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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) launched its newest RTU2020 process controller, which helps operating companies in oil and gas, mining and other process industries effectively manage complex remote automation and control applications. Today’s industrial operations are increasingly challenged with converting “Big Data” from complex automation systems and into relevant, actionable information.…

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Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy has concluded cooperative agreements with both the UK's Cavendish Nuclear Limited and France's Areva NC concerning boiling water reactor (BWR) decommissioning in Japan. In a statement yesterday, Hitachi-GE said it will take preparatory steps towards decommissioning domestic BWRs using the international experience of the two companies. Intensive…

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Metso continues its transformation in to a more focused company with leaner and more agile operating models to drive growth and profitability. As part of this and to reflect the current market environment and achieve cost-efficiencies, Metso is initiating employee negotiations in its Minerals business in Finland. "The market downturn…

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German industrial giant Siemens AG on Thursday announced a new share-buyback program, even as it reported a 33% slide in fourth-quarter net profit. The program will have a volume of up to €3 billion over the next 36 months, Siemens said. In a further nod to shareholders, the company proposed…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $40 million in the United States, from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, to supply Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) to two substations and help strengthen grid reliability. The order was booked in…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Austrian plant engineering company Christof Industries to supply a coal-fired, circulating fluidized bed boiler for a power plant to be built by Christof Industries near Faisalabad, Pakistan. The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises planning, documentation, delivery, as well as supervision…

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Emerson Process Management introduces the Rosemount 3051HT Hygienic Pressure Transmitter, a robust and reliable solution for hygienic applications in which regular clean-in-place/sterilize-in-place (CIP/SIP) regimens can cause measurement devices to become unstable, and batch quality to deteriorate. Biotech, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries are under constant pressure to increase throughput…

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Rockwell Automation Inc. reported that its fourth-quarter earnings fell 19% as the company missed Wall Street expectations amid a slowdown in industrial markets. Looking ahead to the 2016 fiscal year, CEO Keith D. Nosbusch said he was expecting “a particularly weak start,” and didn’t foresee any growth until the later…

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Emerson Process Management and Teledyne Test Services (TTS) jointly developed and introduced the QUIKLOOK 3-FS diagnostic system, a new platform for testing air-operated (AOV) and motor-operated (MOV) control valves used in the nuclear industry. The dual platform minimizes the cost, time, and complexity of testing safety-significant valves and helps nuclear…

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Aclara Technologies LLC, a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to electric, water and gas utilities globally, announced today that its affiliate has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the electricity meters business currently operating within GE Energy Management's Grid Solutions subdivision ("GE Meters"). The transaction is expected to close…