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Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–that […]

Better Decisions with Intelligent Mobile Access

Posted in Technologies on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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The rise of smart phone and tablets has enabled businesses to completely rethink workflows and access to information. Within the world of manufacturing, this is even true for supervising and managing the process. In a Chemical Engineering article, Engineering Challenges? There’s a Mobile Application for That, Emerson’s Mariana Dionisio describes how the DeltaV Mobile application: […]

Augmented Reality for Operators

Posted in Operator Performance, Technologies on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. One comment so far
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Augmented reality—a day in the life of operations is the intriguing title of a 2018 Emerson Exchange conference presentation. Emerson’s Aaron Crews, Mary Grace Francisco, and Mark Nixon joined University of Texas Center for Energy & Environmental Resources‘ Robert Montgomery. Mark open the presentation introducing the panelists and noting how augmented reality (AR) is being […]

Future of Control Systems

Posted in Technologies on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. No comments yet
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The pace of technological change is dizzying. Even in our world of automation where there’s a premium on proven, amazing changes have occurred over the past decade. In a Control Engineering Europe article, Looking into the future of control systems, Emerson’s Bob Halgren shares his thoughts on where process control systems are headed in this […]

Trends toward Remote Turbine Operations

Posted in Technologies on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’ Brett Benson discussed the challenge of operating multiple plants with reduced staff levels and how centralized control for single or multiple plant sites is a viable solution. The latest developments in communication technology coupled with modern control hardware provides utilities the ability to monitor, analyze alarms and […]