Posts Tagged ‘operate & manage’

Focus on the Process in Your Safety Requirements Specification

Posted in Safety on Friday, March 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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A safety requirement specification (SRS) for a safety instrumented system (SIS), as part of the IEC 61511 global safety standard [from the exida blog]: …incorporates all the analysis done during the Risk Assessment, HAZOP [hazard and operability study]/PHA [process hazard analysis] and LOPA [layer of protection analysis] reviews. Emerson’s Russell Cockman presented at an Institute […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Reducing Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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Unplanned downtime remains the top issue for most process manufacturers and producers. At the ARC Industry Forum, ARC’s Craig Resnick led a panel, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs. Emerson’s Will Goetz participated in the panel to discuss the importance of comprehensive reliability program planning and execution. Here was the session description: This […]

Best Practices Specifying MES Workflows for Life Sciences Projects

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, January 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Jonathan Lustri Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Life Sciences projects can be costly and be a challenge to keep in control. The biggest contributor to these challenges are the defining and design of manufacturing workflows. A Workflow is an MES procedural object used to replace the paper batch record. And for greenfield projects in particular, […]

Non-Intrusive Wireless Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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A Joint Research Centre (JRC) Scientific and Policy Report, Corrosion‐Related Accidents in Petroleum Refineries, found [emphasis and hyperlink mine]: Notably, of the 137 major refinery accidents reported by EU countries to the EU’s eMARS [Major Accident Reporting System] database since 1984, around 20% indicated corrosion failure as an important contributing factor. Many other industries including […]

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 […]