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Digital Transformation for Utilities

Posted in Digital Transformation on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Juan Panama and Mark Jordan presented on building the utility of tomorrow, today at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. The focus was on how to start down the path to digital transformation. It begins with a solid business case. For instance, in a combined cycle unit, typical fixed operating and maintenance costs can […]

Ovation Digital Twin Technology-Embedded Simulation Update

Posted in Digital Transformation on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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Some key ways simulation technology is used by manufacturers and producers for training, optimizing operating procedures and engineering to evaluate ways to improve overall performance. In a 2019 Ovation Users’ Group Conference presentation, Ovation Digital Twin Technology – Embedded Simulation Update & New Applications, Emerson’s James Thompson and Shen Zhang provides an overview of Digital […]

In-House or Cloud-Based Asset Monitoring

Posted in Digital Transformation on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. No comments yet
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Asset condition monitoring versus performance monitoring—what’s the difference? And, analyzing and forming decisions on the data from this monitoring—should it be done within the company or in the cloud? These questions are the subject of a Control Engineering magazine article, Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud? Emerson’s Brian Joe opens the article […]

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 […]

Driving Business Performance through Digital Transformation

Posted in Digital Transformation on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019. No comments yet
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We see it in our daily lives as companies undertake digital transformation initiatives, either for competitive advantage or survival. Many industries, including music, film, transportation, and lodging are all going through this. Even within our world of manufacturing, market forces are driving the need for digital transformation to drive step-change improvements in safety, reliability, efficiency […]