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Remote Pump Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Industrial IOT on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. No comments yet
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Given the costs associated with wired plant instrumentation and wiring infrastructure, most plants have just enough sensors and final control elements to perform basic control and safety system functions. While enough for control and process safety, it is often not enough for reliability, energy efficiency, and uptime. The Industrial Internet of Things, and more specifically, […]

Ways to Improve Pump Reliability

Posted in Asset Optimization, Pressure on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. No comments yet
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A U.S. Department of Energy study on pump life cycle costs notes that maintenance and energy costs make up the vast majority of lifecycle costs. Pumps that are critical to the operation of the process typically are installed with online condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems to help prevent failures and provide early warning to allow repairs […]

Improving Pump Reliability and Availability

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability on Monday, May 11th, 2015. One comment so far
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Centrifugal and rotary pumps are used extensively in applications involving hydrocarbons. The American Petroleum Institute has an API Standard 682: Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps. It: …specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries… It is the responsibility […]

Essential Asset Monitoring – Pump Demonstration

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Thursday, November 29th, 2012. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Remote Monitoring of Essential Equipment, we shared how wireless vibration sensors were making it possible to monitor assets previously not deemed critical enough for wired, continuous vibration monitoring. Here is a 5:18 YouTube video, Essential Asset Monitoring – Pump Demonstration, in which Emerson’s Tim Olsen demonstrates this vibration monitoring for a […]

Pump Reliability and Safety Webinar

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Plant Equipment, Refining on Monday, September 19th, 2011. No comments yet
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I saw an inside-the-firewall blog post from Emerson’s Tim Olsen about an upcoming, no charge, HART Energy Webinar. The title of the webinar is Reliability and Safety Improvements with Pump Health Monitoring. It will be held September 28th at 10:00am CDT (13:00 UTC). The HART Energy Webinar site provides background for the webinar: Improving reliability […]