Industries Blogs
    • 19 Nov 2018

    Blog: Proper Valve Selection and Control Strategies in Food and Beverage Processes

    Temperature control is a critical factor for many food & beverage processes. In a Flow Control magazine article, Selecting Valves for Food and Beverage Applications , Emerson’s Blake Coleman highlights the importance of the right valves and proper tuning to get optimum performance. Blake opens with what poor control may mean: …the best-case result would be lost efficiency, with worst case a completely unusable...
    • 16 Nov 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Prevent Valve Delamination in Conventional Power Plants

    Author: Paolo Tomaini Conventional power plants are being disrupted by an increasing demand for renewable energy. The priority in providing energy to the grid associated with the intermittent intrinsic nature of the renewable energy output is creating a shift from base-load power down to cycling in traditional plants and causing failures. The demand for renewables is only expected to grow over the next few decades...
    • 14 Nov 2018

    Blog: Outlook and Trends for Biotech Industry

    What is the 2019 outlook for research & development in the biotech industry? Pharmaceutical Processing magazine explores this question in an article, Outlook 2019: Tech, Data, and Biotech Boom . Emerson’s Bob Lenich joined other suppliers to this industry to share his thoughts on some of the issues, challenges and developments expected to occur in the coming year. On the question of market trends, Bob shared: ...
    • 13 Nov 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: What Digital Transformation Could Mean for a Combined Cycle Plant

    Author: Douglas Morris The growth of renewables and distributed energy resources are challenging the traditional economic models of the utility industry. A growing school of thought in power generation is that embracing some form of digital transformation could very well provide an avenue for better economics. The problem is, though, that digital transformation has been ill defined and the focus is on “the technology...
    • 12 Nov 2018

    Blog: Proxy Digital Twin for Oil and Gas Subsurface and Surface Operations

    The Society of Exploration Geophysicists recently held their annual meeting. Emerson’s Hassane Kassouf shared his thoughts on how digital twin technology can transform operational efficiency in oil & gas production in a daily news article at this meeting, Connecting Subsurface Intelligence with Surface Operations . Hassane opens the article citing this statistic on the digitalization trend: By 2020 well over...
    • 9 Nov 2018

    Blog: Automating and Optimizing Copper Heap Leaching Processes

    Our world is dependent on all the copper wire distributing electricity and communications signals over great distances and throughout our homes and businesses. Mining and refining this copper into the purity required poses safety, efficiency and reliability challenges for global miners. I learned quite a bit about the mining process and its challenges from Emerson’s Alena Johnson excellent Mining Engineering magazine...
    • 6 Nov 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

    Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence...
    • 5 Nov 2018

    Blog: Tracking Cell Therapy Chain of Identity

    Cell therapy is when: …cellular material is injected into a patient; [1] this generally means intact, living cells . For example, T cells capable of fighting cancer cells via cell-mediated immunity may be injected in the course of immunotherapy . For manufacturers in the Life Sciences industry, making these therapies poses challenges since each batch is specific to a given patient. In this 2:25 YouTube video...
    • 29 Oct 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Enabling Seamless and Scalable Distributed Control and SCADA Solutions at Photovoltaic Power Stations

    Authors: Tom Snowden , Greg Schirm Photovoltaic power stations (or solar parks) have traditionally used PLCs as their preferred control devices. Size, ruggedness, and cost are often cited as reasons for using PLCs. With the release of the Ovation Compact Controller , Emerson is merging the scalability of PLCs with the power of the Ovation distributed control system on photovoltaic (PV) solar projects. The compact...
    • 25 Oct 2018

    Blog: A Sharper Look into the Subsurface: High-resolution Tomography

    Author: Gali Dekel , GeoDepth and EarthStudy 360 Product Manager 3D seismic datasets are growing in size. In addition, oil & gas producers are merging legacy and new datasets into single mega-datasets. These trends pose challenges in terms of both performance and memory requirements. Updating the subsurface model increasingly requires more powerful memory handling and storage capabilities. In addition to these...