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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Advanced Process Control for Mining Comminution and Separation

    As commodity prices surge in these inflationary times, mining activity continues to increase. Miners can increase their throughput, efficiency, and sustainability by applying advanced process control in their operations. In a North American Mining article, Optimizing all the variables related to comminution and separation requires sophisticated control strategies , Emerson’s David Harrach teamed with Devin Marshman from…
  • Built to Endure: The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter Supporting Sustainability

    The world is changing. The rising demand for more sustainable business practices mean major transformations for the oil and gas industry. Legacy technologies are getting left behind in favor of advanced solutions that support green initiatives and digital transformation. A 2021 survey by SAP and Oxford Economics found that energy and utilities executives are prioritizing sustainability initiatives to meet increasing regulatory…
  • Built to Endure: The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter Supporting Sustainability

    The world is changing. The rising demand for more sustainable business practices mean major transformations for the oil and gas industry. Legacy technologies are getting left behind in favor of advanced solutions that support green initiatives and digital transformation. A 2021 survey by SAP and Oxford Economics found that energy and utilities executives are prioritizing sustainability initiatives to meet increasing regulatory…
  • Faster Tech Transfer Unlocks Speed to Market

    The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a dramatic shift in the way the public and life sciences organizations view the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. In a recent Q&A with Pharma Manufacturing , Nathan Pettus , president of Emerson’s process systems and solutions business, shared how a move toward more flexibility and modularity in the industry is cutting tech transfer times to drive improved speed…
  • Better Measurements for Environmental Reporting

    Emerson’s Meha Jha presented Validating the Data and Understanding the Uncertainty for Environmental Reporting at the 2022 4C HSE conference. Here is her presentation abstract: New sustainability programs are driving an increased focus on environmental reporting requirements. We are going to discuss reporting challenges and measurement issues related to Green Diesel production, Energy & Emissions reductions and possible…
  • Better Measurements for Environmental Reporting

    Emerson’s Meha Jha presented Validating the Data and Understanding the Uncertainty for Environmental Reporting at the 2022 4C HSE conference. Here is her presentation abstract: New sustainability programs are driving an increased focus on environmental reporting requirements. We are going to discuss reporting challenges and measurement issues related to Green Diesel production, Energy & Emissions reductions and possible…
  • 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…
  • Built to Endure: The Roxar™︎ 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter Supporting Sustainability

    The world is changing. The rising demand for more sustainable business practices mean major transformations for the oil and gas industry. Legacy technologies are getting left behind in favor of advanced solutions that support green initiatives and digital transformation. A 2021 survey by SAP and Oxford Economics found that energy and utilities executives are prioritizing sustainability initiatives to meet increasing regulatory…
  • Built to Endure: The Roxar™︎ 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter Supporting Sustainability

    The world is changing. The rising demand for more sustainable business practices mean major transformations for the oil and gas industry. Legacy technologies are getting left behind in favor of advanced solutions that support green initiatives and digital transformation. A 2021 survey by SAP and Oxford Economics found that energy and utilities executives are prioritizing sustainability initiatives to meet increasing regulatory…
  • Automating Tank Dewatering Operations

    Emerson’s Warren Merriman presented Minimizing VOC Emissions During Tank De-Watering at the 2022 4C HSE conference. Here is his presentation abstract: Over time, water separates and collects in tanks and needs to be removed. Manual or other methods of controlling the water draw-off can result in excessive hydrocarbon product in the discharge to the sewer system. This session will review a unique solution to reduce the…
  • Automating Tank Dewatering Operations

    Emerson’s Warren Merriman presented Minimizing VOC Emissions During Tank De-Watering at the 2022 4C HSE conference. Here is his presentation abstract: Over time, water separates and collects in tanks and needs to be removed. Manual or other methods of controlling the water draw-off can result in excessive hydrocarbon product in the discharge to the sewer system. This session will review a unique solution to reduce the…
  • Protecting Industrial Tank Integrity

    Emerson’s Earl Richard presented What’s Going On Up There? How To Control and Reduce Tank Vent Fugitive Emissions and Maintenance at the 2022 4C HSE conference. Here is his presentation abstract: Tank venting equipment such as blanketing regulators, thief hatches, pressure/vacuum relief valves and emergency vents are needed to safely operate AST’s. If these devices are not correctly sized and selected, excessive fugitive…
  • Pressure Relief Valve Continuous Monitoring for Affirmative Defense

    Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo and Marcelo Dultra presented Reducing Data Complexity on Affirmative Defense Claims with PRV Monitoring System at the 2022 4C HSE Conference. Here is their presentation abstract: Despite the efforts to stay compliance, operation isn’t totally free from unauthorized events to happen. If that happens, Affirmative Defense should be considered. However, not knowing the frequency of emissions…
  • The Rosemount™︎ 1408 helps to optimize food and beverage applications

    In the food and beverage industry, the ability to accurately and reliably measure the level of materials in storage tanks and process vessels is essential, as it helps to reduce product loss and maximize production capability. Manufacturers also need to consider vital criteria, such as compliance with the industry’s stringent hygiene and food safety standards and compatibility with the process conditions and tank layout…
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers for CEMS

    Emerson’s Dave McMillen presents New Developments in CEMS Analysis using Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy at the 4C HSE conference in Austin, Texas. Here is his abstract: The application of Quantum Cascade Laser based analyzers to CEMS [continuous emissions monitoring system] provides improved analyzer availability and reduced maintenance. The stability of QCL and TDL semiconductor Lasers and the inherent nature of…
  • Innovative Toxic Gas Monitoring

    This week I’m at the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) conference here in Austin, Texas recapping the Emerson experts presenting here. Emerson’s Brian Ledeboer presented, A New Way to Measure Toxic Gases with Wireless and IIoT in Fenceline Monitoring. Here is the abstract: The new way to monitor for toxic gases, the challenges behind traditional monitoring methods, and the benefits of using wireless technologies…