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    • 7 May 2019

    Driving Capital Project Success

    The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is in full swing this week over in Houston. While onshore oil & gas production has been getting all the attention with the Permian Basin here in Texas, offshore production is making big strides around the globe. A Forbes article, Don’t Look Now, But There’s An Oil Boom Going On Outside The Permian Basin , highlights a recent Rystad Energy report which found: …the pace of new...
    • 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...
    • 6 Dec 2018

    Digital Twin Technology for Projects and Ongoing Operations

    Simulation technology continues to advance to improve manufacturing performance in both the capital project and ongoing operations phases. We’ve highlighted examples of how these performance gains are achieved in earlier posts with Emerson’s Ronnie Bains . Today at 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET, Ronnie will join a webinar hosted by simulation experts from Aspen Technology, Bring Facilities Online Faster and Manage Unexpected...
    • 6 Dec 2018

    Digital Twin Technology for Projects and Ongoing Operations

    Simulation technology continues to advance to improve manufacturing performance in both the capital project and ongoing operations phases. We’ve highlighted examples of how these performance gains are achieved in earlier posts with Emerson’s Ronnie Bains . Today at 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET, Ronnie will join a webinar hosted by simulation experts from Aspen Technology, Bring Facilities Online Faster and Manage Unexpected...
    • 8 Nov 2018

    Dynamic Simulations for Projects, Training and Ongoing Operations

    Learning in a simulated environment can improve both the capital project side and ongoing operations side of a manufacturing process. In an Arab News article, Faster start-up , Emerson’s Ronnie Bains : …explains how the use of dynamic simulations and operator training systems can support engineering and workforce training to help bring offshore assets online quicker. Bringing oil and gas processes online safely...
    • 8 Nov 2018

    Dynamic Simulations for Projects, Training and Ongoing Operations

    Learning in a simulated environment can improve both the capital project side and ongoing operations side of a manufacturing process. In an Arab News article, Faster start-up , Emerson’s Ronnie Bains : …explains how the use of dynamic simulations and operator training systems can support engineering and workforce training to help bring offshore assets online quicker. Bringing oil and gas processes online safely...
    • 31 Oct 2018

    Saving Time and Money on Plant Shutdowns with Intelligent Servicing

    Author: Scott Grunwald , Director of Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) Projects–Lifecycle Services When it comes to shutdown, turnaround and outage (STO) projects, maintenance best practices are a plant’s best friend. Shutdown work scopes are becoming smaller with greater emphasis on pre-turnaround and routine pit-stops. Economic uncertainty has led to plant operators looking to maximize efficiency and output...
    • 31 Oct 2018

    Saving Time and Money on Plant Shutdowns with Intelligent Servicing

    Author: Scott Grunwald , Director of Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) Projects–Lifecycle Services When it comes to shutdown, turnaround and outage (STO) projects, maintenance best practices are a plant’s best friend. Shutdown work scopes are becoming smaller with greater emphasis on pre-turnaround and routine pit-stops. Economic uncertainty has led to plant operators looking to maximize efficiency and output...
    • 18 Oct 2018

    Digitally Transforming Turnaround Planning and Execution

    At the recent Emerson Exchange conference, a scenario-based exhibit demonstrated how technology, communications and enabled experts can fundamentally change the massive effort of planning and executing turnarounds, a.k.a. shutdowns and outages . In this 2:39 YouTube video, Digital Transformation Experience – Turnarounds , Emerson’s John Sanders describes scenes from this exhibit and how these projects could be better...
    • 18 Oct 2018

    Digitally Transforming Turnaround Planning and Execution

    At the recent Emerson Exchange conference, a scenario-based exhibit demonstrated how technology, communications and enabled experts can fundamentally change the massive effort of planning and executing turnarounds, a.k.a. shutdowns and outages . In this 2:39 YouTube video, Digital Transformation Experience – Turnarounds , Emerson’s John Sanders describes scenes from this exhibit and how these projects could be better...
    • 4 Oct 2018

    Selling Value of Digitalization Projects

    Emerson’s Laurie Ben and James Beall presented How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. Laurie opened by describing different ways digitalization is described—Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Digital Transformation to name a few. These technologies can help meet new regulation, keep up with the increasing pace of market changes and address disruptive...
    • 4 Oct 2018

    Selling Value of Digitalization Projects

    Emerson’s Laurie Ben and James Beall presented How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. Laurie opened by describing different ways digitalization is described—Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and Digital Transformation to name a few. These technologies can help meet new regulation, keep up with the increasing pace of market changes and address disruptive...
    • 4 Oct 2018

    Justifying Your Automation Modernization Projects

    Emerson’s John Dolenc presented on how to justify your automation project at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. He shared justification methods to identify operational improvements and estimate the financial impact. He opened on where to look within operations, what data to analyze and how to estimate financial gains. The place to start is finding where the “money” is located in a process unit. An automation project...
    • 4 Oct 2018

    Justifying Your Automation Modernization Projects

    Emerson’s John Dolenc presented on how to justify your automation project at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. He shared justification methods to identify operational improvements and estimate the financial impact. He opened on where to look within operations, what data to analyze and how to estimate financial gains. The place to start is finding where the “money” is located in a process unit. An automation project...
    • 2 Oct 2018

    Better Project Planning with 5 Steps

    In a 2018 Emerson Exchange conference presentation, Five Steps to Better Project Planning, Emerson’s Stephen Bunge , Alan Harris and Som Sreedhar shared key steps they follow to help put projects on the path toward project execution success: reducing total installed cost and lowering project execution risk. The five steps are: Engage Early Vision Alignment Data-Driven Decision Making Bridge the Technology...
    • 2 Oct 2018

    Better Project Planning with 5 Steps

    In a 2018 Emerson Exchange conference presentation, Five Steps to Better Project Planning, Emerson’s Stephen Bunge , Alan Harris and Som Sreedhar shared key steps they follow to help put projects on the path toward project execution success: reducing total installed cost and lowering project execution risk. The five steps are: Engage Early Vision Alignment Data-Driven Decision Making Bridge the Technology...
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Helping Engineered Solutions Providers Improve Performance

    Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) play an important role in capital projects by providing modular equipment and processes. They deliver engineered solutions to manufacturers to meet a variety of project requirements, and after commissioning their equipment, these OEMs often give ongoing support through the equipment lifecycle. In return, Emerson offers the measurement devices, final control elements, control and...
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Helping Engineered Solutions Providers Improve Performance

    Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) play an important role in capital projects by providing modular equipment and processes. They deliver engineered solutions to manufacturers to meet a variety of project requirements, and after commissioning their equipment, these OEMs often give ongoing support through the equipment lifecycle. In return, Emerson offers the measurement devices, final control elements, control and...
    • 23 Aug 2018

    Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance

    A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s CEP article, Turnarounds: Strategic Opportunities to Improve (article excerpt – AIChE membership required for full access), Emerson’s Tim Olsen...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    Design and Secure Network Communications

    At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Craig McDaniel highlighted practices for effectively designing and securing communications between the Ovation distributed control system and field networks. Craig opened describing the function of a router and net masks as part of the Internet Protocol. The mask identifies what is local to the network and what most go through the router to other connected networks...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    Design and Secure Network Communications

    At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Craig McDaniel highlighted practices for effectively designing and securing communications between the Ovation distributed control system and field networks. Craig opened describing the function of a router and net masks as part of the Internet Protocol. The mask identifies what is local to the network and what most go through the router to other connected networks...
    • 7 Mar 2018

    The Cloud, the Edge and Innovations across the Energy Sector

    Huge amounts of data combined with powerful analytics applications running in cloud environments are beginning to help solve some of the toughest reliability, efficiency and productivity challenges that manufacturers and producers face. Emerson’s systems and solutions business technology vice president, Claudio Fayad shared his insights in a panel, The Cloud, the Edge and future of connectivity, moderated by IHS Markit...
    • 7 Mar 2018

    The Cloud, the Edge and Innovations across the Energy Sector

    Huge amounts of data combined with powerful analytics applications running in cloud environments are beginning to help solve some of the toughest reliability, efficiency and productivity challenges that manufacturers and producers face. Emerson’s systems and solutions business technology vice president, Claudio Fayad shared his insights in a panel, The Cloud, the Edge and future of connectivity, moderated by IHS Markit...
    • 7 Mar 2018

    The Cloud, the Edge and Innovations across the Energy Sector

    Huge amounts of data combined with powerful analytics applications running in cloud environments are beginning to help solve some of the toughest reliability, efficiency and productivity challenges that manufacturers and producers face. Emerson’s systems and solutions business group president, Claudio Fayad shared his insights in a panel, The Cloud, the Edge and future of connectivity, moderated by IHS Markit’s Cliff...