Honeywell’s TPS keeps plant operators alert

Honeywell has extended safety aspects of its plant-wide control product TotalPlant Solution with a new module, TPS UserAlert. This sends an alert to the operator screen if a user-defined event occurs.

The module can also notify operators and engineers when it is time to perform a specified task. The aim is to reduce the risk of operator error as well as the demands on existing alarm systems.


Filtration company Domnick Hunter has set up a specialist microfiltration service for its customer base which covers the food and drink, cosmetics, healthcare, fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The service relates to every aspect of supply and installation from on-site evaluation through to ongoing support services once equipment is installed.

Products are available for pre, final and sterile filtration in ratings from 100 down to 0.01 microns for air and gas filtration and down to 0.1 microns for liquid filtration.


ProMicro says its Protis tank inventory management program cuts the cost of proprietary systems. Based on Windows NT, it draws on the company’s experience in developing graphical inventory management and fault-tolerant distributed software.

Protis supports a variety of gauging systems and technologies, such as radar, and various measurement formats including metric, gallons and barrels, as well as mass stock accounting.


Weighbelt feeders for bulk-solids metering suit processes involving fragile or large particles unsuitable for screw feeders, says maker Schenk.

The AccuRate DEA 300 and 900 series also suit abrasive materials. They can be used for flow totalisation, controlled mass flow metering and batching applications. Belt widths of 300mm and 600mm cope with flow rates between 660 and 1,680ft3/hour. They handle particles up to 40mm diameter. Computer controls cover single or multiple weighbelt applications.


Hamworthy Combustion Engineering’s stainless steel radiant wall burner is suitable for many process heating requirements, such as reformers and crackers, where the burner and furnace tubes are close together.

The Walrad, which gives uniform heat distribution, is a low-NOx, low-decibel unit. It can be supplied with twin burners to fire two different gases simultaneously.