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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...
    • 16 Aug 2017

    Pardon Us While We Bask

    Hi everyone. You know that here at Analytic Expert we focus on bringing you solutions-oriented information to solve your plant and processing problems. Today however, we’d like to pause and give you a glimpse into what your confidence in us means. The Asian Manufacturing Awards were conceived in 2012 to recognize companies that deliver cutting-edge industrial technology solutions and services in control, instrumentation...
    • 7 Aug 2017

    Emerson Global Users Exchange 2017

    By Lydia Miller, Senior Marketing Engineer, Emerson Automation Solutions Hi! I’m Lydia Miller with Emerson Automation Solutions, and I’d like to share a few reasons for you to attend this year’s Emerson Exchange in October. This ye...
    • 3 Aug 2017

    Continuous Emissions Monitoring for Energy Optimization

    For process manufacturers, the energy bill can up to 40-60% of the total operating budget. One way to optimize the energy expended is with Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) . Many people think of CEMS as something used for emissions regulatory reporting to help ensure certification and compliance with local and international regulatory agencies. But these systems can also be used in helping to increase...
    • 31 Jul 2017

    QCL Technology Provides Never Before Achievable Performance in Gas Purity Measurement

    By Amanda Gogates, Cascade Global Product Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions Precise and cost-effective measurement of gas purity significantly impacts the bottom line in a number of industrial applications. I’d like to share a new technology with you that will overcome many of the most common problems manufacturers face in this area, including poor sensitivity, costly consumables, and outmoded equipment requiring...
    • 5 Jul 2017

    Get Better Overfill Protection with 2-in-1 Technology

    By Johan Sandberg, Safety Expert, Emerson Automation Solutions As you know, overfills are a major problem to the process industry in general, but especially so for bulk liquid storage tanks where the consequences can be catastrophic. The industry and society in general are currently investing considerable resources to increase the safety at tank farms. Today the basic overfill prevention technology at many facilities...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    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...
    • 26 May 2017

    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...
    • 12 May 2017

    Emerson’s Flame and Gas Detector Technologies Improve Safety at North Sea Gas Platform

    By Chris Duncan, Business Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions Detecting flammable gas that has the potential to threaten people and property in areas where gas clouds easily disperse is a problem in many applications. This recent case history is a classic example. A UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf) operator was issued an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive after a large volume gas leak...
    • 19 Apr 2017

    Continuous Gas Analyzers for Emissions, Gas Analysis and Compliance

    The combustion process leads to emissions which must be measured and reported to regulatory authorities in jurisdictions where process manufacturers and producers operate. Technologies such as Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) and Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) are used to sense and analyze industrial gases and monitor emissions. Continuous gas analyzers that use the combination of these technologies can be found in many industries...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    Gas Chromatograph Validation in Natural Gas Custody Transfer Applications

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas custody transfer applications . They provide information on the gas quality and composition—with components such as methane, ethane and heavier hydrocarbons, water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide. These gas chromatograph are normally located on large gas stations with dedicated buyer use. In a Pipeline & Gas Journal article, Verifying Gas Chromatographs...
    • 10 Apr 2017

    Chinese Power Plant Demonstrates Criticality of Effective Level Measurement in High Pressure/High Temperature

    by Robin Hudson, Rosemount Level Product Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions An interesting case history from a 600 kW coal fired power plant in China has implications for any safety-critical environment. This application involved drain pot alarms on super critical steam lines. As you know, any liquid entering a steam turbine will cause damage. This is costly and even more important, can be dangerous to personnel...
    • 29 Mar 2017

    Avoiding Hydrocarbon Leakage During Storage Tank Water Draining Operations

    Storage tanks play a pivotal role in the supply chain from upstream oil & gas production through downstream petrochemical-based products. Separation of water from the hydrocarbon liquids during storage create the need for operations to remove and treat this water as it builds up over time. Emerson’s Ryo Hashimoto shared a story of an Asian petrochemical manufacturer who had numerous naphtha and pyrolysis...
    • 23 Mar 2017

    Solve Ammonia Slip with DeNOx Optimization Solution

    by Amanda Gogates, Cascade Global Product Manager, Emerson Nitrogen oxides are powerful pollutants that can cause smog and acid rain and contribute to the development of tropospheric ozone. It’s critical to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission...
    • 23 Feb 2017

    Simplifying Continuous Gas Chromatograph Online Analysis Installation

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas applications to measure the hydrocarbon components. The heavier natural gas liquids beyond butane and pentane are referred to as C6+ hydrocarbons. Gas chromatographs performing C6+ analysis are used by hydrocarbon processing facilities when high-quality product specifications are required or when rigid custody transfer standards are needed in natural gas trading operations...
    • 22 Feb 2017

    Hanwha Total Petrochemicals Reduces Costs and Improves Environmental Compliance with Conductivity

    by Lee Ju Yong, Applications and Customer Service, Emerson Most of us know that conductivity is an excellent way to detect the interface between a non-conductive liquid, such as a hydrocarbon, and a conductive aqueous solution. Even more impressive, however, is hearing how this vital analysis is saving time and money for real companies. Here’s a great example. Hanwha Total Petrochemicals is headquartered in Seoul...