Archive for the ‘Plant Equipment’ Category

Gas Production Corrosion Mitigation

Posted in Oil & Gas, Plant Equipment on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. One comment so far
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As an oil & gas reservoir ages, the composition of the production often changes. For gas wells, this change is often from dry gas to a wetter gas. The wet components can be quite acidic due to CO2 and organic acids contained in this liquid phase. In an Oilfield Technology article, Mitigating corrosion in ageing […]

Ovation Compact Controller

Posted in Plant Equipment on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Tom Snowdon provided a closer look at the Ovation Compact Controller (OCC100) with third party I/O at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. The OCC100 extends the Ovation platform to small-scale and highly-distributed applications that need secure, reliable and direct control close the field devices or plant equipment. Typical applications may include small hydro, […]

Connecting Remote Reliability Experts with Plant Maintenance Technicians

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment, Reliability on Friday, April 11th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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It’s been a whirlwind two weeks circling the globe—first last week in Stuttgart, Germany for the Emerson Exchange conference and then this week at our office in Manila, the Philippines. I’m back now in Austin blogging and catching up. Let’s close the week with a short 2:27 YouTube video from Emerson’s Drew Mackley and Johan […]

How Durable is Your Portable Vibration Analyzer?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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In a post last summer, Portable Vibration Analyzer-Human Centered Design Style, we highlighted the latest advancements in handheld vibration analyzers. Since that time, Emerson’s Drew Mackley has been showing the device to reliability professionals around the globe. The feedback about improved usability from the human centered design (HCD) approach has been extremely positive. Given the […]

Listening In For Machinery Equipment Issues

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Thursday, October 31st, 2013. No comments yet
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In the same way an experienced mechanic can identify car troubles by listening to it when it’s running, a plant maintenance professional often listens to rotating equipment to identify problems. I caught up with Emerson’s Drew Mackley, a member of the Machinery Health Management team, about using wireless headphones to listen to rotating machinery outfitted […]