Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Yokogawa YS1500 Boiler Controls on the USNS Mercy

On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's YS1500 Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

Arjay Automation

Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Statement: Essential Service Provider

Currently the Duncan Company/Arjay Automation is operating with full capability. We have implemented plans that will allow most of our Customer Service Staff to work onsite or remotely. We have asked our Outside Sales Reps to work from home. We have taken steps within our organization to keep our Warehouse (Shipping and Receiving) and Automation Shop fully functioning.

As an “Essential Service Provider” as deemed by the State of Wisconsin and Illinois we will stay open. We serve the food, pharma, energy, chemical, water, paper, material waste industries, and other critical manufacturing. It is our intent to stay open as long as Freight Carriers are still delivering and/or the authorities do not shut Essential Businesses down. The only thing that will limit us is the ability of our Manufactures to provide Products.

Minnesota and the Dakotas have not implemented a Shelter in Place order yet, but we believe that if they do, we will be considered an Essential Service Provider in these states as well.

As we have moved further into the pandemic it seems that most of our Manufacturers have adjusted and the impact on deliveries is minimal. This is a very fluid situation and lead times can change quickly. The more accurately you can define your lead time requirements the more likely we will be able to meet them either thru traditional sources or alternate sources.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check Out the 3rd Annual North American IEC 61850 Tutorial & Workshop

3rd Annual North American IEC 61850 Tutorial

OMICRON is a worldwide provider of  innovative products and services used by the electrical power industry for testing, diagnostics and monitoring of assets worldwide. Each year they host a tutorial and workshop that focuses on the engineering and commissioning of IEC 61850 in protection, automation, and control, as well as the cyber security in electrical power systems.  This year (2020) the event runs May 19 through May 21, and it is held at the OMICRON Academy Training Center in Houston.

It costs $595 to register which includes course material, breakfast, breaks, lunch, Continuing Technical Development Credits (NETA CTD’s), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and networking reception.

To learn more and register, visit this web page.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Application Guide for Combustion Air Flow Monitoring

Millions of dollars are wasted every day in combustion processes in the power and co-generation industries: in kilns, smelters, ovens and similar applications. Combustion losses are insidious because the processes operate normally while hiding operation inefficiencies. In the average process, operators and management can’t easily identify the large amounts of fuel being wasted. An efficiency audit will reveal problems that raise operation costs.

Santa Rosa, California company Air Monitor Corporation has published a helpful guide outlining the top four challenges to combustion efficiency and recommendations how they can be solved.

For more information, contact Arjay Automation, LLC. Call them at (800) 761-1749 or visit their web site at

Here's to a Great 2020, from Arjay Automation

Monday, December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays from Arjay Automation

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." — Oren Arnold

Field Instrument White Paper Teaches You How to Select and Maximize Your Lifetime Investment

Field Instrument White Paper
Within a plant, field instrumentation and actuators are the sensors of the process and the point at which the process automation system detects, measures, and responds to process conditions, including pressure, temperature, flow, and level. Process manufacturing plants of any size and complexity typically need thousands of field instruments, valves, actuators, and other devices. While critical to plant operations, field instrumentation is often purchased ad-hoc and based on the lowest initial cost.

Yokogawa measurement and control products include a full line of flow meters, differential pressure transmitters, pressure transmitters, level transmitters,  temperature transmitters, Fieldbus instruments, and safety measurement instrumentation.

This white paper describes the importance of considering the total cost of ownership across their lifecycle, from initial purchase through their useful life.

For more information on Yokogawa field instruments, contact Arjay Automation. Call them at (800) 761-1749 or visit their web site at