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Ovation Advanced Condition Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization 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 Optimization, Power 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 […]

IIoT-Based Condition Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, 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 Optimization, Digital Transformation 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 Optimization 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 & […]