Industries Blogs
    • 17 Jan 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Integrated Simulation for Power Generation Digital Transformation

    We hear the phrase “Digital Transformation” bandied about across the manufacturing industries. For each segment it can mean something different. At this past December’s Power-Gen conference , president of Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business’ Bob Yeager gave the keynote address. In his presentation, Digital Transformation of Power: From Concept to Reality , Bob described 3 key reasons why electrical power producers...
    • 16 Jan 2019

    Blog: Improving Quality for Food and Beverage Producers

    Consumers have come to expect only the highest quality when it comes to the food and beverages they purchase. Automation has driven the variability of the products way down over the years. But even with these improvements, the average food & beverage producer takes almost a full day to respond to shipments with quality issues. The key to improving quality is to measure quality parameters on-line to address issues...
    • 11 Jan 2019

    Blog: Fostering Organizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences

    As automation technologies continue to incorporate commercial off the shelf technologies and cybersecurity concerns grow, the need for manufacturers’ Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT) and Quality teams to collaborate grows. In a PharmTech article, Improving Production: How IT, OT, and Quality Can Collaborate , Emerson’s Will Goetz and Ron Rossbach describe how the different groups must work...
    • 10 Jan 2019

    Blog: Improving Food and Beverage Manufacturing Reliability

    Food & beverage manufacturers are driven by consumers not only to maintain high levels of consistency with existing products, but also to develop and deliver new, experiential products. Maintaining consistency and running new production lines require reliable operations to stay competitive and deliver returns to fund new developments. Emerson’s Dennis Belanger , a reliability expert and member of the Operational Certainty...
    • 9 Jan 2019

    Blog: Improving Opportunity Crude Blending Operations

    Opportunity crudes provide refiners with lower feedstock costs, but they must be carefully characterized and blended with other crudes to avoid problems during the refining process. These opportunity crudes are typically discounted from typical crudes because of the refining challenges they introduce. In the 4-minute YouTube video, How to Maximize Profit by Characterizing and Blending Opportunity Crudes , Emerson...
    • 4 Jan 2019

    Blog: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Production Optimization

    Unlike many other industries in process manufacturing, the food & beverage industry must react much more quickly to changing consumer demands. These rapid changes challenge these manufacturers in their production practices, reliability requirements, product quality needs and sustainability goals. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcus Parsons to discuss the challenges around changing production requirements and how food...
    • 3 Jan 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: 3 Steps to Better Steam Temperature Control

    Optimizing steam temperature reduces energy costs and increases operational reliability. In an 18-minute webcast, 3 Steps to Better Steam Temperature Control , Emerson’s Douglas Morris shares how advanced steam control for boilers and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) improves performance. Doug shares how to effectively validate critical steam measurements, ensure optimal steam attemperation, and improve control...
    • 19 Nov 2018

    Blog: Proper Valve Selection and Control Strategies in Food and Beverage Processes

    Temperature control is a critical factor for many food & beverage processes. In a Flow Control magazine article, Selecting Valves for Food and Beverage Applications , Emerson’s Blake Coleman highlights the importance of the right valves and proper tuning to get optimum performance. Blake opens with what poor control may mean: …the best-case result would be lost efficiency, with worst case a completely unusable...
    • 16 Nov 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Prevent Valve Delamination in Conventional Power Plants

    Author: Paolo Tomaini Conventional power plants are being disrupted by an increasing demand for renewable energy. The priority in providing energy to the grid associated with the intermittent intrinsic nature of the renewable energy output is creating a shift from base-load power down to cycling in traditional plants and causing failures. The demand for renewables is only expected to grow over the next few decades...
    • 14 Nov 2018

    Blog: Outlook and Trends for Biotech Industry

    What is the 2019 outlook for research & development in the biotech industry? Pharmaceutical Processing magazine explores this question in an article, Outlook 2019: Tech, Data, and Biotech Boom . Emerson’s Bob Lenich joined other suppliers to this industry to share his thoughts on some of the issues, challenges and developments expected to occur in the coming year. On the question of market trends, Bob shared: ...