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Whether you work in a paper mill, power plant, or the makers of your favorite beverage, all have something in common……
You need accurate and up to date information to plan a successful shutdown or outage.
This may sound like common sense, but as many of you know, this information is not always available.
You need to know what …
IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), Industry 4.0, and Digital Transformation…..
These buzz words are the current trend and plastered on ads more and more every day. But do you as an engineer know what it all means?
Is it all hype or smoke and mirrors?
The answer is ……
During the project upgrade of the Westinghouse WPDF system to Emerson’s DeltaV system, we discovered the older safety barriers were not compatible with the new DeltaV system. The cost and installation to replace the old barriers was going to be expensive and hard to maintain after we left. We needed a different approach.
When nuisance alarms are sounding constantly, most operators will elect to ignore all alarms. They usually just turn off the sound rather than trying to interpret an endless sequence of nuisance alarms where only one in a thousand is beneficial.
Learn more about how to take advantage of DeltaV virtualization using Dell VRTX servers to increase availability, reliability and service ability.
What if you had a tool that would import an aerial photo or drawing of your site and allow you to plan your wireless network infrastructure?
Have you ever asked: “If it’s in ‘Auto’ and not ‘Manual’, then why do I have to give it a command?” Engineering, operations, and maintenance personnel are often confused by the names of control modes on DeltaV faceplates.