Industries Blogs
    • 9 Nov 2018

    Blog: Automating and Optimizing Copper Heap Leaching Processes

    Our world is dependent on all the copper wire distributing electricity and communications signals over great distances and throughout our homes and businesses. Mining and refining this copper into the purity required poses safety, efficiency and reliability challenges for global miners. I learned quite a bit about the mining process and its challenges from Emerson’s Alena Johnson excellent Mining Engineering magazine...
    • 6 Nov 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

    Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence...
    • 5 Nov 2018

    Blog: Tracking Cell Therapy Chain of Identity

    Cell therapy is when: …cellular material is injected into a patient; [1] this generally means intact, living cells . For example, T cells capable of fighting cancer cells via cell-mediated immunity may be injected in the course of immunotherapy . For manufacturers in the Life Sciences industry, making these therapies poses challenges since each batch is specific to a given patient. In this 2:25 YouTube video...
    • 29 Oct 2018

    Alternative Energy Blog: Enabling Seamless and Scalable Distributed Control and SCADA Solutions at Photovoltaic Power Stations

    Authors: Tom Snowden , Greg Schirm Photovoltaic power stations (or solar parks) have traditionally used PLCs as their preferred control devices. Size, ruggedness, and cost are often cited as reasons for using PLCs. With the release of the Ovation Compact Controller , Emerson is merging the scalability of PLCs with the power of the Ovation distributed control system on photovoltaic (PV) solar projects. The compact...
    • 25 Oct 2018

    Blog: A Sharper Look into the Subsurface: High-resolution Tomography

    Author: Gali Dekel , GeoDepth and EarthStudy 360 Product Manager 3D seismic datasets are growing in size. In addition, oil & gas producers are merging legacy and new datasets into single mega-datasets. These trends pose challenges in terms of both performance and memory requirements. Updating the subsurface model increasingly requires more powerful memory handling and storage capabilities. In addition to these...
    • 22 Oct 2018

    Blog: Automation in LNG Supply Chain

    I was copied on an email exchange about the outlook for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Emerson’s Chuck Miller shared some great thoughts that I wanted to highlight in this post. From a global perspective, China became the largest gas importer this year with 40% growth/anticipated growth between 2017 and 2023. With the shale revolution occurring here in the United States, shale gas production accounts for...
    • 19 Oct 2018

    Blog: Top Quartile Performance in LNG and Gas Plant Production

    At the recent 2018 Gastech Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Emerson’s Patrick Deruytter presented on ways for gas plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities to drive operations to top quartile performance. The focus of the presentation was to look at the operational opportunities in the current gas & LNG plants to improve the reliability of the equipment and the process. By improving the current process...
    • 17 Oct 2018

    Blog: Maintaining Pipeline Integrity through Effective Leak Detection

    Pipeline infrastructure here in the U.S. and in many parts of the world go back many decades. With the rapid technology advancements in oil & gas exploration and production and increasing production levels, some of these pipelines are at capacity limits and new pipelines are being planned & built. Maintaining the integrity of these pipelines is paramount for safety and the environment. I received a great presentation...
    • 15 Oct 2018

    Blog: Better Data, Better Beer

    At the recent Emerson Exchange conference in San Antonio, Emerson’s Laura Chemler developed a presentation with a Chief Technology Officer at a brewing company to present how data from flow meters helped produce the highest quality beer. This CTO is obsessed with data—collecting data, observing trends in the data, figuring out what the data can tell besides pressure or temperature in tanks. Laura presented this...
    • 12 Oct 2018

    Blog: Sharing Expertise at Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting

    Next week, October 14-19 is the Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. Many members from the Emerson Exploration & Production Software team will be there to present to the attendees. Let me highlight a few of the lunch and learn sessions. On Monday, October 15, Henry Posamentier will present, Seismic Geomorphology – Mitigating Lithology Prediction...