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  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Chemical Industry Solutions for Safety Performance Improvements

    We often highlight how advancements in technology enable digital transformation initiatives to drive improvements in production, reliability and sustainability. But what about safety? In an AIChE recorded webinar, Digital Innovations for Improving Safety in Chemical Plants , Emerson’s Michael Machuca and Marty McDonough highlight was to drive safety improvements for this important industry. Michael and Marty discussed…
  • DeltaV Blog: Defense-in-depth Approach Helps Prevent Unauthorized Changes in Safety Logic

    One of the main concerns from users of process safety systems is how to effectively protect the SIS against unauthorized changes of the safety logic. The traditional protection approach is based on a key switch on the safety PLC; before somebody can alter the safety logic, the key switch must be placed in the proper position. While the key switch approach enforces physical presence before the safety logic can be modified…
  • Ovation Blog: Microgrid Control Solution for Resilient Performance

    As the northern hemisphere closes in on the winter months, the resiliency of our electrical power grids is a concern, especially here in Texas which experienced significant outages due to extreme cold last winter. In an Electric Energy Online (EET&D) article, Maximizing Microgrid Resilience Through Integrated Automation Strategies, Emerson’s Rick Kephart shares ways for businesses and other facilities to develop contingencies…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Understanding API 2350 for Storage Tank Overfill Prevention

    Storage tanks are critical assets in the hydrocarbon supply chain and require great care in operating safely and reliably. In a Tank Storage article, Overfill Prevention , Emerson’s Richard Ireland shares updates about the API 2350 standard 5 th edition (published September 1, 2000) which addresses overfill prevention in these storage tanks. Rich opens describing the API 2350 standard . API 2350 is the standard (of…
  • DeltaV Blog: Episodio 33: Protección Cibernética en Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad

    En este episodio el experto en Sistemas de Control y Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad, Sergio Díaz, nos comenta sobre las consideraciones más importantes en términos de ciberseguridad en los sistemas de las plantas. Hablamos sobre arquitecturas recomendables, tendencias actuales y mejores prácticas para proteger los sistemas de control y sistemas instrumentados de seguridad de ataques cibernéticos. Escucha el…
  • DeltaV Blog: Episodio 33: Protección Cibernética en Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad

    En este episodio el experto en Sistemas de Control y Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad, Sergio Díaz, nos comenta sobre las consideraciones más importantes en términos de ciberseguridad en los sistemas de las plantas. Hablamos sobre arquitecturas recomendables, tendencias actuales y mejores prácticas para proteger los sistemas de control y sistemas instrumentados de seguridad de ataques cibernéticos. Escucha el…
  • Ovation Blog: Making Sense of Cybersecurity

    Identifying the right cybersecurity solutions can be overwhelming. It seems as though every week we’re alerted to a new cybersecurity breach impacting another industry. Unsurprisingly, organizations across the globe—particularly those in critical infrastructure such as power and water providers—are responding by quickly acting to better secure their operations and assets against external intrusion. However, there are…
  • DeltaV Blog: Increasing Life Sciences Manufacturing Capacity

    Supply chain disruptions have forced manufacturers and producers across the globe to reexamine how they source raw materials, inventory, produce, and disseminate what they produce. In an Australasian BioTechnology article, Facilities for a Strong Future , Emerson’s Michalle Adkins and Makarand Mujumdar share how pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers can improve local capacity to meet the needs of the regions in which…
  • DeltaV Blog: A Step Closer to Plug-and-Play Engineering with Module Type Package

    In the chemical industry, manufacturers often need to change operations or accommodate new products to meet customer demand. However, the extensive integration efforts required to connect manufacturing equipment and automation systems often complicate engineering, slowing projects and impeding speed to market. Emerson’s MTP-capable products like the DeltaV Distributed Control System seamlessly integrate to further reduce…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Advanced Sensor Technology in Safety Instrumented Functions

    The safety instrumented function, or safety loop, is comprised of a sensor, logic solver and final element. Sensing the shutdown condition requires highly reliable sensors. In a Process Engineering article, Improve the reliability of safety instrumented systems with advanced measurement technologies , Emerson’s Julie Valentine and Meha Jha share how technology advancements combined with best practices helps drive process…
  • PAC Systems & Industrial Computing Blog: IIoT-Enabled Sensors Help Improve Colgate’s Sustainability Efforts

    Energy costs are a significant expense for companies. Over time even the best-designed systems can age and wear which can result in wasteful leaks. These leaks can impact companies’ bottom line and the environment. Considering this, a real-time...
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: When is a SIL Suitability Rating Required for Final Control Elements?

    Abstract Final Control Elements (Control valves or Safety Shut Down Valves) are the key components of any close loop control system, whether it is used for Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS) or for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Financial constraints derive different constructions of valves suitable for throttling vs On-Off applications. However, due to past accidents, reliability has become a key criterion in…
  • DeltaV Blog: Episodio 30: Innovación en el mantenimiento preventivo de Sistemas de Control DeltaV

    Llegamos al episodio 30 de nuestro podcast. En este episodio especial, conversamos con el experto en Servicios del Ciclo de Vida – Carlos Huertas sobre las innovaciones en optimización del ciclo de vida de las plantas y los servicios que Emerson ofrece en el mantenimiento de Sistemas de Control, específicamente DeltaV. Escucha el episodio completo y suscríbete a nuestro canal para conocer más sobre las diferentes innovaciones…
  • DeltaV Blog: Episodio 30: Innovación en el mantenimiento preventivo de Sistemas de Control DeltaV

    Llegamos al episodio 30 de nuestro podcast. En este episodio especial, conversamos con el experto en Servicios del Ciclo de Vida – Carlos Huertas sobre las innovaciones en optimización del ciclo de vida de las plantas y los servicios que Emerson ofrece en el mantenimiento de Sistemas de Control, específicamente DeltaV. Escucha el episodio completo y suscríbete a nuestro canal para conocer más sobre las diferentes innovaciones…
  • DeltaV Blog: Integrated Control and Safety is More Valuable than Ever

    There can be little doubt that COVID-19 has significantly changed the way we all work, and a key example of that change is a massive increase in remote connectivity across industries. In a recent Control Design article examining how COVID has altered the manufacturing landscape, Emerson’s Sergio Diaz shared how the need for increased security has contributed to a rise in demand for integrated control and safety systems…
  • DeltaV Blog: Driving Sustainable Operations with Advanced Process Controls

    Today, at the Carbon Black World 2021 conference, Emerson’s Tiffany Tang presents with Tokai CB’s Roshan Ali, Mission Possible – Reaching Net-Zero Carbon Emissions with Advanced Process Control. Here is the abstract from their presentation: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has received increased attentions by the Carbon Black Industry over the last decade to conserve energy consumptions and reduce carbon…
  • Operations Management Blog: Episodio22: Automatización en generación de energía - Ciclos combinados

    Nuestro especialista en Soluciones de automatización para generación de energía, Héctor Bucio, nos detalla ampliamente sobre la tecnología de automatización de nueva generación para Ciclos combinados, el impacto que la automatización tiene en estos procesos y la variedad de soluciones Emerson para ciclos combinados. ¿Te interesan los temas relacionados a tecnologías de automatización? No olvides suscribirte al podcast…
  • DeltaV Blog: Flare Control Strategies for Regulatory Compliance

    Emerson’s Dustin Beebe presented EPA Compliance for Flare Control at the 2021 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference . Here is his presentation abstract: Environmental compliance for flare operations has been updated with changes to 40 CFR §63.670/1. The primary goal of the control algorithms on flare steam and supplemental gas is to maintain destruction efficiency of 98% by keeping the combustion zone net heating…
  • DeltaV Blog: Flare Event Predictive Analytics

    Emerson’s Richard Xu presented, Early Prediction of Flare – Big Data at the 2021 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference . Here is the presentation abstract: A Data Analytics System able to predict 79% of the flare events. We present the successful application of a hierarchically distributed monitoring approach for flare event prediction in a refinery with a flare gas recovery system installed. We use various data…
  • DeltaV Blog: Avoiding Unplanned Downtime in Life Sciences Industry

    For manufacturers in the Life Sciences industry, production challenges often occur in these four areas—production readiness, equipment reliability, personnel effectiveness and facility/line efficiency. In this post, I’ll focus on equipment reliability, and specifically, unplanned downtime. Maintenance Scheduling Click to enlarge Equipment reliability spans several areas—asset performance, line and unit performance…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Safer Operations with Online Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

    Emerson’s Kevin Thomas discussed corrosion and erosion monitoring at the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference. Kevin opened citing some statistics. 100 of the most expensive downstream accidents cost $50 million in damage. Chemical and electrochemical reactions create metal loss in piping and vessels in an industrial process. Manual inspection is typically performed infrequently and miss conditions that may…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Reducing Tank Venting Equipment Fugitive Emissions

    At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference , Emerson’s Derek Kelly highlighted ways to reduce fugitive emissions from tank venting equipment. Here is the abstract of his presentation: Tank venting equipment such as blanketing regulators, thief hatches, pressure/vacuum relief valves and emergency vents are needed to safely operate AST’s. If these devices are not correctly sized and selected, excessive fugitive…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Driving Safer Operations

    At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference in Austin, Emerson’s Ed Schodowski and Doug White presented on ways to address safety issues that relate to process , loss of containment and occupational trends, regulations and other factors that affect plants. Ed opened showing a Chemical Safety Board video showing an accident at a Philadelphia refinery caused by a pipe loss of containment issue at an elbow in the…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Meeting the measurement challenges presented by LNG

    Level and temperature measurement technology plays a key role in modern liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank gauging systems. In a Control Engineering Europe article, ‘ Increasing safety and optimizing tank usage at LNG terminals ’, Victoria Lund Mattsson, a solutions engineer with Emerson’s tank gauging business, explains how modern tank gauging systems not only provide accurate and reliable level and temperature measurements…
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Blog: Emerson at August 18-20 4C Health, Safety, Environmental Conference

    A key conference for health, safety and environmental (HSE) is the 4C Health, Safety, and Environmental Conference . The 2021 conference will take place next week, August 18-20 here in Austin, Texas. The purpose is for HSE professionals to discover strategies for improving occupational and process safety procedures, minimizing containment risks, and understanding the latest emissions reduction and best management practices…