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Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring for Plant Asset Reliability

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT, Reliability on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Across many process manufacturing and producing industries, falling prices are driving the need for increased efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced costs. While optimizing process control can yield gains, so can applying technology to the condition of the equipment involved in process operations. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring, Emerson’s Jonas […]

Measurements to Improve Process Operations

Posted in Industrial IoT, Production on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Process measurement devices are installed where required to monitor, control, and safely shutdown the process. But often, additional measurements combined with the existing ones can help to improve several areas of process operations performance. I saw a chart from Emerson’s Jonas Berge which highlighted four areas for potential improvement—reliability and maintenance, energy efficiency and loss […]

Avoid Pumps Causing Unplanned Shutdowns

Posted in Asset Management, Event, Industrial IoT on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Update and bump: A recorded version of this webinar is now available. Visit here for a listing of other recorded & archived webinars. Original post: An unplanned shutdown can ruin your whole day, or two, or three… Not only do these unplanned shutdowns have impact on the people getting the process up and running again, […]

Start with the Pipe Racks and Branches for Your Wireless Communications Infrastructure

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Industrial IoT on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. No comments yet
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In refineries and petrochemical plants, pipe racks are the “backbones” of the process units. It is also the place Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a senior refining consultant, recommends should be completely covered with an IEC 62591 wireless device communications infrastructure. This complete coverage would include the branches to the process unit areas. You may recall Gary […]

Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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“According to Solomon Associates, a world-class performer is a company whose maintenance costs are below 1.4 percent plant replacement value, with mechanical availability greater than 96.7 percent.” Are your maintenance costs below this 1.4% threshold and 96.7% mechanical availability metrics? If not, you may want to read the InTech article, Improve reliability with essential asset […]