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    • 16 Mar 2017

    Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

    One of the key ways to improve operational performance is to reduce unplanned downtime. An ARC Advisory Group blog post, Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017 , noted: One of the biggest end user challenges remains unscheduled downtime. IIoT-enabled solutions, such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, can help minimize, if not totally eliminate this, which would deliver a rapid ROI. At the recent...
    • 16 Feb 2017

    Real-Time Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    The biennial Petrotech conference in New Delhi, India is for oil & gas industry experts to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise and experiences. And given the pricing dynamics and changes in global supply levels and supply chains, there is much to discuss and share. At the last conference this past December, Emerson’s Rajesh Nogaja presented Online Real-time Corrosion/ Erosion Monitoring Systems...
    • 13 Feb 2017

    Non-Intrusive Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    The integrity of process piping is paramount to safe operations. Corrosion and erosion monitoring, especially for processes with challenging fluids, play an important role. This short 2:10 YouTube video, Permasense ET210 Integrity Monitoring System , shows how piping erosion and corrosion can be monitored with pipe wall thickness measurements with non-intrusive wireless sensors strapped to the pipe. These sensors are...
    • 27 Jan 2017

    Moving Towards Inherently Safer Plants

    In the early days of social networks and even for some process manufacturers and producers today, IT departments blocked these social networks including YouTube. I recommended that engineers point to sites such as the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB) YouTube channel as reasons why these networks should be available. The USCSB performs accident investigations and shows the root causes of the...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Reducing Equipment Downtime and Energy Inefficiency via Wireless Power Monitoring

    Equipment failure is a large part of unplanned downtime, slowdowns and/or loss in quality of the product being produced. Monitoring temperatures, vibration, differential pressures across filters are often performed to identify problems before failure...
    • 3 Jan 2017

    Time to Move Beyond 1960s-Era Technologies?

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holidays were filled with joy, rest and time with family and friends. Let’s open 2017 with a look at a LinkedIn post by Emerson’s Jonas Berge asking if we are ready to stop building plants with 1960s-era automation technology . Jonas opens: You may be surprised to know many oil and gas production platforms, refineries, petrochemical complexes, chemical plants of all...
    • 20 Dec 2016

    Temperature Measurement and Wireless Device Instructional How-To Videos

    As we wind our way toward the holidays, I wanted to share a great series of “how to” videos on some of Emerson’s Rosemount brand of temperature measurement devices. This YouTube video series includes: How to Wire and Configure a Single Sensor for the Rosemount 648 Wireless Temperature Transmitter (runtime 3:19) How to Set Up a Dual Sensor for the Rosemount 3144P Temperature Transmitter (runtime...
    • 9 Dec 2016

    Industrial Internet of Things and Connected Services

    From the Fitbit, Apple Watch or other activity tracking device you may have to your smart thermostat which you can control from your smartphone, the Internet of Things is rapidly advancing all around us. Technology journalist, Stacey Higginbotham has covered these advancements on her IoT Podcast series for nearly two years. You can also find her work on her Howdy Y’all blog and Fortune magazine . Stacey just...
    • 22 Nov 2016

    IIoT Protocols and Comparisons

    In LinkedIn’s Industrial Internet of Things group was a discussion topic, IIoT Protocols, Overview and Comparison . The discussion thread referenced an rti blog post, 6 Industrial IoT Communication Solutions – Which One’s for You? [Comparison] . The post describes the acronym-dense, commercially available communications technologies: …AMQP, CoAP, DDS, RTI Connext DDS, MQTT, and ZeroMQ… It describes...
    • 26 Oct 2016

    Energy Harvesting for Wireless Device Power

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson’s Josh Hernandez and Perpetua’s Andy Zaremba presented, Energy Harvesting Application- Anything is Possible. Their abstract: Wireless instrumentation allows companies to add points of...