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Refinery Goals to Improve Operator Effectiveness Achieved

Posted in Operator Performance, Refining on Friday, June 13th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Coming out of our recent global consultant meeting here in Austin, I heard a great story from Emerson’s Glyn Westlake about a Spanish refinery that wanted to provide their operators with an identical and realistic environment to learn and gain familiarity with both the process and the installed control system for two new units at […]

Combined Reliability-Centered Course for Instrumentation Professionals

Posted in Education, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus on Monday, June 9th, 2014. One comment so far
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At a meeting last week with our global consultants, I caught up with Emerson’s Tinh Phan. He shared with me a new course that has been created using human-centered design (HCD) persona information by the Emerson Educational Services team. It addresses how to manage Foundation Fieldbus, HART, and Profibus smart field devices using AMS Device […]

Business Critical Measurement Instrumentation-Second Layer of Automation

Posted in Wireless on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. 4 comments so far
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Measurement instrumentation has traditionally been used by process manufacturers to control their processes safely and reliably. This instrumentation may not be enough to operate the process as efficiently as possible. In a recent comment to one of my earlier posts, Finding Areas for Energy Efficiency Improvements, Emerson’s Jonas Berge wrote: When it comes to new […]

Migrating Control System Human Machine Interfaces

Posted in Modernization, Project Services on Friday, November 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Control systems are built to last for decades of reliable operation. Yet technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. At the recent Emerson Exchange conference in Texas, Emerson’s Jean Pressly presented To Migrate Or Not To Migrate—DCS HMI Only. Here is a recap of the main points of that presentation. Jean discussed reasons customers […]

Roots of PLCs and DCSs

Posted in Education, Technologies on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Many of us have been around process automation for decades. We also have new folks joining our ranks every day. It’s for the new members of the global process automation community that I share a presentation given by Emerson’s Gordon Lawther at the ChemInnovations conference last fall. The presentation, The Evolution of PLCs and DCSs, […]