Archive for the ‘Wireless’ Category

Disruptive Innovations in Automation

Posted in Wireless on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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Technology advances have disrupted many markets including photography, music, video and communications to name just a few. These disruptive innovations have improved usability and reduced costs for those taking advantage of the technology advancements. In our world of industrial instrumentation and automation, Emerson’s Roel Van Doren notes: …the introduction of microprocessors and digital communications led […]

Generating IIoT Return on Investment

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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Justifying instrumentation- and automation-related projects in process manufacturing operations typically involves quantifying expected returns in reliability, efficiency or reductions in risks associated with safety and emissions. As Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have emerged, the need for project justification remains as strong as ever. In a Smart Machines & Factories article, Securing a return […]

Understanding Servers, Converters and Gateways

Posted in Remote Automation, Wireless on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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As instrumentation and control system, also known as Operational Technology (OT) incorporate wireless and other classic Informational Technology (IT) components, the worlds of OT and IT continue to merge. For control and automation specialists, it means things like servers, converters and gateways become part of the learning path. Emerson’s Craig Abbott had a great LinkedIn […]

Improving Refinery Corrosion Monitoring

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Friday, May 19th, 2017. One comment so far
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With the diversification of crude oil types brought about by U.S. shale production, refineries have increased risk for vessel and piping corrosion. Many of the aging refineries also are operating past the design life of some of their plant assets. In a Chemical Processing article, Refineries: Rethink Corrosion Monitoring, Emerson’s Jake Davies describes some of […]

Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. One comment so far
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One of the key ways to improve operational performance is to reduce unplanned downtime. An ARC Advisory Group blog post, Technology Trends to Watch for in 2017, noted: One of the biggest end user challenges remains unscheduled downtime. IIoT-enabled solutions, such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, can help minimize, if not totally eliminate this, […]