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IIoT-Based Condition Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT on Thursday, July 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Justifying projects to improve reliable operations can be difficult. Projects driving increased revenue are often prioritized over those that reduce costs. In a Chemical Processing article, Build An Effective Condition-Monitoring Program, Emerson’s Shane Hale shares his thoughts on the economics of increased reliability, where to look for improvements, specifics on how to apply Industrial Internet […]

Avoiding Low Voltage Electrical Asset Outages

Posted in Asset Management, Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT on Monday, July 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Early in my career as a freshly-minted electrical engineer in the mid-1980s, I worked on projects on offshore oil & gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. These platforms required turbine or reciprocating engine gas generators with diesel engine backup for when gas was not available from the production stream. Low voltage (LV) distribution […]

Diagnosing Gearbox Defects

Posted in Asset Management on Thursday, July 11th, 2019. No comments yet
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In earlier posts, Emerson’s Robert Skeirik highlighted how PeakVue impact detection analytics technology can provide early warning of bearing failure in time to plan and schedule maintenance before unplanned downtime occurs. These analytics help drive overall reliability improvement key performance indicators (KPIs). I came across a recently published whitepaper, Confirming Gearbox Defect Using Waveform & […]

Transforming Reliability Work Practices

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT, Reliability on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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Every day, our lives continue to be digitally transformed in how we communicate and engage with each other. It’s not just the technologies in smart phones, smart watches and applications; it’s how we use these technologies to change the way we accomplish things. The same is true for manufacturers and producers in their digital transformation […]

IIoT for Equipment Condition Monitoring.

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT on Monday, March 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Even back when I was a young engineer in the 1980s, we had condition monitoring solutions for our large turbine generators and compressors on the offshore oil & gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Condition monitoring technology has advanced greatly since then. Now, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based sensors can feed much of […]