Product Blogs
    • 18 Feb 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Minimizing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Many manufacturers and producers require high-resolution analysis of liquid and process gas streams as an integral part of their production processes. A big challenge is in designing, engineering, installing, commissioning and supporting these complex analytical systems over their lifespans. This 3-minute YouTube video, Rosemount Analytical Systems and Integration Services , highlights considerations to reduce project...
    • 13 Feb 2019

    Operations Management Blog: Manufacturing Execution Systems in Drug Research and Development

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) outlines the drug development process in five steps: Discovery and development Preclinical research Clinical trials FDA review FDA post-market safety monitoring Zuwei Jin I caught up with Emerson’s Zuwei Jin whom you may recall from earlier posts on the role of automation in the drug development process . Zuwei explained to me how manufacturing execution systems...
    • 12 Feb 2019

    Level Blog: Accurate Oil Storage Tank Custody Transfer

    Tom Wienke For oil & gas well pads not connected to pipelines, custody transfer of the produced oil and produced water occurs via truck transport. The trucks load oil from holding tanks and require accurate measurements for the custody transfer from producer. Similarly, this is true for the produced water in their holding tanks sent off for disposal. In a Flow Control article, API 18.2: Ensure Safety While Providing...
    • 6 Feb 2019

    Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Integrated versus Separate Control and Safety

    Panelists at a session at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum , Safety Systems: Integrated versus Not? Does It Really Matter?, set out to discuss the pros and cons of the approaches and how they accommodate different risk factors. ARC Advisory Group’s Mark Sen Gupta moderated this panel which included executives from Air Products & Chemicals, Dow Chemical, Chevron Energy Technology, and exida. Mark covers the process safety...
    • 4 Feb 2019

    Flow Blog: Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor for Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    Emerson launched the Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor this autumn and along with that we wrote several articles on the dangers of corrosion and erosion to pipeline integrity. In this blog post we summarize the key points of those articles to... Read the full text.
    • 4 Feb 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor for Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    Emerson launched the Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor this autumn and along with that we wrote several articles on the dangers of corrosion and erosion to pipeline integrity. In this blog post we summarize the key points of those articles to give...
    • 31 Jan 2019

    Flow Blog: How Coriolis Meter Drive Gain Indication Works

    I really like to share questions I receive via email, so that others with similar questions can benefit through an online search. We’ve been encouraging our global subject matter experts to also do this in places such as our Emerson Exchange 365 community and LinkedIn groups and posts. In our era of digital transformation, this is “working out loud”. In this spirit, here’s a question I recently received: I am looking...
    • 29 Jan 2019

    Valves Blog: Augmented Reality-Based Remote Valve Assistance

    The phrase digital transformation can conjure up an image of massive changes over a short timeframe. But the reality is that we’ve been undergoing a digital transformation in our personal lives for decades. Things like remote control devices, wireless communications, access to information, etc. have all grown in scope and ease of access. Little changes and improvements spread out over time have brought we are to where...
    • 24 Jan 2019

    Fluid Control & Pneumatics Blog: Differences Between Direct-Acting and Pilot-Operated Solenoid Valves

    According to the Solenoid valve page on Wikipedia at the time this post was written, the invention of these devices dates back to 1910 by ASCO, now part of Emerson . Solenoid valves are electromechanical devices: …in which the solenoid uses an electric...
    • 9 Jan 2019

    Flow Blog: Improving Opportunity Crude Blending Operations

    Opportunity crudes provide refiners with lower feedstock costs, but they must be carefully characterized and blended with other crudes to avoid problems during the refining process. These opportunity crudes are typically discounted from typical crudes because of the refining challenges they introduce. In the 4-minute YouTube video, How to Maximize Profit by Characterizing and Blending Opportunity Crudes , Emerson...