Posts Tagged ‘IEC 62591’

Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Thursday, September 7th, 2017. No comments yet
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Effectively managing pressure in hydrocarbon-based production processes is critical from a safety, environmental and efficiency standpoint. Pressure relief devices (PRDs) are found throughout the production processing equipment. At last spring’s 115th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo and Marcos Peluso wrote an article, Comply with environmental […]

Pharmaceutical Wireless Instrumentation Retrofits

Posted in Life Sciences, Wireless on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Many industries have benefitted from the use of wireless instrumentation, but how about the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries? Are there applications which might improve the performance of their operations? In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Retrofitting Pharmaceutical Processes with WirelessHART Instrumentation, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Dan Carlson describe ways that these additional measurements and final […]

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, […]

Moving Beyond Local Pressure Gauge Readings

Posted in Pressure, Wireless on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017. One comment so far
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Walk around most any industrial process manufacturing or production process and you’ll likely see pressure gauges providing feedback to operators who walk by. According to the Pressure Gauge entry in Encyclopedia.com, this technology: …was invented by French industrialist Eugene Bourdon in 1849. It utilizes a curved tube design as the pressure sensing element. A less […]

Wireless and Continuous Corrosion Monitoring

Posted in Event, Wireless on Thursday, July 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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Piping and vessel corrosion and erosion typically occur from the inside out, making it difficult to spot problems without some type of ongoing material thickness measurement program. A piping or vessel breach can lead to disastrous consequences, especially in processes with toxic or flammable materials. Traditionally, the maintenance staff has performed periodic manual measurements with […]