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    • 23 Apr 2018

    DeltaV Blog: Cybersecurity Guidebook for Reducing Cyber Risks

    One only has to do a cybersecurity news search to see the increasing worries and incidents that manufacturers face. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of cybersecurity standards : …address the need to design cybersecurity robustness and resilience into industrial automation control systems (IACS). A new, comprehensive Cybersecurity Guidebook for Process Control is available to help you and your organization take the necessary...
    • 9 Apr 2018

    Blog: Manufacturing Asset Health Prioritization and Notification

    View the Plantweb Optics mobile application and demonstration by downloading from the App Store or Google Play Manufacturing processes create a huge stream of data during the production process as well as with the assets involved in this process. Effective asset management for reliable operations requires getting the early warning signals among this vast sea of data to right person or people for action. At the recent...
    • 6 Apr 2018

    Blog: Real-Time Microgrid Control and Optimization at The University of Texas

    At my alma mater, The University of Texas , here in Austin, Texas, is the Carl J. Eckhardt Combined Heating and Power (CHP) Complex . It is often described : …as the largest and most integrated microgrid in the U.S…. [It] is capable of generating 135 MW (megawatt) power (63 MW peak) and 1.2 million lb/hr (pounds per hour) of steam (300,000 peak). I mention all this because the microgrid controller is powered...
    • 5 Apr 2018

    Blog: Fostering Collaborative Maintenance Practices

    Tools that advance collaborative efforts among co-workers, especially for maintenance teams in manufacturing operations, help increase reliable and efficient operations. Here’s an under 3-minute YouTube video example, Managing Device Configurations with AMS Trex , demonstrated by Emerson’s Stephen West . In it, he shows how the AMS Trex Device Communicator helps maintenance teams efficiently manage the...
    • 23 Mar 2018

    Blog: Enabling Safer Operator-Machine Interactions through Enhanced Control of Machine Stoppages

    Authors: Enrico De Carolis , Mike Johnson As packaging line machinery has become more sophisticated, it’s also become more complex. This increased complexity, coupled with a high number of interactions between operators and machines, increases ...
    • 22 Mar 2018

    DeltaV Blog: Innovations in Control System Operator Interfaces

    Operators in plant and production facilities have relied on Operator Interfaces (OIs), also known as human-machine interfaces (HMIs), as their window into the process—to monitor, control and work through abnormal situations. In a ControlGlobal....
    • 21 Mar 2018

    Blog: Lessons from Fast Track Gas Turbine Generators Control System Retrofit Project

    Earlier this week, we shared how integrated control systems connected with turbine generators and other associated process areas, can improve overall efficiency and reliability for electrical power producers. Continuing on this theme, a Combined Cycle Journal article, Checklist for success: NV Energy commissions seven turbine DCSs in seven weeks , highlighted a fast track gas turbine retrofit project covering two sites...
    • 19 Mar 2018

    Blog: Driving Turbine Generator Efficiency Improvements

    A combination of more plentiful natural gas from shale formations, more global liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to transport it globally, and global political pressure to reduce carbon emissions has been shifting the mix of fuel sources for electrical power generation. Here in the U.S., natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading source of fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration . Natural...
    • 16 Mar 2018

    Blog: Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase

    Manufacturing capital projects have followed a similar path for many decades. The project team designs, executes and commissions the project, provides training for the operations staff, and hands it over to them to run. What is often lacking in this approach is the opportunity to design work practices at the design phase to improve overall reliability over the life of the manufacturing process. In a Plant Services...
    • 15 Mar 2018

    DeltaV Blog: Technology Advancements for Project and Operational Performance Improvements

    At the recent ARC Industry Forum , Emerson’s Dave Imming and Claudio Fayad sat down with ARC Advisory Group’s Craig Resnick to discuss ways that technology is helping manufacturers improve both project and ongoing operational performance. Specifically, the conversation centered around the announcement of DeltaV version 14 at the conference. I saw this tweet from @arc_advisory announcing the availability...