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  • Tank Gauging Blog: Enhance Safety by Upgrading to Modern Instrumentation

    Chemical plants are hazardous environments that rely on safety instrumented systems (SIS) to protect personnel, assets and the surrounding area. Perhaps surprisingly, decades-old SIS are still in use at many plants, with organizations adopting an attitude of ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’. However, in a Chemical Processing article, ‘ Upgrade Your Safety Instrumented Systems ’, Emerson’s global functional safety manager…
  • Level Blog: Accurate, Reliable Measurements for Saturated Steam Measurements

    As summer winds down here in the Northern hemisphere, many manufacturers and producers must contend with the effects of falling ambient temperatures on their production processes. For some level measurements, pressure diaphragms, wet legs, and any liquid line can suffer damage when process fluids solidify and expand, potentially causing unplanned unit or plant shutdowns. For example, in last year’s big freeze event in…
  • Flow Blog: WiFi-Enabled Flow Measurement Configuration

    Wireless technology enabled mobile applications to flourish. Wireless technology has enabled intelligent field device configuration and diagnostics options for process automation-related mobile applications. One example is the Micro Motion 5700 transmitter . It now has an option for configuration via a WiFi connection. The WiFi option turns the 5700 transmitters into an access point, enabling easy connections with just…
  • Temperature Blog: Ideal Temperature Measurement for Ammonia Applications

    Temperature measurement and monitoring is critical to synthesize ammonia for nitrogen fertilizer production. Growers usually use nitrogen-based fertilizers to supplement the soil and improve crop quality and yields. The United States alone consumes 11.8 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizers annually. Ammonia (NH 3 ) can be used directly as a fertilizer, or as feedstock to produce other forms of fertilizers such…
  • Flow Blog: Solutions for Hydrogen Movement and Dispensing Podcast

    Here is the second HydrogenNowCast episode with the Emerson team, Moving and Dispensing Hydrogen Interview with Emerson . You can find the first episode in the post, Hydrogen Movements Challenges and Solutions Podcast . In this episode, Emerson’s Brandon Bromberek and Marc Buttler join Colorado Hydrogen Network host Brian DeBruine to discuss the measurements in moving and dispensing hydrogen through the supply chain.…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Continuous Emissions Remote Monitoring

    Verifying measurements for compliance with regulatory agencies has been time-consuming for many manufacturers and producers. I came across a presentation by Emerson’s Kevin Douglas on using remote monitoring software to verify the measurements required to comply with emissions monitoring regulations. Kevin opened his presentation by describing Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) . This equipment monitors…
  • Flow Blog: Driving Results with Innovative Gas Meter Runs Podcast

    For natural gas producers, meter runs are the cash registers that measure the volume of gas produced. Accurate and repeatable measurements are critical for business operations and compliance with regulatory bodies and international standards. At the upcoming October 24-28 Emerson Exchange conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area, Emerson’s Karl White will be joined by a gas producer in the Western United States…
  • Temperature Blog: Driving Results with Innovative Gas Meter Runs Podcast

    For natural gas producers, meter runs are the cash registers that measure the volume of gas produced. Accurate and repeatable measurements are critical for business operations and compliance with regulatory bodies and international standards. At the upcoming October 24-28 Emerson Exchange conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area, Emerson’s Karl White will be joined by a gas producer in the Western United States…
  • Flow Blog: Improving Custody Transfer Financial Performance

    With the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale oil & gas production regions here in Texas, there is a need to accurately measure the transfer of produced fluids using Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) units . These LACT units accurately measure crude oil transfers between financial parties. One Eagle Ford oil & gas producer was challenged with high hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels in their produced fluids along with…
  • Temperature Blog: Enhanced Offerings to the Rosemount Rail Mount Temperature Transmitter Portfolio

    When obtaining temperature measurements in your facility, it is important to receive accurate and reliable measurement data to ensure an efficient and safe process. With this in mind, we revamped our Rosemount 248 and 644 Rail Mount Temperature Transmitters to provide you with better insights into your temperature measurements, offer increased uptime and accuracy, and meet safety requirements for SIS applications. …
  • Flow Blog: Improving Hydrogen Value Chain Performance

    At a recent Green Innovation Day event, Emerson’s Brandon Bromberek presented Overcoming Measurement Challenges Across the Hydrogen Value Chain. I highlight some of the key points he shared. Brandon opened by explaining how decarbonized hydrogen can support a growing energy demand while reducing the global CO2 footprint. Hydrogen enables manufacturing and production sectors to decarbonize where it is otherwise difficult…
  • Level Blog: Why radar gauges are a better choice than servo technology for liquefied gas applications

    In tank gauging systems for cryogenic vessels that contain liquefied gases such as LNG and LPG, reliable level measurement is vital for inventory management and custody transfer purposes, and to prevent overfills. Servo gauges have often been used to perform level measurement in these applications. However, in a Tank Storage magazine article, ‘ The right level measurement for liquefied gas ’, Johan Sandberg, business…
  • Tank Gauging Blog: Why Radar Gauges are a Better Choice than Servo Technology for Liquefied Gas Applications

    Johan Sandberg Business Development Manager, Rosemount Tank Gauging, Asia Pacific In tank gauging systems for cryogenic vessels that contain liquefied gases such as LNG and LPG, reliable level measurement is vital for inventory management and custody transfer purposes, and to prevent overfills. Servo gauges have often been used to perform level measurement in these applications. However, in a Tank Storage magazine article…
  • Flow Blog: Layer Prevention in Multiphase Metering: Exciting New Tactics in the Battle Against Buildup

    Our dedication to continuous innovation has led us down some very interesting paths here at Emerson. Research into better and better solutions keeps our technology evolving, always staying ahead of the curve. Our latest discoveries are the result of asking ourselves, “What else can we do to help prevent layer buildup in our Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meters?” The accumulation of paraffin wax and scale layers has always…
  • Pressure Blog: Hygienic Pressure Measurement for Pharmaceutical and Bioprocess Applications

    The tolerance for pharmaceutical and bioprocess manufacturing variations is relatively small to meet the quality requirements of finished medicines and therapeutics. In a Process Instrumentation article, How to ensure reliable pressure transmitter measurement in pharmaceutical applications , Emerson’s Brandon Haschke shares how “Advanced hygienic pressure transmitters can reduce downtime and operating costs thanks to…
  • Flow Blog: Data and Digitalization in the Field for Downhole Sustainability

    In our sustainability series, we’ve been talking about how Roxar instrumentation helps our customers meet their sustainability goals. So far, we’ve dug deeper into how our Multiphase Flow Metering technology makes it easier for operators to reduce their carbon footprint, and our last post covered how the Roxar Subsea Wetgas Meter helps lessen the environmental impact of subsea natural gas production. In today’s article…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: How High-Temperature Tolerant Flue Gas Analyzers Simplify Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    In a Chemical Processing article , David and Katherine look at how new gas analyzer technologies optimize emissions monitoring in chemical plants and refineries. It is difficult to find a process industry application that doesn’t burn some kind of fuel to generate heat. And where there’s combustion, environmental regulators won’t be far behind because industrial-scale fired heaters, boilers, and other processes invariably…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Achieve Speed and Accuracy in Food & Beverage Packaging Leak Detection

    In a Food Engineering article , Emerson’s Jason Mitchell looks at the importance of detecting packaging leaks in food and beverage operations. Ensuring the seal integrity of food & beverage packaged goods is critical to product quality control and mitigation of product recalls and returns. Quality problems can subject companies to additional costs and regulations, as well as damage to their reputation. However, traditional…
  • Flow Blog: The Roxar Subsea Wetgas Meter Supporting Sustainability

    Natural gas plays a significant role in the global shift toward net zero emissions. Since 2010, switching from coal to natural gas has saved 500 million metric tons of CO 2 , and billions of people rely on it for heat and power around the world. Because natural gas is a lower carbon alternative, many believe it will play a part in our global transition to more renewable energy sources. Much of our natural gas…
  • Flow Blog: Rosemount IO-Link Technology Portfolio – Quick and effortless installation of sensors

    IO-Link has been hailed as the biggest revolution since the invention of the programmable logic controller. Emerson offers numerous accessories to support IO-Link installations, such as IO-Link enabled level and temperature transmitters, IO-Link software, IO-Link masters, IO-Link USB communicators, and supporting cables. IO-Link Communication Protocol – What is it? IO-Link is a powerful communication protocol based…
  • Level Blog: Rosemount IO-Link Technology Portfolio – Quick and effortless installation of sensors

    IO-Link has been hailed as the biggest revolution since the invention of the programmable logic controller. Emerson offers numerous accessories to support IO-Link installations, such as IO-Link enabled level and temperature transmitters, IO-Link software, IO-Link masters, IO-Link USB communicators, and supporting cables. IO-Link Communication Protocol – What is it? IO-Link is a powerful communication protocol based…
  • Flow Blog: Smart Way for Mining Operations to Automate–Think at the Edge

    Like so many industries, mining and metals enterprises are going through huge changes. I recently connected with Emerson’s Thishen Naidoo , a heavy industries marketing leader for the machine automation solutions portfolio. Here is our exchange of his interesting and problem-solving take on the current state of mining. Jim: Thishen, what would you say are the driving issues in mining today? Thishen: Mining, like all…
  • Flow Blog: Renewable Diesel 101

    Emerson’s Meha Jha presented Renewable Diesel 101 for HSE Personnel at the 2022 4C HSE conference . She opened with an overview of the biofuels market. Regulatory Initiatives globally encourage using alternative fuel sources that are cleaner burning versus traditional petroleum-based fuels. Biofuels compete directly with petroleum-based products, including gasoline and diesel, increasingly with new technologies including…
  • Flow Blog: Digitally Transform Corrosion Monitoring in Refining Applications

    To remain profitable, most refineries are examining ways to reduce costs and boost production, and one of the first points of focus is feedstock cost as purchasing crude oil makes up the majority of refinery operating expenses. Opportunity crudes are often the answer to this matter, but behind the attractive lower price, these crude types have undesirable chemical characteristics such as high total acid number (TAN) and…
  • Flow Blog: Get Expert Operating Analysis with Remote Valve Condition Monitoring

    Emerson’s Lifecycle Services Business Development Manager John Carlow recently published an article in the March/April 2022 edition of Process Instrumentation. The article is titled Get Expert Operating Analysis with Remote Valve Condition Monitoring . It describes how plants can unleash the power of their installed equipment to avoid unplanned outages by utilizing remote monitoring services. A summary of the article…