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Wirelessly Monitoring Tank Thief Hatches to Avoid Regulatory Fines

Posted in Industrial IOT, Regulator on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. No comments yet
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I shared a great case study from the oil patch yesterday with time savings with wireless pressure monitoring at the well head. Today, let’s continue with another great case study from the oil patch with a Control magazine article, Use wireless to monitor thief hatches. The article’s author opens describing what a thief hatch is. […]

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 […]

Continuous Pressure Relief Valve and Rupture Disk Monitoring

Posted in Final Control Element on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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Wireless sensors, as a part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) set of technologies, are finding new applications due to their ease of installation and commissioning. Many of these applications fall outside of the traditional monitoring and control applications managed by the industrial control systems in the manufacturing or production facility. These applications can […]

Pressure Drop across Control Valves

Posted in Final Control Element on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Let’s end this short week for the United States of America’s 4th of July Independence Day holiday with an educational video from Emerson’s Fisher Valves & Instruments YouTube channel. The video, Control Valve Sizing Basics: What is Pressure Drop?, describes what this is, how to calculate it, and its importance in the selection of the […]

Advancing RFID-Based Productivity in Process Manufacturing

Posted in Final Control Element, Technologies on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019. No comments yet
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New technologies usually become more broadly adopted as multiple suppliers adopt the technology and provide interoperability. Standards efforts help to define common requirements into a specification for suppliers to follow in their technology development programs. Today, industries such as warehouses, airlines and others employ radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for increased productivity. The use of RFID […]