Invensys Operations Management announced the availability of
version 2.1.1 of its Triconex® Trident™ safety system. The new version
has two new input modules that enhance worker safety, reduce downtime and
deliver more accurate trip analysis in power and turbomachinery applications,
helping customers to achieve safety excellence. One new module enables faster
response to unsafe equipment conditions; another optimizes trip data analysis
to prevent future upsets.
optimized trip analysis is the result of a new high-resolution digital input
module, which monitors changes of state and sequence of events (SOE) and
provides a timestamp resolution of one millisecond with an accuracy of one
millisecond. Process trips generate valuable information about the conditions
that caused the shutdown. Reviewing and analyzing such data can be challenging
and time consuming, however, and having SOE data with a one millisecond
resolution can be a significant aid in determining the root cause of the
maintaining maximum process uptime, Triconex safety systems can help meet and
exceed production targets. The scalable Triconex Trident safety system is based
on industry-proven triple modular redundant (TMR) technology that helps
customers protect plant personnel and production assets, as well as achieve
compliance with rigorous environmental standards by providing the highest
system availability and reliability.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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