Posts Tagged ‘essential asset monitoring’

Avoiding Low Voltage Electrical Asset Outages

Posted in Asset Management, Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT on Monday, July 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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Early in my career as a freshly-minted electrical engineer in the mid-1980s, I worked on projects on offshore oil & gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. These platforms required turbine or reciprocating engine gas generators with diesel engine backup for when gas was not available from the production stream. Low voltage (LV) distribution […]

Sense More and Solve More with Pervasive Sensing

Posted in Industrial IoT on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Danny Vandeput Let’s face it, the world has changed in a dramatic way. 10 years ago, people barely knew what “The Cloud” was (except for looking up in the sky and trying to imagine of seeing a sheep, a horse or something else exotic). Today many of us have their documents, pictures, videos up […]

Monitoring Compressors to Avoid Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Management, Reliability on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. One comment so far
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Compressors are important assets for most process manufacturers and producers. Common threats to their health include high vibration, fluctuations in gas flow, surge conditions, suction or discharge restrictions, temperature spikes, seal failures and inadequate lubrication. In this 3:50 YouTube video, Video Tutorial for Emerson’s Essential Asset Monitoring Software – Compressor Monitoring Module, Emerson’s Jordan Rogers […]

Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring for Plant Asset Reliability

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT, Reliability on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Across many process manufacturing and producing industries, falling prices are driving the need for increased efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced costs. While optimizing process control can yield gains, so can applying technology to the condition of the equipment involved in process operations. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring, Emerson’s Jonas […]

Measurements to Improve Process Operations

Posted in Industrial IoT, Production on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Process measurement devices are installed where required to monitor, control, and safely shutdown the process. But often, additional measurements combined with the existing ones can help to improve several areas of process operations performance. I saw a chart from Emerson’s Jonas Berge which highlighted four areas for potential improvement—reliability and maintenance, energy efficiency and loss […]