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Asset Management

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Wireless July 9, 2020

What is radio frequency identification? What can RFID products do?

RFID wireless communication technologies enable many applications across industries include identification and access; people, asset and product tracking; safety and machine tools, among others.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies and RoviSys
I/O Systems, I/O Modules June 11, 2020

DCS migration and IT/OT integration oil and gas system integration projects

System integrators discuss an eight-year distributed control system upgrade from a legacy system without downtime and a 100-site information technology and operational technology system integration project to improve data mining, tagging structures, and programming disparities.

By John Hopshire, Bob Starkus, Gary Humble
Courtesy: Siemens Digital Industries Software, New Products for Engineers Database
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 6, 2020

Seven ways automation design software helps IIoT

Electrical and automation design software can help with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) automation implementations in seven ways. See product examples.

By Mark T. Hoske
MIT computer scientist Aleksander Madry. Courtesy: Ian MacLellan, MIT
AI and Machine Learning March 15, 2020

Doing machine learning the right way

MIT Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable and robust.

By Rob Matheson
Figure 4: Wireless sensors were installed as part of a complete data-to-desk system, including powerful data visualization and analytics. Courtesy: Emerson
Asset Management December 3, 2019

Maximize production by monitoring erosion

Data from two complementary monitoring technologies enable maximized production rates, even with high entrained solids.

By Jake Davies, Ph.D.
Figure 2: Real-time dashboards provide the information required for each level of the plant’s organization. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Process Manufacturing November 4, 2019

Profit-driven operations require IT/OT integration

Maximizing process plant profits requires close integration across all levels of an organization.

By Yasunori Kobayashi
Permitting, code compliance and safety are key measures that must be taken into account in a railcar propane terminal build. Terminals must meet expectations and regulations set by NFPA 58, the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), and various local and regional entities, including the fire department, city and zoning departments. Courtesy: Superior Energy
Oil and Gas September 30, 2019

Rail-supplied midstream propane terminal maximized for safety

Railcar-supplied terminals make the delivery process more cost-effective for local and regional propane providers.

By Crystelle Markley
Seeq, an advanced analytics application, was used to predict the end-of-run date for a heat exchanger, eliminating a refinery’s unplanned production rate reductions due to heat transfer constraints. Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics May 30, 2019

Optimizing asset performance in refineries

Advanced analytics use machine learning to simplify user experience, generate process data insights.

By Michael Risse
Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts. Courtesy: Seeq
AI and Machine Learning May 30, 2019

Refineries need machine learning to improve operations

Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts.

By Michael Risse
Sensing capabilities are retrofitted by attaching what are described as peripheral universal connection (PUC) modules to an engine. Four PUCs can monitor high-speed engine components and characteristics that include power cylinder, valve train, turbo health, main bearings and frame vibration. Courtesy: Apergy
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 30, 2019

High-speed engine monitoring IIoT-enhanced

Analytics improve performance of remote assets.

By Kevin Parker