February 1, 2011


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Solutions Note: Determine the Best Controller for Your System
When choosing the type of control system for a particular application, there are many considerations that influence the decision. Remember that a DCS is designed for process control and a PLC is designed for machine or motion control. While either of these systems can be applied in the other domain, this can result in a loss of operational suitability. This is most often attempted with small processes where the loss of benefits is less visible. Download this Solutions Note for a checklist in choosing the right system for the job.

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Clamp-on Flow Meter Gains Firm Hold

Eastman Chemical's main facility in Kingsport, Tenn., is a huge challenge for anyone responsible for monitoring flow in its miles of pipe. Started in 1920, the complex now stretches over 4,000 acres and contains 550 buildings. The main plant site alone covers 900 acres. The facility makes a wide range of products to support Eastman's five business segments. So, not surprisingly, it boasts every type of piping imaginable, carrying gases, slurries and an incredible number of industrial chemicals.

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Linde Partners With Air Products To Serve Dow; Delivers Better Blending

Linde Gas North America and Air Products have formed Hydrochlor, a 50-50 joint venture to supply high purity anhydrous hydrochloric acid (HCl) to the electronics and other industries. As part of the agreement, Hydrochlor will build a facility to process and package HCl supplied via pipeline from The Dow Chemical Co. The new facility will be located on Dow's Freeport, Texas, site. A team of managers from each partner company will oversee Hydrochlor.

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Panel Discussion: Condition Monitoring

Plants are stepping up their efforts to monitor the condition of key assets to identify potential problems before they effect operational performance, damage equipment or lead to costly downtime. This discussion will review key tools and solutions that will enhance your operations, optimize efficiencies, improve asset life and improve overall reliability. Learn what you need to do to bring your condition monitoring program up to date.

Join us February 17 at 2 PM ET.

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