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Temperature Diagnostics for Improved Refinery Operations

Posted in Temperature on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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I highlighted some of the challenges North American refiners face in an earlier post with tight oil from shale formations. Emerson’s Michelle Weimert has Hydrocarbon Processing article, Leverage diagnostics to keep production running smoothly, which looks at the role of temperature measurement diagnostics can play in reliable refinery operations. The article opens: The continuing trend […]

Monitoring Cooling Towers to Avoid Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability, Wireless on Thursday, July 11th, 2013. No comments yet
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Update: See a recorded version of the Cooling Tower webinar. Reliability of plant assets and process operations remains near the top of every manufacturer’s list of concerns. According to the ARC Advisory Group: The global process industries lose $20 billion, or 5% annual production, due to unscheduled downtime and poor quality. ARC estimates that almost […]

Wirelessly Monitoring Essential Assets

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011. No comments yet
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We’re entering that time of year where draft presentations have been developed and submitted to the Emerson Exchange organizers. The 2011 event will be held October 24-28 in Nashville, Tennessee USA. A few weeks ago, I caught up with Emerson’s Pete Sharpe who leads our industry applications team and I asked him about his presentation […]

Asset Performance Management Conference–In Person or via Social Media

Posted in Asset Optimization, Safety on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. One comment so far
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At the upcoming Meridium conference, May 2-6 in Roanoke, Virginia USA, three Emerson presenters will be on the agenda: Stuart Harris, Augie Di Giovanni, and Mike Boudreaux. The AMS Suite: Asset Performance Management software is built upon Meridium’s APM enterprise software. The software enables plant personnel to access integrated information from multiple sources, view real-time […]