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  • Ovation Users’ Conference – How Collaboration Leads to Success

    If there has been one constant topic of the 2021 Ovation Users’ Conference, it has been that change is everywhere, and the message from Monil Malhotra , vice president of North America projects and sales and Steve Graf , director of North America sales was no exception. Change is particularly striking in power because it has been a slow and stable industry for so long. Monil explained that change in the power industry…
  • Case Study: Modernization of Black Start Power Unit Drastically Increases Reliability

    Scientists have warned for decades that climate change can trigger more frequent and intense weather-related events, such as heatwaves and hurricanes which could cause disruptions to power generation and supply. One major U.S. utility digitally transformed a designated black start gas turbine generator to ensure reliable restoration of their electric system in the event of a widespread outage or full loss of power. …
  • Advancing Upstream Oil and Gas Production Autonomous Operations

    Given the remote locations, from offshore platforms to distant onshore well pads, the oil & gas production industry has always led the way in remote operations advancements. In a 4-part available on demand webinar series, Journey to Autonomous Oil & Gas Production , Emerson’s Aaron Boettcher , Adin Nand and Evan West share ways for oil & gas producers to effectively use automation technology to drive digital transformation…
  • Improving Sustainability through Effective Energy and Emissions Management

    Sustainability initiatives often include energy management and emissions management as focus areas for performance improvements. Measurements from the process and added measurements for non-control related monitoring require operational analytics to translate this broad stream of data into actionable information. In this 4:44 YouTube video, Achieving More Effective Energy Management for Sustainable Operations , Emerson…
  • Giving More People Instant Access to Critical Tank Data via Mobile Devices

    Mobile software solutions are now enabling a broader range of job functions to gain immediate, secure access to up-to-date tank data. Being able to instantly access up-to-date critical tank data is vital for many stakeholders in the tank storage and terminals industry. This includes operations and maintenance workers, finance departments, management and corporate level personnel, as well as suppliers, customers, traders…
  • Giving More People Instant Access to Critical Tank Data via Mobile Devices

    Mobile software solutions are now enabling a broader range of job functions to gain immediate, secure access to up-to-date tank data. Being able to instantly access up-to-date critical tank data is vital for many stakeholders in the tank storage and terminals industry. This includes operations and maintenance workers, finance departments, management and corporate level personnel, as well as suppliers, customers, traders…
  • Emerson Sustainability Framework-Greening of-Greening by-Greening with

    Emerson’s chief sustainability officer, Mike Train joined ARC Advisory Group’s Bob Gill in a podcast discussion about Emerson’s greening of , greening by and greening with Emerson sustainability framework . Mike leads this global environmental sustainability strategy as we drive progress within Emerson facilities and help our customers achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives. Emerson is highly…
  • Digital Tools and Frameworks for Digital Transformation

    Manufacturers and producers are undertaking digital transformation initiatives across many areas of their businesses—energy & environmental sustainability, production management, people & culture, business insights & analytics, reliability & maintenance, safety & risk management, supply chain management, systems interoperability & governance, and IT security & operations. Their business objectives drive their strategies…
  • Driving Reliability Improvements by Monitoring Assets Plantwide

    Reliable plant operations begin with healthy assets used in the production process and monitoring their health levels over time as they slowly degrade. In this 4 ½ minute YouTube video, Ensuring Reliability Through Enterprise-wide Asset Monitoring , Emerson’s Alessea Lane describes how technologies in the Plantweb digital ecosystem help to improve the overall reliability of operations to meet production targets, ensure…
  • Podcast: Using MyAssets Digital Tools for Faster Access to Device Information

    Plants have thousands, or even tens of thousands of assets to maintain – including measurement devices, analyzers, final control devices and more. So how can digital technologies be applied to better identify, size, procure, install and maintain them over their useful lives? In this podcast, Emerson’s Kristin Steiner and Adam Thompson joined me to discussed the MyAssets digital toolset, as one of the components of the…
  • Small Changes Add Up to Big Energy Savings

    It is impossible to miss the shift toward more sustainable operations—driven by new social and consumer expectations—in nearly every industry across the globe. Chemical producers are no exception, as industry leaders take advantage of digital technologies and expanded access to data to drive performance improvements that simultaneously unlock more sustainable production. But not all improvements have to be big-ticket…
  • Expert Advice for Implementing Analytics

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are rapidly changing the way organizations leverage analytics. These systems enable complex analysis that human beings simply cannot perform manually, making it possible to solve difficult problems and identify actionable strategies to improve production, efficiency, sustainability, and safety. Undergirding this analytics solution is a powerful technology stack…
  • Digitally Transforming Water and Wastewater Operations

    As digital technologies continue to advance, there are opportunities for water and wastewater utilities to digitally transform their operations. In a Water & Wastewater Asia article, Future-proofing the present , Emerson’s Manish Sharma describes how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies can help in the transformation initiatives. When asked about the implementation process of IIoT technologies, Manish…
  • Data Lakes Drive More Value from Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation is prompting many organizations to reexamine the way they handle data across the enterprise. A common challenge many organizations face is siloed data. Over the years, as new equipment, processes, and even facilities were added, plants adopted a wide range of technologies. As digital transformation teams begin to gather data from those disparate technologies, OT and IT run the risk of building overly…
  • Data Lakes Drive More Value from Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation is prompting many organizations to reexamine the way they handle data across the enterprise. A common challenge many organizations face is siloed data. Over the years, as new equipment, processes, and even facilities were added, plants adopted a wide range of technologies. As digital transformation teams begin to gather data from those disparate technologies, OT and IT run the risk of building overly…
  • Practical Steps in Applying Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

    In an Automation World Article, Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Small Steps or One Giant Leap? , Emerson’s Zach Gustafson shares how: …taking three practical steps can generate short-term wins and achieve long-term success with Industrial Internet of Things technologies. He opens noting how a recent Emerson survey: …shows that more than 70% of companies don’t have a vision for data analytics with a clear…
  • Practical Steps in Applying Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

    In an Automation World Article, Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Small Steps or One Giant Leap? , Emerson’s Zach Gustafson shares how: …taking three practical steps can generate short-term wins and achieve long-term success with Industrial Internet of Things technologies. He opens noting how a recent Emerson survey: …shows that more than 70% of companies don’t have a vision for data analytics with a clear…
  • Bridging IT and OT Systems with Advanced Edge Computing

    Control architectures can play a key role in bridging the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) systems required for advancing digital transformation initiatives. In the fourth Design World article in a series on Big Data, Edge controllers bridge OT and IT systems , Emerson’s Derek Thomas explores “how results produced by edge controllers can be securely transmitted to a variety of other systems…
  • Podcast: Remote and Autonomous Operations

    In advance of a May 20 webinar, Roadmap to the Autonomous Plant , I had the opportunity to speak with Joe Perino , Principal Analyst with LNS Research . Joe will join Emerson’s Stuart Harris , Group President Digital Transformation and Mart Berutti , Vice President, Digital Transformation. In this podcast, Joe shared with me elements from some of his recent research, On the Road to Industrial Transformation (IX): Remote…
  • Continuous Listening for More Sustainable Manufacturing

    I caught wind of a great story about a global manufacturer specializing in nutrition, health, and sustainable living. Emerson’s Tamara Tursijan explained that this company has aggressive corporate goals lowering their carbon footprint, enabling low-carbon energy solutions and advocating for climate action. One area in which they identified an opportunity was in their manufacturing processes that had numerous steam traps…
  • Building a Better Digital Transformation Foundation

    While new technologies connected with digital transformation, IIoT, and Industry 4.0 are exciting and carry great promise, it’s important to make sure there isn’t more you can be getting from what you already have. This is the main point of an Executive Corner column in InTech for April by Sean Sims , vice president for Emerson’s DeltaV platform . In nearly every digital transformation project, one of the first goals…
  • Utilities Find Small Digital Transformation Steps Lead to Big Returns

    Digital transformation. It’s a buzzword we often hear but may not fully understand. Despite much interest in this concept, many questions remain around exactly what it is, what it means and, perhaps most importantly, where do you start? “The biggest misconception about digital transformation is that it is an all-or-nothing proposition,” says Mark Hachenski , director of digital solutions for the power and water industries…
  • Digital Transformation Perspectives

    ARC Advisory Group has a podcast series on Digital Transformation Viewpoints . ARC’s Bob Gill recently interviewed Emerson’s Jonas Berge for his views on technology and digital transformation. They discussed: …how technology developments in areas including wireless process instruments, networks and protocols, advanced analytics apps, augmented and virtual reality, are enabling industrial plants to more easily implement…
  • A Greater Return on Digital Transformation Investments

    Digital transformation is about more than connecting to devices in the field. Today, we look to technology to redefine the way we work. Digital transformation and a connected workforce help us improve management and control of operations. The intersection of operations and technology was a core focus of IIoT World’s Manufacturing Day. In one panel, Accelerate ROI from your Digital Investments , Emerson’s Mani Nambiar…
  • A Greater Return on Digital Transformation Investments

    Digital transformation is about more than connecting to devices in the field. Today, we look to technology to redefine the way we work. Digital transformation and a connected workforce help us improve management and control of operations. The intersection of operations and technology was a core focus of IIoT World’s Manufacturing Day. In one panel, Accelerate ROI from your Digital Investments , Emerson’s Mani Nambiar…