Archive for the ‘Asset Optimization’ Category

Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, March 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing capital projects have followed a similar path for many decades. The project team designs, executes and commissions the project, provides training for the operations staff, and hands it over to them to run. What is often lacking in this approach is the opportunity to design work practices at the design phase to improve overall […]

Three Steps to Prescriptive Maintenance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Industrial IOT on Friday, December 8th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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Process manufacturers and producers practice many forms of maintenance as part of their efforts toward more reliable operations. These include reactive, preventive, predictive and most recently thanks the advancements in the Industrial Internet of Things technologies—prescriptive maintenance. In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance: Three steps to drive reliability while preparing for […]

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 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, […]