Archive for the ‘Asset Optimization’ Category

Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alex Flick presented Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Alex opened by sharing a story of a North American generating station. The plant was commissioned in 2002 and producers over 500MW of power. The plant has a couple of gas turbines, a […]

Electronic Turbine Overspeed Protection

Posted in Asset Optimization on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Sam Onuska and Greg Lieb presented improvements in advanced overspeed protection and online, real time testing of overspeed systems. Greg opened describing where overspeed protection systems can be applied including steam turbines, gas turbines, boiler feed pump turbines (BFPTs) and hydro turbines. These systems measure the shaft […]

Integrated Machinery Health Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Jason King and John Reidelbach provided an update on Ovation Machinery Health Monitor and a case study of its application. Jason opened describing some of the challenges of traditional machinery protection systems. Plants today have more operational issues due to cycling stresses, loss of expertise, and maintenance […]

Digital Transformation Steps Through Continuous Remote Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Thursday, July 26th, 2018. No comments yet
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Many of us are experiencing digital transformations in our homes in small steps. Devices like Emerson’s Sensi wi-fi thermostat that can be controlled via a smart phone app, digital voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and Apply Siri, and smart locks to lock down the house are a few examples. These change the way […]

Early Project Planning of Asset Data Standards

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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Capital project team members are under constant pressure to meet project deadlines and get the manufacturing or production process up and running. But how do they ensure that the capital assets installed will run reliably over time? In an Efficient Plant article, Data Standards Lead to Project Success, Emerson’s Scott Janzen describes the critical need […]