Archive for the ‘Asset Optimization’ Category

Simple Apps and Wireless Sensors for Effective Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 (2 hours ago). No comments yet
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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 […]

Simplifying and Improving Accuracy of Smart Instrumentation Data Management

Posted in Asset Optimization on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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One of the promises in taking a human-centered design (HCD) approach to product development is to simplify the user experience. Better yet, when done well, entire tasks can be eliminated. That translates into greater productivity to get things done more quickly. I mention this because Emerson’s Nicholas Meyer shared an innovation with me in smart […]

Remote Pump Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Industrial IOT on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. No comments yet
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Given the costs associated with wired plant instrumentation and wiring infrastructure, most plants have just enough sensors and final control elements to perform basic control and safety system functions. While enough for control and process safety, it is often not enough for reliability, energy efficiency, and uptime. The Industrial Internet of Things, and more specifically, […]

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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As the technology and work practices have progressed, so has reliability practices from reactive to preventive to predictive maintenance (PdM). In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance, Emerson’s Will Goetz describes prescriptive maintenance: …where analytics can show that a piece of equipment is headed for trouble and can prescribe prioritized, pre-determined, expert-driven […]

Shot Putting and Ruggedness Testing

Posted in Asset Optimization on Friday, May 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Let’s end the week with a short video showing the durability of a smart field device communicator. In this 1:47 YouTube video, AMS Trex Durability Tests, the AMS Trex device communicator is given some abuse to demonstrate its ruggedness. Emerson’s Nicholas Meyer and Stephen Mozia team up to see if the AMS Trex unit can […]