Posts Tagged ‘#OvationUG2019’

Ovation Advanced Condition Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Control & Safety Systems on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jason King shares an update on advanced condition monitoring in the Ovation distributed control system at last week’s 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. This integrated machinery protection and condition monitoring module built directly into the Ovation system. It is capable of typical equipment protection functions, but also has condition monitoring technology built in, so […]

Ovation Intelligence Framework

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alvin Faustino and Azime Can-Cimino discussed plant prognostics with the Ovation Intelligence Framework at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. Here’s a visual of the framework: Azime opened explaining that prognostic maintenance requires starting with data—sensor data and generated data. This data is pre-processed and used to develop a detection or prediction mode by […]

Electrical Generator Excitation Control

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, OEM / Engineered Solutions Providers, Power Generation on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Matt Musko shared the basics and installation best practices for generator excitation controls at the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference. Matt opened describing the fundamentals of generator excitation. Three things are necessary to generate electricity: current carrying conductors in the generator armature windings, a magnetic field created by DC current supplied to the field […]

Ovation System Forward View

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Event on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. No comments yet
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Rick Kephart rounds out the 2019 Ovation Users’ Group conference with a look into the future around architectures and algorithms. Rick opened with a discussion of Ovation Droplets. It is a lightweight controller that’s part of the 3.7 release. Any Compact Controller can be configured as a Droplet in the Dev Studio configuration software. These […]

Suppressing Plant Alarms

Posted in Control & Safety Systems on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. No comments yet
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Since the early days of distributed control systems, much work has been done to improve alarm management and prevent alarms from flooding operators to prevent them from properly diagnosing and correcting abnormal situations. The ANSI/ISA 18.2 alarm management standard began development back in 2003 and built off of the work of other alarm management initiatives. […]