Posts Tagged ‘Operational Certainty’

5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Sam Thiara

Posted in Energy on Thursday, November 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Sam Thiara joins our continuing podcast series, 5 questions for an Emerson Expert. Sam works with manufacturers across the process industries to improve operational performance and achieve top quartile performance. We’ll have an in-depth podcast in the coming weeks with Sam’s perspectives on how the Operational Certainty consultants on how they work with process […]

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5 Questions for Resource Efficiency Consultant Ana Gonzalez Hernandez

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts, Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Ana Gonzalez Hernandez joins our continuing podcast series, 5 questions for an Emerson Expert. Ana received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a resource efficiency consultant within the Operational Certainty consulting team. We’ll have an in-depth podcast in the coming weeks on how the Operational Certainty consultants are applying Ana’s research […]

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Improving Control Performance

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, October 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Today is the final day of the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. The last session I’m attending is on Control Performance with Emerson’s James Beall, Courtney (Eddie) Lane, Dirk Thiele and Aspentech’s Alex Kalafatis. After the panel introduced themselves, Dirk opened the panel with a poll question, “How would you rate the overall control performance in […]

A Novel Thermodynamic-Based Metric: The Magic Bullet for Resource-Efficiency?

Posted in Chemical, Energy on Friday, August 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez In my previous post, I introduced the concept of resource efficiency: the integrated efficiency with which energy and materials are transformed in industrial processes. I mentioned that improvements in resource efficiency are considered indispensable to achieving globally agreed CO2 emission and energy reduction targets. This is because trends in production volumes […]

Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alex Flick presented Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Alex opened by sharing a story of a North American generating station. The plant was commissioned in 2002 and producers over 500MW of power. The plant has a couple of gas turbines, a […]