Tom Wallace Archives - Emerson Automation Experts - Emerson Automation Experts

Posts Tagged ‘Tom Wallace’

How to Incorporate Statistical Process Monitoring

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Pressure on Monday, November 12th, 2012. One comment so far
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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. […]

How We Work-Human Centered Design for the Project

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. No comments yet
Tags: , , , ,

Emerson’s Tom Wallace completes his series of posts on the impacts of a human-centered design (HCD) approach. In today’s guest post, he explores its impact on automation projects. Field devices cost is a small part of overall project cost, however they are typically installed late in a project and can make or break the project […]

View, Trend, and Configure Advanced Pressure Diagnostics

Posted in Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. No comments yet
Tags: , , , , ,

Emerson’s Tom Wallace shared some new templates available in the DeltaV control system version 11 or newer to better understand and access advanced diagnostics from smart pressure devices. His abstract [hyperlink added to article]: Advanced pressure diagnostics use statistical process monitoring to characterize process variation and detect abnormal conditions such as plugged impulse lines, furnace […]

Human Centered Design for the Operating Plant-Part 2

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 2 comments so far
Tags: , , , , ,

In our continuing series on why and how technologies developed with a human centered design (HCD) approach, Emerson’s Tom Wallace looks more closely at guided configuration and setup as well as leveraging productivity across different device types and protocols. Traditionally, different devices have different configuration and setup parameters and processes. Since configuration and setup is […]

How We Work-Human Centered Design for the Operating Plant

Posted in Asset Optimization, Usability on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. One comment so far
Tags: , , , , , ,

Emerson’s Tom Wallace continues his series on the impact of human centered design on the technologies used by automation professionals. In previous blog posts, I shared some of the science behind Human Centered Design (HCD). In this and the next couple of blog posts, I’ll share ways that HCD is applied to devices in an […]