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    • 14 May 2018

    How to Setup Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostics

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how-to” video, How to Configure the Rosemount 3051S Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostic . Emerson’s Megan Wiens shows how to configure the Rosemount 3051S Plugged Impulse Line Diagnostic to help prevent this plugging condition which can lead to reduced measurement accuracy, plant efficiency, and product quality. Megan opens the video showing the Interactive Plant Environment in Emerson...
    • 28 Feb 2018

    Diagnosing Wiring Issues in Control and Safety Applications

    Control systems rely on accurate measurements coming in from the instrumentation in the process that measures pressures, temperatures, levels, flows and more. For wired instrumentation, it’s not only the accuracy of the measurement device itself, but the impact of the wiring path between it and the terminations into the control system that determines the signal’s accuracy. This path can include terminations at the instrument...
    • 28 Feb 2018

    Diagnosing Wiring Issues in Control and Safety Applications

    Control systems rely on accurate measurements coming in from the instrumentation in the process that measures pressures, temperatures, levels, flows and more. For wired instrumentation, it’s not only the accuracy of the measurement device itself, but the impact of the wiring path between it and the terminations into the control system that determines the signal’s accuracy. This path can include terminations at the instrument...
    • 2 Aug 2017

    Moving Beyond Local Pressure Gauge Readings

    Walk around most any industrial process manufacturing or production process and you’ll likely see pressure gauges providing feedback to operators who walk by. According to the Pressure Gauge entry in Encyclopedia.com , this technology: …was invented by French industrialist Eugene Bourdon in 1849. It utilizes a curved tube design as the pressure sensing element. A less common pressure element design is the diaphragm...
    • 2 Aug 2017

    Moving Beyond Local Pressure Gauge Readings

    Walk around most any industrial process manufacturing or production process and you’ll likely see pressure gauges providing feedback to operators who walk by. According to the Pressure Gauge entry in Encyclopedia.com , this technology: …was invented by French industrialist Eugene Bourdon in 1849. It utilizes a curved tube design as the pressure sensing element. A less common pressure element design is the diaphragm...
    • 27 Jun 2017

    Using Flushing/Drip/Calibration Rings in Pressure and Level Measurements

    If you work with pressure measurement instrumentation, you may have heard the phrases drip rings, flushing rings or calibration rings. These are used for pressure and differential pressure (DP) level measurement devices where diaphragm seals are used. I bring this up because I received an email recently that asked about these [edited and paraphrased to protect confidentiality]: Can you advise where in the Emerson...
    • 27 Jun 2017

    Using Flushing/Drip/Calibration Rings in Pressure and Level Measurements

    If you work with pressure measurement instrumentation, you may have heard the phrases drip rings, flushing rings or calibration rings. These are used for pressure and differential pressure (DP) level measurement devices where diaphragm seals are used. I bring this up because I received an email recently that asked about these [edited and paraphrased to protect confidentiality]: Can you advise where in the Emerson...
    • 10 Jan 2017

    Measurement Repeatability in CIP and SIP Operations

    One only has to do a Google image search on pharmaceutical equipment to see the clean, sanitary conditions required for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing. The measurement instrumentation must be able to handle the tough conditions when cleaning and sanitization operations are performed. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Ensuring Batch-to-Batch Repeatability in Sanitary Processes , Emerson’s...
    • 10 Jan 2017

    Measurement Repeatability in CIP and SIP Operations

    One only has to do a Google image search on pharmaceutical equipment to see the clean, sanitary conditions required for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing. The measurement instrumentation must be able to handle the tough conditions when cleaning and sanitization operations are performed. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Ensuring Batch-to-Batch Repeatability in Sanitary Processes , Emerson’s...
    • 23 Sep 2016

    Improving Pump Continuous Monitoring

    Unless you are lucky enough to have a process that flows downhill, you likely have pumps moving liquids through the process. And if these liquids come in large volumes such as hydrocarbon movement and storage facilities, these pumps can be very large and dangerous should failures occur. In a World Pipelines article, Flow management starts with pumps , Emerson’s Wally Baker describes how to improve reliability and...
    • 23 Sep 2016

    Improving Pump Continuous Monitoring

    Unless you are lucky enough to have a process that flows downhill, you likely have pumps moving liquids through the process. And if these liquids come in large volumes such as hydrocarbon movement and storage facilities, these pumps can be very large and dangerous should failures occur. In a World Pipelines article, Flow management starts with pumps , Emerson’s Wally Baker describes how to improve reliability...
    • 24 Aug 2016

    Rugged Downhole Pressure and Temperature Measurement

    I saw a recent news item , Emerson introduces digital, +175°C, high-precision pressure and temperature transmitter designed for corrosive harsh downhole measurements, and wanted to find out more about the application for this technology. I caught up with Emerson’s Joe Kitzman to learn more. When drilling for oil and gas, downhole pressure and temperature measurements are used: …to improve oil and gas production...
    • 24 Aug 2016

    Rugged Downhole Pressure and Temperature Measurement

    I saw a recent news item , Emerson introduces digital, +175°C, high-precision pressure and temperature transmitter designed for corrosive harsh downhole measurements, and wanted to find out more about the application for this technology. I caught up with Emerson’s Joe Kitzman to learn more. When drilling for oil and gas, downhole pressure and temperature measurements are used: …to improve oil and gas production...
    • 15 Mar 2016

    Accurate and Repeatable Measurements in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

    A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine study revealed that pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers were challenged to achieve batch after batch repeatability. I came across a recently published whitepaper, Consistency and Repeatability Through Accurate Measurements . Emerson’s Michalle Adkins played a role in its contents. The whitepaper highlights: …how reliable, accurate instrumentation allows automation...
    • 15 Mar 2016

    Accurate and Repeatable Measurements in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

    A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine study revealed that pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers were challenged to achieve batch after batch repeatability. I came across a recently published whitepaper, Consistency and Repeatability Through Accurate Measurements . Emerson’s Michalle Adkins played a role in its contents. The whitepaper highlights: …how reliable, accurate instrumentation allows automation to...
    • 10 Mar 2016

    High Pressure and Temperature Sensors for Subsurface and Surface Oil and Gas Applications

    In a Reuters article, Forget fracking. Choking, lifting latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust , Andrew Slaughter, director for the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions stated: Production optimization is going to be the next phase of the shale revolution… The low price environment will give companies and operators a chance to take stock of the techniques that work. One of the ways to optimize oil and gas production...
    • 10 Mar 2016

    High Pressure and Temperature Sensors for Subsurface and Surface Oil and Gas Applications

    In a Reuters article, Forget fracking. Choking, lifting latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust , Andrew Slaughter, director for the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions stated: Production optimization is going to be the next phase of the shale revolution… The low price environment will give companies and operators a chance to take stock of the techniques that work. One of the ways to optimize oil and gas production...
    • 19 Feb 2016

    Batch Repeatability through Instrument Performance and Diagnostics

    Author: Kyle Knutson Batch repeatability is critical in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing. Variations between batches that cause deviations require extensive analysis, either in real-time or post-process, to identify how to control and minimize this variation in the future. The consequences of unacceptable batch variation can be anything from extensive maintenance hours, to temporary halts in production...
    • 19 Feb 2016

    Batch Repeatability through Instrument Performance and Diagnostics

    Author: Kyle Knutson Batch repeatability is critical in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing. Variations between batches that cause deviations require extensive analysis, either in real-time or post-process, to identify how to control and minimize this variation in the future. The consequences of unacceptable batch variation can be anything from extensive maintenance hours, to temporary halts in production or...
    • 2 Jul 2015

    Ways to Improve Plant Performance via Pressure Instrumentation

    Embedded diagnostics in smart instrumentation has played a role in safer, more efficient and reliable plants for decades in the process industries. As the power of the microcontrollers at the heart of these intelligent devices grows, so do the reliability, accuracy and diagnostic coverage grow. A new whitepaper, 7 Ways to Improve Productivity and Process Operations with Pressure Instrumentation , provides practical...
    • 2 Jun 2015

    Ways to Improve Pump Reliability

    A U.S. Department of Energy study on pump life cycle costs notes that maintenance and energy costs make up the vast majority of lifecycle costs. Pumps that are critical to the operation of the process typically are installed with online condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems to help prevent failures and provide early warning to allow repairs to be made before slowdowns or shutdowns occur. In complex processes such...
    • 24 Nov 2014

    Monitoring Control Loops for Leakage Current and Increased Resistance

    Control systems rely on the signals coming back from measurement devices to perform control operations and provide feedback to operators. Unfortunately the signal from these devices can be impacted by several conditions. These conditions include damage and corrosion, water or condensation in the junction box or terminal compartment, power supply deterioration and grounds or electrical shorts. This 4:08 YouTube video...
    • 9 Oct 2014

    New Measurement Best Practices for Cold Climates

    Emerson's Mark Menezes perfectly timed presentation for northern hemisphere process manufacturers and producers shares his experiences for improving measurements in cold weather. His abstract: Installations of instrumentation in cold climates (where temperature can fall below -40C) have historically been expensive, unreliable and suffer from slow response. Newer instruments and technologies have become available...
    • 8 Oct 2014

    Multiphase Metering 101 by Roxar and Rosemount

    Emerson’s Svein Erik Gregersen and John Goetz discussed oil & gas multiphase metering. Their abstract: For over 20 years, Roxar has delivered innovative multiphase (oil, gas, and water) flow measurement solutions to offshore & subsea oil and gas customers. Over this period, multiphase flow technology has undergone an impressive evolution with meters becoming increasingly accurate, compact, and easy to use. Come learn...
    • 18 Aug 2014

    Extending Measurement Device Stability to 15 Years

    One of the benefits of advancing technologies can be increased reliability. For measurement devices in the processing industries, these technology improvements can mean increased operations and maintenance productivity through extended calibration intervals, improved measurement repeatability, and overall improved measurement stability. Michael Olivier Product Marketing Manager Emerson’s Michael Olivier shared with...