Blog Posts
    • 25 Aug 2015

    Avoiding Rotating Machinery Downtime with PeakVue Diagnostics

    We all appreciate the diagnostics in our cars that provide early warning to get a problem fixed before a breakdown occurs. We’ve chronicled how rotating machinery diagnostics, such as PeakVue Analysis diagnostics , can provide early warning to a...
    • 20 Aug 2015

    Rotating Machinery Protection and API Standard 670

    For those managing the reliability for large complexes such as refineries and petrochemical plants, protecting the rotating machinery that can number in the hundreds can be a daunting task. Recently a refinery manager asked Emerson’s Gary Hawki...
    • 13 Aug 2015

    Saving Instrumentation Configuration and Commissioning Time

    A human-centered design (HCD) approach means taking a close look at a task or set of tasks and seeing how the design can simplify and streamline it. As this HCD approach continues to unfold through the Emerson Process Management organization, product...
    • 11 Aug 2015

    Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring for Plant Asset Reliability

    Across many process manufacturing and producing industries, falling prices are driving the need for increased efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced costs. While optimizing process control can yield gains, so can applying technology to the condition of the equipment involved in process operations. In a Control Engineering Asia article, Multi-parameter Condition Monitoring , Emerson’s Jonas Berge describes...
    • 10 Aug 2015

    Demonstrating Laser Shaft Alignment in Action

    Last week we highlighted a rotating machinery laser shaft alignment system. Here is Emerson’s Robert Skeirik in a series of YouTube videos that shows the components and how it works. The videos are designed for experts to show how to demonstrat...
    • 4 Aug 2015

    Rotating Machinery Laser Shaft Alignment

    Improving the reliability of your production assets requires a combination of people, processes and tools. For maintenance technician to diagnose issues during rounds portal machinery health analyzers play an important. We’ve shared how in post...
    • 19 Jun 2015

    Integrating Reliability Practices for Top-Quartile Performance

    The reliability of your plant assets affects safety, unscheduled downtime, maintenance costs, quality and the overall efficiency of your operations. Solomon Associates in their Reliability and Maintenance Study quantify the significance of top quartile performance versus lower performers. In this 2:07 video, Achieving Top-Quartile Reliability Returns , Emerson’s Robert DiStefano describes some of the challenges...
    • 18 Jun 2015

    Continuous Monitoring Recommendations in Pump Seal Global Standard

    Last year around this time, the fourth edition of API Standard 682 – Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps was released. This standard: …specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries. This standard has evolved alongside technology advancements since it was first introduced...
    • 2 Jun 2015

    Ways to Improve Pump Reliability

    A U.S. Department of Energy study on pump life cycle costs notes that maintenance and energy costs make up the vast majority of lifecycle costs. Pumps that are critical to the operation of the process typically are installed with online condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems to help prevent failures and provide early warning to allow repairs to be made before slowdowns or shutdowns occur. In complex processes such as...
    • 29 May 2015

    Reliability Programs and the Cloud

    The technology advancement of computer virtualization is having a tremendous impact on companies across the globe. And the consolidation of these servers into data centers “in the Cloud ” is fundamentally changing how IT, operations and maintenance organizations within these companies operate. In a Plant Services article, What impact is the cloud having on asset management and condition-based maintenance...