Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Social Marketing Leader

Jim is a 30+ year veteran with Emerson and leads Emerson Automation Solutions' global social marketing practice. He is the chief blogger of Emerson Automation Experts. Jim received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA at the University of New Orleans. He began his career as a systems engineer for Conoco's offshore oil & gas production operations based out of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Bridging IT and OT Systems with Advanced Edge Computing

Bridging IT and OT Systems with Advanced Edge Computing

In the fourth Design World article in a series on Big Data, Edge controllers bridge OT and IT systems, Emerson’s Derek Thomas explores “how results produced by edge controllers can be securely transmitted to a variety of other systems using built-in secure communication capabilities.”

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Improving Control Valve Response Specifications

Improving Control Valve Response Specifications

Control valve response is a critical factor in successful control strategies and process variability. In a ControlGlobal.com article, Responsible control valve response, Emerson’s Greg McMillan and James Beall discussed the efforts underway to include valve responsiveness into the ISA 75.25 Control Valve Dynamic Testing standard.

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Podcast: Remote and Autonomous Operations

Podcast: Remote and Autonomous Operations

In advance of a May 20 webinar, Roadmap to the Autonomous Plant, Joe Perino, Principal Analyst with LNS Research join Jim Cahill in this podcast to discuss the path to autonomous operations.

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Continuous Listening for More Sustainable Manufacturing

Continuous Listening for More Sustainable Manufacturing

Tamara Tursijan shares how a global manufacturer with aggressive corporate goals lowering their carbon footprint, enabling low-carbon energy solutions and advocating for climate action. This manufacturer improved energy efficiency by working with the Emerson team to use wireless acoustic sensors to “listen” to each of the steam traps for leaks and failure conditions.

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Anti-Cavitation Trim Innovation for V-Notch Ball Valves

Anti-Cavitation Trim Innovation for V-Notch Ball Valves

In a recent Oil & Gas Engineering article, Next-gen trim cuts rotary valve cavitation, Emerson’s Brandon Bell describes how additive manufacturing, based on 3D printing technology advancements, enabled the development and manufacturing of anti-cavitation trim for rotary valves.

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Innovations in Process Automation for Sustainability

Innovations in Process Automation for Sustainability

This sustainability-focused edition of Innovations in Process Automation magazine features an introduction by Roel Van Doren, group president of Emerson Automation Solutions global sales. Roel notes that environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges facing our world today.

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Electric Valve Actuator Diagnostics, Configuration and Monitoring

Electric Valve Actuator Diagnostics, Configuration and Monitoring

Emerson’s Roman Kudinov alerted me to a YouTube playlist of quick, less than 2-minute videos that show the capabilities of diagnostics, configuration and monitoring in the DCMlink Software for electric valve actuators. DCMlink collects data from electric actuators, provides connectivity to plant level asset management systems, helps users interpret performance data, assesses health condition of devices, and optimizes maintenance activities.

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Extending Final Element Proof Testing Intervals

Extending Final Element Proof Testing Intervals

I received a question from a very old post here on the blog, Credit for Partial Stroke Tests in Verification Process. The person was trying to get a better understanding about this chart showing how partial stroke tests (PSTs) can extend the intervals between full stroke tests for final elements in a safety instrumented function (SIF).

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Advanced Analytics for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults

Advanced Analytics for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults

In a new paper, Using PeakVue Plus Technology for Detecting Anti-Friction Bearing Faults, Emerson’s Stewart Bowers describes how PeakVue Plus analytics innovation to PeakVue automates the analysis of PeakVue analytics and presents the results in a user-friendly format.

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