Comprehensive endpoint protection services
For organizations to secure their operations
and reduce cyber threats, a successful cybersecurity strategy requires
solutions to secure endpoints—any
device that is connected to a network outside of its firewall, including
laptops, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), switches, Internet of Things (IoT)
devices and more.
Rockwell Automation and CrowdStrike are
providing manufacturers with comprehensive endpoint protection services,
combining Rockwell Automation’s Industrial Cybersecurity Services and the CrowdStrike
Falcon platform to monitor, protect, investigate and respond to incidents.
Purpose-built in the cloud with a single lightweight-agent architecture, the
CrowdStrike Falcon platform delivers rapid and scalable deployment, superior
protection and performance, reduced complexity and immediate time-to-value.
Customers benefit from unified technology, intelligence and expertise that
delivers security that works across their on-premise, hybrid and cloud
When customers choose the CrowdStrike Falcon
platform through Rockwell Automation, they receive the industry-leading
software coupled with OT-specific Falcon policies, developed by Rockwell
Automation cybersecurity specialists, and backed by software and phone support.
Endpoint protection fits into the expansive Rockwell Automation portfolio of managed
services, along with incident response and threat detection to provide customers
with a holistic cybersecurity solution. To learn more about how Rockwell
Automation is helping today’s manufacturer’s increase their industrial network
security, visit https://www.rockwellautomation.com/en-us/capabilities/industrial-cybersecurity.html.
Combustion safety shutoff valves certified for biodiesel
Global technology and software leader Emerson
has launched its new ASCOTM Series 262 and 263 Biodiesel Valves, the first
combustion valves certified for use with biodiesel blended fuel in industrial
and commercial boilers in the Americas and Asia. These biodiesel valves make it
possible for district heating and commercial boiler burner applications to
transition to a more sustainable energy source, simplifying compliance with
evolving regulations while reducing boiler users’ greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions and carbon footprints.
Biodiesel heating fuel is biodegradable and
cleaner burning, producing fewer GHG emissions than petroleum alone. Multiple
studies have found that biodiesel fuel can reduce GHGs by 50%–86% compared to
conventional diesel fuel. Using non-certified biodiesel automation products in
biodiesel applications may lead to a severe reduction in the performance and
safety of the valves. This could lead to long-term damage for the fuel train
and the impact could range from leakages to a complete loss of process control.
Biodiesel is a corrosive medium that requires
specially designed and certified products. As sustainability is a top priority
worldwide, regulations and certifications are changing in favor of using
biodiesel blends. Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) recently updated its oil
burner standard, UL 428B, to include biodiesel blends up to 20% (B20). Series
262 and 263 valves feature an elastomer that is compatible with B20 and are
certified under UL 428B.
The robust construction of Series 262 and 263
solenoid shut-off valves provides long service life and low internal leakage,
minimizing maintenance and improving reliability, while the welded core tube
offers high pressure ratings for efficient fuel use. Mountable in any position
with a range of elastomer options, these compact poppet valves allow tight
shutoff that can improve efficiency while reducing emissions and cost. A full
selection of explosion-proof enclosures is also available.
For more about Emerson’s ASCO 262 and 263
Biodiesel Valves, visit https://www.emerson.com/en-us/catalog/asco-262-263.
protocols to accelerate methane emissions reductions
GTI Energy has
released new open-source methane emissions measurement protocols to meet the
urgent need to accurately measure and reduce methane emissions and accelerate
the transition to a clean energy economy. GTI Energy’s Veritas initiative is a
set of standardized, science-based, technology-neutral and measurement-informed
protocols built to assemble methane emissions inventories that are verified by
direct field measurements.
emissions from methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), is one of the most
cost-effective and impactful ways to mitigate climate change. In recent years,
more than 100 countries have joined the Global Methane Pledge, a critical first
step toward achieving methane emissions reductions. In the U.S., the Inflation
Reduction Act requires companies to start producing precise measurements of
methane emissions and reduce them.
September 2021, GTI Energy, along with Highwood Emissions Management and SLR
Consulting, has convened dozens of industry, research and environmental
stakeholders to engage in a transparent protocol development process complete
with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to enable credibility. More than 35
companies partnered with Veritas to shape the protocols’ development.
The GTI Energy
Veritas technical protocols cover six segments of the natural gas supply chain,
including production, gathering and boosting, processing, transmission and
storage, distribution and liquified natural gas (LNG). Protocols for each of
the six supply chain segments include:
The design of
the protocols is aimed at working together with existing methane reduction
target frameworks and collaborations—empowering the industry with real-world technical solutions and
consistent data to rapidly scale and accelerate methane emissions reductions.
For more information about GTI Energy’s
Veritas, and to view the protocols, visit veritas.gti.energy.
gas detector with new CatEx sensor
warnings against gas-related hazards play an essential role in keeping people
safe in the workplace. The Dräger
X-am 2800 multi-gas detector (FIG. 1) simultaneously measures up to four gases. Users can
choose sensors for flammable gases and vapors, as well as oxygen, carbon
monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
The X-am 2800
is optimized for use with the cloud-based software solution, Dräger Gas Detection
Connect. The data recorded by the device can be transferred directly via
Bluetooth to a smartphone, and then to the Dräger Gas Detection Connect Cloud. For efficient
fleet management, the data can also be transferred directly to Gas Detection
Connect using the Dräger
X-dock test station to give users secure access to the data at any time through
an internet browser.
engineered CatEx sensor is particularly shock resistant and can be configured
for flammable vapors such as gasoline, diesel and nonane, or for gases like
methane, propane and hydrogen. Moreover, the sensor is especially resistant to
detectors are worn on the body, carrying comfort and robustness are just as
important as reliability. Due to its small size and low weight, the X-am 2800
can be worn conveniently on a clip. Its large buttons make it easy to use while
wearing gloves and the prominent display of the X-am 2800 features a
language-free user interface and clearly shows important information such as
gas readings, alarms and the time. Additionally, it is equipped with a green
status light (D-light) to indicate when the unit is ready for use. Approved for
use in Ex zone 0, the X-am 2800 has also been tested according to protection
class IP68. Confirmed by a drop test, it withstood a fall of more than 2 m (6
ft) thanks to its resilient design.
from the popular Dräger
X-am series are compatible with the X-am 2800, including the charger, X-dock
station and calibration adapter. The durable Dräger sensors and the rechargeable, easy-to-replace
power supply ensure the device remains operational for many years. Moreover,
the X-am 2800 was engineered with sustainability in mind. The technical
documentation and packaging have been designed to save paper, and the number of
instruction manuals can be reduced when ordering two or more units in the
modular version. Dräger
ensures the proper recycling of disused devices.
The X-am 2800
is manufactured by Dräger
Safety AG & Co. KGaA. For more information, visit X-am
reliable and clean mobile power
leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy
solutions, has released its line of 30-kVA and 60-kVA battery storage modules
for 2023. The fully integrated energy storage solutions source Aggreko’s deep
knowledge and history of temporary power to provide customers with a clean
energy option for their mobile power needs. The 30-kVA (65-kWh) and 60-kVA (120-kWh)
batteries are all-in-one solutions that can be easily plugged into an existing
power system, providing immediate and cost-efficient energy storage for any
number of commercial and industrial applications.
energy storage solutions for 2023 represent the company’s latest innovations in
mobile, clean power. Customers can choose whichever capacity works best for
their needs, and the modular batteries can be scaled up as required. Charging
can be completed in as little as 3 hr, and the containerized nature of the
batteries means they are delivered with inverters, HVAC, fire protection and
needed to be immediately plugged into a project site, all in one unit.
flexibility of the batteries enables them to be installed for a variety of
applications needing energy storage, from events and data centers to refineries
and renewable projects. Aggreko works with customers to design contracts that
extend from several months to several years, ensuring that regardless of the
type of project, the company’s batteries are well-placed to help clients reduce
their energy costs and control their emissions output.
latest batteries form a central pillar of the company’s Greener Upgrades initiative.
Through this program, Aggreko is introducing updated models of its existing
products and launching new ones that are an ideal fit for the clean energy
transition. Aggreko’s customers can explore products under the Greener Upgrades
umbrella to easily find cleaner temporary power modules for their applications.
Along with the 30-kVA and 60-kVA batteries, the Greener Upgrades products also
include Tier 4F diesel generators, which meet the most stringent U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for diesel engines, and the Fuel Flex 450-kW
natural gas generator.
To learn more
about Aggreko’s battery offerings for 2023, visit https://www.aggreko.com/en-us/products/energy-storage.
launch complements CPC Pumps International API 610 range
well-known for its wide range of niche pumps, Canada-headquartered CPC Pumps
International Inc. has extended its product range by launching its first-ever
BB5 pump (FIG. 2).
Applications for CPC centrifugal pumps are traditionally in the wider refining
and petrochemical industries. The addition of the BB5 is particularly timely,
primarily because one of its major applications will be in helping to
sustainably lower environmental impacts. It will be used in carbon capture,
utilization and storage (CCUS) processes that are central to lowering CO2
compliant with API 610 requirements, CPC’s BB5 pump has the option to swap out
individual stages in the future, giving the customer the flexibility to adjust
their hydraulics. This provides each pump with a wide-ranging, advanced
hydraulic coverage that engineers tailor to meet the needs for each
of Atlas Copco Gas and Process, a manufacturer of centrifugal compressors and
expanders, CPC Pumps International already has a range of models available,
ranging from its OH2 to OH5, VS1/VS6, BB2 and BB3 models. Its BB5 pump expands
the range of heavy-duty process pumps for the company. The BB5 line now extends
this product range with what the company considers the most robust and extreme
of the API 610 offerings.
more information, visit: https://bb5.cpcpumps.com/.
inline process refractometer series for industrial liquid measurements
Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements,
continues to strengthen its spearheading industrial product ecosystem by
unveiling a next-generation process refractometer platform: Polaris™. The products (FIG.
3) are designed to optimize industrial manufacturing processes and product
quality, enhance productivity and save resources, energy and time in various
industries and hundreds of industrial applications.
With the launch of its Polaris Process Refractometer product family, Vaisala
offers a modern product platform for liquid measurement needs that brings together
the company’s 85+ yr of measurement excellence with the latest liquid
measurements expertise. The launched refractometer platform continues also to
strengthen Vaisala’s modular Indigo measurement ecosystem.
Vaisala’s process refractometers are used for inline liquid concentration
measurements for various industries, installation positions and applications.
The real-time measurement data of the process enable advanced and accurate
process control, enhancing the manufacturing process. Consequently, with the
improved process efficiency, less energy and resources are used and the
end-product quality improves, creating less waste and offering better
productivity and yield to the customers.
Vaisala's process refractometer can measure various liquid concentrations
through refractive index, inline and real time. Processes include evaporation,
distillation, fermentation, blending, filtration, crystallization, interface
detection, dilution, extraction and more.
The Vaisala Polaris™
PR53AC Process Refractometer and Vaisala Polaris™ PR53AP Process Refractometer are designed for
hygienic applications in the food and beverage, and life science industries,
and for OEM customers. They measure Brix and other concentrations inline
accurately and in real time.
The Vaisala Polaris™ PR53GP Process
Refractometer is for the oil and gas, chemical, sugar and sweetener industries.
It measures concentrations of sugars, acids, alkaline solutions, alcohols,
hydrocarbons, solvents and various other solutions.
The Vaisala Polaris™
PR53CG Process Refractometer is optimized for the chemical industry, where it
measures concentrations of acids, alkaline solutions, alcohols, hydrocarbons,
solvents and various other solutions.
In the pulp and paper industry, the Vaisala Polaris™ PR53SD SAFE-DRIVE Process Refractometer
measures the total dissolved solids and other concentrations. The unique design
of the retractor tool and the isolation valve ensures operator safety during
insertion and removal of the sensor, which can be done without depressurizing
The Vaisala Polaris™
PR53W Process Refractometer measures sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid (HCI),
sodium hydroxide and other aggressive chemicals directly inline in the
chemical, metal and mining industries.
The Vaisala Polaris™
PR53M Process Refractometer helps the chemical and semiconductor industries in
measuring HCI, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride, sulfuric
acid and other aggressive chemicals directly inline.
The Vaisala Indigo520
Transmitter for process refractometers allows connectivity with
all Indigo products—including
both liquid and gas measurements—for parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, CO2
and vaporized hydrogen peroxide. The Indigo520 transmitter also provides user
interface and data visualization through touch panel display, data logging,
wash control, settings and service updates.
The Polaris product range will be globally available during 2023. For more
information, visit Process refractometers: Vaisala
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