Posts Tagged ‘field device diagnostics’

Using the FF-912 Diagnostics Specification to Improve Daily Maintenance Routines

Posted in Alarm Management, Asset Optimization, Foundation Fieldbus on Friday, May 24th, 2013. One comment so far
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Happy Friday—it’s Chris Womack with another guest post, this time about new device diagnostics standards and how they’re changing daily plant maintenance, including turnaround planning. Back in March, your regular blog host Jim Cahill wrote about how the Fieldbus Foundation incorporated the NAMUR end-user association’s new recommendations for device diagnostic functions and status reports, known […]

How to Incorporate Statistical Process Monitoring

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Pressure on Monday, November 12th, 2012. One comment so far
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Statistical Process Control (SPC) has long been applied in discrete manufacturing operations as a predictive diagnostic technology. Statistical Process Monitoring (SPM), the continuous process version of SPC, has been applied less often as highlighted by Emerson’s Tom Wallace and John Miller in an Intech magazine article, Statistical process monitoring turns process noise into valuable information. […]

How We Work-Human Centered Design for the Project

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Tom Wallace completes his series of posts on the impacts of a human-centered design (HCD) approach. In today’s guest post, he explores its impact on automation projects. Field devices cost is a small part of overall project cost, however they are typically installed late in a project and can make or break the project […]

Directing Alerts to Plant Operators

Posted in Alarm Management, Asset Optimization on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. No comments yet
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I saw a post by Emerson’s Jonas Berge, over at the EDDL LinkedIn Group referencing device diagnostics and asset management. Jonas’ work has been highlighted on this blog in many industry standards-related posts. He references a Control Engineering article by Herman Storey, Device Diagnostics And Asset Management. Jonas cites this passage: Once an appropriate data […]