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Driving Improved Pump Performance

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, February 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Pumps do the heavy lifting of moving liquids through the production process. They consume more energy more than most types of plant assets and are subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. Online continuous monitoring enables operational performance improvements in terms of both reliability and energy consumption. A whitepaper, 3 Innovative Ways to […]

Improving Reliability with Impact Detection Analytics

Posted in Asset Management on Monday, February 3rd, 2020. No comments yet
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Operational analytics are used to help improve safety, reliability, energy & emissions, and production. From a reliability perspective, one example is PeakVue impact detection analytics which provides early warning for problems such as rotating equipment bearing failures. You may recall an announcement from last year about PeakVue Plus: …a technology enhancement that brings prescriptive analytics […]

Closing the Loop Driving Reliability, Safety and Energy Improvements

Posted in Asset Management, Event on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Brian Joe and Ben Skal presented on Plantweb technologies and how they help facilitate digital transformation initiatives. Brian opened noting that process control is all based on the See-Decide-Act closed-loop model. Typically it is an open-loop process for managing reliability, safety and energy efficiency. By closing the loop improvements can be made in these […]

Ovation Advanced Condition Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Control & Safety Systems on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jason King shares an update on advanced condition monitoring in the Ovation distributed control system at last week’s 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. This integrated machinery protection and condition monitoring module built directly into the Ovation system. It is capable of typical equipment protection functions, but also has condition monitoring technology built in, so […]

Cooling Tower Solutions

Posted in Asset Management, Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference, Emerson Jason King provided an update on Ovation DCS solutions for cooling towers. Jason opened explaining that $450,000 USD can be saved using automated cooling tower monitoring and optimization solutions. Several challenges exist for cooling towers in the power generation industry. Cooling towers are used to condense the […]