25 June 2009
Web exclusive: June Industry Newz, 2nd edition
ABB won orders worth $52 million to provide power products and solutions for a super-critical coal-fired power plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ABB announced today the latest version of its System 800xA High Integrity safety system (SIL 3 rated) is now operating on StatoilHydro’s massive Troll A offshore gas production platform. The system went live earlier this month, on 5 June, and will control emergency shut down applications on the platform, located 70 km off the coast of Norway. ABB won an order worth $28 million from environmental solutions company Hyflux for a turnkey electrical solution to power the world’s largest membrane based reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant. The Magtaa desalination plant, being built in the western Oran region of Algeria, will have a capacity of 500,000 cubic meters per day of drinking water to serve about 5 million people. ABB signed an agreement with Sappi to manage maintenance operations at its Kraft Mill in Cape Town, South Africa—an agreement that covers a five-year period and is the first agreement of its kind for ABB in the South African pulp and paper industry.
BP America placed a $1.1 million order for flow meters from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. The meters will monitor 36 critical flow points for a new coker unit being built as part of BP Whiting’s multi-billion dollar refinery expansion.
Chandler Engineering, designer and manufacturer of high-pressure, high-temperature laboratory instruments and systems, will celebrate 60 years of service this year, and will showcase its product line at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, 4-7 October, in New Orleans.
Emerson Process Management will install its PlantWeb digital plant architecture with the Ovation expert control system at the Pakistan Engro Qadirpur Energy Power Plant, located in east-central Pakistan. Emerson is increasing the scope of its Electrical Reliability Services partial discharge testing for electrical cables to include switchgear and other electrical assets commonly found in commercial and industrial facilities, including manufacturing and process industries.
ESE, Inc. achieved the Control System Integrators Association certified member status, giving assurance to food and dairy producers when choosing ESE as their system integrator for a factory automation project.
The Fieldbus Foundation signed a copyright agreement with Prolist International to allow Prolist to publish Foundation fieldbus parameter names and definitions in its standardized process control device/system specifications and database.
Honeywell has been selected by Tekfen Construction & Installation Co., Inc. to design, configure, install, and initiate a new fire and gas detection system at the BTC pipeline terminal in Ceyhan, Turkey, a crude oil pipeline running from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Honeywell unveiled its Energy Management Solutions, a customizable portfolio of new and existing hardware, software, and services to help improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
James Loudspeaker, a U.S. manufacturer of audio products, joined system integration software company D-Tools Inc.’s Manufacturer Vantage Point program, making its detailed product specifications available to users of D-Tools system integrator software.
Moore Industries has been granted ISO 9001:2008 certification for their Quality Management System by UL DQS Inc., an ANSI-ASQ Accredited Registrar.
Rockwell Automation expanded its Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardShield safety light curtain line with the addition of three cost-effective options—designed to provide end users with improved functionality, configuration flexibility, and installation.
TÜV Rheinland Indonesia has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Body KAN for issuing Indonesia SNI (Indonesian National Standard) approval. The company now offers a full spectrum of Indonesian certification services including developing compliance strategies, identifying standards and requirements, and conducting necessary testing/evaluations.
The ZigBee Alliance has named Emerson as a Promoter level member and the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
TÜV Rheinland promoted northwest regional manager Michelo Santiago, expanding his territory to now include the Southwest region.