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    • 27 Aug 2020

    Modern, Digital Technologies are Critical to Reliable, Clean Water

    A key topic on the mind of attendees at Emerson’s 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference water/wastewater industry panel was how technology can help with the influx of new challenges facing water management plants. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of the many challenges organizations must overcome as they continue to reliably provide clean water no matter what is happening in the world. Using technology...
    • 25 Aug 2020

    Focus on Reliability and Performance to Drive Competitive Advantage

    A common power industry theme at the 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference has been the many challenges organizations experience in a shifting environment. The need for maintaining reliability and compliance and avoiding obsolescence remain, yet organizations also face new complexity. Power generators are juggling an additional set of requirements associated with high utilization, daily cycling operation, and the need...
    • 24 Aug 2020

    Ovation Users’ Group – Pandemic Challenges and Shift Toward Renewables Drives Digitalized Control and Centralization

    The challenges associated with a shift toward renewables and maintaining business continuity during a global pandemic have resulted in new opportunities that have been a constant topic among attendees at Emerson’s 2020 Ovation Users’ Group Conference . Customers are meeting these challenges with bold ideas and expansive projects focused on digital technologies, centralized operations, secure connectivity, and better...
    • 13 Jul 2020

    Digital Twin for Successful Product Startups

    Food & beverage manufacturers must be nimble in project execution to take advantage of frequent changes in market demands. A rapidly advancing technology to aid in successful project execution is Digital Twin. The Digital Twin is a representation of the physical plant assets (i.e. process equipment, instrumentation and controls) and the processes that take place within them (i.e. chemical reactions, separation processes...
    • 28 May 2020

    Improving Engineering Work Processes

    This COVID-19 Coronavirus era in which we find ourselves is causing some rethinking of how we accomplish our work. This is especially true for those working from home during this time of mandated lock downs. Efficient Plant had an interesting podcast, Digital Technology Changes Engineering Work . Emerson’s Lisa Nelson joins the podcast hosted by Gary Parr who is also joined by Wood ‘s Bridget Spencer. Gary opened the...
    • 22 Jan 2020

    Successful Project Management Leadership Skills

    Sal Zafar The best laid plans do not always guarantee a successful project. But strong project management leadership can help identify the issues and help the project team address these issues earlier before they might lead to delays and additional costs. In a ProjectManagement.com article, Vision, Vigilance, and Intuitive Judgment in Project Management Processes , Emerson’s Sal Zafar highlights skills in what makes...
    • 22 Jan 2020

    Successful Project Management Leadership Skills

    Sal Zafar The best laid plans do not always guarantee a successful project. But strong project management leadership can help identify the issues and help the project team address these issues earlier before they might lead to delays and additional costs. In a ProjectManagement.com article, Vision, Vigilance, and Intuitive Judgment in Project Management Processes , Emerson’s Sal Zafar highlights skills in what makes...
    • 12 Nov 2019

    Agile Project Methodology for the Right Types of Projects

    The concept of Agile for managing software projects began in the 1990 in software development under early forerunners such as “ …Scrum, DSDM, Application Development and Extreme Programming “. The waterfall project management method was causing growing lead times and lack of flexibility to make changes later in the project as more was learned along the way. Based on this early work: …seventeen developers met once again...
    • 19 Sep 2019

    Digital Twin Solutions across Industries

    When you hear “digital twin,” think of this as a digital replica of physical assets such as pumps and compressors, processes, people, places, systems and devices. Through these replicas, the operation of these things are modeled and simulated through their lifecycles. For these simulations to be effective, they must represent reality. To this end, feedback to the model is important for keeping it up to date and realistic...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...