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  • Accelerating the Future of Green Hydrogen

    The push for clean energy continues to drive interest in hydrogen-powered vehicles and power systems. The demand for green hydrogen is greater than ever before, and many consider it to be one of the most viable near-future sources of energy. With this promising outlook ahead, the green hydrogen industry is a pretty exciting place to be. And, with the right solutions and processes in place across the supply chain, we can…
  • Looking Into the Future with Your Digital Twin

    Some of the most exciting advancements in automation software and analytics are happening in simulation. As Monil Malhotra recently shared in an interview with Jim Montague at Control magazine, data analytics are everywhere, and the information we pull from that data is driving incredible technology advancements that are changing the way plants operate. Perhaps one of the most exciting advancements is the predictive…
  • Unlock the Full Capabilities of Your Automation with Advanced Process Control

    Many of today’s process manufacturers face an uphill battle as global competition continues to increase. Each performance improvement engineers squeeze out of their systems can mean significant gains in both competitive advantage and in meeting today’s most important goals—goals like sustainability benchmarks. One technology provides more process improvement than most. Advanced process control (APC) uses software logic…
  • Forecasting the Future of Process Control

    Industry is moving away from the traditional model that locks the control system away from any internet connectivity. As Claudio Fayad , vice president of technology for Emerson’s process systems and solutions explains in his recent article in Process and Control magazine , “In recent years most organizations have come to realize that the connectivity of all OT systems to the internet, along with cloud connectivity…
  • Increasing safety through continuous monitoring of containment areas

    Failure to prevent overfills and leaks in storage tanks containing hazardous materials can have catastrophic consequences. By enabling containment areas to be continuously monitored, Emerson’s guided wave radar solution provides a vital extra safety layer. High-profile incidents such as the explosion and fire at the Buncefield oil storage terminal in the UK in 2005 demonstrate that failure to identify and prevent spills…
  • Better Visibility Keeps the Water On

    Both plant personnel and consumers expect better visibility of water use. Today’s commercial and residential water use barely resemble those of ten or twenty years ago. As a result, the way water and wastewater facilities operate has also changed dramatically—especially as a result of changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic . As Emerson’s Durgesh Jha explains, in his recent recent Q&A in Smart Water and Waste World…
  • Driving Innovation through Democratized Data

    More and more companies are digitalizing their operations . After all, collecting data on paper and transferring those records to digital systems is inefficient and subject to error, not to mention the fact that few plants have the staff needed to perform these labor-intensive tasks. But digitalizing data is only the first step. As Claudio Fayad details in his recent article in CIO Applications , data democratization…
  • Driving Innovation through Democratized Data

    More and more companies are digitalizing their operations . After all, collecting data on paper and transferring those records to digital systems is inefficient and subject to error, not to mention the fact that few plants have the staff needed to perform these labor-intensive tasks. But digitalizing data is only the first step. As Claudio Fayad details in his recent article in CIO Applications , data democratization…
  • Necessity for Innovation in Economic Downturns

    Economic cycles are a reality in business and our world of manufacturing and production. In a Forbes article, Economic Downturns And The Opportunity For Innovation , Emerson’s Peter Zornio shares how the falling part of the cycle enables fresh, innovative thinking. Peter opened by noting how external events, such as the global COVID pandemic, drove innovation. This rapid innovation over the past few years in response…
  • Improved Reliability and Sustainability from a Foundation you Likely Already Have

    The global pandemic was, perhaps, the single greatest driver of digital transformation we will ever see. Nearly overnight process manufacturers needed to find ways to continue to operate when key personnel couldn’t be in the building. This led to an increased and immediate investment in automated solutions to help monitor and maintain plant equipment and operations to ensure personnel shortages didn’t disrupt 24×7 operations…
  • Driving Safety Improvements Through Location Monitoring

    Location monitoring technology is part of some manufacturers’ and producers’ safety programs. In the event of a safety incident, this technology enables the safety management team to know which people are in the affected area and which are not. The Location Awareness system provides you with relevant-time, safety-focused monitoring of your most valued resource – your people. Enabled by WirelessHART Anchors and battery…
  • Avoid the Misconceptions Leading to Poor Alarm Management

    In today’s manufacturing environment, where fewer experienced people are running the plant, well-designed alarm strategies are more important than ever. A timely, clear, accurate alarm—one that is not buried in an alarm flood—can mean the difference between safe operation through a process aberration or a disaster that impacts safety or creates an environmental incident. Plant operators know the importance of good alarm…
  • In today’s manufacturing environment, where fewer experienced people are running the plant, well-designed alarm strategies are more important than ever. A timely, clear, accurate alarm—one that is not buried in an alarm flood—can mean the difference between safe operation through a process aberration or a disaster that impacts safety or creates an environmental incident. Plant operators know the importance of good alarm…
  • Managing Localised Corrosion Using Online Wall Thickness Monitoring

    The purpose of online integrity monitoring is to enhance the operational performance of an asset through improved decision making whilst the equipment is live or on-stream, avoiding loss of containment whilst maximising asset productivity. This is achieved using advanced corrosion and erosion monitoring technologies through a combination of: Early detection of corrosion or erosion events, before the risk of loss of…
  • Managing Localised Corrosion Using Online Wall Thickness Monitoring

    The purpose of online integrity monitoring is to enhance the operational performance of an asset through improved decision making whilst the equipment is live or on-stream, avoiding loss of containment whilst maximising asset productivity. This is achieved using advanced corrosion and erosion monitoring technologies through a combination of: Early detection of corrosion or erosion events, before the risk of loss of…
  • Edge to Cloud-Liberating Stranded Data

    Automation systems and a huge number of smart sensors are producing vast amounts of data that can, ideally, be used to improve business outcomes. But only if the data can be accessed and analyzed. For a surprising number of reasons, both technical and commercial, however, valuable data remains inaccessible and stranded in the industrial landscape. In a recent white paper on liberating stranded data , we discuss how…
  • BioPhorum’s Roadmap for Speed to Market with In-Line Monitoring and Real-Time Release

    Traditional manufacturing practices have served the biopharmaceutical industry well for years, but times are changing and a need for speed to market in life sciences while reducing manufacturing costs is putting a focus on enabling real-time release (RTR). Technologies such as advanced process control (APC), predictive analytics, in-line monitoring (ILM), and real-time release testing (RTRT) are critical to the new strategies…
  • 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…