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Real-time Measurements Improve Energy Efficiency

Posted in Energy on Monday, July 6th, 2015. One comment so far
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The latest Innovations in Process Control publication by the Emerson team in Europe has an article on where additional measurements can help identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and improve operations. For readers who have English as a second language, this publication is also available in German, Italian, Spanish and French. Emerson’s Irfan Khan shares […]

Instrumenting for Increased Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability, Wireless on Thursday, May 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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Yesteryear, energy and water were relatively inexpensive, waste disposal carried little cost, emissions did not incur fines and people willing to work in harsh manufacturing plant and production facility environments were abundant. Today, energy and water costs are high, waste disposal is expensive, emission fines are high, and people with the right skills to work […]

Energy Optimization and Wireless Steam Traps

Posted in Energy, Wireless on Monday, December 9th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Many process manufacturing, oil & gas processing, and other industrial processes were designed in an era of inexpensive energy. This has not been the case for many years now. Emerson’s Danny Vandeput has written a South African Instrument and Control article, Control the cost of energy, to highlight how technology is helping to address these […]

Olefin Plant Energy Saving Opportunities

Posted in Chemical, Energy, Process Optimization on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. One comment so far
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I managed to get my hands on a great paper, Olefin Plant Energy Savings through Enhanced Automation, written by Emerson’s Dr. Douglas C. White, whom you may recall from earlier posts. Doug is a principal consultant who leads the Process Improvement and Optimization Consulting team. He presented this paper at the AIChE Spring National Meeting […]

Keeping Score for Better Energy Efficiency

Posted in Energy, Wireless on Thursday, June 18th, 2009. No comments yet
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For many industrial plants and mills, energy costs can be 10 to 20% of their overall business costs. Given these significant costs, leaders in the industrial process industries establish and maintain continuous energy optimization programs to minimize energy cost impact. According to an ARC Report, Best Practices for Energy Management: Energy can be the largest […]