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Hardware

High brightness flatpanel LCDs

Liquid crystal displays have become a dominating component at the visualization market. Especially ranked are displays for working in industrial applications and extreme conditions, featuring advanced reliability, brightness, and resistance to destabilizing impact. This article surveys such products of Planar, I-SFT Siemens and LiteMax, describing their characteristics and application.


Current status and development forecast of the power electronics modules

This article pictures a present-day situation in the sphere of development of power electronics devices. Particular emphasis is placed on MOSFET and IGBT modules, which are widely used in the modern power conversion equipment. The article also shows the current status of the Russian power electronics market.


VIPA System 200V programmable logic controllers

The author reviews the main product series manufactured by VIPA GmbH for industrial automation systems. A considerable part of the article is dedicated to the technical features of controllers, as well as of interface and I/O modules of the popular System 200V series, their most important characteristics and advantages over analogous devices.


System Integration
Oil & Gas Industry

Process control system for oil acceptance and displaying information based on OPC and Web technologies

This article describes the building of a process control system, as well as a data acquisition and information display system by using of GENESIS32 SCADA and OPC router, exemplified at PSP-Mikhaylovka by RITEC company.


A distributed process control system for refinement of sour oil

The authors detail their experience of building of a process control system for refinement of sour oil at Aktashskiy oil fleet. In the course of the project, developers were faced with some difficulties while trying to integrate existing measuring equipment into the new system. The proposed solutions have significantly lowered the overall cost of the system implementation.


Metallurgy

Software and hardware solution for the automatic process control system for gas purification of ferroalloy furnace

This article describes a software and hardware solution for the automatic process control system for gas purification of ferroalloy electrical furnaces #11 and #12 at Aksu Ferroalloy Plant (part of the transnational company Kazchrome). The process control system was put into operation in December 2002.


Development
Atomic Energy

A microprocessor system for in-process measurement of turbogenerator's electric parameters

A microprocessor system for in-process measurement of turbogenerator's electric parameters was implemented at one of the power units at the Kolsk Nuclear Power Station. The system is based on MicroPC electronic modules and QNX real-time operating system. The article discusses the issue of the choice of hardware and software components for this project, and compares advantages and disadvantages of different solutions to this problem.


10 years of Albatros company


Thermoelectric temperature converters: practice, evolution

This article describes the main types and application areas of the thermoelectric temperature converters. It reviews the key features of converters based on noble metal, refractory metal, base metal, and of the cable thermal converters.


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