Digital automation technology improves plant operations

Digital automation technology improves plant operations,
including the prevention of unplanned shutdowns uses intelligent transmitters
that monitor and analyse rotating equipment health.

Emerson Process Management announces a new class of
digital automation technology designed to improve plant operations and maintenance,
including the prevention of unplanned shutdowns.

Smart Machinery Health Management extends Emerson’s PlantWeb
digital plant architecture by putting predictive diagnostics into intelligent
transmitters that monitor and analyse rotating equipment health and deliver
actionable information to operations and maintenance personnel.

Unplanned production shutdowns are expensive, costing
$1 million or more per day in some industries.

Industry statistics point to mechanical failure as the
cause of 43% of plant incidents.

Typical process plants include 2500 machines, with 60%
being motor–ump combinations.

Emerson is addressing motor-pump machines that are essential
to operations in chemical, oil and gas, refining, power, pulp and paper and
other process industries.

Emerson’s new CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter is
the cornerstone of Smart Machinery Health Management.

The CSI 9210 is the first foundation
fieldbus
transmitter that diagnoses conditions including motor-pump bearing
failure, coupling misalignment, motor electrical failure, pump cavitation
and pump imbalance.

‘We are excited and proud to announce this new Smart Machinery
Health Management innovation’.

‘It is a clear response to our customers’ operations issues,
and will deliver significant business benefits for users’, said Jim Nyquist,
president of Emerson Process Management in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

‘This launch is another major step toward enlightening
plants with open, digital intelligence and predictive diagnostics’.

‘Smart Machinery Health Management powers Emerson’s PlantWeb
architecture by delivering actionable information on rotating equipment so
plant personnel can prevent production upsets before they happen.’ Motor-pumps
are traditionally monitored only infrequently and repaired when they fail.

A dramatic improvement in plant performance is enabled
by the CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter that delivers continuous actionable
information about rotating equipment health directly into plant process control
systems and asset management applications.

With this real-time information, plant operators are able
to easily view rotating equipment status, recognise issues with machinery,
and take actions to improve availability and plant performance.

Emerson’s Smart Machinery Health Management extends the
innovative PlantWeb digital plant architecture by embedding rotating equipment
expertise into intelligent digital field transmitters.

Diagnostic information is communicated from the field
devices via the industry standard Foundation fieldbus protocol.

Operations and maintenance information is displayed in
DeltaV and Ovation process automation systems with integrated AMS Suite asset
management software.

The CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter joins the CSI
4500 Machinery Health Monitor to enable management of essential and critical
rotating equipment, the most typical source of failure and cost of maintenance
in a plant.

Emerson combines world-class services with PlantWeb to
help users apply field-based information.

Services include installation supervision, configuration
and startup, training, and ongoing support.

Source : www.manufacturingtalk.com