Posts Tagged ‘valve diagnostics’

IIoT in Steps for Monitoring Valve Health

Posted in Controllers & Positioners, Industrial IOT, Wireless on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturers and producers can improve safety, reliability and efficiency by applying additional sensors, analytics and experts. Difficulties in installation have held back these improvements, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have significantly reduced these barriers. One example of IIoT in action is featured in a Valve magazine article, Monitoring Valve Health via the […]

Reducing Valve-Induced Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Controllers & Positioners on Thursday, May 26th, 2016. One comment so far
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Valves are the critical components in any process manufacturing and production operation that touches what is being produced. As such, they are subject to wear and tear. An ARC View report, Leveraging IIoT Technologies to Reduce Valve-Related Unplanned Downtime highlights key points from a presentation by Emerson’s Shawn Anderson at the ARC Advisory Group’s 20th […]

Automating Manual On-Off Valves

Posted in Final Control Element, Wireless on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. 6 comments so far
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Unless your plant or production facilities was recently built, chances are that your process has a mix of automatic and manual control. A common area for manual control are on-off valves used in many general purpose applications such as tank filling and emptying, filter backwash and blowback, and sequencing operations to name a few. In […]

Field Device Local Display in Process Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. No comments yet
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One of the great things about conferences such as last week’s Emerson Exchange Americas conference is reconnecting face-to-face with people where some time has passed. I had the chance to connect with Emerson’s Riyaz Ali, whose expertise I’ve highlighted in several digital valve controller and safety-related posts. He shared a story where he was recently […]

Detecting Valve Seat Leaks

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Final Control Element on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 5 comments so far
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The devices that touch your process such as control valves, measurement instrumentation, and analyzers have tremendous impact on the ability to control the process efficiently. Even the best control and advanced control strategies can’t do what they are designed to do if the input measurements are inaccurate or the control valves are not responding as […]