Managing Asset Performance and Collaborating in the Life Science Industry

by | Aug 22, 2013 | Asset Management, Industry, Life Sciences & Medical, Reliability

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

In two very different industries, I have some updates to share from Emerson consultants.

On the reliability front, when we last checked in with Emerson’s Richard Barnes, a Senior Asset Optimization Consultant, he was at a refinery located on the Black Sea, assisting with an Asset Performance Management (APM) installation. His latest post from the field finds him in Norway.

Emerson's Richard BarnesLast week was hard but enjoyable, Norway is in the throes of renewing its asset management solutions beginning with the upgrade of an Asset Portal to an Asset Performance Management v3.5 for a major oil and gas producer. The two datasources were also updated to AMS Device Manager v12 and AMS Machinery Health Manager v5.51 as well. All went well and the systems are due for final commissioning in a couple of weeks time.

Busy times coming to for two APM solutions for another major oil & gas producer projects are due for implementation in the Emerson Leicester, UK facility. One is due for shipping to South Korea for FAT testing. Both solutions will eventually reside in UK offshore waters delivering data for offshore/onshore decision support within their advanced collaborative environment program.

Emerson's Heather SchwaljeIn the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Emerson’s Heather Schwalje provides an update on a recent Emerson Life Science Symposium held in Philadelphia, PA USA August 13-15, 2013.

Emerson Life Science SymposiumHeather described the purpose of the event, which was driven by the Life Science User Symposium board—chartered in 2012 to establish a forum to:    

  • Collaborate and learn from peers
  • Communicate & foster community
  • Brainstorm solutions for the shared challenges of the industry

100 participants from 22 companies and members from across the Emerson Process Management business units joined together to discuss four main topics. These included:

  • Managing Data Models Through Product Lifecycles
  • Data Accessibility and Visualization
  • Real-Time Process Intelligence and Analytics
  • Flexible Facilities and Single-Use Technologies— Impact on Infrastructure and Data

Heather noted that based on the positive feedback and desire for the community to continue these conversations, the Life Science Symposium Board will develop a platform for all participants to continue sharing ideas and developing solutions until the next event is held in Boston in May 2015!

Visit the Emerson Life Sciences Symposium Facebook photo album for pictures from the event.

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