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    • 2 Jul 2018

    Hybrid QCL Laser Technology “No Brainer” for Enhancing Ethylene Product

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions In the highly competitive ethylene market, purity is of the utmost importance, while speed of processing and certification assure a producer will be able to meet commitments at the optimum product price. But speed and purity don’t always go together. That’s why the entry of hybrid QCL/TDL laser technology...
    • 25 Jun 2018

    Emerson Chimes in on Liquid Analytics and How Advanced Technology Can Help Optimize Your Process

    In a recent edition of Chemical Engineering, the editors brought together experts on liquid analysis to discuss how advanced digital measurement technology is making liquid analysis smarter, easier to use, more cost effective and adaptable to demandi...
    • 12 Jun 2018

    Conquer Cost and Maintenance Challenges in Quality Monitoring of High-Purity Water

    Maintaining water quality for assets like boilers and steam turbines is essential to prevent corrosion, maintain efficient operation, and assure environmental protection. The first line of defense in water quality is, of course, pH measurement. But if your plant measures pH in high-purity water, you already know that the process can be costly and very high maintenance. Now, there’s a new, very innovative and straightforward...
    • 8 Jun 2018

    Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

    For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process safety requirements. The video opens explaining why flame and gas...
    • 22 May 2018

    Gas Chromatograph Webinar Series: How to Calibrate a GC Correctly

    by Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions All chromatograph systems provide a comparative measurement where the analysis is a comparison to a known “standard” and the “standard” is the calibration gas. The calibration gas system is critical to the accuracy of the analysis as the gas chromatograph is only as accurate as the calibration gas. We’d like...
    • 15 May 2018

    Meeting Bureau of Land Management’s Natural Gas Requirements While Saving Time and Money

    By Jamie Marsden, Business Development Manager, Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Are you faced with the challenge of meeting the measurement accuracy requirements of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)? And do you have a plan of how you could ensure compliance while staying focused on production rather than gathering samples? Gas producers must comply with the BLM 43 CFR 3175 regulations, which establish...
    • 9 May 2018

    Optimize Flue Gases in Hazardous Locations

    By Sara Wiederoder, Global Product Manager, Rosemount Combustion Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions The new Rosemount 6888C In-Situ Oxygen Analyzer can help you lower energy consumption and costs while minimizing emissions resulting from combustion processes. The robust Rosemount zirconia sensing cell features an acid-resistant option with catalytic beads to increase cell lifetimes in the presence of sulfur and...
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Measuring and Analyzing Gas Components Across Broad Range

    Many applications including emissions monitoring, ethylene purity, ammonia slip, hydrocarbon gas composition, and more require the measurement of the concentration of various components in a gas mixture. One technology used to perform this measurement is tunable diode lasers and laser absorption spectrometry (TDLAS). This fast, high resolution detects and identifies a range of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelength...
    • 23 Apr 2018

    New GC Webinar Series to Help You Optimize Analyzer Performance

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions Gas chromatographs perform critical measurements in a wide range of process and natural gas industries. In many applications like natural gas production and custody transfer, these measurements translate directly into profitability, process efficiency, and regulatory and contract compliance. That’s why optimizing...
    • 16 Apr 2018

    Reduce False Alarms by Matching Flame Detection Technology to Your Application and Environmental Requirements

    By Udi Tzuri, Director of Product Management, Flame & Gas Detection, Emerson Automation Solutions There’s no perfect flame detection system for every application. Matching optical flame detector options – including single wavelengths of UV and IR, integrated UV/IR sensors, and more advanced units that offer triple wavelength IR sensors – to your requirements is everything. If you understand the type of flame to...
    • 27 Mar 2018

    Maximize Your Gas Chromatograph’s Efficiency and Performance – Free Rosemount 370XA Gas Chromatograph Introduction E-Course

    By Bonnie Crossland, Product Manager, Rosemount Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Knowledge is key to maximizing the capabilities of your Rosemount Gas Chromatographs (GC). Understanding how to properly operate and maintain your GC will help increase uptime, reduce maintenance costs, and extend asset life. Regardless of your experience level, the Rosemount gas chromatograph online course will provide...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Dissolved Oxygen and Ozone: Just the Facts

    By Michael Francis, global product manager, Emerson Automation Solutions As part of our continuing series answering frequently asked questions from customers, here are some important basics about that water industry workhorse, the dissolved oxygen and ozone analyzer. Q. How do dissolved oxygen/ozone sensors work? A.  Dissolved oxygen and dissolved ozone sensors are amperometric sensors with a gas-permeable membrane...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    Reducing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Real-time analyzers play an important role in many process manufacturing operations. Some examples include natural gas custody transfer, combustion efficiency monitoring, combustion emissions component analysis, flowing fluid compositional analysis and more. Not only is the selection of the right analyzer for the right application important, but so is how it is installed and managed to assure accurate and reliable...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    Optimizing Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units and Vapor Recovery Units

    The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you’re unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend the Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Waste Not, Want Not , by Emerson’s Bonnie Crossland . Although the focus of the article is about the...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    Take the Risk Out of Complex Analytical Systems Integration Projects

    By Nouman Raja, director of Rosemount Analytical Solutions, North America, Emerson Automation Solutions Integrated analytical measurement systems are often complex, costly, and have multiple stakeholders involved throughout all phases of the system’s integration project – from conception to commissioning. With so many factors to consider, including stringent specifications, thorough documentation, and tight deadlines...
    • 4 Jan 2018

    Learn the Basics of Optimum Chlorine Analysis

    By Michael Francis, global product manager, Emerson Automation Solutions Let’s talk chlorine. Obviously, balancing chlorine in water treatment is a critical issue, so having a friendly relationship with your chlorine analyzers is important. Customers ask us a number of basic questions about chlorine and its analysis. Here are a few of these questions with the essential answers from our Rosemount Analytical experts....
    • 20 Dec 2017

    The ABCs of pH (part 2)

    By Marc Mason, business development manager, liquid analysis , and Gregory Taylor, sales manager, Emerson Automation Solutions I wanted to share some insights from our liquid analysis experts into the top questions asked by users like you about pH measurement. Today, I’ve selected a few of the questions asked the very most. Chances are, you or someone in your plant have had one or more of these questions puzzling you...
    • 6 Dec 2017

    Wireless Technology Changes the Bottom Line for Industrial Wastewater Applications

    By Aryanto Wibisono, deputy manager, analytical measurement division, PT Control Systems It’s easy to think of wastewater as the forgotten kid of industrial and municipal applications. The lower budgets and constrained personnel power often means wastewater is the last to take advantage of new technologies and solutions. And sometimes this can be a costly mistake as an installation at an Indonesian Liquid Natural Gas...
    • 13 Nov 2017

    What Causes Damage to pH Sensor Glass Electrodes?

    by Marc Mason, business development manager, liquid analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions Hi and welcome. pH sensors are a small thing that can have a huge impact on the smooth operation of your plant. When they’re operating correctly, you barely notice them. If they aren’t working well, they can shut you down. Various factors can cause damage to pH sensor glass electrodes – the process, temperature, sodium error,...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    Detecting Hazardous Gas Leaks Is a Complicated Problem — Learn How to Solve It

    By Edward Naranjo, director of product management,  Rosemount flame & gas detection, Emerson Automation Solutions Every industrial plant has extreme safety requirements, particularly if combustible gases are present. But selecting gas detection technology isn’t a straightforward issue. There are many different types of gas detectors, each with their own advantages and disadvantages that make them ideal for certain...
    • 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...