field transmitters and control devices during the expansion or upgrading of a facility. This white paper explores why Peer-to-Peer Distributed I/O Systems are an affordable and convenient solution that does not require specialist technology staff to implement.
Remote Emergency Shutdown Device Improves Safety and Performance at Oil Production Platform
When Italian multinational oil and gas company ENI Petroleum needed help designing a real-time communications link to its Devil’s Tower oil well platform off the coast of Louisiana, they turned to Moore Industries for help. By integrating our NCS NET Concentrator System® into their communications system, ENI Petroleum has developed a reliable method for dealing with potential emergency situations that meets new federal regulations and reduces the possibility of false shutdowns. This white paper was featured as a web exclusive on the Control Magazine
website in September 2011.
Safety Instrumented Systems: The “Logic” of Single Loop Logic Solvers
As companies become more aware of the risks associated with their operations due to catastrophic events, they understand the importance of complying with national and worldwide safety standards such as ANSI/ISA 84 and IEC 61508/61511. A key element to compliance and safety are Single Loop Logic Solvers, which work within a Safety Instrument System to monitor variables such as temperature, pressure, level, flow, position or status. They can provide a warning, on/off control or emergency shutdown if readings exceed a specified level. This white paper highlights safety alarm trips from Moore Industries and how they can help provide your plant with a valuable asset in complying with important safety standards and preventing potential devastating accidents from occurring in case of an emergency.
Signal Isolators, Converters and Interfaces: The “Ins” and “Outs”
Signal isolators are useful process instruments that solve important ground loop and signal conversion problems. But they do much more than that. This white paper shows how signal isolators can be used to share, split, boost, protect, step down, linearize and even digitize process signals. It also gives a guide on what to look for when selecting a signal isolator.
The Path to Recovery Plant Rebuilds with NCS NET Concentrator System
This white paper shows how the NCS NET Concentrator System from Moore Industries was critical in helping the Imperial Valley Resource Recovery biomass-to-electric power plant recover from a major electrical explosion that destroyed the electrical connection to the grid and the control room electronics. The Ethernet-based I/O NCS Net Concentrator System helps programmers make quick decisions on performance enhancements that reduce maintenance and personnel costs.
TRUNKGUARD Solution Optimizes Fieldbus Installation at Greenfield Ethanol Plant
Fieldbus-based process control systems offer many operational advantages for bio-fuel production plants. However, ethanol plant operators also need to use safeguards to ensure that the fieldbus physical layer is protected against short circuits, improper termination and other potential faults. Read this white paper to learn how Moore Industries helped the Greenfield ethanol production plant in Nebraska optimize its fieldbus installation with its TRUNKGUARD®
system, which is the first FOUNDATION fieldbus™ and PROFIBUS physical layer solution offering fully automatic segment termination.
Using MODBUS for Process Control and Automation
MODBUS is the most popular industrial protocol in use today for several reasons, including how easy it is to use, the affordable cost of implementation and its universal use within the industry. This white paper shows how MODBUS works and explores innovative ways you can use MODBUS in new and legacy plant situations.
Vetting Smart Instruments for the Nuclear Industry
Moore Industries’ early experience with the EMPHASIS assessment tool in the UK has helped shape our approach to building products designed for functional safety and use in the global and UK nuclear industry. This white paper from Moore Industries’ Director of Engineering Tina Lockhart examines the we took to ensure that these products were designed following strict adherence to the IEC 61508 standard and how using the EMPHASIS process allowed us to improve design and configure new and existing products for safety in nuclear-related fields.
Why Use Temperature Transmitters Instead of Direct Wiring?
Temperature transmitters are quickly overtaking direct wiring as the measurement method of choice in the process control industry. Cost considerations are no longer a primary concern when choosing between these two methods of measuring temperature. So which one is the right choice for your needs? This white paper breaks down the advantages and considerations to keep in mind when thinking about using temperature transmitters rather than direct wiring.
Industrial facilities are increasing turning to wireless technology to replace miles of cabling connecting their control room to components in their network. Wireless technology is often more cost-effective than cabling and helps extend the reach of a network to an almost limitless range. This white paper discusses the advantages of using wireless technology such as the WNM Wireless Network Module as part of a distributed I/O network solution.