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How to Improve Industrial Productivity with Loop Calibration

The typical approach to calibration has been to regularly test instrumentation that affects successful control, safe operation, quality, or other relevant criteria. In most cases, scheduling is conservative, and methods at a particular site have evolved over time. Instrument technicians follow practices that were set up many years ago. It is not uncommon to hear, […]

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Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

Driven by a desire to reduce risk with large projects, many owner organizations utilize a strategy where an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) company is sole-sourced to manage and execute the entire scope. While EPCs are well-suited to execute the civil and mechanical scopes that make up most of the cost in a large project, they […]

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Webinar Recording: How Machine Learning is Advancing Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

In 2014, I made a decision to walk away from manufacturing after more than 32 years of immersion in the space. My manufacturing experience started as a controls engineer way back 1982, when the Allen-Brady PL2 and GE Series Six were the hot technologies. Over the years I rode the technology wave starting with PC […]

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Webinar Recording: ROI of In-Line Optical Spectroscopy in Process Manufacturing

Process manufacturer often use water somewhere in their processes, and having precise, accurate moisture measurements can mean millions of dollars in ROI. In this informative webinar, experts explore the immense benefits — in reducing waste, increasing yield, and improving quality — and ROI of employing optical spectroscopy solutions in-line to measure moisture in real time. […]

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How to Build an Industrial Calibration System Business Case

An investment into calibration equipment and systems must be financially justified, just like any other business investment. But does a cheaper cost of purchase always mean a higher return on investment? Not necessarily. When building a business case for calibration system investment, what may seem at the outset to be cheaper may not necessarily be […]

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Vibration Sensor Monitoring and Calibration Protects Vital Plant Machinery

Seismic velocity measurements provide ideal resolution at typical rotating equipment running speeds. Vibration is always transmitted through the bearings used on rotating equipment. It has been proven time and time again that measuring vibration on rotating equipment is the most universally effective predictive maintenance practice for critical pumps, motors, compressors, fans, cooling towers and rollers. […]

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Best Location to Calibrate Instruments: Field or Workshop?

In today’s process industry, instruments are often calibrated in the field. Portable calibration solutions are used, but it can be more convenient and effective to do calibration in a workshop. Selecting between field and workshop calibration is not a black-and-white situation. These two methods are not exclusive alternatives; instead, they complement each other. Let’s discuss […]

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Webinar Recording: How to Design a High-Performance HMI

“Please don’t talk to me about technologies that can improve my plant’s performance. I can’t stand the idea of disrupting my current situation with anything new, even if it’s better.” “So, how is the plant running these days?” “Just fine.” Unfortunately, this imagined dialogue isn’t all that imaginary. Despite the great progress we’ve made in […]

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