Automation

 

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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Do you know your role models?

A while ago I have read an interesting book about organization culture called “Improving Maintenance Reliability Through Cultural Change”. The book was off my radar however during my digital transformation journey helping customers to transform their company, I realize how

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3rd Annual Conference: IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas 2019

Why a Conference about IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas? IoT, Big Data, Cloud:  Every new digitalization technology aims to redefine the Oil & Gas industry and generate new business value. How are Oil & Gas companies navigating

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Modular Procedural Automation Innovation for Upstream Processes

History of Modular Procedural Automation A procedural operation consists of a set of operator tasks that are conducted in a set way time-after-time to achieve a certain goal such as starting or shutting down a unit or making a product.

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Are Machines Better Than Humans in Crisis?

Abstract There have been several well publicized incidents over the past few years in refinery and petrochemical facilities. Incident reports from amongst others, the Chemical Safety Board and papers from ARC and Marsh McLennan Insurance Company show that many of

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Process Safety Congress Dordrecht

Controlling processes with hazardous chemicals Industrial accidents can cause thousands of workplace injuries. For instance, an explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed at least 47 people and injured over 600, the latest in a series of

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