Industries Blogs
    • 11 Aug 2020

    Life Sciences Blog: Accelerate Technology Transfer through the Product Development Pipeline

    In this age of rapid races for vaccines and therapeutics to battle the Coronavirus, there is even greater focus on the technology transfer process through the product development pipeline to commercial production. Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Ron Rossbach will host a webinar on reducing time to market for a new therapies—a key opportunity for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. This webinar will take...
    • 8 Aug 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing...
    • 8 Aug 2020

    Refining Blog: Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing...
    • 8 Aug 2020

    Life Sciences Blog: Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing...
    • 6 Aug 2020

    Refining Blog: Refinery Optimization Strategies

    Ensuring that a refinery is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of discounted crudes and adjust production to meet critical customer commitments sometimes feels like walking a tightrope with just the right balance between the financial benefit these crudes offer and the increased fouling and corrosion they cause to a refinery’s assets. In my article, Production levels: Are they all they could be? , in the Refiner...
    • 5 Aug 2020

    Oil & Gas Blog: Monitoring Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Corrosion in Oil & Gas Upstream Industry

    Overview The dangers of Hydrogen Sulphide (H 2 S) aka Sour Gas in oil and gas production are well known. A highly toxic, corrosive, flammable and explosive gas. H2S is colourless and although characterised by it “rotten egg” smell, at high concentrations can also be odourless. H 2 S poses an extreme risk to health and safety of personnel. Exposure can result in serious short term and long terms effects, including...
    • 15 Jul 2020

    Refining Blog: Holistic Approach to Top Quartile Reliability Performance

    Operating reliably is one of the critical success factors in driving business performance for manufacturers and producers in the process industries. In the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance , the article, From cultural shifts to tactical strategies: Ensuring refinery reliability takes a holistic approach, highlights an effective path to success. The opportunity? By generating...
    • 14 Jul 2020

    Life Sciences Blog: Optimizing Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes

    Optimizing both continuous and batch-based processes have their unique challenges. I caught up with Emerson’s Alan Johnston who shared with me how technology advances in real-time modeling, adaptive scheduling and predictive maintenance are enabling successes in optimization for biopharmaceutical manufacturers who may have a combination of both types of processes in their operations. The performance objectives are...
    • 13 Jul 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Digital Twin for Successful Product Startups

    Food & beverage manufacturers must be nimble in project execution to take advantage of frequent changes in market demands. A rapidly advancing technology to aid in successful project execution is Digital Twin. The Digital Twin is a representation of the physical plant assets (i.e. process equipment, instrumentation and controls) and the processes that take place within them (i.e. chemical reactions, separation processes...
    • 10 Jul 2020

    Chemical Industry Blog: Choosing the Right Gas Analyzer for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions Monitoring

    NO x is probably the most ubiquitous combustion-created air pollutant since it can be generated by any process burning any fossil fuel, and it is tightly regulated by the U.S. EPA and other regulatory bodies around the world. Plants with relevant combustion processes, including most refineries and chemical processing plants, must monitor NO x output continuously any time fuel is burning. How plants choose to do this...