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  • Advancing Mining 4.0 Operations

    Given the global push toward electrification, mining operations play an ever-larger role in this push. Meeting the supply challenges requires greater efficiency and reliability. A new interactive guide, Extract More from Your Mining Operations , describes strategies miners currently use to overcome the challenges of optimizing mining processes and production, improving safety, and caring for the environment and surrounding…
  • Shorten the Equipment Validation Process to Bring Projects Online Faster

    One of the key stages delaying and increasing costs in life sciences projects is equipment validation. In fact, it is one of the elements of project completion that project teams are most eager to compress because the value of every incremental improvement is so great. As Michalle Adkins explains in her recent article in Pharma Manufacturing , “Ultimately, the total cost and time of the full validation process can be…
  • Changing Work Practices in Covid Era

    At the 2022 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Emerson’s Nathan Pettus joined an executive panel moderated by ARC Advisory Group President and CEO Andy Chatha. The panel included PureCycle COO Dustin Olson, ExxonMobil Chief Automation & Process Control Engineer Whit McConnell, and GE Digital GM for Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Linda Rae. Nathan opened by sharing Emerson’s history and breadth. He then shared the company…
  • Operational Performance and Sustainability

    At the 2022 ARC Industry Forum, Emerson’s Mart Berutti conducted a workshop titled, Operational Performance and Sustainability . Here is the description of the workshop. As we drive to greener manufacturing, we see significant synergies between the goals for better operations performance and greater sustainability. In this session, we will look at how both goals are reached in the following examples: Digitalization…
  • PureCycle Recycles Back to Pure, Versatile Polypropylene

    Almost one year ago, we announced jointly “ Emerson and PureCycle Technologies Sign Multi-year Global Agreement for Digital Technologies and Services ”. At the 2022 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, PureCycle’s Chief Operating Officer Dustin Olson shared more about the company’s “Born Digital” strategy. This recently released YouTube video encapsulates this strategy. Dustin opened his presentation by sharing his…
  • Empower Your Mobile Workers With Connectivity Solutions

    The process industry is competitive and constantly changing. To keep up, companies are upgrading their facilities and network infrastructure. Ultimately, their goal is to build a connected facility that is more responsive to customer needs, shifts in demand, and operational conditions. These changes increase the need for data gathering, control, analytics, connectivity of machines and people, network capacity, and security…
  • Empower Your Mobile Workers With Connectivity Solutions

    The process industry is competitive and constantly changing. To keep up, companies are upgrading their facilities and network infrastructure. Ultimately, their goal is to build a connected facility that is more responsive to customer needs, shifts in demand, and operational conditions. These changes increase the need for data gathering, control, analytics, connectivity of machines and people, network capacity, and security…
  • Four Best Practices for Condition Monitoring

    It is easier than ever to store massive amounts of data. The cost of wireless sensing technologies has dropped dramatically, making it much easier to instrument every asset in the plant and ensure that no performance aberration goes unnoticed. However, bringing in all this data carries with it the risk of information floods. If data is collected and stored without a plan, it can easily become overwhelming. To help organizations…
  • Driving Operational Performance and Workforce Efficiency Improvements

    Let’s take a quick look at how to boost business performance with enterprise-level software that fully integrates operational technology (OT) data, optimizes operational health and performance, and fosters a more informed and productive workforce. This quick 2:19 YouTube video, Plantweb Optics: Driving Operational Performance and Workforce Efficiency to New Levels , provides an overview of how this application help enable…
  • Three Strategies to Drive Improved Reliability

    A rapid decrease in the cost of sensing equipment has driven many reliability teams to implement even more automated condition monitoring across their facilities. A wide variety of new technologies are both easy to implement and full of robust features to increase visibility of asset health. There are many ways to plan and implement a condition monitoring program, but across all those options there are a few core strategies…
  • Three Strategies to Drive Improved Reliability

    A rapid decrease in the cost of sensing equipment has driven many reliability teams to implement even more automated condition monitoring across their facilities. A wide variety of new technologies are both easy to implement and full of robust features to increase visibility of asset health. There are many ways to plan and implement a condition monitoring program, but across all those options there are a few core strategies…
  • Rosemount IO-Link Technology Portfolio – Quick and effortless installation of sensors

    IO-Link has been hailed as the biggest revolution since the invention of the programmable logic controller. Emerson offers numerous accessories to support IO-Link installations, such as IO-Link enabled level and temperature transmitters, IO-Link software, IO-Link masters, IO-Link USB communicators, and supporting cables. IO-Link Communication Protocol – What is it? IO-Link is a powerful communication protocol…
  • Digitally Transform Corrosion Monitoring in Refining Applications

    To remain profitable, most refineries are examining ways to reduce costs and boost production, and one of the first points of focus is feedstock cost as purchasing crude oil makes up the majority of refinery operating expenses. Opportunity crudes are often the answer to this matter, but behind the attractive lower price, these crude types have undesirable chemical characteristics such as high total acid number (TAN) and…
  • Faster Tech Transfer Unlocks Speed to Market

    The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a dramatic shift in the way the public and life sciences organizations view the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. In a recent Q&A with Pharma Manufacturing , Nathan Pettus , president of Emerson’s process systems and solutions business, shared how a move toward more flexibility and modularity in the industry is cutting tech transfer times to drive improved speed…
  • The Benefits of Continuous Corrosion Monitoring Over Periodic Manual Inspection

    Whilst manual inspection remains a valuable tool for measuring the plant health, this blog post explains the benefits of continuous monitoring over periodic inspection.  Turning corrosion and erosion data to into true process insights Uncontrolled corrosion and material degradation undeniably leads to hefty safety, environmental, reliability, and operational consequences. Standards, developed by the American Petroleum…
  • Ready to Own your Virtualization Infrastructure?

    Over the last decade or so we’ve seen rack after rack of servers disappear as organizations have embraced virtualization technology. Not only does moving to a virtualized backbone reduce equipment footprint, but it also dramatically reduces energy usage to help plants improve their sustainability and efficiency. However, virtualized systems are often complex, making them difficult for operational technology (OT) teams…
  • Anytime, Anywhere Simulation and Engineering via the Cloud

    In the last five years, simulation technologies have been a critical tool used to drive digital transformation of automated processes. In simulated environments, organizations can provide comprehensive training for personnel and test new control configurations without the safety and production risks of accessing real-world equipment. Many organizations are also turning to collaborative engineering tools to leverage…
  • Digital Transformation for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Outages

    Continuously operating plants such as refinery and petrochemical complexes require periodic turnarounds to perform necessary maintenance to restore optimum production. Also known as shutdowns and outages, these events can occur a few times per decade or more, depending on the process. In a Chemical Processing article, Maintenance: Turnarounds Get A New Spin , Emerson’s John Sanders joins a KBC senior leader to share…
  • Remote Monitoring Lays the Foundation for Lights-Out Manufacturing

    It isn’t news that the global pandemic upended the way we operate our plants. When social distancing trapped our most valuable personnel outside the facilities we rely on, it suddenly meant finding new ways to get critical work done. But the reality is, those changes would have been coming—albeit less quickly—even without the influence of COVID. Retirements and shortages of experienced workers have been thinning out…
  • Reliable Wireless Device Networks

    Wireless technology has advanced on many fronts—speed, reliability and ease of use to name a few. In a Control magazine article, Wireless just as reliable as hardwiring , Emerson’s Shane Hale shares how this reliability enables the types of applications to increase. Shane is quoted. “We need to debunk the remaining myths about wireless, such as the prejudice that it’s hard to implement and program, lacks reliable…
  • Process Alarm and Event Data in Non-Traditional Cloud-Based Applications

    Note from Jim Cahill : Our team at Emerson Impact Partner, Spartan Controls , recently worked with a major oil & gas client to implement this use case of bring DeltaV Alarms & Events data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud using Emerson’s Plantweb Optics platform —a holistic data management platform unifying Operational Technology (OT) data into actionable information. Background The data available in OT including…
  • Make the most of your reliability workforce

    Today’s plants frequently have limited personnel but still need to find ways to do more work and meet increasing goals and quotas. This dichotomy frequently causes a problem when it comes to asset monitoring, which is traditionally performed by technicians manually inspecting equipment with handheld devices on a regular schedule. In the current environment, plants are faced with a dilemma: do they reduce the manual rounds…
  • How Industrial Facilities Are Prioritizing Safety with Advanced Location Technology

    Safety has always been a top priority for industrial facilities, but varying safety regulations, personnel training obstacles, and high implementation costs have presented challenges in creating more encompassing safety programs. From housing complex process equipment to hazardous materials, industrial facilities present unique challenges and more barriers to implementation, preventing these facilities from advancing…
  • How Industrial Facilities Are Prioritizing Safety with Advanced Location Technology

    Safety has always been a top priority for industrial facilities, but varying safety regulations, personnel training obstacles, and high implementation costs have presented challenges in creating more encompassing safety programs. From housing complex process equipment to hazardous materials, industrial facilities present unique challenges and more barriers to implementation, preventing these facilities from advancing…
  • MTP Unlocks Faster Integration for Smoother Capital Projects

    Because automation is typically on the critical path of any capital project, delays in integration can have significant impacts on project timelines and costs. One of the most common areas where integrating equipment can delay project completion and startup is with intelligent devices (IDs). In a recent article in Chemical Processing , Emerson’s Juan Carlos Bravo addressed this issue and explained how Module Type Package…