Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2018

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JUNE 2018 • E&MJ 105 EQUIPMENT GALLERY Control Technology Solution for Batch Operations Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) re- leased Experion Batch, which the com- pany described as a control technology solution that increases productivity for batch operations and speed-to-market of batch products by allowing operators to look ahead into their processes and see an intuitive and comprehensive timeline of every task required to complete a pro- duct batch. The technology simplifi es ongoing maintenance by eliminating the need for a centralized, dedicated batch server. This provides added benefi t to customers by enabling engineering and maintenance personnel to take a unit controller out of service without affecting other units, HPS reported. Experion Batch also allows plants to easily and quickly transition from recipe testing to execution while re- ducing testing and validation efforts, and it is aligned with international batch stan- dards ISA-88 and IEC 61512-1. Experion Batch uses patent-pending visualization technology to provide batch automation processes with the benefi ts of distributed control capability. This ap- proach provides operators with insights into upcoming events or potential delays, which make it easier for them to conduct multiple tasks, take appropriate actions sooner and adjust next steps accordingly, HPS reported. It also makes operations less critically dependent on individual op- erator experience, the company reported. Upper C-Band Module for Commercial Applications Persistent Systems LLC released its Upper C-Band module for the MPU5 mo- bile ad hoc networking (MANET) radio, which transmits and relays voice, video, text, and sensor data in a robust, peer-to- peer fashion. The 5.1 to 5.9 GHz radio module, which is certifi ed for unlicensed use in the Indus- trial, Scientifi c, and Medical Band, will re- portedly enable MPU5 users to leverage the MANET for a variety of applications, includ- ing live event video streaming; facility se- curity; industrial internet of things network- ing; machine-to-machine communications; and unmanned aerial vehicle operations. Certifi ed under FCC Part 15 for un- licensed use in ISM Band, the Upper C-Band radio module provides 1W of average transmit power, the maximum permitted in the ISM band. The module also has Japan Type Certifi cation under Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 72 Catego- ry: RB (Unmanned Mobile Image Trans- mission System). Persistent Systems historically pro- vides communication systems for un- manned vehicles in the defense market.

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