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    • 14 Mar 2017

    Women in STEM: How to Apply Your STEM Skills to Re-enter the Workforce

    Have you found yourself as the protagonist in a common story for parents in our generation: you ducked out of the workforce when you had a child and want to sneak back in, but how? You now have a PhD in poop but haven’t used Slack or even heard...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Women in STEM: A Day on the Golf Course, and Why Women should Stop Apologizing.

    I recently spent a very pleasant afternoon on a local golf course with some good friends. Being a novice golfer, I missed many shots. I then apologized for missing shots and apologized for taking a longer time to complete my shots That is, until a co...
    • 1 Mar 2017

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Getting the Most Out of Valve Positioners

    The post, Getting the Most Out of Valve Positioners , first appeared on ControlGlobal.com's Control Talk blog. Today’s smart digital valve positioners have incredible capability and flexibility as to tuning, performance and diagnostics. Here...
    • 28 Feb 2017

    Blog: Security Concerns Driving IT and Operations Collaboration

    Yesterday, we shared thoughts from Emerson’s Peter Zornio about new types of services enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things . Today we’ll look at how these technologies continue to bring IT organizations and Operations staff closer together—whether they like the idea or not. In a ComputerWorld article, Why IT and Operations are on a collision course [free registration required to read full article...
    • 20 Feb 2017

    Blog: Improving Turnaround Planning and Execution

    Continuously operating process plants need to plan outages, also known as turnarounds, from time to time to perform maintenance and improvements not possible while the process is online. Every day of downtime is lost revenue, so carefully planning the actions to be performed during the outage is critical. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Get more from your next turnaround , Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Tim...
    • 20 Feb 2017

    Blog: Improving Turnaround Planning and Execution

    Continuously operating process plants need to plan outages, also known as turnarounds, from time to time to perform maintenance and improvements not possible while the process is online. Every day of downtime is lost revenue, so carefully planning the actions to be performed during the outage is critical. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Get more from your next turnaround , Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Tim...
    • 14 Feb 2017

    Women in STEM: How I Fell in Love with College Recruiting

    Target’s Valentine’s Day card section is, in a word, robust. There are cards for Moms, Dads, sisters, spouses, grandparents and friends. But not one card for your job. And why would there be?!? My job has given me gray hairs. ...
    • 8 Feb 2017

    Blog: Rethink Work Practices for Successful Project Execution

    Manufacturing capital projects grow ever larger and more complex. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Dick Hill led a panel, New Approaches to Automation Projects: Reducing Cost and Complexity . This panel included Emerson’s Deston Day who is the director of Perfect Execution. Here was the session description: New technologies and approaches to project management are making it possible to significantly reduce...
    • 8 Feb 2017

    Blog: Rethink Work Practices for Successful Project Execution

    Manufacturing capital projects grow ever larger and more complex. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Dick Hill led a panel, New Approaches to Automation Projects: Reducing Cost and Complexity . This panel included Emerson’s Deston Day who is the director of Perfect Execution. Here was the session description: New technologies and approaches to project management are making it possible to significantly reduce...
    • 2 Feb 2017

    Blog: Creating Automation Project Alignment and Success

    The Construction Industry Institute (CII) was established in the early 1980s to research ways to improve the performance of capital projects. CII is a consortium of more than 130 owners, engineering-contractors, and supplier firms focused on enhancing the business effectiveness and sustainability of the capital projects through CII research, related initiatives, and industry alliances. I mention this since I’m...
    • 2 Feb 2017

    Blog: Creating Automation Project Alignment and Success

    The Construction Industry Institute (CII) was established in the early 1980s to research ways to improve the performance of capital projects. CII is a consortium of more than 130 owners, engineering-contractors, and supplier firms focused on enhancing the business effectiveness and sustainability of the capital projects through CII research, related initiatives, and industry alliances. I mention this since I’m...
    • 31 Jan 2017

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Uncommon Knowledge for Achieving Best Feedforward and Ratio Control

    The post, Uncommon Knowledge for Achieving Best Feedforward and Ratio Control , first appeared on ControlGlobal.com's Control Talk blog . Here are key relatively straightforward principles and practices not commonly known that can make a world of d...
    • 31 Jan 2017

    Women in STEM: Why Find your Career fit, when you can Create it?

    I am always the person at every networking event who is incredibly intrigued at the career path of other attendees. Whose career path was linear? Marketing major or MBA? Grad school or life experience? Who started out in fine art and ende...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    Emerson Process Experts: Vortex Flow Meter Principles of Operation

    In yesterday’s post , we looked at three different flow measurement technologies used in fiscal metering applications—differential pressure (DP), Coriolis, and Ultrasonic. Today let’s look at flow measurement with vortex flow meters. There is a new, very educational video on the Rosemount YouTube channel, Introduction to Vortex Flow Meter Technology . This 4:49 video explains the basic principles of operation...
    • 18 Jan 2017

    Blog: Addressing Operational Performance Challenges

    There are many reasons for manufacturers and producers not meeting their operational performance goals. Unplanned downtime, production slowdowns, regulatory sanctions and quality excursions are but a few. In the most recent edition of innovations in Process Control , Emerson’s Roel Van Doren highlights the cumulative cost of this underperformance: Through close cooperation with benchmarking companies and talking...
    • 17 Jan 2017

    Women in STEM: 8 Tips for Relaunching your Career after a Sabbatical

    I feel like my career adventures could be an episode of the “Back in Time” series. If you are considering a sabbatical for family, travel or any number of reasons or if you're in the process your planning your relaunch, here is one jo...
    • 6 Jan 2017

    Emerson Process Experts: Developing Next-Gen Process Control Leaders

    Anyone involved in process control knows the steep learning curve from what is taught in the universities to what is required to safely, reliably and efficiently control an industrial process. Many of the world’s foremost experts steeped in this knowledge have retired or are quickly approaching retirement age. Several years ago, Process Automation Hall of Fame member and ISA Lifetime Achievement award winner...
    • 3 Jan 2017

    Women in STEM: Be in the Present Moment: a 2017 New Year’s Resolution

    How often do we catch ourselves or others sneaking a peak at their iPhone, tapping out tweets under the table or, horror-of-horrors, taking a phone call in the middle of a conversation? OUR conversation – how dare you! Often I&rsquo...
    • 27 Dec 2016

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Keys to Successful Process Control Technologies

    The post, Keys to Successful Process Control Technologies , first appeared on ControlGlobal.com's Control Talk blog. Why do many process control technologies fail to make prime time being relegated to special applications that are few and far...
    • 20 Dec 2016

    Women in STEM: Perspective through Pie

    I am a “Type A” mom of two feisty girls under five, working professional, ultimate Frisbee player, active non-profit board member of Girls on the Run Austin AND social coordinator for both colleagues and friends. Like many of you, I am ov...
    • 19 Dec 2016

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: What Are Best Cutover Strategies for Upgrading an Industrial Plant?

    The post What Are Best Cutover Strategies for Upgrading an Industrial Plant? first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program , authored by Greg McMi...
    • 7 Dec 2016

    Women in STEM: 5 Ways Women can Empower Women

    Last month I attended the Texas Conference for Women , and a quote by speaker, Amal Clooney, really resonated with me. She advocated that, “As women, we have a bond of shared experience -experiences that only women go through and strug...
    • 2 Dec 2016

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Deadtime Dominance - Sources, Consequences and Solutions

    The post, Deadtime Dominance - Sources, Consequences and Solutions first appeared on ControlGlobal.com's Control Talk blog. If the total loop deadtime becomes larger than the open loop time constant, you have a deadtime dominant loop. There ...
    • 1 Dec 2016

    Blog: Maintaining Secure and Reliable Control System Performance

    Control systems are the heart of manufacturing and production processes. Keeping them operating at peak efficiency while also keeping them secure requires time, energy and focus. Automation suppliers can play a large role in these efforts. News came out today of Guardian Support improvements and simplifications in how DeltaV distributed control system users can better monitor the security and health risks associated with...
    • 30 Nov 2016

    Blog: Improving Capital Project Performance

    When large capital project teams consider the importance of optimizing ongoing operations and asset management in their designs, the results can impact which quartile the manufacturer and producer operates in compared with their industry peers. In a ControlGlobal.com article, Plantman Go: The future of asset lifecycle modeling , author Bob Sperber surveys automation suppliers for their views on ways to improve capital...