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Broadcast Range of WirelessHART Transmitters

Posted in Wireless on Thursday, January 16th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Emerson’s Craig Abbott provides some technical considerations for your IEC 62591 WirelessHART field device network. A frequently asked question about the WirelessHART 2.4GHz radio network is “How far can these devices transmit?” Depending on local units of measurement, the rule of thumb distance for the standard antenna is 225 meters or 750 feet. Interestingly, in […]

How SIOT Upgraded Its Tank-Level Measurement Inexpensively Without Sacrificing Function

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging, Wireless on Friday, June 28th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Here’s another guest post by me, Chris Womack. Custody transfer is today’s topic—specifically, improving level and temperature measurement of crude oil for custody transfer, while minimizing cost and disturbances to current operations. Even more specifically, when Italy’s SIOT (Società Italiana per l’Oleodotto Transalpino S.p.A.) sought to update the aging radar-based level gauges that monitored its 32 […]

The Control System Rental

Posted in Wireless on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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Here’s an idea from Emerson’s Anand Iyer. Would a rental solution generate sufficient justification to experiment with those borderline cases? Back in 2008, working in maintenance group for a leading petrochemical giant in India, there was this discussion on how some measurements were needed for analyzing if there was a savings potential. The control system […]

Preventing Storage-Tank Overfills with a Wireless Network

Posted in Level, Specialty Chemicals on Monday, April 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Hi, it’s Chris Womack again with another guest post about terminals. So, how do you quickly modify an acid terminal to dramatically reduce overfills—and their attendant clean-up costs, product losses, and environmental compliance headaches—to save a bit more than $100,000 after the first year? Emerson’s Carlos Matos and Brian Cleary spell it out in a […]

Connecting Remote Wireless Device Networks Together

Posted in Enterprise Integration, Wireless on Thursday, July 12th, 2012. One comment so far
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How do you connect a remote area with IEC 62591 WirelessHART field devices back to another area of your plant, mill, or field? Emerson’s Neil Peterson shows how to do this in this 1:51 second video taken at the Cisco Connected Industries Booth at Cisco Live 2012. In the video, Neil describes how the wireless […]