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Avoiding Cooling Tower Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization 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 […]

Early Detection of Impending Pump Failures

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 6 comments so far
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Even non-critical pumps in your process can cause spills, vapor clouds, fires and worse. Most of these failure incidents provide warning well in time to solve the problem—if feedback mechanisms are in place for your operators and maintenance personnel. In tce, the online magazine of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Emerson’s Cranford Johnstone authored an […]

Monitoring Cooling Towers to Avoid Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability, Wireless on Thursday, July 11th, 2013. No comments yet
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Update: See a recorded version of the Cooling Tower webinar. Reliability of plant assets and process operations remains near the top of every manufacturer’s list of concerns. According to the ARC Advisory Group: The global process industries lose $20 billion, or 5% annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost […]

Offshore Oil and Gas Essential Asset Monitoring Webcast

Posted in Event, Oil & Gas, Wireless on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. One comment so far
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The offshore atmosphere can be particularly corrosive to oil & gas production assets. This Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 & 14:30 CEST (5am & 8:30am EDT), the Emerson European team will conduct a webinar, Essential Asset Monitoring—Increasing offshore production revenues through wireless technology: Industry averages suggest that roughly 5% of production capacity is lost each […]