The new Triconex
General Purpose System reportedly enables businesses to fulfill requirements
for critical control applications needing high availability (e.g.,
turbomachinery control), as well as SIL 2 safety applications (e.g., emergency
shutdown, fire and gas protection and burner management). The system is
compatible with Invensys' Triconex Tricon and Triconex Trident safety systems
that already meet SIL 3 requirements.
The new Triconex system comes with safety and critical control application
libraries, proven in demanding real world applications, and its functionality,
according to Invensys Operations Management is proven to reduce engineering and
maintenance costs, providing optimum safety and maximizing plant uptime. It
also integrates with all well-known process control systems using industry
standard protocols, and for added protection, is Achilles-certified, protecting
it from cyber attack.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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