Posts Tagged ‘Julian Annison’

Improving Process Safety through Human Factors Analysis

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines process safety as focusing on: …preventing fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries, and oil and gas (onshore and offshore) production installations. In a Valve magazine article, Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One, Emerson’s Julian Annison and Travis […]

Achieving Operational Excellence through Automation

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. One comment so far
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Typically, you’ll find broadly used production and data management systems at the heart of effective operational excellence programs. These systems help to identify aging plant infrastructure before these assets lead to unplanned shutdowns, slowdowns and quality excursions. Much of the data that feeds these systems comes from the underlying instrumentation and automation systems. At next […]

Reducing Risks in Scheduled Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Posted in Event, Project Services on Friday, June 17th, 2016. One comment so far
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It would be great if plants could run forever after starting them up, but unfortunately, they slowly degrade as they operate. Equipment and assets foul, corrode, erode, rattles and more. Some can be maintained while the process continues to run, but many require the plant to be shut down. These plant turnarounds require much upfront […]

Strategic Relationships, Lifecycle Services and the Cloud

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Event on Friday, June 26th, 2015. No comments yet
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If you’ll be presenting at the October 12-16 Emerson Exchange conference, the July 1 deadline for submitting your first presentation draft is rapidly approaching. If you’re not presenting and planning to join us in Denver, you have until August 15 to get the Early Bird registration rate. Here are some justifications if you need to […]