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African Petrochemicals May/June Edition 15.3 {2018}

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NEW WIRELESS PRESSURE GAUGE APP INCREASES CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY New wireless pressure gauge app increases convenience safety. Emerson’s Plantweb Insight application provides streamlined view of networked Rosemount wireless pressure gauges, helping maintenance personnel stay informed and safe Emerson announces a new Plantweb Insight application for wireless pressure gauges that displays data in an easy-tounderstand dashboard for maintenance leads and instrumentation and electrical (I&E) personnel. An entire suite of Plantweb Insight applications collectively helps users quickly make sense of plant data and drive overall enterprise profitability. This Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) application delivers field data from a fleet of wireless pressure gauges as frequently as once per minute. By keeping operators updated on changing conditions remotely, the app allows personnel to make fewer manual rounds and minimize their exposure to hazardous areas. The gauge itself, the industry’s first WirelessHART® pressure gauge, utilizes industry-proven Rosemount pressure sensor technology to deliver reliable pressure readings. It provides up to 150x overpressure protection compared to traditional gauges using bourdon tube technology, and two layers of process isolation for a safer field environment. The gauge, which has a 10- year life, also reduces maintenance costs by eliminating common weak points found in mechanical gauges. The new application is the latest addition to Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of technologies, software, and services that take advantage of IIoT innovations to extend the benefits of automation beyond process control to the entire enterprise, improving operations, strengthening decision-making, and institutionalizing best-practices. Easily integrated with a variety of WirelessHART gauges and remote field sensors, Plantweb Insight applications combine continuous, real-time data provided by Emerson’s Pervasive Sensing strategies with predictive analytics to give maintenance and operations personnel actionable, upto-date process information in any location, improving reliability, safety, production, and energy management. Learn more at Insight 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: Web: 17

CHOOSE THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT FOR THE TYPE OF RISK YOU FACE to sense heat on each 1m section to 1°C accuracy. The system is easy to install and report a change in temperature or ‘hot spots’ according to pre-set perimeters. Early warning by the system can prevent loss and damage or the system can be used as a detection method to activate fire suppression systems. Some other early detection tools available include Infra-Red temperature scanners and conveyor bearing temperature sensors. Plumber block temperature sensors (analogue or digital 68˚C) and IR Temperature scanners allow for temperatures to be monitored on surface by any SCADA system. 18 Moab CAF Conveyor Belt System. Sperosens offers a complete range of products and services including, as a first phase, a Risk Analysis to determine what fire prevention solutions are best suited to the type of fire risk faced by each customer. Sperosens provides the design, manufacturing, installation, management and maintenance of safety solutions which enable our clients to focus on their core business. Cutting-edge detection and suppression technologies are applied to ensure safe working and operational conditions even in in harsh environments. This is achieved by installing monitoring and controlling remote detection devices. Our solutions prevent operational stoppages, delays and damage through early detection and appropriate suppression in identified risk areas. Risk assessments provide the information required to determine the correct system despite the various tools found on the market today. In addition to risk analysis, it is important that fire prevention becomes part of an integrated strategy. Any fire can have catastrophic consequences and therefore preventing fire from breaking out is preferable rather than providing a reactive cure when a fire breaks out. The strategy should include critical parameter measurements as well as carrying out preventative maintenance in order to prevent fires from breaking out resulting in lost production time and lives. Early detection plays a pivotal role in the elimination or reduction of fires occurring. There are multiple early detection systems in the market. AP Sensing Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) use Fibre Optic Cable up to 10km long Fire suppression methods use various technologies such as deluge systems, water and foam mist, sprinkler systems and clean gas agents. All these products are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Water and Foam mist systems works well in high risk areas where the cooling off and oxygen displacement combination instantly assists in extinguishing fires in local applications. The system design must address critical parameters such as the belt coverage, flow rate, nozzle selection, pipe diameter as well as the duration and capacity requirements of the fire protection system chosen, for example, in terms of duration and capacity requirements, the NPFA 15 requires the system to spray for 30 minutes as well as an additional 30 minutes for backup. Sperosens designed dedicated controllers to immediately transmit any malfunction alarms or hazardous conditions to a control room. 24/7 real time management and measuring the health of the system in use is critical. Fire System Readiness and Reporting is achieved by the Sperosens Verifi System. The system can report that each component was in working order and armed at the time when an incident occurred. All Sperosens Solutions comply with the relevant local and/or international standards eg. NFPA and SANS. Sperosens is a leading supplier to the mining industry and has many certifications and accreditations such as: SAQCC, ASIB, FDIA, FPASA, ECSA Professional Registration, FEASA, ISO 9001, SANS 1475 and CIDB. Sperosens insure product innovation & service excellence with each fire prevention solution supplied. For more information please visit:


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