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    • 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...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    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...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    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...
    • 27 Jul 2017

    Network Architecture Considerations in Ovation Control Systems

    Emerson’s Craig McDaniel provided an overview on the Ovation control system network architecture at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. He provided a basic overview of Ovation’s network architecture showing standard configurations, connectivity, redundancy, IP addressing schemes, port assignments, network hardware, and connections to third party equipment will be provided in this session. He also discussed...
    • 24 May 2017

    Process Automation and Big Data

    I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the SyncSort team. Their enterprise software helps organizations collect, integrate, sort, and distribute their most important data. The interview, Expert Interview: Jim Cahill of Emerson Automation Solutions on Process Automation and Big Data is posted on the SyncSort blog. Here’s an excerpt from the interview when asked, “What are the most interesting...
    • 27 Apr 2017

    Improving Project Performance with Dynamic Simulations and Operator Training Systems

    Dynamic process simulations can be used across the lifecycle of a capital project from early verification studies of process designs to training the operators to prepare to operate the running facility. For offshore oil & gas production facilities these simulations are even more important given the remoteness, space limitations and transportation requirements for the project and operating teams. In an Offshore...
    • 20 Feb 2017

    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...
    • 8 Feb 2017

    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

    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...
    • 30 Nov 2016

    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...