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    • 10 Jan 2017

    Measurement Repeatability in CIP and SIP Operations

    One only has to do a Google image search on pharmaceutical equipment to see the clean, sanitary conditions required for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing. The measurement instrumentation must be able to handle the tough conditions when cleaning and sanitization operations are performed. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Ensuring Batch-to-Batch Repeatability in Sanitary Processes , Emerson’s...
    • 23 Sep 2016

    Improving Pump Continuous Monitoring

    Unless you are lucky enough to have a process that flows downhill, you likely have pumps moving liquids through the process. And if these liquids come in large volumes such as hydrocarbon movement and storage facilities, these pumps can be very large...
    • 24 Aug 2016

    Rugged Downhole Pressure and Temperature Measurement

    I saw a recent news item , Emerson introduces digital, +175°C, high-precision pressure and temperature transmitter designed for corrosive harsh downhole measurements, and wanted to find out more about the application for this technology. I caught ...
    • 15 Mar 2016

    Accurate and Repeatable Measurements in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

    A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine study revealed that pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers were challenged to achieve batch after batch repeatability. I came across a recently published whitepaper, Consistency and Repeatability Through Accurate Measurements . Emerson’s Michalle Adkins played a role in its contents. The whitepaper highlights: …how reliable, accurate instrumentation allows automation...
    • 10 Mar 2016

    High Pressure and Temperature Sensors for Subsurface and Surface Oil and Gas Applications

    In a Reuters article, Forget fracking. Choking, lifting latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust , Andrew Slaughter, director for the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions stated: Production optimization is going to be the next phase of the shale revolution… The low price environment will give companies and operators a chance to take stock of the techniques that work. One of the ways to optimize oil and gas production...
    • 19 Feb 2016

    Batch Repeatability through Instrument Performance and Diagnostics

    Author: Kyle Knutson Batch repeatability is critical in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing. Variations between batches that cause deviations require extensive analysis, either in real-time or post-process, to identify how to control and minimi...
    • 2 Jul 2015

    Ways to Improve Plant Performance via Pressure Instrumentation

    Embedded diagnostics in smart instrumentation has played a role in safer, more efficient and reliable plants for decades in the process industries. As the power of the microcontrollers at the heart of these intelligent devices grows, so do the reliability, accuracy and diagnostic coverage grow. A new whitepaper, 7 Ways to Improve Productivity and Process Operations with Pressure Instrumentation , provides practical...
    • 2 Jun 2015

    Ways to Improve Pump Reliability

    A U.S. Department of Energy study on pump life cycle costs notes that maintenance and energy costs make up the vast majority of lifecycle costs. Pumps that are critical to the operation of the process typically are installed with online condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems to help prevent failures and provide early warning to allow repairs to be made before slowdowns or shutdowns occur. In complex processes such as...
    • 24 Nov 2014

    Monitoring Control Loops for Leakage Current and Increased Resistance

    Control systems rely on the signals coming back from measurement devices to perform control operations and provide feedback to operators. Unfortunately the signal from these devices can be impacted by several conditions. These conditions include dama...
    • 9 Oct 2014

    New Measurement Best Practices for Cold Climates

    Emerson's Mark Menezes perfectly timed presentation for northern hemisphere process manufacturers and producers shares his experiences for improving measurements in cold weather. His abstract: Installations of instrumentation in cold climates (w...