Archive for the ‘Asset Optimization’ Category

Manufacturing Asset Health Prioritization and Notification

Posted in Asset Optimization on Monday, April 9th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing processes create a huge stream of data during the production process as well as with the assets involved in this process. Effective asset management for reliable operations requires getting the early warning signals among this vast sea of data to right person or people for action. At the recent Emerson Exchange conference in The […]

Fostering Collaborative Maintenance Practices

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Tools that advance collaborative efforts among co-workers, especially for maintenance teams in manufacturing operations, help increase reliable and efficient operations. Here’s an under 3-minute YouTube video example, Managing Device Configurations with AMS Trex, demonstrated by Emerson’s Stephen West. In it, he shows how the AMS Trex Device Communicator helps maintenance teams efficiently manage the configurations […]

Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, March 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing capital projects have followed a similar path for many decades. The project team designs, executes and commissions the project, provides training for the operations staff, and hands it over to them to run. What is often lacking in this approach is the opportunity to design work practices at the design phase to improve overall […]

Three Steps to Prescriptive Maintenance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Industrial IOT on Friday, December 8th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Process manufacturers and producers practice many forms of maintenance as part of their efforts toward more reliable operations. These include reactive, preventive, predictive and most recently thanks the advancements in the Industrial Internet of Things technologies—prescriptive maintenance. In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance: Three steps to drive reliability while preparing for […]

Simple Apps and Wireless Sensors for Effective Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. One comment so far
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Effective monitoring requires good measurement, effective analytics to help understand the measurement, and clear guidance for action to resolve the issue. For manufacturing and production facilities already instrumented for process control, adding measurements can be difficult due to existing wiring infrastructure. In an Automation.com article, Apps Simplify Wireless Monitoring, Emerson’s Brian Joe describes how the […]