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  • IIoT-Enabled Sensors Help Improve Colgate’s Sustainability Efforts

    Energy costs are a significant expense for companies. Over time even the best-designed systems can age and wear which can result in wasteful leaks. These leaks can impact companies’ bottom line and the environment. Considering this, a real-time compressed air monitoring system made perfect sense for a company intending to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Emerson’s Dana Greenly describes the partnership with…
  • IIoT-Enabled Sensors Help Improve Colgate’s Sustainability Efforts

    Energy costs are a significant expense for companies. Over time even the best-designed systems can age and wear which can result in wasteful leaks. These leaks can impact companies’ bottom line and the environment. Considering this, a real-time compressed air monitoring system made perfect sense for a company intending to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Emerson’s Dana Greenly describes the partnership with…
  • Three Core Technologies Re-Architecting Automation

    The FieldComm Group held a 3 hour, 45 minute workshop, Harnessing Advanced Automation Technology for Digital Transformation Today . Emerson’s Chief Technology Officer for Automation Solutions Peter Zornio presented on 3 core technologies enabling a re-architecting of the traditional automation architecture .  Peter opened showing the traditional automation architecture with site, field control and levels 3 and 4…
  • Opportunities with Automation

    New automation helps meeting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) commitments to sustainability . New automation helps plants operate safer during COVID through digital transformation (DX) of routine work. New automation enables autonomous operation , remote sites running unmanned for long periods of time. New automation enables plant modernization by preparing…
  • Operational Analytics in Digital Transformation

    Barriers to digital transformation can include fragmented communication, inaccurate data collection, and inefficient use of assets. These challenges can pose significant risks to people, equipment and operational performance. In this Emerson Automation Experts podcast , I’m joined by Emerson’s Michael Tworzydlo to discuss the role of operational analytics to ensure operational health and optimize plant-wide performance…
  • Remote Proof-Testing of Level Measurement Devices Supports Safer Tank Operations

    Storage tanks containing hazardous materials require safety instrumented systems (SIS) to prevent overfills. Digital technology in the latest level measurement devices used in SIS enables them to be proof-tested remotely, which provides significant advantages. The consequences of a safety incident such as an overfill can be catastrophic at industrial facilities where tanks contain hazardous, flammable or explosive materials…
  • A More Measured Move to the Pharma Cloud

    There is little doubt that the recent explosion in available cloud technologies has been a boon for manufacturing across a wide array of industries. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are no exception, and organizations are now carefully considering where leveraging cloud technology makes the most sense to improve business and operational success. In his recent article, “Slow Rush to the Cloud” in Pharma Manufacturing, Emerson…
  • A More Measured Move to the Pharma Cloud

    There is little doubt that the recent explosion in available cloud technologies has been a boon for manufacturing across a wide array of industries. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are no exception, and organizations are now carefully considering where leveraging cloud technology makes the most sense to improve business and operational success. In his recent article, “Slow Rush to the Cloud” in Pharma Manufacturing, Emerson…
  • Unifying Operations Data in Support of Digital Transformation

    A huge component in successful digital transformation initiatives is bringing together various silos of data to make available to analytics applications with the information generated being accessible to the right people at the right time. An Amazon Web Services (AWS) article, Building an Industrial Data Platform on AWS with Emerson’s Plantweb Optics Data Lake , highlights how bringing these silos of operational technology…
  • Effective Personnel Drive Operational Integrity

    As consumers of medicinal products of various kinds (vaccines, immunotherapies, tablets, capsules, cell therapies, etc.), we know that although product quality is important, reliable supply is also critical. A reliable supplier of therapeutic goods requires the facilities within its manufacturing supply chain to also be reliable suppliers of their intermediates and products. An important part of being a reliable supplier…
  • Digital Transformation Doesn’t Need to be Complicated

    I’ve been watching the wave of digital transformation for the last several years with a bit of excitement, and probably a healthy amount of skepticism. Fortunately, technologies have evolved rapidly over the last few years, and end users have gotten smarter about how to apply them to avoid early pitfalls. That said, I still see the need to get back to basics in our approach to digital transformation so that we maximize…
  • Redefining AI: Turning Analytic Insights into Actionable Intelligence

    Transition from Reactive to Predictive Data analytics is a critical enabler of digital transformation, making it possible for numerous industries—power generation among them—to shift how they operate and become more efficient and agile and, consequently, more competitive. Advanced analytics can transition power producers from a reactive operations and maintenance approach to a predictive or prognostic strategy. This…
  • Listening for Pressure Relief Valve Release Events

    The 4C Health, Safety & Environmental Conference is going on today through Friday in Austin. Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo led a session on pressure relief valve (PRV ) monitoring and how it’s undergoing digital transformation. Here is the session abstract: Despite the efforts to stay compliance, operation isn’t totally free from unauthorized events to happen. If that happens, Affirmative Defense should be consider. However…
  • Listening for Pressure Relief Valve Release Events

    The 4C Health, Safety & Environmental Conference is going on today through Friday in Austin. Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo led a session on pressure relief valve (PRV ) monitoring and how it’s undergoing digital transformation. Here is the session abstract: Despite the efforts to stay compliance, operation isn’t totally free from unauthorized events to happen. If that happens, Affirmative Defense should be consider. However…
  • Roadmap your Digital Transformation

    When you leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , with the newest technologies like Emerson’s cloud-based platform with software as a service, automation, and our experts to expand, help you plan or prepare for your operations to be more productive, more profitable and more sustainable through digital intelligence. These technologies enable your workforce to augment workflows and processes to create new efficiencies…
  • Gaining Real-Time Insights to Improve Operational Performance

    Since we’re nearing the end of vacation season, how many of you appreciate the digital transformation that has occurred over the years where you can quickly find the optimum transportation, lodging, meals, entertainment, etc. to make the most of your vacation. And how much faster can you do all these things than was possible even a few years ago? Manufacturers and producers are also pursuing digital transformation initiatives…
  • Driving Digital Transformation with Operational Analytics

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has unleashed a torrent of data beyond what is captured and recorded by control and data acquisition systems. Wireless sensing technologies have expanded to monitor personnel safety, machine health, energy efficiency, and more. Operational analytics, the analytics focused on the production process, are critical in turning this wealth of data into actionable information for manufacturers…
  • Unifying Operational Technology Data into Actionable Information

    A post several weeks back, Driving Reliability Improvements by Monitoring Assets Plantwide , proved to be very popular. It featured Emerson’s Alessea Lane describing how technologies in the Plantweb digital ecosystem help to improve the overall reliability of operations to meet production targets, ensure safety and avoid high maintenance costs–on various asset types and across multiple sites. I invited Alessea to share…
  • Solid Return on Operational Tech Investing

    To ecstatic employees everywhere, more and more companies are moving from dreaded, time-wasting daily site trips, stacks of paper records and mind-numbing manual processes to technology to provide answers that are supported by factual data, automating tasks that are driven by analytics, data trends and in some cases even autonomous actions. Downturns, and all the crazy in our world today have made it clear that the…
  • 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…