Posts Tagged ‘IntelliSAW’

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 […]

Monitoring Your Medium Voltage Switchgear

Posted in Industrial IoT, Power Generation on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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When I worked in the offshore oil & gas business many years ago, production platforms typically had low-voltage electrical systems running motors no larger than 480VAC. Over the years as the process sophistication grew and motors with variable speed drives replaced engine-driven compressors and other assets, the need for medium voltage systems (between 1KV and […]

Take Charge of Partial Discharge to Protect Plant Assets

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jonathan Murray discussed partial discharge solutions at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. Unplanned electrical asset failures can halt production and amount to millions of dollars of associated costs. The IEEE and NFPA organizations identify Partial Discharge (PD), a breakdown of the assets insulation, as a leading cause of failure. Manufacturers are looking for […]

Continuously Monitoring Critical Electrical Assets

Posted in Industrial IoT, Power Generation on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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One common thread with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based sensors is that they typically will replace periodic, manual measurements. We shared IIoT application examples in past posts of how business performance—in safety, reliability and efficiency—can be improved. The common thread is that continuous data streams from these IIoT sensors feed analytics applications, which can help […]

Pervasive Sensing: Looking Beyond the Process in Power Plants

Posted in Industrial IoT, Power Generation on Friday, January 8th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Back in the 1990s, the Robert Redford film “Sneakers” was a story about cryptography, hackers, and a government plot. It’s not an Oscar-worthy movie, but it was interesting back in the day. Anyway, during one of the final scenes, Ben Kingsley’s character, Cosmo, makes a prescient statement to the effect that the […]