Industries Blogs
    • 16 Sep 2019

    Blog: Successfully Implementing State-Based Procedure Automation

    Continuous processes still must go through startups, planned and unplanned shutdowns, upset recovery and other events. These operations have traditionally been performed manually. Eddie Lane At the October 14-16, 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Courtney E. (Eddie) Lane will present with a Global Process Automation Technology Leader for a major chemical manufacturer...
    • 12 Sep 2019

    Blog: Beer Pipeline and Coriolis Flow Measurement Technology

    Christian Grossenbacher With the end of summer and the beginning of fall comes football season here in the U.S. And what better way to start the season than a good success story about quality beer production. In a Flow Control Magazine article, Coriolis Meters Keep the Beer Flowing , Emerson’s Christian Grossenbacher shares how a Belgium brewery installs the world’s first beer pipeline with critical flow measurements...
    • 4 Sep 2019

    Blog: Wireless Measurements for Increased Well Workover Productivity

    ScienceDirect defines an oil and gas well workover as: …any kind of oil and gas well intervention involving invasive techniques, such as wireline, coiled tubing , or snubbing. It is an expensive process of pulling and replacing a well completion to repair an existing production well for the purpose of restoring, prolonging, or enhancing the production of hydrocarbons . An instrumentation & electrical foreman with...
    • 29 Aug 2019

    Blog: Overcoming Citrus Processing Level Measurement Challenges

    Don Parry Just imagine that you’re an operator in a facility that makes concentrated orange juice and the production process requires you to manually check the levels of large processing tanks in the freezing process conditions. Parkas and gloves are a part of your work attire. These were the conditions as told in an excellent story told in Processing magazine, Radar Level Measurement Improves Inventory Control for...
    • 22 Aug 2019

    Blog: Sensors for Single-Use Bioreactors

    Michael Francis For pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, scaling up production has typically meant large, 5000+ liter stainless steel bioreactors for the process. These require cleaning and sterilization between batches. Market demands are driving the need for more flexibility with smaller batches. Single-use technologies (SUT) are being applied to bioreactors to address these demands and reduce the...
    • 12 Aug 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Automating Power Generation Startup Sequences

    Doug Morris Plant staff at electrical power generating facilities are having to change the way they operate given the increasing amounts of intermittent renewable energy being added to the grid. More startup and shutdown cycles are being required to manage the constantly shifting energy supply to the grid. In a Power magazine article, Automated Plant Startups Reduce Fixed and Fuel-Related Costs , Emerson’s Doug Morris...
    • 7 Aug 2019

    Blog: Using a High-speed Oilfield Simulator to Enhance Oilfield Automation

    Michael Thambynayagam Author: Michael Thambynayagam , Emerson Distinguished Contributor The oilfield is made up of three constituents: the reservoir, overburden, and surface facilities. Data are acquired from these constituents and archived continuously. The information is continuously used to construct the model of the oilfield that evolves in real time. A prerequisite to oilfield automation is the ability to...
    • 1 Aug 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Ovation Intelligence Framework

    Alvin Faustino Azime Can-Cimino Emerson’s Alvin Faustino and Azime Can-Cimino discussed plant prognostics with the Ovation Intelligence Framework at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. Here’s a visual of the framework: Azime opened explaining that prognostic maintenance requires starting with data—sensor data and generated data. This data is pre-processed and used to develop a detection or prediction...
    • 1 Aug 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Electrical Generator Excitation Control

    Emerson’s Matt Musko shared the basics and installation best practices for generator excitation controls at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. Matt opened describing the fundamentals of generator excitation. Three things are necessary to generate electricity: current carrying conductors in the generator armature windings, a magnetic field created by DC current supplied to the field windings, and relative motion...
    • 31 Jul 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Gas Turbine Control Enhancements

    Emerson’s Laurence O’Toole and Felipe Londono were joined by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS)’s Michael Glover to present on gas turbine control enhancements at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. MHPS and Emerson formed an alliance in 2008 to provide state of the art turbine and controls solutions. The solutions include balance of plant (BOP) controls, generator excitation, process control devices and...