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Webinar: Modbus- How Do I Make It Work?

April 26, 2016
2:00 PM EDT

Modbus is a serial communications protocol originally published in 1979 for use with its Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). It has since become a standard communication protocol and is now a commonly available means of connecting industrial electronic devices.

In our first Modbus webinar, you learned how Modbus was developed, the difference between Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus RTU over TCP.

In this second Webinar we will get into the details of how to make Modbus work.

Sign up and learn more about:

  • Modbus configuration: master/slave or client/server
  • Modbus deployment: steps to commissioning a new installation
  • The physical layer of Modbus: wiring
  • Modbus demonstrations
    Date: April 26, 2016

    Time: 2:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 1 Hour

 

Blog: Process Simulators- Meant for more than just training

Simulators have come a long way since their inception. Today, simulators are utilized for much more than just training and are beneficial for the life of the plant. Learn from Saravanan Prabakaran on how Operator Training Simulators (OTS) can save time and money, and optimize your plant much faster than normal.

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NEW! ARC Insights Article: Chevron Connects to the Bottom of the Sea

One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is being able to integrate, contextualize, and use data from disparate sources. EMI systems include components to help improve production, minimize human mistakes, and improve efficiencies. Download the ARC Insights article to learn how Chevron uses advanced technologies to make better real-time decisions.

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Webinar: Demystifying Nadcap and AMS2750 Standards

March 31, 2016
2:00 PM EDT

Maintaining and perfecting your thermal processing operations is vital to producing high quality and reliable products. Ensuring the overall equipment performance meets or exceeds the industry pyrometry requirements involves advanced control instrumentation technology as well as accurate records of Temperature Uniformity Surveys (TUS), System Accuracy Tests (SAT), and instrument calibrations. In order to maintain an efficient and effective maintenance program, proper documentation is vital to the overall performance of the equipment.

 

Webinar Recording: Flue Gas Analysis Best Practices

Zirconium oxide and catalytic bead sensor based analyzers have been the primary means of flue gas analysis for control and safety. This webinar explains the theory of operation of tunable diode laser spectrometers and the application thereof to gas fired reformers, boilers, and heaters as a layer of protection during startup and efficiency diagnostic during operation.

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Webinar Recording: Temperature Measurement Basics

Temperature is one of the most common and varied measurements in any plant. It plays a critical role in the efficiency, reliability and safety of industrial installations and equipment. This webinar introduces you to industrial temperature measurement and how it can improve your plant operation.

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The Leidenfrost Effect

The Leidenfrost Effect is when liquid contacts a surface significantly hotter than the liquid's boiling point and a vapor layer is created between the liquid and the surface that keeps the liquid suspended, delaying the rate of evaporation. The effect is named after Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost, who discussed it in "A Tract About Some Qualities…
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Hydrogen Permeation

Hydrogen Permeation Hydrogen Permeation is the penetration of hydrogen ions through the thin metal isolation diaphragms of a pressure transmitter. Over time, this penetration will cause errors in measurement. Hydrogen is normally found in nature in a diatomic state (a H2 molecule). In this state, hydrogen cannot penetrate the thin (0.001 inch to 0.002 inch…
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