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    • 18 Oct 2017

    The Right Gas Chromatograph for the Job

    By Bonnie Crossland, Product Marketing Manager – Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Balancing the right level of gas chromatograph (GC) performance and cost for individual applications and locations within a plant or installation is key for many operators. Increased pressure to optimize processes is driving an increased demand for accurate and timely composition analysis for use in process control...
    • 17 Oct 2017

    Laser Gas Analyzers for Optimizing Ethylene Production

    The ethylene molecule consists of a double bond between carbon atoms and four hydrogen atoms bonded, two to each carbon atom. Per the Wikipedia Ethylene entry , it: …is widely used in the chemical industry, and its worldwide production (over 150 million tonnes in 2016 [5] ) exceeds that of any other organic compound . [6] [7] Much of this production goes toward polyethylene , a widely used plastic containing polymer...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    CIO STORY, SEP 2017, APPS SIMPLIFY DATA ANALYTICS TO DELIVER BOTTOM LINE BENEFITS QUICKLY

    Apps Simplify Data Analytics to Deliver Bottom Line Benefits Quickly By Bob Karschnia, VP/GM of Wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions Bob Karschnia, VP of Wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions More and more data is being collected and stored daily, with manufacturing leading the trend by generating about twice as much data as government, the next largest data generator. Organizations know there is...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    AUTOMATION & DRIVES, GOING WIRELESS IN EQUIPMENT MONITORING

    GOING WIRELESS IN EQUIPMENT MONITORING AUTHOR: BRIAN JOE Aug 29, 2017 Maintenance of equipment monitoring systems is an important aspect of manufacturing plant operations. The article highlights how equipment monitoring can be accomplished with wireless instruments and dedicated software analytics running as an app. Until recently, when engineers wanted to monitor plant equipment, such as steam traps...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    CIO STORY, AUG 2017, IIoT WIRELESS CYBERSECURITY

    IIoT Wireless Cybersecurity By Bob Karschnia, VP of Wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions  Bob Karschnia, VP of Wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions Most Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications will utilize some type of wireless communication network for transmitting data collected by sensors to host systems. These host systems use the sensor data for control, monitoring and analysis...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING, JUL-AUG 2017, RETROFITTING PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSES WITH WIRELESSHART INSTRUMENTATION

    Retrofitting Pharmaceutical Processes with WirelessHART Instrumentation Existing equipment, processes and systems can be retrofitted with wireless instrumentation to improve yield, quality and uptime By Michalle Adkins and Dan Carlson, Emerson Automation Solutions Jul 24, 2017 Pharmaceutical companies are under the same pressures as many other industries to improve operations, produce associated documentation...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    PLANT ENGINEERING, APPLIED AUTOMATION SUPPLEMENT, AUG 2017, IMPLEMENTING WIRELESS PROCESS SENSING

    Implementing wireless process sensing Installing a wireless sensing system may seem complicated, but following these four basic steps can simplify the required effort. Brian Joe, Emerson Automation Solutions 08/04/2017 Oil and gas, chemical, refining, food and beverage, power, and other process industries are under pressure to increase production, make processes more efficient, reduce energy usage, cut maintenance...
    • 20 Sep 2017

    3 Steps to Monitoring Critical Electrical Assets – Free White Paper

    By Jonathan Murray, Critical Asset Monitoring Solutions Expert, Emerson Automation Solutions I’d like to talk about a huge issue in the power industry. Electric utilities strive to improve reliability in the face of challenges such as fewer operators, aging assets and increased cycling. A critical asset failure can result in the forced outage of power generation, transmission, or distribution, leading to lost production...
    • 12 Sep 2017

    New Surface Sensor Innovation Achieves Accurate Process Temperature Measurement Overcoming Challenges of Traditional Methods

    by  Ryan Leino, Emerson Automation Solutions, Rosemount Temperature Product Manager As you know, temperature is the most commonly measured variable in the process industry. It’s often a critical factor in determining process efficiency and product quality. There are several ways to measure temperature in the process industry and each one has challenges. I’d like to tell you about a new type of surface sensor technology...
    • 24 Aug 2017

    The ABCs of pH (Part 1)

    Hi – I’m Sherri Renberg from the global liquid analysis marketing group, and I’d like to thank the many liquid analysis experts who have contributed to this blog series. We hope you will enjoy these useful answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from users about pH measurement. While some of the questions are basic, that’s why they’re valuable. pH is a measurement where it never hurts to go back...