Posts Tagged ‘plant turnaround’

Adding Experts in Valve Condition Monitoring

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. No comments yet
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Data available in manufacturing and production facilities is growing faster than people can process. In a Process Industry Informer article, How Valve Condition Monitoring Reduces Plant Downtime, Emerson’s Fabrice Hoenig highlights this challenge: The vast amount of data that is generated about equipment condition and performance offers a great opportunity to engineers, but it can […]

A Strategic Partnership Driving Valve Operational Performance Improvement

Posted in OEM / Engineered Solutions Providers, Services, Consulting & Training, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Friday, December 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Manufacturer and producer reliability teams focus much of their efforts around the large plant assets including pumps, compressors, and control systems to maintain efficient and reliable operations. Valves, actuators and regulators often don’t get this same attention. Yet, these final control elements can have a major impact on the performance of the process. I caught […]

Saving Time and Money on Plant Shutdowns with Intelligent Servicing

Posted in Capital Projects, Services, Consulting & Training on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Scott Grunwald, Director of Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) Projects–Lifecycle Services When it comes to shutdown, turnaround and outage (STO) projects, maintenance best practices are a plant’s best friend. Shutdown work scopes are becoming smaller with greater emphasis on pre-turnaround and routine pit-stops. Economic uncertainty has led to plant operators looking to maximize efficiency […]

Digitally Transforming Turnaround Planning and Execution

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, October 18th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the recent Emerson Exchange conference, a scenario-based exhibit demonstrated how technology, communications and enabled experts can fundamentally change the massive effort of planning and executing turnarounds, a.k.a. shutdowns and outages. In this 2:39 YouTube video, Digital Transformation Experience – Turnarounds, Emerson’s John Sanders describes scenes from this exhibit and how these projects could be […]

Planning Turnarounds for more than Maintenance

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. 2 comments so far
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A Solomon Associates presenter on reliability benchmarking at the 2015 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference noted that a turnaround is the planned shutdown opportunity to implement a capital improvement project. In an American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s CEP article, Turnarounds: Strategic Opportunities to Improve (article excerpt – AIChE membership required for full access), Emerson’s […]