Industries Blogs
    • 15 Jan 2021

    Refining Blog: How to Select the Right Sensors for Wastewater Monitoring

    In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Emerson’s Andrew Smith looks at the sensors used to measure effluents in refinery wastewater. For those people responsible for compliance with EPA and other environmental regulations, it can seem like there are many hoops to jump through, but the right instrumentation makes compliance easier. Monitoring water quality is the primary concern of my article in the November issue...
    • 15 Jan 2021

    Chemical Industry Blog: How to Select the Right Sensors for Wastewater Monitoring

    In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Emerson’s Andrew Smith looks at the sensors used to measure effluents in refinery wastewater. For those people responsible for compliance with EPA and other environmental regulations, it can seem like there are many hoops to jump through, but the right instrumentation makes compliance easier. Monitoring water quality is the primary concern of my article in the November issue...
    • 8 Jan 2021

    Food & Beverage Blog: Valve Selection in Fermentation Processes

    At the Emerson Exchange Virtual Series, Emerson’s Amit Patel presented on bringing automation and valve selection to beverage fermentation applications. Here is his presentation abstract: The production of alcoholic beverages can be dated back as far as 7000BC. At its core, the production has remained relatively the same. However, the demand and preference of alcoholic beverage styles has grown significantly around...
    • 4 Jan 2021

    Refining Blog: Applying the Full Reach of Digital Transformation

    One of the things companies often struggle with when exploring digital transformation initially is where to begin efforts. Digital transformation is a forest, in the sense that it covers many, if not all areas in a manufacturing organization. But the forest is made up of individual trees, meaning it is composed of many applications, and choosing which ones to prioritize is where companies can get stuck. I discuss this...
    • 4 Jan 2021

    Chemical Industry Blog: Applying the Full Reach of Digital Transformation

    One of the things companies often struggle with when exploring digital transformation initially is where to begin efforts. Digital transformation is a forest, in the sense that it covers many, if not all areas in a manufacturing organization. But the forest is made up of individual trees, meaning it is composed of many applications, and choosing which ones to prioritize is where companies can get stuck. I discuss this...
    • 23 Dec 2020

    Life Sciences Blog: Artificial Intelligence in Vaccine Manufacturing

    Recently vaccines have become available to help in putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies were used in the race to develop these vaccines. In a Jersey’s Best article, Powerful AI technology is changing the way N.J. operates, for the better , Emerson’s Dennis Belanger explains how AI is used: …as a monitoring tool to understand the condition of eggs that are often used to...
    • 21 Dec 2020

    Chemical Industry Blog: Adopting Digital Strategies and Tools Now Will Continue to Pay Dividends after the Pandemic

    The last few decades have seen major shake-ups in the oil and gas industry, and many are noticing the pattern repeating itself today. We’re weathering the downturn related to COVID-19, while at the same time looking at a world economy prioritizing reduced carbon use. While we can’t predict the future, we can see some indications of what is likely down the road as new vaccines slow the pandemic in 2021. Oil and gas...
    • 18 Dec 2020

    Industrial Energy Blog: Optimizing Combustion Processes

    Heating is a part of many production processes. Combustion units largely provide this heat. These units may include boilers, heater, ovens, furnaces, incinerators, kilns, dryers and more. I caught up with Emerson’s Bob Sabin who works with manufacturers and producers to improve how these units operate, since energy costs are typically a large part of the overall operational costs for these production processes. Bob...
    • 16 Dec 2020

    Refining Blog: IIoT for Reliability and Safety Improvements

    While instrumentation has been monitoring and providing data for process control for decades, the advancement of technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have enabled these sensing devices to help improve safety, reliability and more. In an Intech article, Using IIoT technology to improve reliability and safety , Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares ways IIoT helps manufacturers and producers improve...
    • 14 Dec 2020

    Refining Blog: Teaming IT and OT on Cybersecurity

    In today’s digital age, cybersecurity threats are pushing refineries to re-examine their cybersecurity strategies. Gone are the days when information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) could function separately in protected silos. Now, the need to share resources and information is critical, especially when both are working with automation suppliers to better respond to today’s complex and costly cybersecurity...