Activity
    • 14 Jan 2020

    Adding Experts in Valve Condition Monitoring

    Fabrice Hoenig Data available in manufacturing and production facilities is growing faster than people can process. In a Process Industry Informer article, How Valve Condition Monitoring Reduces Plant Downtime , Emerson’s Fabrice Hoenig highlights this challenge: The vast amount of data that is generated about equipment condition and performance offers a great opportunity to engineers, but it can be overwhelming...
    • 10 Jan 2020

    Digital Valve Services for Improved Operational Performance

    For process manufacturers & producers, the performance of final control elements including valves, actuators and regulators has a major impact on their efficiency, reliability and variability. Knowing how these final control elements are performing and when they need attention can improve overall operational performance. This short 3-minute video, Digital Valve Services , highlights a portfolio of tools that provide...
    • 13 Dec 2019

    A Strategic Partnership Driving Valve Operational Performance Improvement

    Jaime Miller Manufacturer and producer reliability teams focus much of their efforts around the large plant assets including pumps, compressors, and control systems to maintain efficient and reliable operations. Valves, actuators and regulators often don’t get this same attention. Yet, these final control elements can have a major impact on the performance of the process. I caught up with Emerson’s Jaime Miller about...
    • 4 Nov 2019

    MyEmerson Personalized Digital Experience

    Last month at the Emerson Exchange conference in Nashville, I shared notes in a real-time blog post about the MyEmerson personalized digital experience for our customers. Here is a quick, less than 2-minute YouTube video, MyEmerson: A Personalized Digital Experience . It is an interconnected digital experience that includes everything from software to documentation, engineering tools, and commerce. Connect people and...
    • 24 Sep 2019

    MyEmerson Digital Tools

    Emerson’s Brad Budde , Lisa Nelson and Allison Sterling presented on the topic of MyEmerson Digital Tools. Digital technology is widely affecting the way we live. US Adults spent 6.3 hours/day on average consuming digital media. Engineers work with CAD drawings, engineering tools, procurement tools and asset information that they get online to do their jobs more productively. Recently announced is the MyEmerson Personalized...
    • 29 May 2019

    Effectively Managing Alarms through Lifecycle

    One unfortunate side effect of instrumentation becoming smarter and being able to communicate more data back to the control system, was the increased chance of flooding the operators with too much information in abnormal conditions. Work on the ANSI/ISA 18.2-2016 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries standard began in 2003 to identify and codify solutions to this alarm flood challenge. The IEC 62682...
    • 13 May 2019

    Building IIoT-Powered Condition Monitoring Business Case

    The costs and difficulties associated with wiring and terminations have historically limited the sensors used in manufacturing and production processes to only the most essential measurements. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) -based wireless devices have fundamentally changed this reality. Mike Boudreaux However, more data from these sensors does not automatically translate into better business performance. It...
    • 14 Feb 2019

    Overcoming Self-Imposed Barriers to Operational Performance

    Chris Hamlin This FIRSTHAND: Operational Certainty in Pod podcast with Emerson’s Chris Hamlin is a follow up to our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert with Chris. In this podcast, we explore Chris’ thoughts on a presentation he gave recently at a conference in the Netherlands. The presentation highlighted the massive technological shifts occurring that are affecting the very way we organize our businesses and drive...
    • 14 Feb 2019

    Overcoming Self-Imposed Barriers to Operational Performance

    Chris Hamlin This FIRSTHAND: Operational Certainty in Pod podcast with Emerson’s Chris Hamlin is a follow up to our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert with Chris. In this podcast, we explore Chris’ thoughts on a presentation he gave recently at a conference in the Netherlands. The presentation highlighted the massive technological shifts occurring that are affecting the very way we organize our businesses and drive...
    • 8 Feb 2019

    Reflections on Digital Transformation

    I’ve been giving thought to everything I heard this week at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum now that I’m back in Austin. I think what stands out the most is how to prioritize steps on a digital transformation journey. I captured it in this tweet: Advice for #DigitalTransformation at #ARCForum : anchor yourself with value to customer. Meet them where they’re at. — Jim Cahill (@JimCahill) February 5, 2019 Advice...
    • 8 Feb 2019

    Reflections on Digital Transformation

    I’ve been giving thought to everything I heard this week at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum now that I’m back in Austin. I think what stands out the most is how to prioritize steps on a digital transformation journey. I captured it in this tweet: Advice for #DigitalTransformation at #ARCForum : anchor yourself with value to customer. Meet them where they’re at. — Jim Cahill (@JimCahill) February 5, 2019 Advice...
    • 1 Feb 2019

    5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Director Chris Hamlin

    Emerson’s Chris Hamlin joins our continuing podcast series, 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert . Chris works with our Operational Certainty Consulting team in their role to help manufacturers and producers improve operational performance and drive toward top quartile performance . We’ll have an in-depth podcast in the coming weeks with Chris describing this new area of virtually unlimited information flow and what...
    • 1 Feb 2019

    5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Director Chris Hamlin

    Emerson’s Chris Hamlin joins our continuing podcast series, 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert . Chris works with our Operational Certainty Consulting team in their role to help manufacturers and producers improve operational performance and drive toward top quartile performance . We’ll have an in-depth podcast in the coming weeks with Chris describing this new area of virtually unlimited information flow and what...
    • 30 Jan 2019

    Improving Jacket Heating and Cooling Temperature Control

    In many specialty chemical and pharmaceutical batch processes, you’ll find classic cascade and split-range control strategies used on vessel jacket heating and cooling. I caught up with Emerson’s Mark Coughran on a recent visit that he and Guillermo Bravo had taken to a plastics manufacturing facility. They were having issues with the jacket temperature control that used this classic cascade & split-range control...
    • 30 Jan 2019

    Improving Jacket Heating and Cooling Temperature Control

    In many specialty chemical and pharmaceutical batch processes, you’ll find classic cascade and split-range control strategies used on vessel jacket heating and cooling. I caught up with Emerson’s Mark Coughran on a recent visit that he and Guillermo Bravo had taken to a plastics manufacturing facility. They were having issues with the jacket temperature control that used this classic cascade & split-range control...
    • 15 Jan 2019

    How Digital Transformation Initiatives Affect Existing Facilities

    This past fall, the AIChE organization for chemical engineering professionals held an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications and Industry 4.0 Forum as part of their 2018 Annual Meeting. Emerson’s Tim Olsen (center) moderated a video recorded session with Dow’s Leo Chiang (right) and MIT’s Richard Braatz (left). This 5:10 session, Predictions for “Industry 4.0” , explored how digital transformation initiatives...
    • 15 Jan 2019

    How Digital Transformation Initiatives Affect Existing Facilities

    This past fall, the AIChE organization for chemical engineering professionals held an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications and Industry 4.0 Forum as part of their 2018 Annual Meeting. Emerson’s Tim Olsen (center) moderated a video recorded session with Dow’s Leo Chiang (right) and MIT’s Richard Braatz (left). This 5:10 session, Predictions for “Industry 4.0” , explored how digital transformation initiatives...
    • 14 Jan 2019

    Shifting Toward Real-Time Predictive Manufacturing

    Last week we shared a post about the COP24 conference and the need for more sustainable manufacturing . Emerson’s Chris Hamlin also attended this conference held in Poland in early December. In an Energetyka 24 video interview , Chris explained how we are now undergoing a huge, transformative shift where data and information are available almost anywhere you want it, in whatever quantity you need, at almost zero cost...
    • 14 Jan 2019

    Shifting Toward Real-Time Predictive Manufacturing

    Last week we shared a post about the COP24 conference and the need for more sustainable manufacturing . Emerson’s Chris Hamlin also attended this conference held in Poland in early December. In an Energetyka 24 video interview , Chris explained how we are now undergoing a huge, transformative shift where data and information are available almost anywhere you want it, in whatever quantity you need, at almost zero cost...
    • 17 Dec 2018

    Creating a Digitally-Enabled Workforce

    Edition #14 of Innovations in Process Automation is now available. And it’s available not only in English, but also in German , Italian , Spanish and French . This latest edition includes articles about: Emerson’s commitment to training and education is closing the skills gap STEM initiatives inspire next generation of innovators The business case for gender balance is clear Training solutions help maximise...
    • 17 Dec 2018

    Creating a Digitally-Enabled Workforce

    Edition #14 of Innovations in Process Automation is now available. And it’s available not only in English, but also in German , Italian , Spanish and French . This latest edition includes articles about: Emerson’s commitment to training and education is closing the skills gap STEM initiatives inspire next generation of innovators The business case for gender balance is clear Training solutions help maximise...
    • 1 Oct 2018

    Emerson Lifecycle Services Roadmap

    Roadmap sessions at the Emerson Exchange conference are a chance to hear about not only what is available, but what is in the works and coming. I joined the roadmap session on Lifecycle Services to hear about new services that are being enabled by Industrial Internet of Things technology. Emerson’s Johan Claassen kicked of the session discussing some of the enabling technologies driving manufacturers to reexamine...
    • 1 Oct 2018

    Emerson Lifecycle Services Roadmap

    Roadmap sessions at the Emerson Exchange conference are a chance to hear about not only what is available, but what is in the works and coming. I joined the roadmap session on Lifecycle Services to hear about new services that are being enabled by Industrial Internet of Things technology. Emerson’s Johan Claassen kicked of the session discussing some of the enabling technologies driving manufacturers to reexamine...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    Ovation Control System Lifecycle Planning

    At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’ Nick Koonce and Mike Ames presented on some of the tools and data that Ovation control system users can use for lifecycle planning . It included a step-by-step demonstration along with an explanation of the data (format and content) focused on: Lifecycle planning tools & data such as System Gather & Registration Utility Considerations/limitations/things to...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    Ovation Control System Lifecycle Planning

    At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’ Nick Koonce and Mike Ames presented on some of the tools and data that Ovation control system users can use for lifecycle planning . It included a step-by-step demonstration along with an explanation of the data (format and content) focused on: Lifecycle planning tools & data such as System Gather & Registration Utility Considerations/limitations/things to...