Posts tagged as SAIMC

SAIMC discussion on how calibration drives quality

At the August 2017 SAIMC Johannesburg branch meeting, Lloyd Townsend, market segment specialist: food and pharmaceuticals at host company Wika Instruments, posed the question of whether calibration is a necessary evil or whether it drives quality. The purpose and significance of the various elements of calibration, verification and adjustment were discussed; and that typically, adjustment is followed by […]

AOG improves control centre performance

  Converting standard HMI to advanced operating graphics (AOG) can improve overall baseline efficiency of a control centre by as much as 25%. Safe and efficient operations rely on control room operator staff being able to quickly identify potential process deviations before the situation reaches an unsafe or undesirable production condition. Ilbehr Theron of Yokogawa […]

Electrical explosion protection: flameproof and safety enclosures

  The recent SAIMC Johannesburg meeting saw Frederik Langenhoven, solutions manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, presenting on electrical explosion protection, with a focus on flameproof (Ed d) and increased safety (Ex e) enclosures. He discussed the various reasons for having explosion protection and different sources of ignition, such as mechanical sparks, electrical arcs, static electricity, ultrasonic sound […]

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