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Small-mid scale projects to pave future for Asia’s energy and maritime landscape

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The 4th Asia Pacific Small & Mid-Scale LNG Forum will gather energy and maritime professionals to drive discussions on critical issues transforming Asia’s energy and maritime landscape.

The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Small & Mid-Scale LNG (APAC LNG) Forum 2015 will be hosted from 13 – 15 May 2015 at the Singapore Marriott Hotel in Singapore

The 4th Annual Asia Pacific Small & Mid-Scale LNG (APAC LNG) Forum 2015 will be hosted from 13 – 15 May 2015 at the Singapore Marriott Hotel in Singapore


Recent developments across the natural gas and LNG supply chain, particularly within the small and mid-scale sector and related industries such as the offshore, marine and shipping industries have revealed that small-mid scale projects are offering economical solutions to develop Asia’s energy and maritime landscapes.
Seemingly larger mergers such as Shell’s recent acquisition of BG Group have further bolstered the region’s small-mid scale sector activity. Shell’s take-over of BG’s operations will increase its LNG capacity to 33mtpa – of which will allow it to capitalise on the stranded reserves on Arrow through BG’s Queensland Curtis LNG development, further supplementing offshore production ambitions alongside its Prelude FLNG project. Another key project in the region, Petronas FLNG, has announced it will start to deliver LNG by Q1 in 2016.
Activity is not isolated to the offshore industry, across shipping and marine industries, LNG fuelled engine technology and LNG bunkering have also seen an increase in activity. Rolls-Royce recently confirmed it supplied the engine which propelled the world’s longest pure-gas engine powered vessel journey for Nor Lines on a journey between Asia and Europe.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port Authority of Rotterdam have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to research LNG bunkering. This comes amidst the reports that Singapore is planning more LNG bunkering operations with the MPA’s plans to launch a pilot programme for LNG bunkering in early 2017 and that SLNG’s terminal on Jurong Island is able to accommodate infrastructure for the reloading of 10,000-40,000m³ vessels or bunkering barges.
In response to these developments, 120 international representatives across the small-mid scale energy sector including experts from national and international oil corporations, onshore and offshore transportation firms, power and utilities companies, as well as engineering, law and advisory firms, will gather at the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Small & Mid-Scale LNG (APAC LNG) Forum in Singapore from 13 to 15 May.
The event will feature a workshop led by DNV GL on LNG bunkering key compatibility and operational issues. The conference will focus on a range of small & mid-scale LNG trends and challenges, while featuring a dedicated session on offshore transportation solutions across LNG bunkering. A panel of speakers from DNV GL, JGC Corporation, GTT, Anthony Veder, FMC Technologies and Innovation Norway will lead the deliberations and will address transfer operations, LNG ship fuel, project finance and construction of offshore infrastructure, vessel design and more.
Companies confirmed to attend what is set to be the region’s leading small & mid-scale LNG event include ABS, BG Group, Black & Veatch, Bureau Veritas Marine, Cheniere Marketing, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Ebara International, GDF Suez, Marubeni, Meralco, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Mitsui OSK Lines, Norgas Carriers, Osaka Gas, Pavilion Energy, Philippine National Oil Company, PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, PGN LNG, PTT, Shell, Singapore LNG Corporation, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Vopak, Wartsila, WorleyParsons and others.
For further information about the event please visit www.apaclng.com
 

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ZEISS unveils a new platform for fast and gentle 3D super-resolution microscopy

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ZEISS is introducing ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM, a new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D super-resolution. Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM): illuminating the sample with a lattice pattern rather than grid lines gives higher contrast and allows a more robust image reconstruction.

Scientists can use 2x higher sampling efficiency to lower the illumination dosage to observe fast cellular processes in super-resolution. High image quality is maintained even at high frame rates.

Fast and gentle super-resolution imaging with Lattice SIM

Lattice SIM enables fast imaging of 3D volumes with up to 120 nm laterally. Thanks to greater light efficiency, the new Lattice SIM technology provides scientists with gentle super-resolution imaging of living specimens with 255 frames per second.

Using less light to illuminate the specimen means scientists can image longer with less bleaching of the sample. The novel Lattice SIM technology allows new mechanistic details to be uncovered and the finest sub-cellular structures in large fields of view to be quantified.

Optimized localization microscopy with SMLM

ZEISS Elyra 7 can be expanded with single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) for techniques such as PALM, dSTORM, and PAINT. ZEISS Elyra 7’s SMLM module delivers molecular resolution in large 3D volumes and powerful post-processing algorithms for quantification.

Researchers choose freely among labels when imaging with resolutions down to 20 nm laterally. SMLM provides access to molecular mechanisms in both fixed and living specimens. Researchers can count molecules and come to understand, molecule-by-molecule, how individual proteins are arranged within a structural context.

Fast optical sectioning with the new Apotome mode

ZEISS Elyra 7 is highly flexible: users profit from the wealth of options of a research grade, live cell microscope from ZEISS. They can expand their ZEISS Elyra 7 with various contrasting techniques and combine them with optical sectioning. The new Apotome mode allows fast optical sectioning of 3D samples. ZEISS Elyra 7 also works seamlessly with ZEISS SEMs in a correlative workflow.

New perspectives for life sciences research

Life sciences research often requires you to measure, quantify, and understand the finest details and sub-cellular structures of the sample. Scientists may be working with tissue, bacteria, organoids, neurons, living or fixed cells and many different labels.

ZEISS Elyra 7 takes them beyond the diffraction limit of conventional microscopy to image samples with super-resolution. Researchers now examine the fastest processes in living samples – in large fields of view, in 3D, over long time periods, and with multiple colors.

 

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LoRa-enabled IoT solutions connect industrial equipment to cloud

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Semtech (www.semtech.com) announced that EasyReach Solutions, an Indian startup specializing in smart IoT solutions for industrial applications, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its industrial and smart vehicle monitoring products.

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology allows us to remotely monitor our equipment and vehicles in ways never before thought possible,” said Amol Vedak, Founder and Director at EasyReach. “LoRa provides us the means to more intelligently manage our industrial resources, and the proven, flexible capabilities of the sensors allow the solution to scale to our needs.”

EasyReach’s LoRa-enabled sensors have been developed to include electrical current testing, temperature reading and GPS capabilities. All sensors are compatible with the LoRaWAN™ protocol and have been verified for GPS tracking ability over eight kilometers line of sight. EasyReach’s LoRa-based applications for smart industry include sensors for steam traps, concrete mixers, forklifts, diesel tankers, back hoes, water meters, and trucks. EasyReach has over 600 deployments to date, saving customers money through more efficient industrial management after implementation.

“The benefits of integrating Semtech’s LoRa Technology in industrial asset management solutions go beyond simply providing location information, as supply chain and industrial management companies are looking to more efficiently monitor their equipment health and predict maintenance,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT, Wireless and Sensing Products at Semtech. “LoRa Technology is the ideal choice for low power asset management as the technology enables solutions that are scalable, proven and easy to implement into existing infrastructure and equipment.”

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TSN; A Milestone for Industry

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The proven communications standard Ethernet has been optimized through the addition of quality-of-service mechanisms. Various new IEEE standards will enable Ethernet to reliably transmit several protocols (including real-time-capable ones) in parallel within predefined maximum time limits. Industrial users and car manufacturer are already getting ready to employ it.

The steel arms move perfectly in step with one another and wave their grippers at the viewer. Not even the minutest delay is noticeable when the two industrial robots perform their graceful machine ballet. This perfect coordination is due to a technology that is currently ushering in a new era of industrial communication: Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).

For the past 40 years or so, Ethernet has been the undisputed leader when it comes to the transmission of digital data through cables. Siemens has been there from the very beginning and even launched the first Industrial Ethernet network on the market: SINEC H1. As a result, Ethernet was not only used in offices but also, in particular, in industrial manufacturing. However, the standard had a problem from the very start – it could not guarantee that the data packets transmitted by the sender would arrive at the recipient within a certain amount of time. This is an unacceptable situation for industrial controllers – after all, sensor measurements and control signals musn’t take too long to arrive at their destination if a machine is to operate reliably. They need real-time communication within milliseconds – a task for which Ethernet was not originally conceived.

An important development: In the future, everything will build on Ethernet with TSN and can be operated in parallel as required.

An important development: In the future, everything will build on Ethernet with TSN and can be operated in parallel as required. (@siemens)

That’s why users who want real-time communication via Ethernet need to employ technological extensions such as the widespread Profinet standard. In machines, for example, this standard connects sensors, actuators, and drives to the central controller by adding real-time data transfer capabilities to Ethernet, enabling applications up to and including the precise control of servo drives. “However, to do that you generally need special hardware components inside the connected devices,” explains Matthias Gärtner, Head of System Management at the Simatic Controller unit of Siemens. “Moreover, the various real-time Industrial Ethernet solutions cannot be run in parallel on the same Ethernet network.”

TSN will enable all data – including real-time information – to be transmitted through a single network in effect simultaneously.

This problem will soon be a thing of the past, because the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is responsible for standardizing various systems, has extended Ethernet by adding the urgently needed mechanisms for real-time communication. These include time-controlled transmission, synchronization, and bandwidth reservation. In this way, the IEEE is improving the quality of service by means of TSN. This will enable Ethernet to supply the same time information to all of the connected devices that support these extended standards. As a result, the entire network will be precisely synchronized. In addition, reservation protocols ensure that the data packets are transmitted from the sender to the destination via all the intervening switches according to a predefined timetable. The TSN standards also take into account the topology of the network in question – i.e. whether the network is arranged in the form of a star, a ring, or a line and the number of switches between the sender and the recipient. Moreover, the standards also include seamless redundancy processes.

Attractive for the entire industry: In addition to real time-capable communication within machines, communication between machines can now also happen in real time, improving throughput in the entire plant system.

Attractive for the entire industry: In addition to real time-capable communication within machines, communication between machines can now also happen in real time, improving throughput in the entire plant system. (@siemens)

A Single Network for All Data
“It’s a historic moment for Ethernet,” says Gärtner. “In the future, it will be possible to use standard hardware components for Profinet and other real-time industrial communication protocols that are based on TSN. This will enable all data – including real-time information – to be transmitted through a single network in effect simultaneously.” Users will automatically benefit from the steadily increasing bandwidth of standard Ethernet, which will be needed more and more as a result of the increasing IP connectivity of the automation systems. It will also make communication more robust because the switching resources in the TSN switches are firmly reserved for the requested real-time communication needs so that information can no longer be lost due to buffer overflows, for example.

In addition to a rising demand for real-time-capable communication in machines via Profinet, there is also a growing demand for deterministic (i.e. predetermined) data exchange between different machines. Examples include cooperative robots that simultaneously work on the same work piece and so need to precisely coordinate their movements with one another. The OPC UA standard with the PubSub (Publish/Subscribe) extension has now established itself in this area. It can also employ Ethernet with TSN as its transmission medium. “I expect Ethernet with TSN to be introduced into the entire industrial manufacturing process,” says Gärtner. “But that’s not all. Car manufacturer also want to use the new standard to transmit the large amounts of data from reversing cameras within vehicles, for example, or to make autonomous driving possible, which won’t be achievable without onboard networks that incorporate quality-of-service mechanisms.” The time for this has now come. The first TSN components are now being launched on the market and Siemens will use actual TSN products to demonstrate deterministic machine-to-machine communication over OPC UA PubSub at Hannover Messe 2018. These products will be purchasable at the end of the year, when Ethernet with TSN will have finally arrived in the modern world of digitalization and “Industrie 4.0”.

more info at http://www.siemens.com/tsn

 

 

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Interview about TSN: “Ideally Prepared for the Future”

 

Siemens is one of the driving forces behind the development of Ethernet with TSN. Sven Gottwald, Head of System and Vertical Management for Industrial Communication and Identification, explains how the application of the new standard benefits users.

Why is Ethernet with TSN such an important development?

Because it means that we no longer need different Industrial Ethernet solutions for deterministic communication in industry. In the future, they will all run on the widely used Ethernet with TSN and can do so in parallel without restrictions. This includes Profinet, OPC UA PubSub, and all other TCP/IP-based protocols. This convergence is a huge benefit for industrial users, because it enables all types of data to be transmitted through a single physical network in which time-sensitive information always has precedence so that it reliably arrives on time. That’s precisely what companies need in order to fully exploit the potential of digitalization and “Industrie 4.0”.

How does Ethernet with TSN regulate the “timetable” for the data?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is responsible for the standardization, provides two options for this: It’s either done by a central unit or the connected devices negotiate it among themselves. As a member of the “Labs Network Industrie 4.0” (LNI4.0) testbed, Siemens prefers the second option because the use of a central unit requires extensive reconfiguration every time a change occurs in the network. However, if the system configures itself, it’s easy to integrate new devices. That’s why we talk of “Plug & Work”-capable networks, which greatly benefit our customers.

What is Siemens doing with regard to Ethernet with TSN?

The entire automation industry is working hard on this topic of course. However, Siemens is certainly one of the leading companies in this area. We are actively involved in all of the major standardization bodies, such as the IEEE, the IEC, the OPC-F, and the PI. We also supply the editor for some of the TSN IEEE standards.

The first TSN products will start shipping before the year is out. That’s why our customers are ideally prepared for the digital future with Siemens.

 

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