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Plant Reliability and the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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Tools and methodologies to improve plant reliability have existed for many years. Examples include criticality analysis, reliability-centered maintenance analysis (RCMA), failure modes, effects, and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA) to name a few. In a Plant Services article, Seize the IIoT in just 3 steps, Emerson’s Bruce Hawkins and independent consultant […]

Detecting and Analyzing Mass Speed, Force, and Impact

Posted in Asset Optimization on Friday, June 20th, 2014. No comments yet
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When performing vibration measurements during route-based maintenance activities, different vibration measurements uncover different issues with plant machinery. In this 4:20 YouTube video, PeakVue Analysis, Emerson’s Mark Granger demonstrates some of these differences in vibration analysis using a spring-mass assembly. Mark connects a triaxial accelerometer or triax to the spring mass and shows the differences in […]

Optimizing Steam Usage in Oil and Gas Processing Complexes

Posted in Asset Optimization, Energy, Reliability on Thursday, October 17th, 2013. One comment so far
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Utility management is a large part of the oil and gas industry and boiler management and steam balancing is often an overlooked factor for upstream and downstream processing. Steam optimization helps to reduce boiler loads, streamlines process efficiency and enables service providers to not only meet the demands of customers but also exceed them at […]

Industrial Energy Team Peels Reliability like Onion!

Posted in Energy, Process Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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Having reliable process manufacturing operations begins with reliable components and reliable control strategies to handle changing conditions. Emerson’s Jennifer Sandstrom, a senior industrial energy consultant, highlights the role of consultants in unpeeling the many aspects of designing and maintaining reliable operations. Reliability is something (equipment, software, etc) that produces similar results under consistent conditions. Well, […]