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  • 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…
  • Cloud-based Operational Technology

    Much has been made of the transition of many applications from on premise to the cloud. Major applications from email, intranet site and chat-based communications are often now cloud hosted with secure access through identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) applications. In a Digital Energy Journal article, Moving industrial plant computing to the cloud , Emerson Chief Technology Officer Peter Zornio shares how this trend has…
  • Healthy Master Data Foundation for Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation initiatives rely on extensive and accurate data. Master Data is a foundational element in these initiatives and has a huge impact on day-to-day business operations. In this quick 2:40 YouTube video, Master Data Management and the Importance of Healthy Data , Emerson’s Curtis Thompson explains why having healthy data matters, and how to know if you have healthy data.  Curtis opens noting that…
  • Avoid Loss of Containment in Underground Gas Storage Applications Using Continuous Corrosion Monitoring

    Particularly during the winter season energy demands can peak, which requires high volumes of gas to be brought to the transmission network quickly. Gas is stored in underground caverns or reservoirs allowing a high volume of storage to meet the high demand particularly in the winter months. Undesirable solids, retrieved due to the high velocity required, can damage pipework and fixed equipment, potentially resulting…
  • Industrial Grade WiFi Infrastructure Helps Digitally Transform Singapore Oil Refinery

    Recently, a large refinery in Singapore capable of processing over 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day implemented an Industry 4.0 digitalization plan with the help of Emerson and Cisco. The refinery sought a wireless solution that would address challenges created by production downtime and also support real-time data collection and collaboration. With a compact, scalable, and flexible design, the customer selected…
  • Industrial Grade WiFi Infrastructure Helps Digitally Transform Singapore Oil Refinery

    Recently, a large refinery in Singapore capable of processing over 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day implemented an Industry 4.0 digitalization plan with the help of Emerson and Cisco. The refinery sought a wireless solution that would address challenges created by production downtime and also support real-time data collection and collaboration. With a compact, scalable, and flexible design, the customer selected…
  • One Protocol to Simplify Growing Sensor Deployments

    FDI combines the best features of EDDL and FDT packages. Historically, differing asset monitoring devices, even if mounted on the same installation, might have very different ways of sending their data or configuration methods. Such a situation leaves project teams in a bind—do they stick with only one type of sensor, potentially eliminating their ability to use devices that are a better fit, or do they support multiple…
  • Why Continuous Non-Intrusive Corrosion Monitoring is Fast Becoming Refining Industry Best Practice

    Corrosion risk is great, and incidents can be severe – potentially endangering lives, therefore there is increased need for corrosion control in refineries. Even slight changes to the process can affect corrosivity greatly. Changing crude diets, flow rates, yields or inhibition levels can impact negatively on asset integrity. Monitoring periodically through techniques such as manual inspection do not provide the granularity…
  • A Step Closer to Plug-and-Play Engineering with Module Type Package

    In the chemical industry, manufacturers often need to change operations or accommodate new products to meet customer demand. However, the extensive integration efforts required to connect manufacturing equipment and automation systems often complicate engineering, slowing projects and impeding speed to market. Emerson’s MTP-capable products like the DeltaV Distributed Control System seamlessly integrate to further reduce…
  • A Step Closer to Plug-and-Play Engineering with Module Type Package

    In the chemical industry, manufacturers often need to change operations or accommodate new products to meet customer demand. However, the extensive integration efforts required to connect manufacturing equipment and automation systems often complicate engineering, slowing projects and impeding speed to market. Emerson’s MTP-capable products like the DeltaV Distributed Control System seamlessly integrate to further reduce…
  • 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…