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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Level Instrumentation for the Brewing Industry

    In today’s highly competitive and rapidly evolving market, brewing operations are in constant need of improving production throughput and flexibility, while reducing costs and meeting sustainability targets. An excessive amount of downtime and a lack of flexibility can increase operating costs, and product losses or inefficient energy usages can also erode an operation’s profitability. Additionally, inefficient processes…
  • Effective Radar Level Measurement in Reactor Applications

    For chemical and specialty chemical manufacturers, reactors are used to perform many of the chemical reactions in the path to finished products. These reactors can be batch or continuously operated depending on the type of chemical reactions sought. In a World of Chemicals article, Improving Process Batch Performance in the Chemical Industry , Emerson’s Varshneya Sridharan shares considerations for effective reactor level…
  • Solving Solids Level Measurement Challenges

    For manufacturers and producers with solids in storage need accurate level measurements for inventory management. In a Power & Bulk Solids article, Meeting the Level Measurement Challenges at Lime Processing Plants , Emerson’s Kurt Gieselman describes some level measurement technologies to meet the challenges in solids storage. Kurt opens describing processes such as lime, limestone and clay: …with products crushed…
  • Hygienic Level Instrumentation for Applications in the Dairy Industry

    Processes within the dairy industry have evolved into more specialized and refined procedures, but underlying principles involved in the manufacturing of dairy products, such as yogurt, milk, ice cream or cheese, have remained the same over the years. Dairy manufacturers need to ensure plant availability and  reduce product loss by increasing the efficiency of processes and enhancing production capabilities. Innovative…
  • Emerson’s Solids Level Measurement Solutions Help Lime Plant Operate Safer and More Efficiently

    Advanced automation technology from Emerson is helping to solve a range of solids level measurement challenges at a large lime processing plant in the US. The need to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency is driving greater adoption of automation technology. For producers of lime, limestone and clay products, automation is key to continuous production. However, due to the processes involved and the nature…
  • Remote Proof-Testing of Level Measurement Devices Supports Safer Tank Operations

    Storage tanks containing hazardous materials require safety instrumented systems (SIS) to prevent overfills. Digital technology in the latest level measurement devices used in SIS enables them to be proof-tested remotely, which provides significant advantages. The consequences of a safety incident such as an overfill can be catastrophic at industrial facilities where tanks contain hazardous, flammable or explosive materials…
  • Solving Level Measurement Challenges for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

    According to OSHA, the chemical industry has one of the most stringent safety regulations. Regular inspections, servicing, and maintenance work are required due to the intense stress that is often placed on the equipment because of the exposure to very aggressive substances and extreme high temperatures and pressures. Depending on the size and type of plants and operations concerned, maintenance often involves a complete…
  • Precision is Key in LNG Full Containment Tanks-Part 1

    In this two-part blog post, we will be discussing the factors that need careful consideration before undertaking any form of level measurement in the highly specialized area of LNG Full Containment Tanks. In this first part, we will briefly discuss the evolution of the technology for level measurement, the requirements of Full Containment storage tanks, challenges we expect to face, the outmoded technologies and the…
  • Reliable Level Measurement for Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

    At semiconductor fabrication plants and foundries across the world, Emerson’s level Instruments have gained their reputation and trust to deliver accurate and reliable level measurement. The technologies required in the semiconductor industry are some of the most dynamic, sophisticated, and competitive. As the industry continues to grow, so does the demand for ultra-pure gases, wet chemicals, dry solids, and bulk storage…
  • Reliable Level Measurement for Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

    At semiconductor fabrication plants and foundries across the world, Emerson’s level Instruments have gained their reputation and trust to deliver accurate and reliable level measurement. The technologies required in the semiconductor industry are some of the most dynamic, sophisticated, and competitive. As the industry continues to grow, so does the demand for ultra-pure gases, wet chemicals, dry solids, and bulk storage…
  • Food & Beverage Measurement Solutions for Rapidly Changing Market Challenges

    Maximize product quality batch after batch The food and beverage industry continually face market challenges due to increased demand for product differentiation, while trying to improve operational efficiency and reducing costs. Meeting these needs requires balancing profitability of core products without reducing productivity in others. Companies must seek new ways to achieve operational excellence to remain competitive…
  • Food & Beverage Measurement Solutions for Rapidly Changing Market Challenges

    Maximize product quality batch after batch The food and beverage industry continually face market challenges due to increased demand for product differentiation, while trying to improve operational efficiency and reducing costs. Meeting these needs requires balancing profitability of core products without reducing productivity in others. Companies must seek new ways to achieve operational excellence to remain competitive…
  • Rosemount 1408H Non-Contacting Level Transmitter Receives Red Dot Design Award

    The Red Dot Design Award is an annual design competition that appraises the best products created every year. Expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts, select the winning designs. The Rosemount 1408H Non-Contacting Level Transmitter has received the award for Product Design 2021 and has been acknowledged for its stylish, innovative and patented cooling design, which allows…
  • Solving Level Measurement Challenges in Tough Process Conditions in the Chemical Industry

    According to OSHA, the chemical industry has one of the most stringent safety regulations. Regular inspections, servicing, and maintenance work are required due to the intense stress that is often placed on the equipment due to exposure to very aggressive substances and extremely high temperatures and pressures. Depending on the size and type of plants and operations concerned, maintenance often involves a complete shutdown…
  • Selecting the Right Point Level Switch to Prevent Dangerous Spills of Solids Materials from Vessels and Silos

    If you have vessels and silos containing solids materials such as cement, grains, wood chips and plastic pellets, it is vital to prevent overfills. Should an overfill result in a spill, the consequences can be extremely serious, with falling materials having the potential to cause injuries or even fatalities. In addition, product can be wasted, production time lost, environmental fines incurred, and the vessel or silo…
  • 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…
  • Advanced Level Measurement Instrumentation

    Given the weather extremes we’ve experienced here in the U.S. in recent weeks, manufacturers and producers with outdoor production facilities need accurate and self-diagnosing instrumentation to assure reliable operations. Level measurements are one critical area where this is especially true. In a Flow Control article, Advanced level instrumentation improves performance and safety , Emerson’s Nicole Meidl and Megan…
  • Making the Most of Built-In Proof-Testing for Your Safety Lifecycle Management

    It’s not surprising that safety is a top priority for plant managers and operators, but minimizing risk in these environments is no simple task. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are failsafes built into critical processes to maintain maximum operational integrity. These systems consist of independent sensors and control equipment in series in order to detect abnormal operating conditions. Should an issue arise, the SIS…
  • Solving Chemical and Petrochemical Level Measurement Challenges

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson Phil Lever and Linda Hagerskans shared ways to solve level measurement challenges for chemical and petrochemical producers. Their presentation covered: …three common Level measurement challenges within the Chemical industry, including remote proof-testing of switches, early detection of interface level and reliable level measurement in reactors. We will walk through…
  • Solids Level Measurement Technologies

    Measuring the level of solids has unique challenges with an uneven surface in many cases. In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Emerson’s Regina Nemeth and Lovisa Rogestedt discussed: …how the complete Rosemount Solids Level Portfolio , including both continuous and point level detection, meets your process requirements and provides a reliable and safe solution for your applications. Lovisa…
  • Hygienic Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Felix Johansson and Patricia Borghede introduce the world’s first non-contacting radar level transmitter designed for food & beverage applications. Here is their presentation abstract: To meet the need for highly accurate and reliable level measurement in hygienic applications, Emerson has developed the Rosemount 1408H Level Transmitter, the world’s first non…
  • Multiple Systems Working Together Prevent Tank Overfill Disasters

    In Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Tanks & Terminals Supplement , Emerson’s Helena Hjortsberg looks at all the elements of a comprehensive overfill prevention system in her article, A Coordinated Strategy. Overfilling a tank storing hydrocarbons or other flammable chemicals can cause an environmental incident under the best circumstances, but also a high probability of an explosion and fire. Given the costs in lost product…