Posts Tagged ‘operate & manage’

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. No comments yet
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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 […]

Shot Putting and Ruggedness Testing

Posted in Asset Optimization on Friday, May 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Let’s end the week with a short video showing the durability of a smart field device communicator. In this 1:47 YouTube video, AMS Trex Durability Tests, the AMS Trex device communicator is given some abuse to demonstrate its ruggedness. Emerson’s Nicholas Meyer and Stephen Mozia team up to see if the AMS Trex unit can […]

Improving Raw Material Management Productivity

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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For manufacturers in highly-regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, it is critical to keep track of raw materials as part of the production records. To minimize or avoid waste, it’s also important to use the first-to-expire raw materials from inventory. I caught up with Emerson’s Lynn Richard about his experiences to help a […]

Optimizing Storage Terminal Operations

Posted in Remote Automation on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. One comment so far
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Across the upstream and downstream oil & gas supply chain, storage terminals play a vital role. Efficiently managing many operations including product transfers, blend operations, fiscal measurements and inventories can mean the difference in profitability & loss. In an Tank Storage magazine article, Enhancing Terminal Business Performance, Emerson’s Aaron Boettcher, describes the role of terminal […]