Posts Tagged ‘Operational Certainty’

Technology Advances in the Energy Sector

Posted in Oil & Gas on Monday, March 12th, 2018. No comments yet
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In an Forbes article, Emerson CTO Says ‘Energy Industry 4.0’ Opens A Plethora Of Business Opportunities, Peter Zornio shares examples of the rapid innovations occurring in the energy sector. Peter noted the changing relationship with oil & gas operators: “Emerson is cognizant of new demands for optimization from oil and gas customers, and my division […]

Bulk Liquids Terminal Digital Transformations

Posted in Process Optimization, Wireless on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. No comments yet
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Bulk liquids terminal operators have largely relied on a mix of automated and manual operations to perform their role in the liquids movement supply chain. This mixed mode of operations means there are holes or delays in data to aid in decision making, which makes the terminal operate less efficient, reliable, and more prone to […]

Digital Transformation in the Chemical Processing Industries

Posted in Chemical, Industrial IOT on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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How are companies in the chemical processing industries looking at Industrial Internet of Things technologies to improve their operations? This question was the focus of a Chemical Engineering article, The Digital Transformation in the CPI. The article opens describing this digital transformation occurring: More and more, smart sensors and equipment that contain smart diagnostic features […]

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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As the technology and work practices have progressed, so has reliability practices from reactive to preventive to predictive maintenance (PdM). In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance, Emerson’s Will Goetz describes prescriptive maintenance: …where analytics can show that a piece of equipment is headed for trouble and can prescribe prioritized, pre-determined, expert-driven […]

Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. One comment so far
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One of the key ways to improve operational performance is to reduce unplanned downtime. An ARC Advisory Group blog post, Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017, noted: One of the biggest end user challenges remains unscheduled downtime. IIoT-enabled solutions, such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, can help minimize, if not totally eliminate this, […]