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    • 23 Apr 2018

    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...
    • 16 Feb 2018

    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...
    • 8 Jan 2018

    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...
    • 13 Dec 2017

    5 Questions for Lifecycle Services Project Technical Leader Kris Lescinsky

    Emerson’s Kris Lescinsky joins our 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast series . Through her work as a project technical leader, Kris fosters collaboration via knowledge-sharing platforms among Lifecycle Services engineers across the Emerson business units and world areas to better serve our customers. Share any feedback or suggestions you have for other questions or experts you’d like to hear in future...
    • 20 Nov 2017

    5 Questions for Lifecycle Services Marketer Larissa Wechsler

    Emerson’s Larissa Wechsler joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert . Our goal with this podcast series is to share the stories of the paths taken to a science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) education and career in the field of instrumentation and automation, as well as to learn more about the individuals behind our Emerson experts. Larissa leads out marketing efforts...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Keeping Control Systems Current for Secure and Reliable Operation

    As commercially available off-the-shelf operating systems and hardware came on the scene for control systems, they brought with them rapid performance improvements that translated into increase functionality and ease of use. They also brought with them the need to provide ongoing software and hardware updates to remain secure, reliable and available. In a Maintenance Technology article, Focus on Automation System Updates...
    • 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...
    • 29 Mar 2016

    What is Operational Excellence?

    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...
    • 5 Jan 2016

    SureService is a Sure Bet to Improve Your Control System

    Author: Jocelyn Sexton SureService is an old name with a new meaning at Emerson. SureService now refers to a new offering from Emerson’s Lifecycle Services for DeltaV systems . It includes four tiers of packaged services that make it easier to fill the gaps between where you are now, and where you want to be in the future in terms of more efficiently managing and maintaining your system. In this quick...
    • 1 Dec 2015

    Managing the DCS Asset Lifecycle

    The AFPM [American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers] is: …a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as ...
    • 12 Nov 2015

    Secure Out of the Box Myth-Part 1

    Last month, a full day was devoted to the issues and practices around cybersecurity at the AFPM (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers) 2015 Q&A and Technology Forum . Emerson’s Neil Peterson was one of the presenters. His presentation, The Myth of “Secure Out of the Box”, explored the expectation of process manufacturers and producers to have their automation vendors: …supply their...
    • 26 Oct 2015

    Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura Refinery Wins Reliability Program of the Year

    Effective reliability programs affect safety, availability and efficiency for process manufacturers and producers. Recently, at the Emerson Exchange conference in Denver, Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura Refinery was awarded Reliability Program of the...
    • 30 Sep 2015

    Lifecycle Services at Emerson Exchange Conference

    We’re less than two weeks from the Emerson Exchange conference in Denver. I hope you’ve made plans, registered and will be there with us. If so, make sure you have your Mobile App and are planning your schedule . If not, make sure to catch the October 12 Livestream of the Keynote addresses and the October 16 Process Control & Optimization Experts session . They’ll also be a flurry of posts hashtagged...
    • 9 Sep 2015

    Building a Problem Solving Reputation on Three Pillars

    Running process manufacturing operations safely, efficiently and reliably require a combination of automation technology and expertise to manage the process through its lifecycle. In a CEO magazine article, Consider it Solved , Emerson’s Roel Va...
    • 30 Jul 2015

    Getting Your Brownfield Automation Project Approved

    Author: John Dolenc Improving operational performance is a good area to look for financial improvements to justify replacing your old control system. Almost all process units have operational issues that can be improved to provide better financial performance. Automation may be a large contributor to financial improvements by addressing specific operational issues and poor key performance indicator (KPI) performance...
    • 28 Jul 2015

    Optimizing Multi-well Gas Lift Operations

    As oil prices have remained lower for many months, many oil & gas producers have shifted their priorities from new production to optimizing existing production and reducing operating costs with the assets currently in place. In the quick, 2-minu...