Archive for the ‘Wireless’ Category

Planning and Justifying the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, March 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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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, […]

Real-Time Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

Posted in Refining, Wireless on Thursday, February 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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The biennial Petrotech conference in New Delhi, India is for oil & gas industry experts to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise and experiences. And given the pricing dynamics and changes in global supply levels and supply chains, there is much to discuss and share. At the last conference this past December, Emerson’s Rajesh Nogaja […]

Non-Intrusive Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

Posted in Wireless on Monday, February 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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The integrity of process piping is paramount to safe operations. Corrosion and erosion monitoring, especially for processes with challenging fluids, play an important role. This short 2:10 YouTube video, Permasense ET210 Integrity Monitoring System, shows how piping erosion and corrosion can be monitored with pipe wall thickness measurements with non-intrusive wireless sensors strapped to the […]

Moving Towards Inherently Safer Plants

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Friday, January 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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In the early days of social networks and even for some process manufacturers and producers today, IT departments blocked these social networks including YouTube. I recommended that engineers point to sites such as the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB) YouTube channel as reasons why these networks should be available. The USCSB performs […]

Reducing Equipment Downtime and Improving Energy Efficiency via Wireless Power Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Monday, January 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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Equipment failure is a large part of unplanned downtime, slowdowns and/or loss in quality of the product being produced. Monitoring temperatures, vibration, differential pressures across filters are often performed to identify problems before failure occurs. Another important set of measurements that can provide early warning are the voltage, current and other electrical parameters on the […]