Big data analytics helping to improve asset performance management

Companies that standardize processes and leverage historical data will accurately predict asset failure, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.

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Maintaining the physical health of your assets can be a challenge, and it becomes even more challenging when your organization is in a “cost-cutting mode,” while still attempting to optimize performance and maintain safety. Failures such as mechanical failure, operator error or lack of oversight can cause unplanned downtime and significant costs to the organization. For instrumentation and process control professionals, it’s often unclear how their day to day actions impact the bottom line. To support larger business goals, process control professionals can adopt an asset performance management (APM) strategy that helps capture and analyze machine data to transform…

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Ask The Experts: Control valve for cavitating acids?

Experts weigh in on which control valve can be used that will withstand cavitating acids.

Q: We’re facing the problem of cavitation in a control valve in very corrosive fluid (H2SO4 80% to 98%wt, or HCL 13 to 30%wt), so we’re considering PTFE-lined valves. The specific application is a level control valve for discharge into an atmospheric tank, so the differential pressure (DP) is…

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  • Big data analytics helping to improve asset performance management

    By Don Rozette

    Maintaining the physical health of your assets can be a challenge, and it becomes even more challenging when your organization is in a “cost-cutting mode,” while still attempting to optimize performance and maintain safety. Failures such as mechanical failure, operator error or lack of…

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  • Ask The Experts: Control valve for cavitating acids?

    Q: We’re facing the problem of cavitation in a control valve in very corrosive fluid (H2SO4 80% to 98%wt, or HCL 13 to 30%wt), so we’re considering PTFE-lined valves. The specific application is a level control valve for discharge into an atmospheric tank, so the differential pressure (DP) is…

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