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African Petrochemicals March/April Edition 14.2 {2017}

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AUTOMATION UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH AFRICA – MAY 2017 A two-day training programme providing leading-edge automation solutions Automation University Classic, a comprehensive two-day training programme from Rockwell Automation open to everyone interested in leading-edge automation solutions, from engineers to business managers, will be hosted in South Africa this year. Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa will welcome participants at Emperors Palace in Gauteng on 17 and 18 May. Targeted at systems integrators from management and engineering through to IT and purchasing, this year’s theme is The Connected Enterprise – Smart Productive Secure. Automation University is designed to give these professionals the opportunity to discuss current and emerging challenges within the industry, incorporating news, views, trends and technologies of integrated information and automation solutions. It consists of over 50 different hands-on laboratories, demonstrations and presentations relating to the products and services offered by Rockwell Automation. The format allows customers to plan a program specific to their needs while industry seminars, presented by experts in their field, will be conducted for the mining, oil & gas, water & wastewater, consumer and automotive industries. Delegates will see the latest automation and information advances. As part of the overall experience there are two grand tours of the Automation University show floor, which have been set up to showcase Rockwell Automation equipment and solutions while also encompassing those of their partners. Rockwell Automation is in the process of validating this event through the SAIEE for CPD credits. Registration begins during February and interested parties can submit their details by visiting AU 2017 attendance is free, but travel and accommodation are for delegates’ expense. About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Enquires: Michelle Junius Marketing Specialist Sub-Saharan Africa Rockwell Automation E-mail: Tel: +27 (0)11 654 9700 4

THE RIGHT WAVELENGTH 113GHz: The best fitting radar frequency for each application Endress+Hauser completes its portfolio of radar instruments with Micropilot FMR60, FMR62 and FMR67. The new Micropilot series provides the first instruments with 80GHz technology which have already been developed according to the safety-by-design concept of IEC 61508. Furthermore, they belong to the first generation of level instruments which, like many flow instruments of Endress+Hauser, support Heartbeat Technology. FRONT COVER STORY as dynamic algorithms provide reliable, stable measurements with a measuring range of up to 125 meters and an increased measuring accuracy of ±1. The measurement is unaffected by baffles or obstacles at the tank walls. Due to the innovative antenna design, build-up and condensate do not impair the measuring result either. The interactive commissioning software makes this task fast and easy. Heartbeat Technology Instruments with their own pulse beat, Heartbeat Technology, have been only available at Endress+Hauser in flow instrumentation thus far. The preconditions for predictive maintenance and documented verification have already been created in the new Micropilot. This means that every measuring point can be verified and documented in assembled condition and without any interruptions. A simple, predefined procedure leads the maintenance staff through the verification and documents the verification results in an unambiguous manner. The guided SIL proof test according to the safety manual and included documentation also save time and costs. An automatically generated test protocol supports the evidence concerning regulations, laws and standards. The monitoring area of Heartbeat Technology provides instrument and process data, thus facilitating trend recognition for predictive maintenance. The aim is always the optimisation of processes in a targeted manner. Therefore, a combination of instrument and process parameters provides all important details for a respective analysis. Jan Gerritsen, Product Manager at Endress+Hauser, presents the new level campaign. He realises that nobody can do anything with 113GHz. He just added the frequencies of existing instruments to demonstrate the overall competence of Endress+Hauser in the radar range. The new level campaign is called “113 GHz + Your Wavelength”. Jan Gerritsen describes the idea as such: “We are not concerned with faster, higher, further. At present, everybody is talking about the highest radar frequencies in the industry. But the real issue is finding the respectively fitting frequency for each application. In order to accomplish that, we have to listen very carefully to the requirements of our customers so that we can give them really good advice. The aim is to find a common Wavelength that is a common understanding.” For further information, please visit Enquiries Hennie Blignaut Head of Department Marketing Endress+Hauser (Pty) Ltd Phone: 011 262 8007 In the area of tank gauging, Endress+Hauser launched Micropilot NMR81, the first highly accurate instrument with 80GHz technology for the oil and gas industry. Now, the company is adding Micropilot FMR6x to serve other industries. Also in this case, accuracy is at stake but first and foremost safety and the provision of simpler processes for customers. For the first time, an 80GHz process radar is available which pursues the safety-to-design concept, thus making the life of customers much easier in terms of safety. In addition, the product offers a wide selection of ex-approvals. Improved focusing of the radar signal as well 5


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