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    • 21 Sep 2020

    ICS Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Initiatives

    Recently, Emerson Automation Solutions CTO Peter Zornio & Director of Cybersecurity Michael Lester were joined by Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee to discuss cybersecurity in digital transformation initiatives. In the webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS , Robert, Peter and Michael discussed ways to deal with the challenges of an increased attack surface from increase connections and flows of data to...
    • 11 Sep 2020

    Successful Remote Connectivity Strategies Start with Cybersecurity

    Industrial manufacturing organizations have faced several challenges in the last few years. Perhaps the biggest change has been the need for personnel to perform critical tasks from outside the plant. This move toward more remote work has likely spurred more recent innovation and adoption than any other. Alexandre Peixoto , Emerson’s DeltaV product manager for cybersecurity, recently published an article with Efficient...
    • 11 Sep 2020

    Successful Remote Connectivity Strategies Start with Cybersecurity

    Industrial manufacturing organizations have faced several challenges in the last few years. Perhaps the biggest change has been the need for personnel to perform critical tasks from outside the plant. This move toward more remote work has likely spurred more recent innovation and adoption than any other. Alexandre Peixoto , Emerson’s DeltaV product manager for cybersecurity, recently published an article with Efficient...
    • 10 Sep 2020

    Leading a Digital Transformation

    Digital technologies continue to rapidly advance enabling companies to rethink how they deliver value to their customers. Digital transformation initiatives are at the heart of making fundamental change occur. The Creatis podcast, In the Key of D using DIGITAL to transform your business , connects with thought leaders on ideas and best practices in driving digital transformation initiatives. In a recent episode,...
    • 9 Sep 2020

    Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

    A fundamental part in digital transformation planning and execution is the cybersecurity considerations in terms of tools, people and ongoing processes. The industrial control system (ICS) requires particular focus given its strategic role in managing manufacturing and production processes. On September 14, 1pm EDT webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS , Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Technology...
    • 3 Sep 2020

    Plantweb Optics Augmented Reality Helps Experts Prepare a New Generation of Plant Personnel

    Augmented reality (AR) is no longer science fiction. Organizations are using AR tools to transform the way they perform operations and maintenance, ultimately delivering better performance and greater reliability. Emerson’s Anna Velena and Vineesh Kapoor shared their thoughts in a Control Engineering article on how plants are utilizing AR as part of their digital transformation—upskilling the workforce to close the skills...
    • 3 Sep 2020

    Plantweb Optics Augmented Reality Helps Experts Prepare a New Generation of Plant Personnel

    Augmented reality (AR) is no longer science fiction. Organizations are using AR tools to transform the way they perform operations and maintenance, ultimately delivering better performance and greater reliability. Emerson’s Anna Velena and Vineesh Kapoor shared their thoughts in a Control Engineering article on how plants are utilizing AR as part of their digital transformation—upskilling the workforce to close the skills...
    • 31 Aug 2020

    Digital Transformation and Data Quality

    Effective operational analytics for use in digital transformation initiatives requires the use of clean data. In an Automation World article, Much Ado About Data Quality , Emerson’s Anil Datoo joins other suppliers in sharing his thoughts on ways to achieve the necessary data quality. The article’s author opens noting: …the age-old maxim “garbage in, garbage out” still reigns supreme. Even the most advanced machine...
    • 31 Aug 2020

    Building Digital Transformation, One Step at a Time

    In a Flow Control magazine article, Seven Digital Transformation Myths Exposed, Emerson’s Brian Joe offers advice on starting a digital transformation program. When we talk to companies about digital transformation, especially companies that have yet to launch a program, we frequently hear two kinds of responses representing two extremes. Either they don’t think the technologies work, or they have inflated expectations...
    • 31 Aug 2020

    Building Digital Transformation, One Step at a Time

    In a Flow Control magazine article, Seven Digital Transformation Myths Exposed, Emerson’s Brian Joe offers advice on starting a digital transformation program. When we talk to companies about digital transformation, especially companies that have yet to launch a program, we frequently hear two kinds of responses representing two extremes. Either they don’t think the technologies work, or they have inflated expectations...
    • 27 Aug 2020

    Modern, Digital Technologies are Critical to Reliable, Clean Water

    A key topic on the mind of attendees at Emerson’s 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference water/wastewater industry panel was how technology can help with the influx of new challenges facing water management plants. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of the many challenges organizations must overcome as they continue to reliably provide clean water no matter what is happening in the world. Using technology...
    • 25 Aug 2020

    Focus on Reliability and Performance to Drive Competitive Advantage

    A common power industry theme at the 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference has been the many challenges organizations experience in a shifting environment. The need for maintaining reliability and compliance and avoiding obsolescence remain, yet organizations also face new complexity. Power generators are juggling an additional set of requirements associated with high utilization, daily cycling operation, and the need...
    • 24 Aug 2020

    Ovation Users’ Group – Pandemic Challenges and Shift Toward Renewables Drives Digitalized Control and Centralization

    The challenges associated with a shift toward renewables and maintaining business continuity during a global pandemic have resulted in new opportunities that have been a constant topic among attendees at Emerson’s 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference . Customers are meeting these challenges with bold ideas and expansive projects focused on digital technologies, centralized operations, secure connectivity, and better...
    • 21 Aug 2020

    Emerson and MHPS Collaboration Pushes Toward Cleaner, Renewable Energy Future

    Power companies across North America are transitioning to more renewable fuel sources, and they require new digital technologies, software, and services to help them drive operational excellence across the enterprise. Emerson and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) have joined forces to meet this need with digital transformation solutions that enable better operational performance for utilities and provide...
    • 20 Aug 2020

    Ovation Users’ Group – Cybersecurity, Customer Service and Flexible Deployment Strategies Drive Improved Operations and Performance

    Day two of the Ovation Users’ Group Conference saw speakers focusing on the importance of cybersecurity in driving better operations across the power and water industries. Hyperconnectivity challenges cybersecurity Many organizations already maintain protection and prevention but haven’t focused on detection, which is critical to keeping protection up to date. Robert Lee , chief executive officer of Dragos shared...
    • 18 Aug 2020

    Ovation Users’ Group – Creating Opportunities Through Digital Transformation

    Emerson’s 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference opened with Bob Yeager , president of power & water solutions, providing an update on the power and water landscape in our rapidly changing world. Bob opened with a look at how interaction and routines have drastically shifted in ways beyond our control, both in life and in business. One of the primary ways this change has manifested has been through a shift toward digital...
    • 10 Aug 2020

    Making Work Processes Simpler

    Every digital transformation initiative should put People as one of its objectives. In a SmartIndustry article, Emerson Automation Solutions VP, Digital, Brad Budde on the people propelling digital transformation , Brad describes the importance of using digitally-enabled changes to simplify the work processes that drive business performance. When asked about the biggest opportunity for workers in this era of rapidly...
    • 7 Jul 2020

    Digital Transformation for Sustaining Control Valve Performance

    Digital transformation is broad concept signifying the use of data and easy accessibility to fundamentally change work processes. In a LinkedIn essay, Transform to Valve 4.0: Digital Control + Analytics , Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes how the performance of control valves can be more effectively managed and maintained for better operational performance. Jonas opens painting a picture on what digital transformation...
    • 25 Jun 2020

    Technology Modernization for Refinery Digital Transformation

    Control systems’ lives are measured in decades instead of the short life spans we experience with our consumer electronics and other consumer technologies. Yet even with this long lifespan, control systems need to be modernized to take full advantage of advancing technologies that help to improve safety, efficiency and reliability. In a Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance article...
    • 18 Jun 2020

    Edge Computing and Automation Architectures

    Stacey Higginbotham ‘s Stacey on IoT site had a live event last week, How to make machine learning at the edge work . In one of the sessions, Which Edge and Why?, Emerson’s Peter Zornio joined a panel hosted by Stacey along with John Deere’s Julian Sanchez and Tufts University’s Karen Panetta to discuss the benefits and challenges in this information architecture. After opening introductions, Stacey asked Julian...
    • 8 Jun 2020

    Digital Transformation-Why Now?

    The case for digital transformation grows stronger in this Coronavirus era of limited interactions, travel and gatherings. In a Forbes article, When Digital Transformation Is The Only Way , Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Peter Zornio describes ways manufacturers and producers are undergoing these transformations. Given our current era, Peter notes that: …it’s more important than ever today...
    • 21 May 2020

    Transforming Data Management Saves Millions

    How many of us dread being asked for data from a while back when our data management systems are largely spreadsheets scattered among different people? If this sounds familiar and you’re responsible for sharing this type of data at your manufacturing or production facility, this article may be for you. In a Tank Storage article, Four Strategies to a Stronger Data Foundation , Emerson’s Mark Graham and Dapo Badmus share...
    • 15 May 2020

    Digital Transformation Actionable Roadmap

    Because the refining industry is constantly changing, with new regulations and opportunities with discounted crude oils, changing distribution patterns, and new competitors on the scene—refiners are challenged to adapt to a complex and dynamic environment. Not only must they optimize process operations, train and upskill staff, and be flexible enough to capture favorable market conditions, they need to maintain compliance...
    • 22 Apr 2020

    Continuously Monitoring Overpressure Devices

    Managing pressure is critical for most process manufacturing & production operations. Pressure relief valves (PRVs) protect against overpressure conditions and are often considered the last line of defense from catastrophic failures. Marcio Donnangelo Marcelo Dultra Standards such as ASME Pressure Relief Devices PTC 25-2014 and API RP 520, Part I-2014 identify types, sizing and practices for effective overpressure...
    • 1 Apr 2020

    Sensors and Analytics for Reliable and Efficient Electrical Generation

    Brian Joe Juan Panama The reliable and resilient flow of electrical energy to our homes and businesses is the goal of every power producer. What are some ways that advancing technology is helping these producers achieve these goals? In a Power magazine article, New Monitoring and Analytics Tools Improve Plant Performance , Emerson’s Brian Joe and Juan Panama describe how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies...