Blogs
    • 4 Mar 2016

    Improved Emissions and Lower Fuel Costs at RDM Blendecques

    Italian recycled paperboard producer, Reno De Medici (RDM) Blendecques mill in Saint Omer, France had a big challenge to modernize a control system with a short time window during a planned shutdown. The control system managed two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that produce steam for the process from two gas turbines and additional burners. Even more important was the need to reduce emissions by optimizing...
    • 4 Mar 2016

    Improved Emissions and Lower Fuel Costs at RDM Blendecques

    Italian recycled paperboard producer, Reno De Medici (RDM) Blendecques mill in Saint Omer, France had a big challenge to modernize a control system with a short time window during a planned shutdown. The control system managed two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that produce steam for the process from two gas turbines and additional burners. Even more important was the need to reduce emissions by optimizing...
    • 16 Apr 2015

    Identifying Components then Optimizing Industrial Energy Consumption

    When optimizing operating costs at a production facility, the bias is toward that which can be measured. For example, the cost of chemicals additives for a process is something easily measured based upon the amount consumed. For components such as the energy to produce steam, the costs may not be so clear. Emerson’s Barbara Hamilton shared a couple of stories with me about how cost optimizations changed once unknown...
    • 16 Apr 2015

    Identifying Components then Optimizing Industrial Energy Consumption

    When optimizing operating costs at a production facility, the bias is toward that which can be measured. For example, the cost of chemicals additives for a process is something easily measured based upon the amount consumed. For components such as the energy to produce steam, the costs may not be so clear. Emerson’s Barbara Hamilton shared a couple of stories with me about how cost optimizations changed once unknown...
    • 15 Jan 2015

    Mobile Workers at Pulp and Paper Mill Case Study

    Wireless communications technologies are pervasive in our lives and in our world of process automation and control. Not only for smart instrumentation, but also for process manufacturing and production operating and maintenance personnel. In a PPI Mills and Technology article, Wireless technology: empowering the mill worker , the author shares a story of mobile worker technology in action at the Stora Enso Langerbrugge...
    • 15 Jan 2015

    Mobile Workers at Pulp and Paper Mill Case Study

    The post Mobile Workers at Pulp and Paper Mill Case Study appeared first on the Emerson Process Experts blog. Wireless communications technologies are pervasive in our lives and in our world of process automation and control. Not only for smart instrumentation, but also for process manufacturing and production operating and maintenance personnel. In a PPI Mills and Technology article, Wireless technology: empowering...
    • 8 Oct 2014

    Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook

    Emerson's Danny Streets and Dennis Barrow shared their experience in optimizing pulp & paper batch digest operations. Their abstract: Emerson has enhanced its SmartProcess Cook solution for batch digesters in the Pulp & Paper Industry taking advantage of the DeltaV system's Human Centered Design (HCD) graphics and class based equipment modules to enhance the ease of use and quick identification of issues. These enhancements...
    • 8 Oct 2014

    Human Centered Design Meets SmartProcess Cook

    Dennis Barrow (L) and Danny Streets (R) Emerson’s Danny Streets and Dennis Barrow shared their experience in optimizing pulp & paper batch digest operations. Their abstract: Emerson has enhanced its SmartProcess Cook solution for batch digesters in the Pulp & Paper Industry taking advantage of the DeltaV system’s Human Centered Design (HCD) graphics and class based equipment modules to enhance the ease of use and...
    • 6 Mar 2014

    Flow Measurement in High Process Noise Environments

    Pulp and Paper processes provide noisy environments for measurement instrumentation. This 5-minute YouTube video demonstrates how magnetic flowmeter (magmeter) process noise diagnostics and noise mitigation technology improves flow measurement in pulp & paper processes using the process noise demo. The demonstration shows the effect of particulate on the magmeter, how the process diagnostic detects high noise levels...
    • 6 Mar 2014

    Flow Measurement in High Process Noise Environments

    Pulp and Paper processes provide noisy environments for measurement instrumentation. This 5-minute YouTube video demonstrates how magnetic flowmeter (magmeter) process noise diagnostics and noise mitigation technology improves flow measurement in pulp & paper processes using the process noise demo. The demonstration shows the effect of particulate on the magmeter, how the process diagnostic detects high noise levels...