Industries Blogs
    • 12 Feb 2019

    Blog: Accurate Oil Storage Tank Custody Transfer

    Tom Wienke For oil & gas well pads not connected to pipelines, custody transfer of the produced oil and produced water occurs via truck transport. The trucks load oil from holding tanks and require accurate measurements for the custody transfer from producer. Similarly, this is true for the produced water in their holding tanks sent off for disposal. In a Flow Control article, API 18.2: Ensure Safety While Providing...
    • 31 Jan 2019

    Blog: How Coriolis Meter Drive Gain Indication Works

    I really like to share questions I receive via email, so that others with similar questions can benefit through an online search. We’ve been encouraging our global subject matter experts to also do this in places such as our Emerson Exchange 365 community and LinkedIn groups and posts. In our era of digital transformation, this is “working out loud”. In this spirit, here’s a question I recently received: I am looking...
    • 21 Jan 2019

    Blog: More Sustainable Food and Beverage Production

    More sustainable manufacturing means different things for different industries. For many food & beverage manufacturers, achieving more sustainable production means reducing water usage, waste, and carbon emissions. Emerson’s Melissa Stiegler shared three ways technology has helped play a role in improved sustainability for food & beverage producers. These ways include more efficient clean-in-place (CIP) operations...
    • 21 Jan 2019

    Blog: Biopharmaceutical Single Use Measurement and Control

    A recent Biopharm International article, Single-Use Bioprocessing Equipment Trends and Adoption by CMOs highlighted this trend: Single-use systems (SUS)—bioprocessing equipment designed for one-time use or a single product manufacturing campaign—has become the leading paradigm for pre-commercial (preclinical and clinical supplies) manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products ( 1 ). At this past autumn’s Emerson...
    • 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...