Archive for the ‘Wireless’ Category

Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Monday, April 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the recent 116th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference daily publication, published by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo highlighted one area of technology advancement […]

Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads, in The American Oil & Gas Reporter. Tom opens noting the cost reductions […]

IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards

Posted in Cyber-Security, Wireless on Monday, February 12th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 ARC Industry Forum, cybersecurity was the focus of the Monday sessions. In a session, IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks & Standards, Emerson’s Eric Braun joined a panel with other industry participants. Here was the session description: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) spans a wide range of products used to control and monitor industrial […]

Increasing Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Efficiency and Reliability

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power, Wireless on Friday, February 9th, 2018. One comment so far
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The electrical power generation mix continues to shift to increasing natural gas usage due to growing supplies from shale gas production. In a Power article, How to Increase Power Plant Asset Reliability Using Modern Digital Technology, Emerson’s Juan Panama describes how combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are using digital technologies to increase levels of […]

Wireless Multi-Rate Model Predictive Control

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Communications networks have become pervasive at many levels in control system architectures. As wireless networks and the Industrial Internet of Things become more common, the complexity and security requirements for these networks grows. Emerson’s Felipe Fakir shared a new book on these communication networks with me. He co-authored one of the chapter. The book, Networked […]