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    • 14 May 2018

    How to Setup Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostics

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how-to” video, How to Configure the Rosemount 3051S Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostic . Emerson’s Megan Wiens shows how to configure the Rosemount 3051S Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostic to help prevent this plugging condition which can lead to reduced measurement accuracy, plant efficiency, and product quality. Megan opens the video showing the Interactive Plant...
    • 28 Feb 2018

    Diagnosing Wiring Issues in Control and Safety Applications

    Control systems rely on accurate measurements coming in from the instrumentation in the process that measures pressures, temperatures, levels, flows and more. For wired instrumentation, it’s not only the accuracy of the measurement device itself, but the impact of the wiring path between it and the terminations into the control system that determines the signal’s accuracy. This path can include terminations...
    • 2 Aug 2017

    Moving Beyond Local Pressure Gauge Readings

    Walk around most any industrial process manufacturing or production process and you’ll likely see pressure gauges providing feedback to operators who walk by. According to the Pressure Gauge entry in Encyclopedia.com , this technology: …was invented by French industrialist Eugene Bourdon in 1849. It utilizes a curved tube design as the pressure sensing element. A less common pressure element design is the diaphragm...
    • 27 Jun 2017

    Using Flushing/Drip/Calibration Rings in Pressure and Level Measurements

    If you work with pressure measurement instrumentation, you may have heard the phrases drip rings, flushing rings or calibration rings. These are used for pressure and differential pressure (DP) level measurement devices where diaphragm seals are used. I bring this up because I received an email recently that asked about these [edited and paraphrased to protect confidentiality]: Can you advise where in the Emerson...
    • 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...