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Turkish refinery improves reliability with Emerson’s Smart Wireless technology

Case Study by Emerson Process Management– The state-owned Tüpraş refinery in Izmir, Turkey, has placed an order with Emerson Process Management for a tank gauging system that includes 85 wireless TankRadar Rex radar level gauges. The order follows Tüpraş Izmir’s extensive testing of 21 additional devices in the same application. The gauging system will provide accurate, reliable level measurements on some of refinery’s most critical oil-movement tanks.

The Izmir facility has a refining capacity of 11 million tons/year and storage capacity of 1.9 million cubic meters in 164 tanks -- including 44 lube-oil storage tanks that were already being monitored using wired TankRadar Rex level gauges from Emerson. On other tanks, however, the existing non-Emerson gauging system sometimes had communication problems and gave incorrect readings because of damage to cables during excavations in the field. In addition, support personnel were not always available when needed.

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Amplicon launch new division – Engineering Services

Amplicon has announced the introduction of a new division, Engineering Services. This new venture, as well as creating new employment opportunities, is to provide the market place with a trusted partner who can be viewed as an extension of the customers own team creating value that can be delivered straight to the bottom line.

Whilst Amplicon is already renowned for supplying high quality complex systems, the new Amplicon Engineering Services division combines the best engineering practice over a range of disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering as well as a custom integration and build facility.; bringing together and capitalising on all of the skill sets that have become the hallmark of Amplicon over the past years.

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EXIDA certifies Velan TORQSEAL™ VALVE for Functioal Integrity

Exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified the Velan Torqseal™ triple-offset butterfly valve for functional integrity. The certification ensures that the valve meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.

“A Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) was performed on the Torqseal family of valves, which confirmed their suitability for use in safety applications,” said exida Evaluating Assessor Chris O’Brien. “We are impressed by the thoroughness and robustness of Velan’s development process, and they demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues necessary to achieve high levels of functional safety.”

OMRON introduces Digital Temperature Controller E5CC, E5EC

Omron has introduced Digital Temperature Controller E5CC, E5EC with Large White PV Display that’s easier to read, easy to use, from model selection to setup and Operation. It  has complete range of I/O capacities, cunctions, and performance and handles more applications.

The E5CC/E5EC series will save you time and effort in set-up and operation, while enabling faster and more accurate monitoring/control of your process. The high-visibility display of the new series is also extremely easy to read and virtually eliminates any possibility for human error.

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Tyco International Completes Acquisition of Visonic Ltd.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) announced today that the company has completed the acquisition of Visonic Ltd. (TASE: VSC.TA), a global developer and manufacturer of electronic security systems and components, for approximately $100 million in cash. The acquisition was first announced on September 15, 2011.

A leader in advanced wireless technology for the security industry, Visonic's portfolio includes wireless communications technologies that offer increased range and secure communications. These technologies are in use in more than 1 million wireless installations around the world.

"The addition of Visonic to the Tyco Security Products portfolio advances our strategy to provide our global customer base with broad-based, best-in-class security solutions," said Mark VanDover, President of Tyco Security Products. "The company's technological capabilities and strong presence in markets such as Europe enable us to further enhance the solutions and reach of our intrusion security portfolio."

The Visonic business, which has annualized revenues of more $75 million, will be integrated into Tyco's Security Products unit, a leading global provider of access control, video and intrusion solutions.

Emerson selected to automate 160,000 ton/year lead and zinc plant  

AUSTIN, TEXAS (December 1, 2011)-- Emerson Process Management has been selected to provide the process automation system for Yunnann Chihong Zinc & Germanium Co., Ltd.’s Yunnan Huize lead and zinc processing plant. The plant in Yunnan Province, China, produces 100,000 tons of zinc and 60,000 tons of lead per year, and the company plans to expand smelting capacity to 1,000,000 tons in the next five years.

Emerson will provide a state-of-the-art control solution that includes its DeltaV™ digital automation system with DeltaV S-Series hardware, AMS Suite asset management software, and smart field devices using Foundation fieldbus and IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) communications technology. AMS Suite will provide predictive field diagnostics to enable early detection of potential issues and proactive maintenance planning.

“We have established a strong working relationship with Yunnan Chihong Zn & Ge over the past several years, and this project moves us a step further in laying a solid foundation for strategic partnership.” said SweeChee Lee, Vice President & General Manager, Emerson Process Management China.

PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemicals Polyethylene Plant System Migration

(Case Study by Yokogawa): PetroChina Company Limited is China’s largest oil and gas producer and distributor, and plays a dominant role in the country’s oil and gas industry. Dushanzi Petrochemicals, a primary subsidiary of PetroChina, operates China’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex. Operational since 2009, it can process 10 million tons of crude oil and produce 1.2 million tons of ethylene per year as well as a range of fuels and other refinery products. In 2007, Yokoshin Software Engineering (WuXi) Co., Ltd., a Yokogawa subsidiary, successfully installed the distributed control systems (DCS) for this megasize complex.

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Rotork acquires Prokits Ltd

Rotork has announced the acquisition of Prokits Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of valve adaptor kits and accessories for the valve industry, based in Mansfield, UK. Rotork has acquired all the share capital of Prokits.

Prokits has been known to Rotork for many years and the company has built an established customer base for valve adaptation kits and accessories. The sole owner of Prokits, Craig Mellins, has been appointed as General Manager of Rotork Valvekits into which the Prokits business will be merged.

Commenting on the acquisition, Rotork Chief Executive Peter France said: “The acquisition of Prokits, for which Craig Mellins has established a good reputation in the market over the last decade, will increase the customer base and scale of our Rotork Valvekits valve adaptation and accessory products business.”