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    • 19 Dec 2017

    4 Steps in Improving Operational Performance with Wireless Instrumentation

    Standards-based wireless instrumentation for the process industries recently hit its 10-year anniversary . These devices are being used to fill in measurement gaps to improve safety, reliability and efficiency. In a Plant Engineering article, Implementing wireless process sensing , Emerson’s Brian Joe outlines 4 steps in justifying and installing a wireless sensing network. Brian opens describing the increasing...
    • 27 Nov 2017

    Digital Transformation in 2018?

    In a prior post , I mentioned that Emerson’s Jonas Berge is presenting at the Malaysian Tank & Terminal Tech Asia conference this week. It turns out that Jonas is a very busy person because he’ll also be presenting tomorrow at the ISA Malaysia Automation Conference and Exhibition (event hashtag: #ISAMalaysia ). Jonas will present, Digital Transformation: The Building Blocks of Industrial IoT (IIoT)...
    • 14 Nov 2017

    Bulk Liquids Terminal Digital Transformations

    Bulk liquids terminal operators have largely relied on a mix of automated and manual operations to perform their role in the liquids movement supply chain. This mixed mode of operations means there are holes or delays in data to aid in decision making, which makes the terminal operate less efficient, reliable, and more prone to operational risks. The 2 nd Tank & Terminal Tech Asia conference will be held November...
    • 7 Nov 2017

    Monitoring for Motor Reliability and Energy Efficiency with Wireless Power Meters

    Equipment monitoring plays a large role in a manufacturer’s reliability program. The health of this equipment can also affect energy consumption levels. For motor-driven pumps, fans, compressors, etc., monitoring the electrical energy usage provides an additional indication of equipment health beyond vibration, temperature and other traditional measurements. Emerson’s Matt Austin shared with me a new, downloadable...
    • 6 Nov 2017

    Industrial Internet of Things and Electric Utilities Fleet Management

    Electric utilities must carefully manage their fleet of power generation facilities to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, meet regulatory requirements and operate safely. Enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies provide an opportunity to more effectively manage these fleets than has been possible before. Jonas Berge accepts Best Paper Award – Digitalization track at 2017 PowerGen Asia...
    • 18 Oct 2017

    Simple Apps and Wireless Sensors for Effective Monitoring

    Effective monitoring requires good measurement, effective analytics to help understand the measurement, and clear guidance for action to resolve the issue. For manufacturing and production facilities already instrumented for process control, adding measurements can be difficult due to existing wiring infrastructure. In an Automation.com article, Apps Simplify Wireless Monitoring , Emerson’s Brian Joe describes...
    • 16 Oct 2017

    Improving Plant Staff Effectiveness

    Manufacturers across many industries continued to be pressured to be able to do more with fewer staff in their plants. Technologies have advanced to provide more measurements added more easily to be able to optimize the efforts of plant staff. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Plant operations – from good to great , Emerson’s Jonas Berge highlights specific examples of how pervasive digital sensors and networks...
    • 26 Sep 2017

    Connectivity from Wireless Transmitters to Controllers via EthernetIP

    For manufacturers in the discrete and hybrid manufacturing industries, packaging is an important part of their processes. For reliable and flexible operations connecting the information from the various packaging lines is important. Sensors with online diagnostics play a key role and wireless sensors has enabled easier availability to measurements to increase reliability and operational performance. At the PACK EXPO...
    • 7 Sep 2017

    Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

    Effectively managing pressure in hydrocarbon-based production processes is critical from a safety, environmental and efficiency standpoint. Pressure relief devices (PRDs) are found throughout the production processing equipment. At last spring’s 115th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo and Marcos Peluso wrote an article...
    • 23 Aug 2017

    Pharmaceutical Wireless Instrumentation Retrofits

    Many industries have benefitted from the use of wireless instrumentation, but how about the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries? Are there applications which might improve the performance of their operations? In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Retrofitting Pharmaceutical Processes with WirelessHART Instrumentation , Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Dan Carlson describe ways that these additional...