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    • 1 Dec 2016

    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...
    • 15 Nov 2016

    Looking Beyond Total Cost of Ownership to Return on Investment

    Automation fundamentally impacts the costs and returns on a production process. When evaluating capital investments for instrumentation and automation, many manufacturers and producers look beyond the initial purchase, installation and commissioning costs to assess the costs throughout the lifecycle of this investment. While this total cost of ownership (TCO) approach improves upon initial purchase costs, it doesn’t...
    • 24 Oct 2016

    Reliability Consulting and Lifecycle Services

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson’s Sean Sims and Will Goetz teamed up to give an update on the reliability consulting process and the host of lifecycle services to improve operational performance for process manufacturers and producers. Sean opened describing the see-decide-act and how today’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) follow this model. Sensors measuring the process are...
    • 10 Oct 2016

    How to Form a Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Your Investments

    Author: Jocelyn Sexton Without fail, cybersecurity continues to make headlines. News about data breaches, password protection, identify theft, hacks and viruses are so prevalent, it’s easy to feel security fatigue. It can also seem overwhelming to stand vigilant for cyber threats at all times. Have you made the appropriate software updates? Do you adhere to all security and privacy policies your company has...
    • 1 Oct 2016

    What is Operational Certainty?

    Author: Scott Turner A lot of businesses benchmark themselves against other companies in the same industry and against themselves over time using various metrics and key performance indicators (KPI’s). One example of this is Solomon Associates Benchmarking which is widely used, especially in the refining and petrochemicals industry. This benchmarking process is often used to identify your competitive position...
    • 26 Sep 2016

    Optimizing Distillation for Increased Methanol Capacity

    James Gremillion Author: James Gremillion When the process licensor designed your methanol plant, everything fit together to exactly produce the nameplate amount of methanol yearly. In the design there were necessary tradeoffs made because of costs, physical size, availability of materials, etc. In designing the distillation section, for example, the licensor did a calculation of how many theoretical trays were needed...
    • 3 Aug 2016

    Learn How Guardian Support Will Improve Decision-Making and Optimize Performance

    Author: Bob Cruz Guardian Support has long been known as the core element for Emerson’s Lifecycle Services for operations management, control and asset management systems. It is a subscription service designed to help improve process manufacturers and producers’ competitive advantage and bottom line business results through critical service and support information. Guardian Support equips you to manage...
    • 20 May 2016

    How Does Your Control System Measure Up Against Best Practices?

    Author: Jocelyn Sexton When analyzing Best Practices, you want to know if your control system is up to par. Not only do you want to know if you’re meeting or exceeding industry standards and benchmarks, but you want to ensure your system is reliable and performing optimally to generate the results you expect. So how do you compare? Many customers have questions about improving reliability, security and managing...
    • 16 May 2016

    Where to Look for Benefits in DCS Modernization Project Justification

    We’ll continue with our series on getting your brownfield automation project approved. In part one, Front End Planning for Control System Modernization Projects , we explored how changes in the project become more expensive the later in the sche...
    • 20 Apr 2016

    Operational Excellence at Emerson Exchange Brussels

    Author: Scott Turner On the week of the 11th of April 2016, the European Emerson Exchange took place at the Square Meeting Centre in the cultural and historic district of Brussels. The theme for the User Exchange was “ New Reality. New Opportunity “. Within the Business and Projects Zone, on the 1 st day, a team of Operational Excellence consultants invited you to talk about your Reality , to discuss...