Answers to Coriolis Meter Drive Gain Diagnostic Questions

In an earlier post, How Coriolis Meter Drive Gain Indication Works, Emerson’s Marc Buttler addressed questions on how the Micro Motion Coriolis meter drive gain diagnostic is calculated.

We received two additional questions, so I thought it warrants a second post to bring more visibility to Marc’s responses to the questions.

  1. What is the max value of drive gain that you can believe the meter reading with confidence?

Marc responded: Continue Reading

BioPhorum Best Practices on Knowledge Management

The BioPhorum organization was formed in 2004 with the mission, “…to create environments where the global biopharmaceutical industry can collaborate and accelerate its rate of progress, for the benefit of all.”

Emerson’s Michalle Adkins alerted me to the release of a new BioPhorum Knowledge Management white paper, A Test Case in CMC Business Processes from Late-Stage Development to Commercial Manufacturing.

Here is its description: Continue Reading

Improving CAR-T Therapeutical Production

With the world’s attention focused on the Coronavirus, I wanted to focus on some of the amazing therapies being developed in the Life Sciences industry. I caught up with Emerson’s Alan Johnston who shared a presentation he gave at the Simposio AFI last year.

He discussed gene therapy, cell therapy and CAR-T which combines both. These have the goal to treat disease by changing the blueprint to our body at a microscopic level. This is done by using minute pieces of ourselves to repair problems that may cause disease. This approach is designed to fix problems at their source and potentially provide a permanent cure rather than a lifetime of treatment. Continue Reading

Considerations for Ball Valves in High Temperature Applications

Petroleum refineries and several other processing industries have high-temperature flows. Valves used for throttling and on/off control must be made of materials to withstand the high temperatures.

In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Using ball valves in high-temperature applications, Emerson’s Jason Jablonski and Wade Helfer share recommendations for manufacturers and producers to use in specifying and purchasing suitable valves.

For their article, high temperature is any process fluid greater than 400 degF/204 degC. Continue Reading

Improved Performance through Digitalization for Downstream Producers

At the 2019 Asian Downstream Summit in a PTQ / DigitalRefining publication, Emerson’s Jonas Berge offered his thoughts in an article, How digitalisation is transforming downstream operations.

He opened highlighting some of the challenges for refiners, chemical & petrochemical producers.

PTQ - How digitalisation is transforming downstream operationsThese include:

…unscheduled downtime, increasing maintenance expenditures, loss of asset integrity, escalating energy costs and carbon footprints, safety incidents, and rising operation costs.

He noted that digital transformation (DX): Continue Reading