Posts Tagged ‘WirelessHART’

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 […]

4 Steps in Improving Operational Performance with Wireless Instrumentation

Posted in Wireless on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017. One comment so far
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Standards-based wireless instrumentation for the process industries recently hit its 10-year anniversary. These devices are being used to fill in measurement gaps to improve safety, reliability and efficiency. In a Plant Engineering article, Implementing wireless process sensing, Emerson’s Brian Joe outlines 4 steps in justifying and installing a wireless sensing network. Brian opens describing the […]

Monitoring for Motor Reliability and Energy Efficiency with Wireless Power Meters

Posted in Energy, Wireless on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017. One comment so far
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Equipment monitoring plays a large role in a manufacturer’s reliability program. The health of this equipment can also affect energy consumption levels. For motor-driven pumps, fans, compressors, etc., monitoring the electrical energy usage provides an additional indication of equipment health beyond vibration, temperature and other traditional measurements. Emerson’s Matt Austin shared with me a new, […]

Simple Apps and Wireless Sensors for Effective Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. One comment so far
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Effective monitoring requires good measurement, effective analytics to help understand the measurement, and clear guidance for action to resolve the issue. For manufacturing and production facilities already instrumented for process control, adding measurements can be difficult due to existing wiring infrastructure. In an Automation.com article, Apps Simplify Wireless Monitoring, Emerson’s Brian Joe describes how the […]

Improving Plant Staff Effectiveness

Posted in Process Optimization, Wireless on Monday, October 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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Manufacturers across many industries continued to be pressured to be able to do more with fewer staff in their plants. Technologies have advanced to provide more measurements added more easily to be able to optimize the efforts of plant staff. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Plant operations – from good to great, Emerson’s Jonas […]