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    • 26 Apr 2017

    Blog: Improving Process Safety through Human Factors Analysis

    Wikipedia defines process safety as focusing on: …preventing fires , explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries , and oil and gas ( onshore and offshore ) production installations. In a Valve magazine article, Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One , Emerson’s Julian Annison and Travis Hesketh...
    • 25 Apr 2017

    Blog: Optimizing Storage Terminal Operations

    Across the upstream and downstream oil & gas supply chain, storage terminals play a vital role. Efficiently managing many operations including product transfers, blend operations, fiscal measurements and inventories can mean the difference in profitability & loss. In an Tank Storage magazine article, Enhancing Terminal Business Performance , Emerson’s Aaron Boettcher , describes the role of terminal management...
    • 24 Apr 2017

    Blog: Challenge of Designing PCS-Driven MES Architectures for a Greenfield Facility

    Author: Jonathan Lustri I have previously written about a design strategy where the process control system (PCS) is the primary system driving all procedural batch activity within a pharmaceutical process. In this architecture, the PCS ISA-88 procedural model must execute the both automated procedures and call the manufacturing execution system (MES) workflows to be executed when they are needed by the process. The...
    • 6 Apr 2017

    Blog: Plant Reliability and the Industrial Internet of Things

    Tools and methodologies to improve plant reliability have existed for many years. Examples include criticality analysis , reliability-centered maintenance analysis (RCMA) , failure modes, effects, and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA) to name a few. In a Plant Services article, Seize the IIoT in just 3 steps , Emerson’s Bruce Hawkins and Scott Bruni describe how process manufacturers...
    • 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’...