Industries Blogs
    • 24 Sep 2018

    Blog: Best Practice for MES-SAP interface Factory Acceptance Testing

    Author: Jonathan Lustri Almost all Life Sciences manufacturing execution system (MES) projects include an interface to SAP, the enterprise resource management system . This interface is strategic in that this is how the business and production are tied together. It allows the manufacturing floor to be integrated with the business for cost accounting, material planning, and production planning. The integration...
    • 17 Sep 2018

    Blog: Quantifying the Resource Efficiency of the Global Steel Sector: Why is Our Metric Better?

    Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my last post , I introduced Emerson’s new resource efficiency approach. With it, Emerson proposes a new way of thinking about resource efficiency. One that encapsulates many aspects of modern industry solutions: we leverage the value residing in available metered data, communicate key knowledge through powerful digital visuals, and do so by tracking more a holistic metric – be it...
    • 12 Sep 2018

    Blog: Weathering the Storm: Equipping Wastewater Treatment Plants with Flood-Proof Actuators

    Author: Steve Poling As we approach the 6 th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and just passing the 1 st anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the anxieties of facing another superstorm weighs on the minds of every coastal wastewater treatment operator. And with Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S. Carolinas , this string of major storms continues. Are we prepared? By design, most wastewater facilities are in low...
    • 11 Sep 2018

    Blog: Avoid Corrosion-Induced Asset Integrity Loss

    A U.S. Energy Information Administration’s post, When was the last refinery built in the United States? , reveals that more than half the “newest refineries” in their list were built in the 1970s or 1980s, or 30 to 40+ years ago. And, with 137 operating U.S. oil refineries , the rest are even older. A lot has changed over this time, but much of the piping and vessel infrastructure remains the same. In a Chemical Engineering...
    • 5 Sep 2018

    Blog: Enhanced Reservoir Modeling Precision through Orthorhombic Anisotropy Analysis and Imaging

    Author: Gali Dekel As both the amount of acquired data and the power of computers continue to increase exponentially, there is a natural demand for higher exploration precision. Acknowledging the complexity and richness of subsurface media properties is one way to attain accurate modeling and imaging. In the past, analyses performed using traverse (vertical, horizontal, and tilted) or even full isotropy assumptions...
    • 4 Sep 2018

    Blog: Gas Production Corrosion Mitigation

    As an oil & gas reservoir ages, the composition of the production often changes. For gas wells, this change is often from dry gas to a wetter gas. The wet components can be quite acidic due to CO2 and organic acids contained in this liquid phase. In an Oilfield Technology article, Mitigating corrosion in ageing gas fields , Emerson’s Chris Burke describes how technology has become available to better address the corrosion...
    • 29 Aug 2018

    Blog: Finding Permian Basin Oil-Filled Packstones

    I read an article today about how the Texas/New Mexico Permian Basin shale region is driving extreme frack sand demand . This article references an IHS Markit study indicating the value of this market has grown from $1.3B to $4B USD over the past two years. This growth also likely means that a lot of geologists, geophysicists and many others in the oil & gas business are extremely busy and could use some help. Machine...
    • 27 Aug 2018

    Blog: DP Measurement Technologies for Challenging Refinery Applications

    The energy derived from crude oil has powered the advancement of civilizations across the globe. Getting this energy into usable forms such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is the work refineries must do safely, reliably and efficiently every day. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Adapting instrumentation to the needs of refineries , Emerson’s Douglas Carlson and Dan Cychosz describe the challenging applications...
    • 24 Aug 2018

    Blog: Improving Chemical Industry Manufacturing Performance

    One look at the economic news and you see that trading relationships among countries are changing from longstanding norms. For manufacturers, this uncertainty requires flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions. In a Process Engineering article, Connectivity can safeguard the chemicals sector , Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter shares ways that chemical producers and other manufacturers can better adapt. For...
    • 22 Aug 2018

    Blog: Workflows Using Machine Learning Boost Interpretation Confidence

    Author: Lorena Guerra Uncertainty is an intrinsic property of the oil & gas exploration & production industry. A major goal in any interpretation project is to reduce uncertainty to the minimum, and one way to do that is to work in an integrated fashion, using as much data as possible. With the huge amounts of subsurface data available to interpreters (well logs, core samples, prestack and poststack seismic data...