Industries Blogs
    • 17 Jan 2020

    Blog: Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance in Life Sciences

    When you think of machinery for industrial use, often images of refineries, oil & gas production sites and other visual images come to mind. But what about the machinery and other equipment in industries with shiny stainless steel everywhere, such as pharmaceutical, biotech and food & beverage manufacturing? Dennis Belanger The pumps, fans, and other pieces of process equipment must operate reliably and be part of...
    • 7 Jan 2020

    Blog: Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance for Petrochemical Producers

    Pete Sharpe Marcelo Carugo Authors: Pete Sharpe and Marcelo Carugo Digital Transformation is a buzz word that seems to be on everyone’s mind and lips these days. Most companies have one or more digitalization initiatives underway as demonstrated in this survey conducted at the 2019 Emerson Exchange during the Chemical Industry Forum session. Companies are already spending money on digitalization projects, but...
    • 9 Dec 2019

    Blog: Improved Quality with Mass Flow and Density Measurements

    Tom Belling For food & beverage producers, managing the quality of each batch can be challenging when there are manual processes involved. For instance, if the raw materials are manually added, variations can cause batches to fall outside of the recipe’s specification. In a Processing magazine article, Monitoring recipe and batch quality in real-time with flowmeters , Emerson’s Tom Belling highlights these and more...
    • 4 Dec 2019

    Blog: Optimizing Opportunity Crude Usage while Minimizing Operational Risks

    Meha Jha Julie Valentine For refiners, opportunity crude is crude oil available on the spot market that are typically much lower cost than crude oil received under long-term contracts. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Finding the Sweet Spot , Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine collaborated with Topnir Systems ‘ Didier Lambert , to highlight the processing challenges for opportunity crudes and solutions...
    • 3 Dec 2019

    Blog: Assuring Single-Phase Vapor Sample for Gas Chromatograph

    Laura Schafer Gas chromatographs analyze the composition of hydrocarbon mixtures in process and natural gas applications. For online natural gas chromatography , the samples must be reliably conditioned to produce a single-phase vapor. In this 5:42 YouTube video, How to Select a Vaporizing Regulator for Your Sampling , Emerson’s Laura Schafer explains how the TESCOM 44-6800 Vaporizing Regulator helps refiners and...
    • 25 Nov 2019

    Blog: Advancing Hygienic Measurement Instrumentation Diagnostics

    Joshua Friesz For food & beverage manufacturers, hygienic processing and automation equipment is a must. Hygienic instrumentation has until recently lacked some of the functionality of instrumentation designed for rugged environments found in industries such as oil & gas production, refining, and chemicals. In a Food Engineering article, Advanced instrumentation technologies provide versatility in food and beverage...
    • 14 Nov 2019

    Blog: Refinery Digital Transformation Case Study

    Ergon’s Steve Elwart (l) and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo (r) discussing Ergon’s digital transformation journey Advancing technology has enabled productivity gains in both capital projects and ongoing operations for manufacturers and producers. Ergon Refining ‘s Steve Elwart and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo collaborated on a case study presentation on digital transformation at the Ergon Vicksburg, Mississippi refinery for...
    • 13 Nov 2019

    Blog: Optimizing Well Performance in Unconventional Shale Using Cloud-Enabled Multiphase Flow Meters

    Upstream oil & gas producers face unique challenges in measuring their production compared with other industries. What comes from a well is a changing mix of oil, gas, produced water, and sediment. Traditionally, test separators have been used to periodically check an individual well’s performance. These well tests are performed on a periodic basis. Sturle Haaland I caught up with Sturle Haaland , Emerson’s Roxar...
    • 30 Oct 2019

    Blog: Optimizing Energy Consumption and Overall Reliability

    Sam Thiara I heard a great story from Emerson’s Sam Thiara of a polymer producer in the Middle East region that was looking to improve energy efficiency across the facility’s steam system. They wanted to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint, while also improving the stability and reliability of the process. The plant staff worked with Emerson industrial energy consultants to benchmark existing operations...
    • 25 Oct 2019

    Blog: Innovating to Meet Bioprocessing Single-Use Requirements

    Manufacturing in the biotech industry has been undergoing many changes. An ADC Review article, Emerging Trends in Single-Use Technology in the Manufacturing of Antibody-Drug Conjugates , highlighted one of these trends: First introduced in the late 1970s in the form of disposable capsules and a range of filters, single-use technologies were revolutionized in the late 2000s with the introduction of single-use 2D and...