Posts Tagged ‘HART communications’

Fostering Collaborative Maintenance Practices

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Tools that advance collaborative efforts among co-workers, especially for maintenance teams in manufacturing operations, help increase reliable and efficient operations. Here’s an under 3-minute YouTube video example, Managing Device Configurations with AMS Trex, demonstrated by Emerson’s Stephen West. In it, he shows how the AMS Trex Device Communicator helps maintenance teams efficiently manage the configurations […]

Instrumentation Diagnostics and Safe, Reliable Operations

Posted in Safety, Temperature on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. One comment so far
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As technology has advanced in power and sophistication, its ability to self-diagnose and perform predictive diagnostics has too. In a Plant Engineering article, Using diagnostic functions to improve system safety, Emerson’s Mark Menezes shares examples of how these diagnostics are used to self-diagnose instrumentation problems as well as those in the surrounding production process. He […]

Digital Protocol Diagnostics and Risk Analysis

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Wired Versus Wireless Risk Analysis for Process Instrumentation Measurements, we highlighted the fault tree methodology for performing risk analysis on wired and wireless instrumentation. Emerson’s Jonas Berge added a thoughtful comment which I wanted to bring out and share in this post. I attended their workshop. It was great. At 9:30 […]

Extending Measurement Device Stability to 15 Years

Posted in Pressure, Temperature on Monday, August 18th, 2014. No comments yet
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One of the benefits of advancing technologies can be increased reliability. For measurement devices in the processing industries, these technology improvements can mean increased operations and maintenance productivity through extended calibration intervals, improved measurement repeatability, and overall improved measurement stability. Emerson’s Michael Olivier shared with me improvements that have been made to the Rosemount 3051S […]

Proactive Maintenance and Award-Winning Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Digital Busses, Reliability on Friday, July 18th, 2014. 7 comments so far
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You may have seen the news of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year noting: HART technology has helped reduce production downtime related to control valve failures… We use the HART signal to monitor real time valve conditions which has helped with identifying problems before they could cause unplanned events. This reliability effort combined with […]