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Upskilling for Increased Manufacturing Productivity

Posted in Education on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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How many times have you used a high technology device such as a smart phone or watch, only to discover a much easier/better way to do something after being shown how? This productivity improvement could have come from someone showing you, coming upon a write up or video, or formal training. For those new to […]

Navigating your Career with the 5 V’s

Posted in Education on Monday, October 14th, 2019. No comments yet
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The transition continues across many industries as Baby Boomers retire and new professionals come into the manufacturing & production industries. That’s true for refiners and petrochemical producers. Here in San Antonio, Texas, at the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit, an Emerging Leaders panel explored the issues surrounding this transition. Emerson’s Meha Jha joined this […]

Globe Valve Basics

Posted in Education, Final Control Element on Thursday, July 18th, 2019. No comments yet
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If you’re new to the process industries and have responsibilities including a safe, reliable and efficient production process, then you likely need to understand how control valves work. And, one of the best sources for learning is the Control Valve Handbook. For instance, if you need to learn about globe valves, section 3.1.1 of the […]

Share Your Expertise at Instrumentation and Automation Symposium

Posted in Education, Event on Friday, May 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the longstanding events for knowledge exchange among instrumentation and automation professionals and students is the Instrumentation and Automation Symposium for the Process Industries held annually at Texas A&M University. The next one, its 75th anniversary, will be held January 21-23, 2020. This symposium’s beginning dates back to 1946 as a short course on […]

Digital Skills and the Workforce

Posted in Education on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Organizational change involves managing change for people, processes and technologies. Emerson executive president, Mike Train, joined a CERAWeek 2019 panel, Digital Skills & the Workforce to look at the people part of this change management process. Panel moderator Susan Kish opened the panel describing the change in the workforce from the early 1900s through what […]