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    • 21 Jun 2017

    Blog: Delivery Solves the Problem

    By Sherri Renberg, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions I’m sharing an unusual Analytic Expert post with you today. As you know, we typically discuss technologies and application solutions, but today I’m going to talk about delivery. You just need to spend a moment ordering something on Amazon Prime to know that the delivery expectations of people have changed enormously and what applies...
    • 8 Jun 2017

    Blog: Disruptive Innovations in Automation

    Technology advances have disrupted many markets including photography, music, video and communications to name just a few. These disruptive innovations have improved usability and reduced costs for those taking advantage of the technology advancements. In our world of industrial instrumentation and automation, Emerson’s Roel Van Doren notes: …the introduction of microprocessors and digital communications...
    • 7 Jun 2017

    Blog: Generating IIoT Return on Investment

    Justifying instrumentation- and automation-related projects in process manufacturing operations typically involves quantifying expected returns in reliability, efficiency or reductions in risks associated with safety and emissions. As Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have emerged, the need for project justification remains as strong as ever. In a Smart Machines & Factories article, Securing a return...
    • 6 Jun 2017

    Blog: Continuous Floating Roof Tank Condition Monitoring

    Floating roofs are used on storage tanks to minimize vapor space between the top of the tank and the level of the liquid, typically a petroleum-based product, inside the tank. Per the External floating roof tank Wikipedia entry: The roof rises and falls with the liquid level in the tank. As opposed to a fixed roof tank there is no vapor space ( ullage ) in the floating roof tank (except for very low liquid level...
    • 2 Jun 2017

    Blog: Instrumentation Diagnostics and Safe, Reliable Operations

    As technology has advanced in power and sophistication, its ability to self-diagnose and perform predictive diagnostics has too. In a Plant Engineering article, Using diagnostic functions to improve system safety , Emerson’s Mark Menezes shares examples of how these diagnostics are used to self-diagnose instrumentation problems as well as those in the surrounding production process. He opens highlighting the...
    • 1 Jun 2017

    Blog: Accurate Level Measurement for Efficient & Reliable Boiler Performance

    If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase “ heat rate ” used in the electrical power generation industry, it means the amount of heat energy in BTUs as input to the turbine generators divided by the amount of electricity generated in kilowatts. Accurate level measurement in the boiler drums and feedwater heaters is critical to optimize efficiency and run the turbines reliably over time. Matt Brummer Level...
    • 30 May 2017

    Blog: How to Install Micro Motion Transmitters Video

    In the continuing series of “how to” videos across the Emerson Automation Solutions YouTube channels, the Micro Motion channel has a recent Installing a Micro Motion Coriolis transmitter video (run time 6:51). This video walks you through the steps in how to install a Micro Motion transmitter . It will help you to become familiar with the planning process, understand how to properly mount the transmitter...
    • 26 May 2017

    Blog: The Most Efficient, Effective Way to Meet 40 CFR Part 63 Petroleum Refinery Flare Requirements

    By Bonnie Crossland, Product Manager, Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions As you may know, by January 30, 2019, 40 CFR Part 63 requires that petroleum refinery owners or operators of flares used as control devices for emissions points must meet the requirements of §63.670, regardless of the construction date of the flare. The regulation is part of the 1990 Clean Air Act that regulated emission standards...
    • 25 May 2017

    Blog: Understanding Servers, Converters and Gateways

    As instrumentation and control system, also known as Operational Technology (OT) incorporate wireless and other classic Informational Technology (IT) components, the worlds of OT and IT continue to merge. For control and automation specialists, it means things like servers, converters and gateways become part of the learning path. Emerson’s Craig Abbott had a great LinkedIn post, Servers, Converters and Gateways...
    • 24 May 2017

    Blog: Engineer’s Guide to Tank Gauging

    Tank gauging is the process of measuring liquids in storage tanks to determine the volume and mass of the liquid. Typically, these measurements include level, temperature and pressure. A new user guide, The Engineer’s Guide To Tank Gauging is available to request for download. This 104-page guide explores tank gauging technologies, engineering standards and approvals, volume and mass assessment, accuracies and...