Jim Cahill

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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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Roundtable Discussion on Midstream Industry Corrosion Challenges

Roundtable Discussion on Midstream Industry Corrosion Challenges

Lamar University’s Center for Midstream Management & Science, led by Thomas Kalb, will be hosting a November 10, 10-11am CST virtual roundtable discussion, Corrosion Issues in the Midstream Industry.
The roundtable features Emerson’s Dr. Christiane Lederer and other distinguished panelists from CorrPro-Aegion and Energy Transfer.

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Storage Terminal Safety Podcast Series

Storage Terminal Safety Podcast Series

Emerson’s Manuel Arroyo, Director, Oil & Gas Industry Programs kicks off a storage terminal safety podcast series by highlighting some of the risks & challenges and previews some of the technologies that can help these terminals improve safety, environmental compliance and terminal operations.

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Electric Valve Actuator Educational Video Series

Electric Valve Actuator Educational Video Series

Valve actuators drive the movement of valves either in on/off, modulating or control service. These actuators can be powered manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. For electric actuators, there is a great, educational YouTube series, Introduction to Valve Actuation and Electric Actuators.

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Clarifying Operational Analytics

Clarifying Operational Analytics

In a Forbes article, Navigating The Growing World Of Analytics, Emerson’s Peter Zornio clarifies the types of analytics useful for manufacturers and producers.

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Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Installations

Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Installations

The whitepaper, How to Simplify Your Pneumatic Valve Installation to Improve Your Drug Manufacturing Operation, highlights the critical role that pneumatic valve systems play across the drug development lifecycle—from drug discovery and production, to packaging and utilities.

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Turbine Bypass Valves in Steam Applications

Turbine Bypass Valves in Steam Applications

A 4-minute YouTube video, Sempell Turbine Bypass Valves explains how these steam conditioning valves control steam with greater efficiency and accuracy. These valves include unique steam atomizing steam desuperheating nozzles, tailor made trims, and pressure balancing features to support a wide range of applications.

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Digital Transformation Planning and Execution

Digital Transformation Planning and Execution

What often holds manufacturers and producers back on their digital transformation journeys is where to begin and how best to proceed. For those in the chemical process industries, Emerson’s Tim Olsen has written a Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Understanding the Digital Transformation.

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Digital Innovations in Refining

Digital Innovations in Refining

Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo will present on November 18 as part of the ERTC Digitalisation Technologies technical stream–Digital Innovations in refinery safety in a Post-COVID 19 environment.

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Demonstrating Steam Trap Monitoring

Demonstrating Steam Trap Monitoring

Monitoring steam traps has been the focus of many posts. I was alerted to a new demonstration video that I wanted to share, Steam Trap Product Demo. It shows not only the monitoring technology but also how the steam traps can be monitored remotely by Emerson services...

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Pneumatic Devices to Improve Dairy Processing

Pneumatic Devices to Improve Dairy Processing

In a Fluid Power Journal article, Pneumatic Devices Meet the Challenges of Dairy Processing, Emerson’s Amit Patel describes how these devices help to drive improvements in efficiency, flexibility and reliability.

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Edge Controllers for Pipeline Resiliency

Edge Controllers for Pipeline Resiliency

Pipelines crisscross the continents bringing energy supplies to where they are needed. Pipeline operators must ensure their integrity by monitoring for leaks, corrosion and operating states such as surge conditions. In a Pipeline Oil & Gas News article, Edge...

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