Posts Tagged ‘cooling tower’

Fostering Profitability through Digital Transformation

Posted in Digital Transformation, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Doug White shares his expertise on how refiners and petrochemical producers can digitally transform their organizations to enhance profitability in a dynamic market at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit. Doug opened showing the Gartner Group’s hype cycle and asking where Digital Transformation fits. Lot’s of hype and some disillusionment from some […]

Cooling Tower Solutions

Posted in Asset Management, Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference, Emerson Jason King provided an update on Ovation DCS solutions for cooling towers. Jason opened explaining that $450,000 USD can be saved using automated cooling tower monitoring and optimization solutions. Several challenges exist for cooling towers in the power generation industry. Cooling towers are used to condense the […]

Improve It Turnaround Mindset

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Reliability on Monday, July 25th, 2016. One comment so far
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The mindset in most plant and production facility turnarounds is to get things fixed as fast as possible in order to get the facility back on line. At the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting earlier this year, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo teamed with a leading Latin American refiner to provide ideas on enhancing […]

Avoiding Cooling Tower Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Management on Friday, May 1st, 2015. One comment so far
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Cooling tower technology used in many industrial processes dates its history back to the 19th century: Cooling towers originated out of the development in the 19th century of condensers for use with the steam engine.[2] Condensers use relatively cool water, via various means, to condense the steam coming out of the pistons or turbines. This […]

Reducing Equipment Failure through Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Reliability on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. No comments yet
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Equipment failure is the leading cause of unplanned loss of production for most process manufacturers and producers. Critical equipment is typically continuously monitored but often other equipment has been too difficult or cost prohibitive to monitor. Here is short 1:42 video, Emerson Essential Asset Monitoring, Reliability Solutions, which highlights how this second-tier equipment, also known […]