Industries Blogs
    • 14 Mar 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Digital Transformation in Electrical Power Industry

    Today is Power day at CERAWeek 2019 where the focus is on the electrical power generators and distributors bringing electricity to our homes and businesses. Like the other industries this week, digital transformation initiatives are on their minds. In a panel, Power: Realizing value from digital transformation, Emerson’s Bob Yeager discussed the use of digital technologies to help predict, manage, and control complex...
    • 13 Mar 2019

    Blog: Natural Gas Infrastructure in the Permian Basin

    The prolific Permian Basin has been a part of many conversations this week at CERAWeek 2019. In a panel session, North American Gas Infrastructure: Keeping pace with gas production, Emerson’s David Tredinnick shared his perspectives on the current pipeline constraints and role of technology in moving natural gas through the supply chain. One of the panelists noted that the infrastructure for natural gas is far behind...
    • 13 Mar 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Balancing Natural Gas and Renewable Sources of Power Generation

    Renewable sources of energy continue to grow as a percentage of energy provided to electrical power grids. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel, Renewables & Gas Integration: Is there an efficient frontier?, Emerson’s Bob Yeager shared his perspectives on the role of technology and automation in managing this energy mix. Panel moderator, IHS Markit’s Tim Gardner open by showing some statistics on how the incremental costs of adding...
    • 12 Mar 2019

    Blog: Digital Twin Technology in Upstream Oil and Gas

    Digital Twin technology is used in production processes to provide comparisons between actual and ideal as well as provide a safe environment for upskilling and innovating. It can be used by energy producers even in subsurface oil & gas exploration and production. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel session, Emerson’s Indy Chakrabarti joined a panel session, Transforming the Upstream Business through Digital Twins. The panelists...
    • 7 Mar 2019

    Blog: Path to Top Quartile Performance for Energy Producers

    The premier event in the energy industries—upstream, midstream, downstream and power—will occur in Houston, Texas next week at CERAWeek 2019 . It : …provides comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future by addressing key issues—from markets and geopolitics to technology, project costs, energy and the environment, finance, operational excellence and cyber risks. Chris Amstutz Given the extraordinary...
    • 5 Mar 2019

    Blog: Digital Transformation in Health-Safety-Environmental Applications

    Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) experts in the manufacturing and production industries gathered recently here in Austin for the 4C Health/Safety/Environmental Conference . Marcelo Carugo Julie Valentine Marcio Donnangelo At this year’s conference, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo , Julie Valentine and Marcio Donnangelo presented in three of the sessions. Julie and Marcio teamed up to present, How Digital Transformation...
    • 4 Mar 2019

    Blog: Supplying Technology and Expertise in the Permian Basin

    Sunrise in the bustling Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas Last Friday, the Emerson Permian Basin Service Center had its grand opening . It’s a: …new $4 million Permian Basin Service Center to bring enhanced oil and gas technologies and services to the fast-growing region. The technology center is the latest investment in Emerson’s efforts to guide customers on their path to digital transformation and train the workforce...
    • 26 Feb 2019

    Blog: Increasing Permian Basin Local Support

    If you follow the upstream oil & gas industry, you’ll frequently see headlines like this Forbes article, The Permian Basin Continues To Drive Record U.S. Energy Growth . I mention this because I’ll be heading out to Odessa in West Texas for the grand opening of Emerson’s Permian Basin Service Center . The center is staffed with Emerson and Emerson Impact Partner experts to facilitate collaboration with oil & gas producers...
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Blog: Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

    Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to cortical pseudolaminar necrosis , degeneration of the basal...
    • 13 Feb 2019

    Blog: Manufacturing Execution Systems in Drug Research and Development

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) outlines the drug development process in five steps: Discovery and development Preclinical research Clinical trials FDA review FDA post-market safety monitoring Zuwei Jin I caught up with Emerson’s Zuwei Jin whom you may recall from earlier posts on the role of automation in the drug development process . Zuwei explained to me how manufacturing execution systems...