Posts Tagged ‘asset reliability’

Simple Apps and Wireless Sensors for Effective Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. One comment so far
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Effective monitoring requires good measurement, effective analytics to help understand the measurement, and clear guidance for action to resolve the issue. For manufacturing and production facilities already instrumented for process control, adding measurements can be difficult due to existing wiring infrastructure. In an article, Apps Simplify Wireless Monitoring, Emerson’s Brian Joe describes how the […]

Increasing Power Plant Reliability via Smart Monitoring and Diagnostic Centers

Posted in Power Generation, Reliability on Monday, November 14th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Today’s fossil power plants are faced with the challenge of stabilizing the fluctuating grid power supply due to renewable generation and, as a result, plants originally designed for base load are subject to load cycling. A principal consequence that cycling imposes is increased amounts of thermal stress (creep fatigue) on boilers and […]

Reliability Radio Interview with Mike Train

Posted in Asset Management, Operational Excellence, Reliability on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016. No comments yet
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If your responsible for reliability and maintenance practices at your facility, I’m sure you’re very aware of Uptime magazine and the site. Last week at the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, CEO and Publisher Terrence O’Hanlon recorded a 9:11 podcast interview with Emerson Automation Solutions Executive President, Mike Train. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ […]

Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura Refinery Wins Reliability Program of the Year

Posted in Asset Management, Reliability, Services, Consulting & Training on Monday, October 26th, 2015. No comments yet
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Effective reliability programs affect safety, availability and efficiency for process manufacturers and producers. Recently, at the Emerson Exchange conference in Denver, Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura Refinery was awarded Reliability Program of the Year. The Saudi Aramco team reduced rotating equipment maintenance costs by 9%, slashed rotating equipment failures by 90% and eliminated 50,000 man-hours of […]

Integrating Reliability Practices for Top-Quartile Performance

Posted in Asset Management, Oil & Gas, Reliability on Friday, June 19th, 2015. One comment so far
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The reliability of your plant assets affects safety, unscheduled downtime, maintenance costs, quality and the overall efficiency of your operations. Solomon Associates in their Reliability and Maintenance Study quantify the significance of top quartile performance versus lower performers. In this 2:07 video, Achieving Top-Quartile Reliability Returns, Emerson’s Robert DiStefano describes some of the challenges process […]