Q1 2013 Issue


How Instrumentation Can Help Boost Plant Performance

The global process industries have never been under more pressure. Plants are expected to meet new standards of safety and environmental compliance even as they are pushed to explore new operating limits. Asset utilization is connected so directly to corporate profits that planned turnarounds are ever shorter and further apart, and a single unscheduled shutdown can negate a whole year's worth of optimization effort. People and processes must operate more efficiently and productively, even as industry must bring a new generation of less experienced workers online. In the face of all this, how will the process industries continue to manage? Here's how today's high performance instrumentation enabled by wireless technology can help boost plant performance across a range of important metrics.


Beyond the Process Variable
Rosemount President Tom Moser Talks on the New Frontiers of Process Instrumentation

Smart Wireless Marks One Billion Operating Hours
Emerson Smart Wireless technology is helping to improve worker and plant safety, optimize operations, and reduce emissions and other environmental impacts.

Boost Safety and Compliance While Testing New Limits
Enabled By Wireless, Instrumentation Takes on New Safety Roles

Head off Downtime and Shorten Turnarounds
A Potent Mix of Prevention, Diagnosis and Cure for Your Asset Utilization Ills

Set New Standards in Productivity and Efficiency
The Right Instrumentation Can Help Both Processes and People Realize Their Full Potential


Q&A: Beyond the Process Variable
Tom Moser, president of Emerson Process Management's Rosemount Measurement unit, believes that instrumentation is a big part of the answer to the process industries' challenges to improve productivity, safety, efficiency and asset utilization. Control's Keith Larson talked with Moser at the 2012 Emerson Global Users Exchange in Anaheim, Calif., about the ongoing evolution of instrumentation capabilities as well as the application revolution enabled by wireless technology.