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    • 28 Feb 2017

    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...
    • 18 Jan 2017

    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...
    • 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...
    • 6 Oct 2016

    Wireless Continuous Pump Monitoring

    Many of the pumps in process manufacturing and production processes are essential and their failure results in reduced or lost production and increased maintenance costs. In an Upstream Pumping article, Wireless Monitoring Reduces Pump Failures & Maintenance Costs , Emerson’s Brian Atkinson describes way to make use of technology to avoid these failures. He opens citing some statistics on the economic...
    • 13 Jul 2016

    How to Disassemble a Daniel Digital Control Valve

    Let’s continue our series of practical “ How-to videos ” with a closer look at disassembling a Daniel V788 digital control valve . The valves are used effectively in loading and offloading applications that require precise flow rate control and batch delivery of fluid products. In this 7:36 video , Emerson’s Jerome Lopez demonstrates the disassembly process that may be done during service repair...
    • 5 Apr 2016

    Integrated Operations Continue to Deliver Benefits in Today’s Oil Market

    Authors: Jeff Dymond and Mike Boudreaux The reality of lower oil and gas prices is driving energy companies to operate differently. The lower price per barrel is squeezing profitability and pushing companies to contain costs, increase reliability, and respond quickly to revenue opportunities. Some are reducing workforce to decrease costs. Others are running full bore to protect market share. Industry-wide, they are...
    • 8 Mar 2016

    From Operators to Cross-Functional iOps Teams

    Control rooms where operators monitor and control the process have changed over the years as technologies have advanced. Today with advances in communications technologies, this “room” can extend globally. In a Process Engineering article, Remote Controller , Emerson’s Jeff Dymond describes this change in thinking to accommodate knowledge workers located remotely. He notes how this thinking has changed...
    • 2 Feb 2016

    Monitoring Control Valves with Remote Expertise

    An ARC Advisory group study highlighted that “The global process industry loses $20 billion, or five percent of annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost 80 percent of these losses are preventable…” Key components in controlling a process are the control valves, which directly touch the process. As such, they can be subject to corrosive, erosive and other...
    • 1 Feb 2016

    Optimize Energy Consumption with Additional Monitoring

    In a quick Emerson Exchange 365 Operate & Maintain group discussion post, Plant modernization for energy efficiency and loss control , Emerson’s Barbara Hamilton alerted the community to a nice article in Control Engineering Asia magazine. The article with the same title describes how additional measurements in older process manufacturing and production plants are being added to make them more energy efficient...
    • 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 2...