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Operating safety-critical equipment without reliable machinery health insight to issues such as missed or false trips and alarms can keep operations unreliable and increase risk. Emerson Process Management’s CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor now has an IEC 61508:2010, Safety Integration Level (SIL) certification, Level 1, making it suitable for use…

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GE Renewable Energy announced it secured 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of firm and unconditional wind turbine supply orders in the month of December. The agreements call for GE’s wind technology to supply more than 20 new wind projects across seven different countries. Approximately half of the planned 1.4 GW is scheduled…

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Advantech’s iConnectivity Group (ICG) are pleased to announce the launch of their first switch which supports IXM device management technology. IXM, provides engineers with the ability to assign a fixed range of IP address to many devices at the same time, and also provides them with the ability to simultaneously…

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A consortium of Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power and South Korea's Taekwang Power Holdings has signed a $2.2 billion thermal power plant investment agreement with Vietnam, Acwa Power said on Tuesday. The pact comes as Vietnam faces a shortage in power supply amid the developing country's ever-increasing demand for electricity to…

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Robotiq launches its newest Force Torque Sensor: the FT 300, bringing a sense of touch to your robot. With plug and play integration on all Universal Robots, the Force Torque Sensor FT 300 makes automation of high precision tasks such as product testing, assembly and precise part insertion easy and…

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ABB has secured a contract with Martifer Solar to supply 50 MW solar capacity in Jordan. The deal covers four solar plants, located near the cities of Ma’an and Mafraq. Jordan imports 96% of all its energy at an annual cost of $3.6 billion or 13.5% of the country’s GDP.…

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Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it had decided to exit a multi-billion-dollar plan to develop jointly the Bab sour gas field in Abu Dhabi, the latest major project to fall victim to the worst oil-market downturn in decades. The Anglo-Dutch company said that "following a careful and thorough evaluation…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that two of its subsidiaries, Yokogawa Electric Korea and Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, have received orders to provide control systems for thermal power and desalination plants that are to be constructed for Umm Al Houl Power, a Qatari company. The control system orders received by…

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Further addressing the tough challenges of accurately measuring level and volume of bulk solids and powders in large vessels, bins and silos, Emerson Process Management has enhanced its range of level measurement devices. A number of new functions and certifications will help to minimize maintenance, enable easy integration and expand…

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ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies, has secured a contract from Martifer Solar to help build 50 MW of solar power capacity in Jordan. The deal covers four solar plants, located near the cities of Ma’an and Mafraq. Jordan imports 96 per cent of all its energy…