Posts Tagged ‘Operational Certainty’

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 […]

Reaching Operational Excellence while Remaining Policy-Compliant: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve Resource Efficiency

Posted in Energy on Friday, July 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Ana Gonzalez Hernandez, PhD The production of engineered materials, such as metals, cement, or plastics, requires a lot of energy. Before the industrial revolution, natural resources were of relatively high value compared to labour, and this ensured that products “were maintained, repaired and upgraded” (Allwood et al. 2011). Today, the relative value of labour […]

Midstream Oil and Gas Operator Digital Transformation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, June 14th, 2018. No comments yet
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In several of the upstream oil & gas-related blog posts we highlighted digital transformation opportunities and activities. But what about in the midstream sector including gas processing facilities, pipelines and storage terminals? In a Pipeline Industry Report article, Emerson Committed to Digital Transformation, Emerson’s Chuck Miller describes the opportunity for businesses in the midstream sector […]

Early Project Planning of Asset Data Standards

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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Capital project team members are under constant pressure to meet project deadlines and get the manufacturing or production process up and running. But how do they ensure that the capital assets installed will run reliably over time? In an Efficient Plant article, Data Standards Lead to Project Success, Emerson’s Scott Janzen describes the critical need […]