Wireless Measurements and Analytics Drive Sustainability Improvements

by | Jul 22, 2022 | Energy & Emissions, Sustainability

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Social Marketing Leader

Driving improvements requires measurements to monitor for progress. When it comes to sustainability initiatives, often the measurements and accompanying analytics are lacking in areas of emissions, energy efficiency, and production waste.

A quick, 2:55 YouTube video, Reach Sustainability Goals and Monitor Energy Usage With Wireless Solutions and Apps, shares ways to address energy consumption and emission sources challenges by using wireless sensors, networks, and analytics to digitally transform data into actionable insights. These additional measurements can help you make measurable progress toward your sustainability goals.

The video highlights three examples to make progress more measurable and recordable. These examples include pressure relief valves, steam traps, and heat exchanger monitoring. Pressure relief valve events can lead to higher emissions, inefficient operations, and increased operating costs. The operational analytics in the Plantweb Insight Pressure Relief Valve monitoring solution converts data from non-intrusive Rosemount 708 wireless acoustic transmitters into actionable information for faster problem resolution and regulatory reporting.

Failed steam traps can be one of the largest sources of wasted energy, which increases fuel consumption & emissions, and product quality. Up to 15% of steam traps show failure conditions when typically inspected annually. The Plantweb Insight Steam Trap monitoring solution receives wireless acoustic sensor data to detect when these failures occur and provide the operations staff with the information they need to address the problem quickly.

Heat exchanges are subject to fouling and corrosion over time. These conditions affect energy usage and product quality and often take a long time to detect with traditional maintenance methods. The Plantweb Insight Heat Exchanger monitoring solution and wireless sensors cost-effectively monitor several heat exchangers, provide a clear picture of their efficiency, and give early notification of degraded performance and cleaning recommendations.

Watch the video and visit the Plantweb Insight section on Emerson.com to learn more about these built-for-purpose operational analytics applications to help you drive progress in your sustainability initiatives.

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