Automation

 

A short Story about Structures

What do you expect as a plant operator/owner from an Automation System? Plant operators/owners, as well as other parties, have standardized plant structures over the years. The  ISA-106/95/88 series of standards are commonly referenced for this purpose. The aim is

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Why do I need IIoT?

Washing machine experts Two weeks ago, my wife called me in a panic as the washing machine had stopped working.  One evening while spending time with friends I mentioned the dilemma of the washing machine not working and that I

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Steps for executing a well test- The holy grail of well measurement part 2.2

As promised in the first part of this article, I will continue to describe the steps you should note when executing a well test and try to describe the perfect system for such a test. Let’s begin! Well test process

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Well Test -The holy grail of well measurement part 2.1

Introduction Well testing is a necessary practice in oilfields to determine flows of water, oil, and gas from wells. Normally an oilfield has all types of oil wells with a great variety of flows of dry oil, water, and gas,

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Diversity: the key to innovation

When a problem is complex, or we need to find new answers, every person has their hidden points in their thinking that can be attributed to their gender, their culture, their education, etc. And in other people, those hidden points are simply visible. If everyone in the ream has the same hidden points, they are likely to get even more hidden, and everyone in the homogeneous team will tend to avoid them. We will filter those points so they will not bother us. However, not everything is advantageous in diverse groups (at least in order to innovate), diversity can also be a source of problems.

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Can you rationalize risks?

The commodity trap ‘What is the relationship between the title and Marcel’s digital transformation journey?’, you might think. Before I can tell you more about the title, I need to step back and explain to you the commodity trap. Almost

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Yokogawa at SPE Offshore Europe

Are you visiting the SPE Offshore Europe? Then come to our stand in Hall 3!  

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Early detection of pump cavitation – IIoT makes it possible Part 2

In Part One of this article, you learned how cavitation occurs. In the second part, you will get to know how cavitation can be detected in an early stage.  To protect pumps more effectively, therefore, they should be monitored. Unfortunately,

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Early detection of pump cavitation – IIoT makes it possible Part 1

By using an IIoT application to precisely evaluate the data captured by differential pressure transmitters, it is possible to detect pump cavitation while it is still at a very early stage. Pumps used in process and production plants are often

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How Smart Sensors can boost your Business

Smart Factory, Smart Home, Smart Sensors- smart devices are on the rise. But what are smart sensors and what makes them smart, i.e. intelligent? What distinguishes them from conventional sensors? How can a company benefit from smart sensors? What are

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