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    • 16 Apr 2018

    Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers

    At the recent 116 th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference daily publication, published by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo highlighted one area of technology advancement in an article...
    • 10 Apr 2018

    Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

    For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads , in The American Oil & Gas Reporter . Tom opens noting the cost reductions in capital and labor that came because of low oil prices....
    • 12 Feb 2018

    IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards

    At the 2018 ARC Industry Forum , cybersecurity was the focus of the Monday sessions. In a session, IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks & Standards, Emerson’s Eric Braun joined a panel with other industry participants. Here was the session description: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) spans a wide range of products used to control and monitor industrial systems. This includes traditional equipment like...
    • 9 Feb 2018

    Increasing Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Efficiency and Reliability

    The electrical power generation mix continues to shift to increasing natural gas usage due to growing supplies from shale gas production. In a Power article, How to Increase Power Plant Asset Reliability Using Modern Digital Technology , Emerson’s Juan Panama describes how combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are using digital technologies to increase levels of reliability and efficiency. He opens describing...
    • 22 Jan 2018

    Wireless Multi-Rate Model Predictive Control

    Communications networks have become pervasive at many levels in control system architectures. As wireless networks and the Industrial Internet of Things become more common, the complexity and security requirements for these networks grows. Emerson’s Felipe Fakir shared a new book on these communication networks with me. He co-authored one of the chapter. The book, Networked Control Systems: Research Challenges...
    • 19 Jan 2018

    Installing a WirelessHART Device Remote Antenna

    Let’s end the week with another great “how to” style video, How to Install a WirelessHART Remote Antenna . Remote antennas can be used with wireless devices and gateways to get out of the way of obstructions which may block the wireless signal from forming a mesh network with other devices in the area. Ideally, these high-gain remote antennas will be 4.6-7.6m (15-25 ft) above the ground or 2m (6 ft...
    • 16 Jan 2018

    IIoT in Steps for Monitoring Valve Health

    Manufacturers and producers can improve safety, reliability and efficiency by applying additional sensors, analytics and experts. Difficulties in installation have held back these improvements, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have significantly reduced these barriers. One example of IIoT in action is featured in a Valve magazine article, Monitoring Valve Health via the Internet . Emerson’s...
    • 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...