Industries Blogs
    • 6 Apr 2021

    Life Sciences Blog: Digital Twin Technology for Bioreactor Control and Optimization

    At Texas A&M University’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s 76 th Instrumentation and Automation Symposium , Emerson’s Greg McMillan presented two topics. I’ll recap his Bioreactor Control and Optimization presentation in today’s post and save his Process Effects on Control for a future post. Greg opened explaining how digital twin technology enables Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for manufacturers in...
    • 30 Mar 2021

    Alternative Energy Blog: Innovative Emerson Technology Helps CVA Improve Management of Hydroelectric Plants

    Emerson control technology offers significant benefits to renewable energy manufacturers. At Emerson Users Exchange Live 2021 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) , Manuel Bonjean, manager of operations/electromechanical engineering at CVA, an Italian renewable energy company, presented a case study session on anticipating the future of energy through innovation that described how Emerson technology saved CVA more than...
    • 26 Mar 2021

    Life Sciences Blog: Making Medicine Personal with Flexible Automation Solutions

    Personalized medicine manufacturers are rapidly changing their manufacturing platforms to provide a new scale of production. In the Emerson Exchange Virtual Series, life sciences experts held an open Q&A on the trajectory of cell and gene therapies, and how a different approach to automation helps enable a brave new world of therapeutics. Cell and gene therapies disrupt manufacturing Kelsey Hill , Emerson’s life...
    • 26 Mar 2021

    Life Sciences Blog: Single-Use Biopharma Needs Specialized pH Sensing Technology

    Industry is seeing a shift to single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing methods, prompting a need for new pH measurement approaches to overcome instrumentation challenges. Scientist working with a bioreactor for cell culture Monitoring and historizing the pH of a process media batch, and often using this value for control and automation, is commonly required for biopharma processing operations. Traditional production...
    • 18 Mar 2021

    Chemical Industry Blog: INVISTA Improves Uptime with State Based Control

    Operators are the heart of any process. Experience, skill, and attentiveness give the best operators an intuitive feel for processes that helps ensure uptime, safety, repeatability, and quality—even in the most infrequent process situations. But with a major shortage of skilled personnel, plants find themselves needing to maintain exceptional performance and safety while simultaneously helping new operators gain experience...
    • 12 Mar 2021

    Chemical Industry Blog: Digital Transformation Impacting Chlor-Alkali Plants

    Seems that “digital transformation” is the buzzword in industry today. Almost everyone is digitally transforming something – for good reason, it turns out! By adding sensors and automating data collection and analysis, modernizing business practices to use new technologies and providing easy access to insightful data to all levels of the organization, companies are finding ways to unlock value never seen before in the...
    • 11 Mar 2021

    Oil & Gas Blog: Optimizing Oil and Gas Artificial Lift with Cloud-based SCADA

    In an Emerson Exchange Americas virtual series presentation, Emerson’s Evan West discusses ways to optimize artificial lift techniques using cloud-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technologies. Here is his presentation abstract: Tighter CAPEX [capital expenditures] has put more emphasis on a BOE [barrel of oil equivalent] replacement strategy that includes optimizing oil and gas production from...
    • 11 Mar 2021

    Oil & Gas Blog: Technologies for Autonomous Oil and Gas Production

    In an Emerson Exchange America’s presentation, Cloud & Edge Computing for Autonomous Oil & Gas Production Operations, Emerson’s Julian Sanchez , Tanner Erickson and Cody Edgerton highlight ways to drive more efficient production operations. Here is their presentation abstract: Autonomous production is the vision for operators that are seeking to digitally transform, with the greater goal of putting oil and gas on a...
    • 3 Mar 2021

    Life Sciences Blog: Modular Plug and Play, MTP Will Enable More Flexible Life Sciences Manufacturing

    Modular facilities are a key enabler of speed to market in life sciences. As organizations try to bring new therapies to market faster, those therapies require a wide variety of equipment—many of which are new to the process. These new machines must not only work together, but also must integrate seamlessly with existing process equipment and systems to keep production nimble. In the recent Emerson Exchange Virtual...
    • 2 Mar 2021

    Refining Blog: How to Streamline Complex Natural Gas Analysis, Reduce Cost and Footprint Using New Gas Chromatographs

    Reliable natural gas quality analysis is critical to minimizing safety, operability and financial problems across the value chain. Variability in gas quality can create a variety of challenges for large-scale users, particularly for use as a fuel for gas turbines or sophisticated fired heaters, where the BTU rating (calorific value) is critical. For gas turbines, the Wobbe index indicates additional characteristics affecting...