LEWA Herbert Ott GmbH + Co Kg have reportedly installed the world's "two biggest high-pressure process diaphragm pumps" at a natural gas facility in Hammerfest, Norway. The pumps, weighing around 63 tons each, are used for the re-injection of CO2 into the natural gas field. Each pump delivers 29,000 GPH liquid CO2 against a pressure of 3,120 psig. They also liquefy and pump the CO2 back into the sub-sea field. For more information visit www.lewa.com.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.