Posts Tagged ‘operate & manage’

Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Manifold Engineering and Installation

Posted in Technologies on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines a solenoid valve as an: …electromechanically operated valve. The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid: in the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched on or off; in the case of a three-port valve, the outflow is switched between the two outlet ports. Multiple solenoid valves can […]

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 […]

Avoiding Dangerous Malware Infections

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. No comments yet
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The malware WannaCry/WannaCrypt has been all over the news recently. Since most of the operator and engineering workstations used in distributed control systems (DCSs) and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) are PC-based, the question was naturally could these have been/or be impacted by this dangerous malware. I caught up with Emerson’s Jaime Foose. […]

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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As the technology and work practices have progressed, so has reliability practices from reactive to preventive to predictive maintenance (PdM). In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance, Emerson’s Will Goetz describes prescriptive maintenance: …where analytics can show that a piece of equipment is headed for trouble and can prescribe prioritized, pre-determined, expert-driven […]

Optimizing Safety Instrumented System Proof Testing

Posted in Safety on Monday, May 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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If you are new to the world of process safety, you quickly learn that it has its own jargon with phrases such as safety instrumented functions, proof test intervals, PDFavg, etc. A Flow Control magazine article, Ensuring safety compliance with optimized proof testing, written by Emerson’s Afton Coleman, Erik Mathiason and Tonya Wyatt does a […]