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Software tool for safety applications in the process industry now available with new functions

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped version 6.2 of its Simatic Safety Matrix software tool with new functions.
Simatic Safety Matrix is used in the process industry for the engineering and safety lifecycle management of safety functions in accordance with IEC 61511. With the Cause&Effect method, safety functions can be easily created and implemented.
In the new version 6.2 the user can now carry out complex calculations using freely configurable value preprocessing and integrate them in the Safety Matrix. The functions for operation and operator guidance have also been expanded and improved. For instance, in the event of maintenance on a process instrument the operator can now also see the current process values, the simulation values …

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Siemens develops leak location and monitoring system to reduce losses in drinking water supplies

Together with Siemens Corporate Technologies, the Siemens Industry Solutions Division has developed a method of finding and continuously monitoring leaks in water pipes. Siwa LeakControl is based on flow measurements and special software for evaluation. It can be used with all sizes and types of pipes, and helps to keep water losses as low as possible.
Precise knowledge of water losses is essential for operating and planning the maintenance of drinking water networks efficiently. The condition of the pipes cannot be continuously monitored, but an indication can be obtained, for example, from the volume of water losses. There is a wide variety of ways of doing this, but they are generally only applied at selected points.
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