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    • 25 Oct 2019

    Innovating to Meet Bioprocessing Single-Use Requirements

    Manufacturing in the biotech industry has been undergoing many changes. An ADC Review article, Emerging Trends in Single-Use Technology in the Manufacturing of Antibody-Drug Conjugates , highlighted one of these trends: First introduced in the late 1970s in the form of disposable capsules and a range of filters, single-use technologies were revolutionized in the late 2000s with the introduction of single-use 2D and...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    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...
    • 1 Jul 2019

    Desalination Measurements for Greater Efficiency

    Ryo Hashimoto In many areas of the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, desalination plants have been built to meet the need for fresh water. In a Water & Wastewater Asia magazine article, Liquid analysis: The key to efficient, economical desalination , Emerson’s Ryo Hashimoto describes desalination process types and their important measurements. Ryo opens highlighting the two major desalination technologies...
    • 13 Jun 2019

    Conductivity Measurement for Optimized Clean-in-Place Operations

    Common in the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries are clean-in-place (CIP) operations to effectively clean the interior surfaces of production process piping, vessels and other inline assets before the next batch is run. This short, 2:10 YouTube video, Effective Conductivity Measurement in Clean-in-Place Applications , highlights the importance of extremely tight measurement and control to avoid costly waste...
    • 5 Jun 2019

    Accurately Monitoring Gas and Smoke in Difficult Locations

    Ryan Bowlds Josh Hernandez Gas and smoke aspirator systems monitor for smoke or gas ingress where installing detectors are not feasible. These aspirator systems work by having the sample being measured by a probe pulled in to the aspirator system under an adjustable vacuum created by an air-driven educator and then measured by the gas detector. In this short 2:20 YouTube video, Gas & Smoke Aspirator System , Emerson...
    • 16 May 2019

    Highly Accurate Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    Continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) are used by manufacturers and producers that have combustion and other forms of emissions releases as part of their processes. These systems provide the information required for regulatory reporting. A recent news announcement, Emerson’s New Hybrid Laser Process Gas Analyzer Reduces Costs for Continuous Emissions Monitoring , describes purpose-built technology to replace...
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

    Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to cortical pseudolaminar necrosis , degeneration of the basal...
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

    Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to cortical pseudolaminar necrosis , degeneration of the basal...
    • 18 Feb 2019

    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...
    • 18 Feb 2019

    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...
    • 19 Sep 2018

    7 Ways to Minimize the Learning Curve in Liquid Analysis

    After years of relying on the wealth of knowledge and experience their longtime plant personnel brought to all aspects of liquid analysis, plant managers today find themselves with a retiring workforce, and a staff of inexperienced workers. While they are more digital savvy, less-experienced employees may not have the knowhow to handle routine events such as calibrating a sensor or determining whether to use pH or conductivity...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    How to Set Up Gas Chromatograph Serial Communications

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in the oil & gas industry where critical measurement of the components in gas are required. GCs are used in custody transfer applications to more complex hydrocarbon C9+ analysis with dew point calculations, trace contaminant monitoring, and product quality verification. A GC consists of a probe, sample system, chromatographic oven and controller to perform the sampling and analysis...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    How to Set Up Gas Chromatograph Serial Communications

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in the oil & gas industry where critical measurement of the components in gas are required. GCs are used in custody transfer applications to more complex hydrocarbon C9+ analysis with dew point calculations, trace contaminant monitoring, and product quality verification. A GC consists of a probe, sample system, chromatographic oven and controller to perform the sampling and analysis...
    • 25 Jul 2018

    Accurate and Efficient Water Treatment Chlorine Analysis

    Chlorine is an important disinfectant whether used in swimming pools or the water that flows into our homes and businesses. For water treatment facilities, water treatment monitoring is one of the most important facility operations. Meeting regulatory requirements for residual chlorine is critical for public safety as well as for facility personnel. This 3-minute YouTube video, Enhance Chlorine Analysis to Reduce...
    • 25 Jul 2018

    Accurate and Efficient Water Treatment Chlorine Analysis

    Chlorine is an important disinfectant whether used in swimming pools or the water that flows into our homes and businesses. For water treatment facilities, water treatment monitoring is one of the most important facility operations. Meeting regulatory requirements for residual chlorine is critical for public safety as well as for facility personnel. This 3-minute YouTube video, Enhance Chlorine Analysis to Reduce...
    • 20 Jul 2018

    Your Rosemount Sensors Have “Astronautical” Beginnings!

    Every July 20th, the world celebrates the first two people who landed on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and Emerson celebrates a little extra because we were there, too! More specifically, Emerson was represented by our popular Rosemount sensors, which at that time, were part of a separate company, Rosemount Engineering, headed by inventor Frank Werner. Werner was doing research at the University of Minnesota...
    • 2 Jul 2018

    Hybrid QCL Laser Technology “No Brainer” for Enhancing Ethylene Product

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions In the highly competitive ethylene market, purity is of the utmost importance, while speed of processing and certification assure a producer will be able to meet commitments at the optimum product price. But speed and purity don’t always go together. That’s why the entry of hybrid QCL/TDL laser technology...
    • 25 Jun 2018

    Emerson Chimes in on Liquid Analytics and How Advanced Technology Can Help Optimize Your Process

    In a recent edition of Chemical Engineering , the editors brought together experts on liquid analysis to discuss how advanced digital measurement technology is making liquid analysis smarter, easier to use, more cost effective and adaptable to demanding applications. Included in the lineup of experts was Jason Dalebroux , director of product management for Rosemount liquid and combustion analysis with Emerson. Jason...
    • 12 Jun 2018

    Conquer Cost and Maintenance Challenges in Quality Monitoring of High-Purity Water

    Maintaining water quality for assets like boilers and steam turbines is essential to prevent corrosion, maintain efficient operation, and assure environmental protection. The first line of defense in water quality is, of course, pH measurement. But if your plant measures pH in high-purity water, you already know that the process can be costly and very high maintenance. Now, there’s a new, very innovative and straightforward...
    • 8 Jun 2018

    Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

    For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process safety requirements. The video opens explaining why flame and gas...
    • 8 Jun 2018

    Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

    For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process safety requirements. The video opens explaining why flame and gas detectors...
    • 22 May 2018

    Gas Chromatograph Webinar Series: How to Calibrate a GC Correctly

    by Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions All chromatograph systems provide a comparative measurement where the analysis is a comparison to a known “standard” and the “standard” is the calibration gas. The calibration gas system is critical to the accuracy of the analysis as the gas chromatograph is only as accurate as the calibration gas. We...
    • 15 May 2018

    Meeting Bureau of Land Management’s Natural Gas Requirements While Saving Time and Money

    By Jamie Marsden, Business Development Manager, Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Are you faced with the challenge of meeting the measurement accuracy requirements of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)? And do you have a plan of how you could ensure compliance while staying focused on production rather than gathering samples? Gas producers must comply with the BLM 43 CFR 3175 regulations, which...
    • 9 May 2018

    Optimize Flue Gases in Hazardous Locations

    By Sara Wiederoder, Global Product Manager, Rosemount Combustion Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions The new Rosemount 6888C In-Situ Oxygen Analyzer can help you lower energy consumption and costs while minimizing emissions resulting from combustion processes. The robust Rosemount zirconia sensing cell features an acid-resistant option with catalytic beads to increase cell lifetimes in the presence of sulfur and...
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Measuring and Analyzing Gas Components Across Broad Range

    Many applications including emissions monitoring, ethylene purity, ammonia slip, hydrocarbon gas composition, and more require the measurement of the concentration of various components in a gas mixture. One technology used to perform this measurement is tunable diode lasers and laser absorption spectrometry (TDLAS). This fast, high resolution detects and identifies a range of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelength...