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Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. One comment so far
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One of the key ways to improve operational performance is to reduce unplanned downtime. An ARC Advisory Group blog post, Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017, noted: One of the biggest end user challenges remains unscheduled downtime. IIoT-enabled solutions, such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, can help minimize, if not totally eliminate this, […]

Insights from CERAWeek on Improving Project and Operational Performance

Posted in Event on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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I wanted to share two quick videos from CERAWeek 2017 on how technologies and improved work practices are improving project performance as well as ongoing safety, reliability and efficiency. Emerson Automation Solutions Group President Jim Nyquist explains how Top Quartile performers significantly outpace average performers. Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Strategic Officer, Peter Zornio shares the […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Reducing Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. One comment so far
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Unplanned downtime remains the top issue for most process manufacturers and producers. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Craig Resnick led a panel, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs. Emerson’s Will Goetz participated in the panel to discuss the importance of comprehensive reliability program planning and execution. Here was the session description: This […]

Culturally Shifting to Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. One comment so far
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Whether driving down the road in your car or operating your manufacturing facility, the safest times are when operating at steady-state conditions. It’s the times in transient states, such as startups, shutdowns, turning at intersections, etc. where the probability of incidents increases. In an Uptime magazine article, The Cultural Shift That Can Save Lives, Emerson’s […]

Wireless and Non-Intrusive Sensing Technologies for Refinery Top Quartile Performance

Posted in Refining on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. One comment so far
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Technology changes come at so quickly, it is something difficult to process how they can be used to help us improve performance. In our world of process automation, these changes must be proven over time before being put into widespread use. For example, WirelessHART technology was introduced in 2007, with widespread acceptance growing over the […]