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    • 17 Mar 2017

    Blog: Focus on the Process in Your Safety Requirements Specification

    A safety requirement specification (SRS) for a safety instrumented system (SIS), as part of the IEC 61511 global safety standard [ from the exida blog ]: …incorporates all the analysis done during the Risk Assessment, HAZOP [ hazard and operability study ]/PHA [ process hazard analysis ] and LOPA [ layer of protection analysis ] reviews. Emerson’s Russell Cockman presented at an Institute of Measurement...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    DeltaV Blog: Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    DeltaV Blog: Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 have passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    DeltaV Blog: Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files...
    • 15 Feb 2017

    Blog: Increasing Maintenance Efficiency with Handheld Instrumentation Communicators

    Those with smart instrumentation know that installation, configuration and maintenance activities often require the plant technicians to carry multiple tools such as external power supplies or loop simulators in addition to the handheld instrumentation communicator device. Properly functioning instrumentation helps the operations staff and automation system control strategies manage the process more safely, reliably and...
    • 8 Feb 2017

    Blog: Overcoming Obstacles in Reducing Unplanned Downtime

    Unplanned downtime remains the top issue for most process manufacturers and producers. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Craig Resnick led a panel, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs . Emerson’s Will Goetz participated in the panel to discuss the importance of comprehensive reliability program planning and execution. Here was the session description: This session will discuss manufacturers’...
    • 26 Jan 2017

    Blog: Best Practices Specifying MES Workflows for Life Sciences Projects

    Author: Jonathan Lustri Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Life Sciences projects can be costly and be a challenge to keep in control. The biggest contributor to these challenges are the defining and design of manufacturing workflows. A Workflow is an MES procedural object used to replace the paper batch record. And for greenfield projects in particular, this can be a challenge. In order to define best practices...
    • 17 Jan 2017

    Blog: Non-Intrusive Wireless Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    A Joint Research Centre (JRC) Scientific and Policy Report, Corrosion‐Related Accidents in Petroleum Refineries , found [emphasis and hyperlink mine]: Notably, of the 137 major refinery accidents reported by EU countries to the EU’s eMARS [ Major Accident Reporting System ] database since 1984, around 20% indicated corrosion failure as an important contributing factor. Many other industries including oil...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Blog: Reducing Equipment Downtime and Improving Energy Efficiency 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...
    • 13 Jan 2017

    Blog: Streamlining and Simplifying Maintenance Tech Actions

    Process manufacturing plants with thousands or tens of thousands of measurement devices must keep these operating reliably and accurately for the process control strategies to perform effectively. Maintenance technicians have the responsibility to configure, troubleshoot and repair measurement instrumentation as problems develop. Traditionally, these technicians needed to remove the device from service, bring to the...