Product Blogs
    • 9 Oct 2019

    Fluid Control & Pneumatics Blog: Biomanufacturing Fluidic System Single-Use Technologies

    Mukta Sharma As medicines and therapies become more specialized for individuals, the requirements of biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes are dramatically changing, especially in the transition from large-scale to single-use production processes...
    • 8 Oct 2019

    Level Blog: Improving Floating Roof Tank Performance

    Christoffer Hoffmann Bulk liquid storage terminals are a critical component in the energy industry supply chain between production and distribution. Floating roof tanks are commonly used to avoid having a vapor space or ullage between the liquid level and roof found in fixed-roof tanks. A Storage Terminals magazine article, Staying on the Radar , shared some thoughts from Emerson’s Christoffer Hoffmann on avoiding...
    • 4 Oct 2019

    Valves Blog: Assuring Control Valve Quality

    Brant Pfantz Control valves are the workhorses of most processes. They touch the process fluids and often contend with many challenges—abrasive and corrosive fluids, high pressures and temperatures, and vibrations caused by piping and surrounding process equipment, to name a few. In a Processing magazine article, Valve Sourcing Goes Global , Emerson’s Brant Pfantz highlights the many qualifications and practices...
    • 27 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Selecting the Right Flowmeter

    From left to right: Trever Ball, Martin Schlebach, Karl Stappert, Wally Baker, Steve Ifft It’s been a whirlwind of a week here at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference in Nashville. The conference comes to a close Friday morning with one last session with the choice of experts’ session. I’m here in the “Selecting the Right Flowmeter” session to learn from Emerson’s Karl Stappert , Martin Schlebach and Steve Ifft . Emerson...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Maximizing Combustion Efficiency

    Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Jesse Sumstad presented “Tune into Savings by Maximizing Your Combustion Efficiency” at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Here is the abstract of their session: There are two major, competing theories to fired equipment control: maximizing fuel savings and efficiency or prioritizing consistent operation at a high level of excess oxygen and lower efficiency. In order to achieve safe operation...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Valves Blog: Case Study on Valve Monitoring Connected Services

    An Emerson local business partner's Evelyn Rosales presented with a petrochemical producer, Maximize your Turnaround Efficiency using Connected Services at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. This petrochemical producer began valve condition monitoring a year ago on over 100 valves. Diagnostic data is automatically connected weekend with a monthly valve health summary report delivered to the plant. The objective...
    • 25 Sep 2019

    Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Safety Instrumented System Cybersecurity Best Practices

    Emerson’s Sergio Diaz and Alexandre Peixoto presented Best Practices for a Cybersecure SIS at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Sergio opened that the goal of this presentation is to provide practical information to maintain a more defendable security posture for safety instrumented systems (SISs) . Like control systems, defense in depth is an important concept for an SIS. It starts at plant level security, work...
    • 25 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Integrated DP Flow Custody Transfer Solution

    Emerson’s Alena Johnson and Katie Stahl presented, An Integrated Solution from Well to Pipeline at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Alena and Katie opened describing that they are part of the Emerson’s DP Flow business segment. DP (differential pressure) flow measurement is an important measurement in the oil & gas business. Alena described how differential pressure works. A constriction is placed in the flow...
    • 25 Sep 2019

    Asset Management Blog: Closing the Loop Driving Reliability, Safety and Energy Improvements

    Emerson’s Brian Joe and Ben Skal presented on Plantweb technologies and how they help facilitate digital transformation initiatives. Brian opened noting that process control is all based on the See-Decide-Act closed-loop model. Typically it is an open-loop process for managing reliability, safety and energy efficiency. By closing the loop improvements can be made in these areas to improve operational performance. One...
    • 24 Sep 2019

    Level Blog: Two-Wire FMCW Radar Level Transmitter Advantages

    Christoffer Widahl and Jimmie Soderstrom presented The New Normal for Process Radar—The New Two-Wire FMCW [Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave] Radars are Here!, at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Jimmie opened with a question, “Why measure level?” It is to monitor that supplies are sufficient to keep processes running, control processes to run at maximum output and to control safety functions such as overfill...