Industries Blogs
    • 15 May 2020

    Refining Blog: Digital Transformation Actionable Roadmap

    Because the refining industry is constantly changing, with new regulations and opportunities with discounted crude oils, changing distribution patterns, and new competitors on the scene—refiners are challenged to adapt to a complex and dynamic environment. Not only must they optimize process operations, train and upskill staff, and be flexible enough to capture favorable market conditions, they need to maintain compliance...
    • 11 May 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Palletizer Health Continuous Monitoring

    In an earlier post, Optimizing Food and Beverage Machinery Performance , we shared how sensors combined with advanced analytics could keep packaging lines operating more safely, reliably and efficiently. In this post, Emerson’s Chris Noble gives a demonstration of palletizer equipment monitoring. The video is posted on the Packaging World site in a post, Emerson and Busse/SJI Collaborate on Palletizer Health App ....
    • 28 Apr 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Brewing Process Performance Improvements

    Naresh Kumar I think what we all need before slowing emerging from COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdowns across the globe is a good story about improving brewing perfomance. In a Craft Brewing Business article, Precisely control CO2 in the brewing process with high-efficiency automation solutions, from valves to regulators , Emerson’s Naresh Kumar shares the story of a Canadian brewery and a project to improve operational...
    • 23 Apr 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Optimizing Food and Beverage Machinery Performance

    Marcus Parsons Many industries, such as the food & beverage industry, have felt the supply chain shocks caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Optimizing existing production is more important than ever to meet the changes in supply and demand. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcus Parsons about some of the things food & beverage producers can do to optimize production. He noted that the top priority is to keep...
    • 4 Mar 2020

    Oil & Gas Blog: Process Diagnostics for Oil and Gas Separators

    Drew Baker Smart instrumentation has been around for decades. Most of us understand the value of the diagnostics they provide to make sure these devices are operating properly and providing accurate data to the control system. With advances in operational analytics, these smart instruments and the applications they feed can now help identify problems in the process early in order to maintain optimum performance levels...
    • 21 Feb 2020

    Refining Blog: Refinery Flare Regulatory Compliance

    At the 2020 4C Health, Safety & Environment conference, Emerson’s Jamie Marsden presented, New Refinery Flare Regulations 40 CFR Part 63. The rule, 40 CFR 63 Subparts CC and UUU, affects any refinery with a flare used as a control device for an emission point, and those refineries must have been in compliance by January 30, 2019. These regulations set flare operating limits, require a flare management plan (FMP), and...
    • 10 Feb 2020

    Food & Beverage Blog: Cheers to the Beer Pipeline Innovation

    The city center in the historic city of Bruges in Belgium is named as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help preserve its rich history. A Fluid Handling Pro article, World’s First Beer Pipeline Utilizes Unique Flow Solutions , describes how a Bruges city center-based brewery required this innovative pipeline and accurate flow measurements. The...
    • 6 Feb 2020

    Chemical Industry Blog: Compressor Anti-Surge Control Value Improvement Practice

    Pete Sharpe Author: Pete Sharpe An ethylene plant has a number of very large, very critical compressors which will cause the entire plant to shutdown if they ever trip. The cracked gas compressor increases the entire cold-side feed from around 3 psig to ~475 psig, typically through 5 stages. The two refrigeration compressors are the next biggest compressors that can also shut down the entire plant if they trip...
    • 28 Jan 2020

    Chemical Industry Blog: Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

    According to the United States Energy Information Administration , the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, running these facilities as safely, efficiently and reliably as possible is critical. For refiners and chemical producers in...
    • 28 Jan 2020

    Refining Blog: Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations

    According to the United States Energy Information Administration , the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, running these facilities as safely, efficiently and reliably as possible is critical. For refiners and chemical producers in...