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    • 9 May 2018

    Blog: Chemistry and Creativity: How Art Inspired Me to Become an Engineer

    The one question that we all remember asking ourselves as teenagers is, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” We focus on surviving high school, but we must simultaneously make important decisions that will shape the rest of our lives. W...
    • 24 Apr 2018

    Blog: So Now You’re 30: A Millennial’s Guide to Navigating a Growing Career & Family - Part 1

    If you know what jelly shoes, slap bracelets and POGs are then YOU my friend are probably a millennial (and had an awesome childhood). This also means you are likely so deep into adulting that you have forgotten all about dying from dysentery in a ga...
    • 23 Apr 2018

    Blog: Cybersecurity Guidebook for Reducing Cyber Risks

    One only has to do a cybersecurity news search to see the increasing worries and incidents that manufacturers face. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of cybersecurity standards : …address the need to design cybersecurity robustness and resilience into industrial automation control systems (IACS). A new, comprehensive Cybersecurity Guidebook for Process Control is available to help you and your organization take the necessary...
    • 23 Apr 2018

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Webinar Recording: Temperature Measurement and Control

    The post Webinar Recording: Temperature Measurement and Control first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site. This educational ISA webinar on control valves was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program . Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical...
    • 11 Apr 2018

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: When is an Automation System too Slow and too Fast?

    The usual concern is whether an automation system is too slow. There are some applications where an automation system is disruptive by being too fast. Here we look at what determines whether a system should be faster or slower and what are the limiting factors and thus the solution to meeting a speed of response objective. In the process, we will find there are a lot of misconceptions. The good news is that most of corrections...
    • 11 Apr 2018

    Blog: Understand, Respect and Invest: Lessons from my week as a Future Energy Leader

    For the past 37 years executives, government officials and thought leaders from the energy, policy, technology and financial sectors have gathered in Houston, TX for CERAWeek . This year, I was fortunate to participate in the CERAWeek Future Ener...
    • 27 Mar 2018

    Blog: My Journey to Develop my own Personal Culture

    I still remember vividly a talk my father gave me when I was around 12 years old. We were in the old barn tool shed on the farm where I grew up in Tennessee. My friends and I got caught “toilet paper rolling” some homes and trees th...
    • 14 Mar 2018

    Blog: The Importance of Understanding not just How, but WHY.

    I went to engineering school because I was curious about how things worked. As a child, I would take things apart such as toasters, lamps and faucets and then attempt to put them back together. Sometimes I would take multiple lamps apart and create a...
    • 9 Mar 2018

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Solutions to Prevent Harmful Feedforwards

    The post, Solutions to Prevent Harmful Feedforwards , originally appeared on the ControlGlobal.com Control Talk blog . Here we looks at applications where feedforward can do more harm than good and what to do to prevent this situation. This problem is ...
    • 7 Mar 2018

    Blog: 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...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Blog: How to Restore Capital Project Confidence

    At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s systems and solutions business president Jim Nyquist shares ways to improve capital project performance The complexity of today’s capital projects for manufacturers and producers makes it more difficult to execute them on time and on budget. Projects are larger, more technical and have shorter project schedules than ever. At CERAWeek 2018 , Emerson’s systems & solutions...
    • 28 Feb 2018

    Blog: From Platform to Boardroom: Why Taking a Risk Matters

    What would it take to take a chance on yourself? What would it take to say yes even though the resulting prospects might scare you? In other words, what would it take for you to take more risks? Plenty of studies suggest that women are less likely t...
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Blog: 5 Steps in Developing Digital Transformation Strategy

    Rapid technological advancements and retiring waves of deep expertise are prompting many manufacturers to re-imagine their operations. A digital transformation comprised of cultural change, workflow and process changes and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires a clear strategy based on the manufacturer’s key business objectives. In a CIOReview article, Five Key Steps To Building A Successful Strategy...
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Blog: Podcast with Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Services Leader John Sanders

    Emerson’s John Sanders joins our continuing series of podcasts to share his insights on the process of effectively planning and executing plant shutdowns, turnarounds and outages . He also shares a surprising passion about chasing tornadoes, so make sure to listen in! We hope you enjoy this podcast and please send me a note about other Emerson experts you’d like to hear from. http://www.emersonprocessxperts...
    • 14 Feb 2018

    Tips for New Process Automation Folks: Training alternatives: Online university-based education in instrumentation & control

    I have seen engineers and technologists thrown into the world of process instrumentation and control (PIC) with little or no Bergotech's N.E. (Bill) Battikha knowledge of this engineering specialty—and they were expected to perform immediately. At best, they may have taken a course in control theory, which is very rarely (if ever) used in a plant environment. PIC typically represents a substantial cost...
    • 13 Feb 2018

    Blog: Do you suffer from Glossophobia?

    Public speaking is considered to be the greatest fear a person can have – even greater than the fear of death. There is even a fancier name for this fear and that is, “glossophobia." Glossophobia is very common, in fact, as many as 7...
    • 6 Feb 2018

    Blog: Saving Project Timelines and Costs by Avoiding Control Valve Over-specification

    Control valves are a critical part of process manufacturing processes and require great care in selection and specification. But what if the specifications are too stringent impacting both cost and lead times? The costs and delays can have an impact on the overall performance of a capital project. In a Processing magazine article, How To Avoid Over-Specifying Control Valves , Emerson’s Janelle Prusha shares valuable...
    • 5 Feb 2018

    Blog: 4 Critical Industrial Boiler Measurements

    Many industrial processes require thermal energy as part of the production process. Steam is often the heat carrier because it highly absorbs this thermal energy and transports easily via piping. Industrial boilers are used to convert the energy in fuel to the thermal energy in the steam. Boiler control strategies must be developed to operate the boiler safely, reliably and efficiently under varying loads, fuel costs...
    • 1 Feb 2018

    Blog: Planning and Tools for Successful Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

    No matter what you call them—shutdowns, turnarounds & outages (STO)—they are a time that manufacturers and producers must race the clock to repair and restore their production equipment to minimize financial losses from lost production. Valves are some of the critical assets that need to be checked and serviced. They touch the process directly and face the wear and tear caused by the fluids flowing through them...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    Blog: Stargazing toward a future in STEM

    Did you know that in 2017, Lego’s "Women of NASA ," which featured female astronauts and astronomers alike, was the brand's best-selling toy? The fact that it was, tells two truths about the world today: 1) kids love space; 2) the...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    Blog: Reducing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Real-time analyzers play an important role in many process manufacturing operations. Some examples include natural gas custody transfer, combustion efficiency monitoring, combustion emissions component analysis, flowing fluid compositional analysis and more. Not only is the selection of the right analyzer for the right application important, but so is how it is installed and managed to assure accurate and reliable...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    Blog: Social Capital and the Power of Brokerage

    Go to school, work hard, continue skill development, make sure you balance work/life, eat right, exercise, and make sure you make room for spiritual enlightenment. Do these things and you will achieve all your goals…right? If you do these thin...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    Blog: Digital Twin for Increased Project and Operational Performance

    You may have been seeing the phrase “Digital Twin” more and more in the automation and industry press. Wikipedia defines the Digital twin concept as: …a digital replica of physical assets, processes and systems that can be used for various purposes. [1] The digital representation provides both the elements and the dynamics of how an Internet of Things device operates and lives throughout its life cycle...
    • 8 Jan 2018

    Blog: Podcast with Global Lifecycle Services Operations Leader Johan Claassen

    In this 15-minute podcast, I’m joined by Emerson’s Johan Classen to discuss how enabling technologies that the Industrial Internet of Things brings is changing the way services can be delivered to process manufacturers and producers across the lifecycle of their operations. http://www.emersonprocessxperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Podcast-Johan-Claassen-Lifecycle-Services.mp3   Transcript...
    • 8 Jan 2018

    Blog: Podcast with Global Lifecycle Services Operations Leader Johan Claassen

    In this 15-minute podcast, I’m joined by Emerson’s Johan Classen to discuss how enabling technologies that the Industrial Internet of Things brings is changing the way services can be delivered to process manufacturers and producers across the lifecycle of their operations. http://www.emersonprocessxperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Podcast-Johan-Claassen-Lifecycle-Services.mp3   Transcript...