Posts Tagged ‘pervasive sensing’

Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Monday, April 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the recent 116th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference daily publication, published by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo highlighted one area of technology advancement […]

Improving Plant Staff Effectiveness

Posted in Process Optimization, Wireless on Monday, October 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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Manufacturers across many industries continued to be pressured to be able to do more with fewer staff in their plants. Technologies have advanced to provide more measurements added more easily to be able to optimize the efforts of plant staff. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Plant operations – from good to great, Emerson’s Jonas […]

Improving Petrochemical Plant Operational Performance

Posted in Wireless on Thursday, August 10th, 2017. One comment so far
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Top performing petrochemical producers operate safely and securely, reliably, use energy efficiently, and achieve operational efficiently. The difference between top and average performance can be and has been measured across these four areas. In fact, it is estimated that across the global industrial sector, annually as much as $1 trillion is lost as a result […]

Moving Towards Inherently Safer Plants

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Friday, January 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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In the early days of social networks and even for some process manufacturers and producers today, IT departments blocked these social networks including YouTube. I recommended that engineers point to sites such as the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB) YouTube channel as reasons why these networks should be available. The USCSB performs […]

Big Data and WIIFM

Posted in Enterprise Integration on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. No comments yet
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The hype-scale for the phrase “Big Data” has been with us and pegged for many years. A quick Google search yields 264 million search results. Wikipedia defines this concept as: …a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include analysis, […]