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  • Plantweb Optics New Release Podcast

    The Plantweb Optics platform continues to advance in the mission to securely and efficiently connect and collect global operational technology (OT) data from manufacturing and process control applications & systems, and from IT systems to contextualize and transform this data into actionable information for decision-makers made available on any device, anytime, at any location. I recently had the opportunity to sit…
  • Make the most of your reliability workforce

    Today’s plants frequently have limited personnel but still need to find ways to do more work and meet increasing goals and quotas. This dichotomy frequently causes a problem when it comes to asset monitoring, which is traditionally performed by technicians manually inspecting equipment with handheld devices on a regular schedule. In the current environment, plants are faced with a dilemma: do they reduce the manual rounds…
  • Make the most of your reliability workforce

    Today’s plants frequently have limited personnel but still need to find ways to do more work and meet increasing goals and quotas. This dichotomy frequently causes a problem when it comes to asset monitoring, which is traditionally performed by technicians manually inspecting equipment with handheld devices on a regular schedule. In the current environment, plants are faced with a dilemma: do they reduce the manual rounds…
  • Improving Mining Shovel Performance

    In mining operations, mining shovels do the heavy lifting in digging and extracting ore in surface mining operations. They are used in coal, copper, gold and other ore mining operations. In an Engineering and Mining Journal Article, Shovel Service Suppliers Help Cut Costs, CO2 , Emerson’s Tom Francisco joins other mining experts to describe ways to extend the life and improve maintenance practices on these critical…
  • Improving Mining Shovel Performance

    In mining operations, mining shovels do the heavy lifting in digging and extracting ore in surface mining operations. They are used in coal, copper, gold and other ore mining operations. In an Engineering and Mining Journal Article, Shovel Service Suppliers Help Cut Costs, CO2 , Emerson’s Tom Francisco joins other mining experts to describe ways to extend the life and improve maintenance practices on these critical…
  • One Package to Simplify Growing Sensor Deployments

    FDI combines the best features of EDDL and FDT packages. Historically, differing asset monitoring devices, even if mounted on the same installation, might have very different ways of sending their data or configuration methods. Such a situation leaves project teams in a bind—do they stick with only one type of sensor, potentially eliminating their ability to use devices that are a better fit, or do they support multiple…
  • One Protocol to Simplify Growing Sensor Deployments

    FDI combines the best features of EDDL and FDT packages. Historically, differing asset monitoring devices, even if mounted on the same installation, might have very different ways of sending their data or configuration methods. Such a situation leaves project teams in a bind—do they stick with only one type of sensor, potentially eliminating their ability to use devices that are a better fit, or do they support multiple…
  • Predictive Maintenance Practices Help Mitigate Supply Chain Issues

    One only has to search “supply chain issues” in the news to understand how widespread and disruptive these issues are across many industries from automobile manufacturing right into our world of automation. Electronic components are one particularly hard-hit area. I caught up with Emerson’s Tinh Phan about some ways manufacturers and producers can address some of the long lead times that they may be experiencing from…
  • Predictive Maintenance Practices Help Mitigate Supply Chain Issues

    One only has to search “supply chain issues” in the news to understand how widespread and disruptive these issues are across many industries from automobile manufacturing right into our world of automation. Electronic components are one particularly hard-hit area. I caught up with Emerson’s Tinh Phan about some ways manufacturers and producers can address some of the long lead times that they may be experiencing from…
  • Joseph Fourier is Way More Cool than Louis Vuitton or Christian Dior

    I have always been very intrigued by the phenomena and science behind vibration condition monitoring. It is a branch of engineering study that intricately combines material science, motion & dynamics, instrumentations and advanced mathematics. When I finally understood how a plot of amplitudes versus frequencies can provide different insight than the usual amplitudes versus time, it was a major “Wow, Fourier was a genius…
  • Joseph Fourier is Way More Cool than Louis Vuitton or Christian Dior

    I have always been very intrigued by the phenomena and science behind vibration condition monitoring. It is a branch of engineering study that intricately combines material science, motion & dynamics, instrumentations and advanced mathematics. When I finally understood how a plot of amplitudes versus frequencies can provide different insight than the usual amplitudes versus time, it was a major “Wow, Fourier was a genius…
  • Operational Analytics for Effective Pump Health Management

    As technology continues to advance, the capability to continuously monitor more assets in a manufacturing or production process grows. In this short 2:53 YouTube video, Ensuring Pump Health , Emerson’s Logan Woolery describes how to avoid downtime by extending condition monitoring beyond just critical pumps to a wide range of other pumps to get a better picture of their overall health and receive early notification of…
  • Operational Analytics for Effective Pump Health Management

    As technology continues to advance, the capability to continuously monitor more assets in a manufacturing or production process grows. In this short 2:53 YouTube video, Ensuring Pump Health , Emerson’s Logan Woolery describes how to avoid downtime by extending condition monitoring beyond just critical pumps to a wide range of other pumps to get a better picture of their overall health and receive early notification of…
  • Driving Reliability Improvements by Monitoring Assets Plantwide

    Reliable plant operations begin with healthy assets used in the production process and monitoring their health levels over time as they slowly degrade. In this 4 ½ minute YouTube video, Ensuring Reliability Through Enterprise-wide Asset Monitoring , Emerson’s Alessea Lane describes how technologies in the Plantweb digital ecosystem help to improve the overall reliability of operations to meet production targets, ensure…
  • Driving Reliability Improvements by Monitoring Assets Plantwide

    Reliable plant operations begin with healthy assets used in the production process and monitoring their health levels over time as they slowly degrade. In this 4 ½ minute YouTube video, Ensuring Reliability Through Enterprise-wide Asset Monitoring , Emerson’s Alessea Lane describes how technologies in the Plantweb digital ecosystem help to improve the overall reliability of operations to meet production targets, ensure…
  • Prescriptive Maintenance-Prescriptive Analytics and Predictive Maintenance

    Maintenance programs come in many varieties—reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and reliability centered maintenance to name some major ones. But what about prescriptive maintenance (RxM)? In a Process Worldwide article, Prescriptive Maintenance: A Cure for Downtime , Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes the new term as, “…a mashup of prescriptive analytics and predictive maintenance.” …
  • Prescriptive Maintenance-Prescriptive Analytics and Predictive Maintenance

    Maintenance programs come in many varieties—reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and reliability centered maintenance to name some major ones. But what about prescriptive maintenance (RxM)? In a Process Worldwide article, Prescriptive Maintenance: A Cure for Downtime , Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes the new term as, “…a mashup of prescriptive analytics and predictive maintenance.” …
  • Advanced Analytics for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults

    The PeakVue machinery health diagnostic technology filters out traditional vibration signals to focus on impacting signals, which provide a much better indicator of overall asset health on any type of rolling element bearing machine. In a new paper, Using PeakVue Plus Technology for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults , Emerson’s Stewart Bowers describes how PeakVue Plus analytics innovation to PeakVue automates…
  • Advanced Analytics for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults

    The PeakVue machinery health diagnostic technology filters out traditional vibration signals to focus on impacting signals, which provide a much better indicator of overall asset health on any type of rolling element bearing machine. In a new paper, Using PeakVue Plus Technology for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults , Emerson’s Stewart Bowers describes how PeakVue Plus analytics innovation to PeakVue automates…
  • Safe, Reliable and Efficient Crushing and Grinding in Mining Operations

    In mining operations, the comminution process reduces the mined solid materials through crushing, grinding and other means. SAG and Ball mills are one of the most critical pieces of equipment for the process. Mining operators need to optimize grinding mill performance, and reliability to ensure tight shutoff. This process equipment can have unexpected shutdowns and production loss, high reprocessing rates, high operating…
  • Safe, Reliable and Efficient Crushing and Grinding in Mining Operations

    In mining operations, the comminution process reduces the mined solid materials through crushing, grinding and other means. SAG and Ball mills are one of the most critical pieces of equipment for the process. Mining operators need to optimize grinding mill performance, and reliability to ensure tight shutoff. This process equipment can have unexpected shutdowns and production loss, high reprocessing rates, high operating…
  • Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today…
  • Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today…
  • Seven ways to use WirelessHART for applications other than conventional process variable monitoring

    In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Emerson’s Andrew Cureton looks at a variety of ways Wireless HART can support asset management strategies. If we go back in time to Emerson’s introduction of its first Wireless HART enabled instruments, they were all process instruments, such as temperature and pressure transmitters. But it didn’t take long for users to recognize that there were many more ways to use Wireless HART…
  • Seven ways to use WirelessHART for applications other than conventional process variable monitoring

    In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Emerson’s Andrew Cureton looks at a variety of ways Wireless HART can support asset management strategies. If we go back in time to Emerson’s introduction of its first Wireless HART enabled instruments, they were all process instruments, such as temperature and pressure transmitters. But it didn’t take long for users to recognize that there were many more ways to use Wireless HART…