Posts Tagged ‘measure & analyze’

Improving Petrochemical Plant Operational Performance

Posted in Wireless on Thursday, August 10th, 2017. One comment so far
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Top performing petrochemical producers operate safely and securely, reliably, use energy efficiently, and achieve operational efficiently. The difference between top and average performance can be and has been measured across these four areas. In fact, it is estimated that across the global industrial sector, annually as much as $1 trillion is lost as a result […]

Monitoring Your Medium Voltage Switchgear

Posted in Power, Wireless on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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When I worked in the offshore oil & gas business many years ago, production platforms typically had low-voltage electrical systems running motors no larger than 480VAC. Over the years as the process sophistication grew and motors with variable speed drives replaced engine-driven compressors and other assets, the need for medium voltage systems (between 1KV and […]

Proof Testing Level Measurement Devices

Posted in Level, Safety on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems (SIS) include the sensor(s), final control element(s) and logic solver(s) for each of the safety instrumented functions (SIFs) in the SIS. To verify the SIFs are performing the amount of risk reduction intended for their application, they must be periodically proof tested. PCN Europe magazine interviewed Emerson’s Teddy Tzegazeab on how proof […]

Continuous Emissions Monitoring for Energy Optimization

Posted in Analyzers on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. No comments yet
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For process manufacturers, the energy bill can up to 40-60% of the total operating budget. One way to optimize the energy expended is with Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS). Many people think of CEMS as something used for emissions regulatory reporting to help ensure certification and compliance with local and international regulatory agencies. But these […]

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 […]