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  • DeltaV Blog: Today’s Modernization Technologies Eliminate Rip-and-Replace

    Modernization projects have become more important than ever as the benefits of updated control technologies such as better HMIs, advanced process control , better integration with asset management systems, improved alarm management , and more have all transitioned from “nice features” to best practices. But traditional modernizations were often expensive and required extensive downtime, two things that few plants can…
  • DeltaV Blog: Expert Advice for Securing Safety Systems

    As more and more processing plant personnel begin to work remotely in the wake of cultural changes from the global pandemic and an acceleration in plants’ digital transformation initiatives, there is probably no topic more deserving of attention than cybersecurity . Fortunately, industry groups have recently increased focus on this critical topic, releasing guidelines and standards such as those from IEC 61511—the standard…
  • DeltaV Blog: Reduce the Complexity and Cost of Modernization

    One of the most difficult challenges many of today’s process manufacturing plants face is modernization. Operations and maintenance teams know that they cannot drive the best possible performance and sustainability using technologies that are 20 or 30 years old; however, many feel locked into their legacy control technologies because transitioning is complex, time consuming, and expensive. Emerson’s Monil Malhotra recently…
  • DeltaV Blog: The Future of Automation is Boundless—and its Foundation is Software

    As Emerson Exchange 2022 wrapped up, people were talking quite a bit about two new concepts they heard a lot about in their sessions: boundless automation and software-defined control. But as is the case with any announcement of a future vision, people were left with many questions. Fortunately, Emerson’s Claudio Fayad has been happy to answer those questions across an expansive series of expert articles and in many…
  • DeltaV Blog: Module Type Package Unlocks the Flexibility Driving Pharma Innovation

    There can be little question that Industry 4.0 technologies are reshaping the way life sciences companies operate. In the wake of the rapid development of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic , more facilities than ever are being “born digital.” Some of these born-digital facilities are the result of new organizations with entirely digital strategies, and others are biopharmaceutical organizations that have been around…
  • PAC Systems & Industrial Computing Blog: Emerson at PACK EXPO 2022: The Future of Connected Manufacturing

    Last week, over 40,000 packaging and processing professionals descended on Chicago for PACK EXPO. As one of the largest trade shows in North America, it’s a prime opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in the industry. And this ...
  • DeltaV Blog: Data Defines the Future of Control

    We hear so much today about digital transformation, but, as Emerson’s Claudio Fayad explains in his recent article in Processing magazine , digital transformation has been happening for far longer than we all imagine. In fact, “The modern distributed control system (DCS) has been digitally transforming operational technology (OT) for well over 20 years now.” What has this meant for operations teams? It has resulted…
  • DeltaV Blog: Expert Advice for Alarm Management

    Many factors, both internal and external to a process, can contribute to alarms. Effective alarms are one of the most important elements of a safe plant. However, setting up an effective process alarm solution is a stumbling point for many teams. There are ways to create better alarm management, but they aren’t always intuitive. Fortunately, experts like Emerson’s Asad Malik and David Lee are ready to help, as they…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Expert Advice for Alarm Management

    Many factors, both internal and external to a process, can contribute to alarms. Effective alarms are one of the most important elements of a safe plant. However, setting up an effective process alarm solution is a stumbling point for many teams. There are ways to create better alarm management, but they aren’t always intuitive. Fortunately, experts like Emerson’s Asad Malik and David Lee are ready to help, as they…
  • DeltaV Blog: Modular, Sustainable Power Generation Projects

    Emerson’s Sverre Smemo and Wärtsilä ’s Raymond Walsh presented Power Plant of the Future at last week’s 2022 Emerson Exchange conference. Wärtsilä & Emerson collaboration to achieve lowest risk and reduced cost to Smart Power Generation for a 100% sustainable future using Project Certainty. Constantly improve the process and allow for new technology to be easily implemented. Need long term life cycle solution to support…
  • DeltaV Blog: Guardian Digital Experience is an Evolution in Support

    The Emerson Exchange Users’ Conference is all about Emerson users, and perhaps no session better exemplified that sentiment than the Transformation of Guardian presentation on day three. Nina Golder , vice president of Emerson’s Lifecycle Services, shared with the audience that user feedback, requests, and experiences are all behind Guardian’s current evolution from a service portal to a comprehensive digital experience…
  • Ovation Blog: Mapping the Future of Industrial Software

    Day one of the Emerson Exchange Users’ Conference featured Monil Malhotra , vice president of industrial software, sharing the roadmap for Emerson’s industrial software offerings. Monil explored the reasons and the path forward for Emerson’s initiative to bring standalone software under one umbrella—meeting user needs from end to end. Today’s process manufacturers are faced with a data tsunami. More devices can collect…
  • DeltaV Blog: Mapping the Future of Industrial Software

    Day one of the Emerson Exchange Users’ Conference featured Monil Malhotra , vice president of industrial software, sharing the roadmap for Emerson’s industrial software offerings. Monil explored the reasons and the path forward for Emerson’s initiative to bring standalone software under one umbrella—meeting user needs from end to end. Today’s process manufacturers are faced with a data tsunami. More devices can collect…
  • DeltaV Blog: Emerson Exhange Opens with Boundless Automation

    After more than two years, the Emerson Exchange Users’ Conference is back in person in Grapevine, Texas. At the keynote, Mike Allen , chairman of the Emerson Exchange board of directors, opened the event to a room of over 1500 people, sharing big news about the future. Mike shared that this year’s Exchange is aimed at a “forward focus” as a changing world drives new trends in automation, noting that the people in attendance…
  • DeltaV Blog: DeltaV Platform Roadmap

    One of the most highly anticipated sessions at the Emerson Exchange conference is the DeltaV Platform product roadmap session. While I can’t share some of the further-out innovations to come, I can share some of the near-term advancements. DeltaV VP of Technology Claudio Fayad led this roadmap session and included DeltaV product managers Mariana Dionisio and Camilo Fadul and DeltaV product marketing director Sesh Natarajan…
  • PAC Systems & Industrial Computing Blog: Reduce Waste & Increase Efficiency in Clean-in-Place Processes

    While the idea of adding costs to a food and beverage or pharmaceutical industry process like Clean-in-Place/Steam-in-Place (CIP/SIP) has not traditionally been an easy decision, in today’s industrial environment that has changed. With the retirement...
  • Ovation Blog: Improving Water Cycle Energy Reliability

    Water utilities are challenged to reliably produce and distribute safe, drinkable water to the communities they serve. It’s an energy-intensive process to accomplish this. In a North America Clean Energy article, How the Shift to Distributed Energy Resources Impacts the Water-Power-Carbon Nexus , Emerson’s Jason Blackburn shares how: …two major challenges—water scarcity and water quality—are impacting access to clean…
  • Ovation Blog: Extending the Digital Twin for More Sustainable Power Generation

    Anyone paying attention to power—and probably even those who aren’t—are well aware that the way electricity is generated and delivered is rapidly changing. While the traditional combined cycle power facilities on the generation side we have come to depend on will be with us for a long time, new sustainable sources of renewable and distributed energy such as wind, solar, battery and green hydrogen are changing the grid…
  • DeltaV Blog: Simplifying Control System Modernization with DeltaV IO.CONNECT Podcast

    Control systems can operate successfully for decades. But, there comes a time when they need to be replaced. Thankfully, there are ways to modernize these systems opportunistically, on the plant’s or facility’s schedule, while also minimizing downtime, risks and costs. In this podcast, Emerson’s Aaron Crews joins me to discuss the innovative DeltaV IO.CONNECT which simplifies the process of modernizing control & automation…
  • Ovation Blog: Managing the Changing Energy Mix

    The power industry has been in a state of transition for many years as more and more intermittent, renewable sources of energy come onto the grid. In a LinkedIn article, The Future of Power: How We Evolve “Current-Gen” Technology , Emerson’s Power & Water business president Bob Yeager describes how to manage through this transition. Bob opens: The power industry is certainly at a transition point, most notably driven…
  • PAC Systems & Industrial Computing Blog: The Future of SCADA is Beyond

    SCADA software has solved a lot of problems for industrial users for many years, but as industry begins taking its first steps into this nebulous realm of “Industry 4.0,” its fit and function must adapt. How must SCADA software evolve so that end use...
  • DeltaV Blog: Software Simplifies Technology Transfer

    The life sciences marketplace is changing faster than nearly any other industry. Gone are the days when companies focus on a single treatment to drive their entire business. Today’s life sciences manufacturers are challenged to bring new treatments to the marketplace as quickly as possible—a trend that was magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic . As a result, innovation is key today. And innovation requires technologies…
  • Ovation Blog: Ovation Users’ Conference: Addressing the Needs of Tomorrow’s Markets Today

    Day two of the Ovation Users’ Group conference opened with Jaime Foose , vice president of global sales and marketing for Emerson’s power and water solutions business, sharing how Emerson is addressing the needs of tomorrow’s markets today. Jaime emphasized that everyone is being challenged to make bold changes during these transitional times. We are doing just that by enabling versatile software and subscription models…
  • DeltaV Blog: Hydrogen Supply Chain Instrumentation and Automation

    Hydrogen as an energy carrier continues to receive intensive attention and research as a solution for global decarbonization efforts. In an H 2 Tech article, Scaling up green H2: Five critical steps to success , Emerson’s Nicolas Marti “…addresses five critical actions that H2 providers, particularly OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], must take for decarbonization through green H2 to become a reality.” Nicolas…
  • Ovation Blog: Ovation Users’ Conference: Reimagining a More Sustainable Tomorrow

    Mark Bulanda , executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business and the keynote speaker for this year’s Ovation Users’ Group opened the conference with a topic that resonated across all speakers: how automation software is helping companies accomplish their commitments to improved performance and, by association, sustainability. Emerson will achieve net zero status by 2045 Mark started by sharing Emerson…