Posts Tagged ‘condition-based monitoring’

Compressor Station Machinery Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization on Monday, December 14th, 2015. No comments yet
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In the continuing era of lower oil and gas prices, the focus remains on optimizing current production assets. In a World Pipelines article, Keeping compressor stations online, Emerson’s Stuart Raynor describes ways to reduce downtime and avoid lost production through continuous machinery monitoring. He describes compressor stations as being: …used throughout the pipeline network [and] […]

Reducing Relief Valve Emissions via Continuous Monitoring

Posted in Wireless on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. No comments yet
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There are many ways to manage pressure in production processes. A common way for handling over-pressure conditions is through the use of relief valves. Wikipedia defines a relief valve as: …a type of valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system or vessel which can build up for a process upset, instrument […]

How Technology Can Help Miners Improve Brownfield Operations

Posted in Asset Optimization, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, May 20th, 2013. One comment so far
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As miners face many economic and technical headwinds, Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the metals and mining and power industry teams, describes how technology can improve mine productivity by reducing unplanned downtime. If you’ve picked up the newspaper recently, you’ve likely read about several stated changes in investment strategies for mining companies. In the Wall Street […]

The Age Old Question-Trucks or Conveyors?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 8th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris, on the metals & mining and alternative energy industry teams, explores trade offs of trucks and conveyors in mining operations. This past week Vale SA from Brazil made an interesting announcement when they said they were investing $20 billion to eliminate their truck fleets and install long-haul conveyors. The complete project includes […]