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African Petrochemicals- Mar/April Edition 15_2 {2018}

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EMERSON’S NEW MAGNETIC FLOW METER TRANSMITTER SIMPLIFIES INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION Rosemount 8712EM wall mount transmitter provides easy navigation in the field and additional protocols for increased measurement confidence Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 8712EM Wall Mount Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter with additional protocols, powerful diagnostic capabilities and usability features to help users in the water and wastewater, metals and mining, and other industries gain quick and easy insight into their processes. The meter’s local operator interface was designed using human centered design concepts, making it easier and faster for technicians to navigate in the field. According to Scott Dudek, product manager for Rosemount magnetic flow meters, “The Rosemount 8712EM melds usability pioneered by Emerson’s Human Centered Design Group with the quality, capabilities, and reliability that customers have come to trust from Emerson.” The Rosemount 8712EM’s diagnostic suite includes high process noise detection and ground fault detection. The electrode coating diagnostic offers two set points to alert when coating is present and when it is affecting flow measurement, enabling preventative maintenance. Smart Meter Verification continuously monitors the health and performance of the meter for ultimate measurement confidence. Universal transmitter capability allows the 8712EM to operate with any existing magnetic flow meter sensor and allows backwards compatibility with all Rosemount magnetic sensors. This feature not only makes the transmitter easier to integrate with older units, but it also enables the use of the 8712EM’s advanced diagnostic features. The Rosemount 8712EM supports HART 7 for 32-character-long tag capability for reduced start up time, as well as options for intrinsically safe HART outputs and Modbus RS-485. For more information, visit About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit: Further information is available from: Rob Smith Sales Manager, South & East Africa Emerson Automation Solutions Tel: 011 451 3700 Email: Rosemount 8712EM magnetic flowmeter. Online VIEW THE BACK EDITIONS ONLINE (No opt in or log in details required) 4

Skyriders progresses with five-year contract at major petchem producer From work at tank farms to power station boiler inspection, Skyriders’ five-year contract at a major petrochemical (petchem) producer in South Africa has progressed in leaps and bounds. FRONT COVER STORY The access specialist began its association with the company by carrying out maintenance and inspection work on its fire water systems. “Over the years, our scope of work has branched out to include inspection in power station boilers,” Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn reveals. He adds that this is a good indication of not only the scope and size of the company in question, but the total value-add that a specialist service provider such as Skyriders can add to its operations. While the tank-farm portion of Skyriders’ scope of work has a dedicated team allocated to it, any other requirements are assigned the necessary resources as and when needed. Apart from rope-access skills, the tank-farm team also has expert knowledge of deluge systems and general plumbing, especially as they are often required to join piping. Bolting and rigging skills are also included in the mix of services that Skyriders provides. The latest development is that an Elios collision-tolerant drone from Flyability of Switzerland has been deployed for confinedspace inspection at the petchem producer. “These areas are quite treacherous and dangerous, and pose a major health and safety risk,” Zinn highlights. The drone technology represents the latest innovation in inspection systems from Skyriders, which always strives to be at the top of its game in the industry, and thereby set itself as a benchmark for the rest of Africa. For example, during its association with the petchem producer, it has managed to achieve ISO9001, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management. “It is important for us to align ourselves with exactly the same standards as our client in terms of quality, health and safety, and environmental management,” Zinn adds. “We often find that our clients have specific processes and procedures that we are required to follow, and therefore it helps if we are all on the same page from the get go.” The fact that the petchem producer is so safety-conscious and process-driven filters through to its entire supply chain and all of the specialist companies and service providers it deals with, which has the added benefit of raising standards in the industry as a whole. “This is a perfect example of the kind of partnership we like to enter into with our longstanding clients, which is testament to our proven capabilities. In this particular contract, we have seen a traditional client committed to scaffolding advance to rope access and ultimately our latest drone technology,” Zinn concludes. Connect with Skyriders on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news • Facebook: SkyridersIndustrialRopeAccess • Twitter: About Skyriders Skyriders (Pty) Ltd, established in 1998, is a leader in the South African rope access industry, providing cost- and time-saving solutions to clients in the power generation and petrochemical industries who require rope access aided inspection, NDT and maintenance work to be done in difficult to reach, high-up locations. Skyriders Contact Mike Zinn Skyriders Marketing Manager Phone: (011) 312 1418 Email: Web: 5


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