Friday, April 26, 2019

Swanson Flo Has You Covered


Founded in 1960, Swanson Flo has long maintained our position as an industry leader in process automation with unmatched project success leveraging industry preferred products and services. Our mission is to provide innovative process control solutions for engineers, managers and maintenance professionals through quality equipment and experienced application engineering.

Swanson Flo
https://swansonflo.com
800-288-7926

Monday, April 22, 2019

An Excellent Industrial Valve Glossary for the New Engineer, Technician, Maintenance Person or Buyer


Here's a great resource (courtesy of Jordan Valve) for the new process engineer, plant maintenance person, industrial valve buyer, or service technician. This document is called "A Glossary of 864 Valve Terms". This may be the most comprehensive valve glossary we've ever seen. We hope you find it useful.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Attend the 2019 BioFuels Automation University Ethanol Maintenance Classes

The 2019 BioFuels Automation University schedule is now released. Interested parties should review the course itineraries and plan to attend.

BioFuels Automation University provides Best Practice Certification courses designed to enable participants to learn directly from some of the industry’s top technical professionals and gain valuable hands-on training to best utilize the technology driving your facilities.

Ethanol Maintenance 101


A strong combination of concepts and best practice Hands-on Training – this course really delivers for insight and troubleshooting skills for instrumentation and valve technologies. BioFuels Automation University experts stand ready to help define your needs and craft a customized program.

Two Sessions available in 2019:
  • Jun 20 - 21, 8:00 AM 
  • Oct 24 - 25, 8:00 AM
Day One: Instrumentation - Flow Measurement, Temperature Measurement, Pressure Measurement, Level Measurement, Electro-Chemical Measurement

Day Two: Valves - Automated On/Off Valves, Valve Monitors, Control Valves, Positioners, Communication Protocols, Shop Tools - Hands On

Fee: $1,350 per participant. Fee includes lodging and meals. Payment information required to complete registration.

Location: BioFuels Automation University Training Center, 151 Cheshire Lane, North Plymouth, Minnesota


Ethanol Maintenance 201


All devices and technologies from 101 will covered in-depth at the master technician level. Course structure is 80% hands-on and centered around your specific plant needs. To maximize the impact of this course, extensive application challenges as well as Q&A sessions are conducted. BioFuels Automation University experts stand ready to help define your needs and craft a customized program.

This class will take you through an analysis of the complete control loop, providing you with a deeper understanding of the relationship between the three segments of a control loop. Sensing Element, PID Controller, Final Control Element, C (control) DCS, I and V.

Two Sessions available in 2019:
  • July 25 - 26, 8:00 AM
  • Dec 05 - 06, 8:00 AM
Space Limited to 10 participants for maximum comprehension. Class led by highly experienced service professionals, 80% hands-on practical application.

Topics covered: Loop Configurations, Controller PID Tuning: Theory and Practical Application Instruments, Advanced Valves

Fee: $2,250 per participant. Fee includes lodging and meals. Payment information required to complete registration.

Location: BioFuels Automation University Training Center, 151 Cheshire Lane, North Plymouth, Minnesota.