Posts Tagged ‘WirelessHART’

Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads, in The American Oil & Gas Reporter. Tom opens noting the cost reductions […]

Increasing Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Efficiency and Reliability

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power, Wireless on Friday, February 9th, 2018. One comment so far
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The electrical power generation mix continues to shift to increasing natural gas usage due to growing supplies from shale gas production. In a Power article, How to Increase Power Plant Asset Reliability Using Modern Digital Technology, Emerson’s Juan Panama describes how combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are using digital technologies to increase levels of […]

Wireless Multi-Rate Model Predictive Control

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Communications networks have become pervasive at many levels in control system architectures. As wireless networks and the Industrial Internet of Things become more common, the complexity and security requirements for these networks grows. Emerson’s Felipe Fakir shared a new book on these communication networks with me. He co-authored one of the chapter. The book, Networked […]

Installing a WirelessHART Device Remote Antenna

Posted in Wireless on Friday, January 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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Let’s end the week with another great “how to” style video, How to Install a WirelessHART Remote Antenna. Remote antennas can be used with wireless devices and gateways to get out of the way of obstructions which may block the wireless signal from forming a mesh network with other devices in the area. Ideally, these […]

Adding Wireless Level Switches for Storage Tank Overfill Prevention

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, January 15th, 2018. One comment so far
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Storage tanks holding volatile fluids must have reliable level measurements to avoid unsafe overfill conditions. A Control Engineering Asia article, Wireless vibrating fork technology enables Hengyang Petrochemical to implement cost-effective overfill prevention solution, describes how this petrochemical producer sought to reduce the risk of overfill conditions. The plant had existing non-contacting radar level measurement devices […]