Posts Tagged ‘SPM’

Detecting Fired Heater Flame Loss

Posted in Downstream Hydrocarbons, Pressure on Monday, April 29th, 2013. No comments yet
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The AIChE 2013 Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety is taking place this week down the road from me in San Antonio, Texas. I just heard the news from Emerson’s Tim Olsen, Chair of the AIChE Fuels & Petrochemicals Division, that a paper on detecting fired heater flame loss won best paper […]

How to Incorporate Statistical Process Monitoring

Posted in Pressure on Monday, November 12th, 2012. One comment so far
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Statistical Process Control (SPC) has long been applied in discrete manufacturing operations as a predictive diagnostic technology. Statistical Process Monitoring (SPM), the continuous process version of SPC, has been applied less often as highlighted by Emerson’s Tom Wallace and John Miller in an Intech magazine article, Statistical process monitoring turns process noise into valuable information. […]

Detecting Loop Electrical Integrity Issues

Posted in Pressure, Technologies on Thursday, March 8th, 2012. No comments yet
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Advanced diagnostics are improving our lives in many ways from healthcare to transportation. And in our world of process automation, they are fundamentally changing the way we operate and manage our plants. In an earlier post, A High-Speed, Statistical View for Better Decision Making, I shared how statistical process monitoring (SPM) techniques can help spot […]

Simplifying Access to Abnormal Condition Detection Diagnostics

Posted in Asset Management on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011. 6 comments so far
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I’m always in the hunt for stories to tell, and had a chance hallway meeting with Emerson’s Tom Wallace when he was in town a few weeks back. You may recall Tom from some of our posts on HART, Foundation fieldbus, EDDL, and FDT. Some of these posts generated quite a few visitors, so I […]

Shifting from Time-Based to Condition-Based Maintenance

Posted in Measurement Instrumentation on Friday, February 26th, 2010. No comments yet
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You may recall Emerson’s Bill Zhou from his demo video pieces here on the blog. I told him to be on the lookout for unscrupulous talent agents who’ll want to whisk him away to Hollywood. Bill pointed me to a HART Communications Foundation announcement of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation selection as 2009 Plant of the Year. […]