Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

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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Innovations in Fuel Shutoff Valves

Innovations in Fuel Shutoff Valves

Widely used boilers in industrial applications require safety shutdown technology to bring them to a safe state in abnormal conditions. Fuel line lines require safety shutdown valves to stop the flow of combustion fuel. In a Today's Boiler article, New Shutoff Valve...

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Dealing with Valve Cavitation

Dealing with Valve Cavitation

In a Flow Control article, Understanding and solving control valve cavitation problems, Emerson’s Thirumalai Karthik (TK) Arasu opens highlighting the potential severity of cavitation.

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Train Pneumatic Control and Actuation Technologies

Train Pneumatic Control and Actuation Technologies

Whether you’ve ridden a modern passenger train recently or not, you might be amazed at all the automation technology that goes into it. This video, Emerson Railway Technology – AVENTICS pneumatic components in use, shares examples of the many pneumatic systems in use.

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Fuel Blending Unlocks Refinery Cash Register

Fuel Blending Unlocks Refinery Cash Register

In an article from the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance, Fuel blending: The key to unlocking your refinery’s cash register, Emerson’s Patrick Truesdale shares why changing the traditional way of holding inventory by adopting inline blending can eliminate expenses associated with building and maintaining tanks and save millions in working capital by no longer holding excessive inventory.

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IIoT Sensors in Pneumatics

IIoT Sensors in Pneumatics

In a Pneumatic Tips article, Pneumatics: the go-to for food and beverage processing, Emerson’s Amit Patil describes how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have advance pneumatic controls for safer, more reliable operations.

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Driving Safety Improvements through Flow Measurement Advancements

Driving Safety Improvements through Flow Measurement Advancements

In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Leveraging modern flow technologies to improve safety in refineries, Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine describe how advancements in these flow measurements, “…enhance safety and improve uptime, flexibility and efficiency, while securing their competitive position in a dynamic market.”

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ICS Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Initiatives

ICS Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Initiatives

Emerson Automation Solutions CTO Peter Zornio & Director of Cybersecurity Michael Lester were joined by Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee to discuss cybersecurity in digital transformation initiatives. In the webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS, Robert, Peter and Michael discussed ways to deal with the challenges of an increased attack surface from increase connections and flows of data to a wider group of people.

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Proving Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wellhead Produced Liquids

Proving Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wellhead Produced Liquids

Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth shared a story of a Bakken shale region oil & gas producer test on the viability of using Coriolis flow meter technology at the wellhead to measure produced liquids. The Flow Control article, Wellhead flowmeter pilot test on the Bakken Formation, highlights the rigorous testing process to prove the robustness and accuracy of this technology for this challenging measurement application.

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Leading a Digital Transformation

Leading a Digital Transformation

In a recent episode, Evolution Not Revolution—Featuring Stuart Harris, Emerson’s group president of its Digital Transformation business, Stuart Harris, shares ways for manufacturers and producers to drive successful digital transformation initiatives.

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Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

On September 14, 1pm EDT webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS, Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Peter Zornio and Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance & Architecture Michael Lester team up with Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee for a conversation on how to deal with these new challenges and implement a secure digital transformation.

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Improving Refinery Emissions Management

Improving Refinery Emissions Management

In a Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance article, Control emissions to meet changing regulations, Emerson’s Ed Schodowski highlights ways technology can help minimize emissions while driving lower energy costs and reducing exposure to regulatory fines.

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