In order for reliability to be effective at a process plant it must be adopted by all departments. While reliability is generally developed in maintenance, other groups such as operations, engineering and purchasing all need to be aware of the strategies and metrics. While each of these groups need to be aware of what the […]
When engaging in business in Brazil, companies are aware that emerging markets require the investment of local content. Historically, this has been pretty simple to meet, but requirements are becoming more stringent. The forthcoming ANP Resolution 36 will require 3rd party approval to certify that local content has been used. This can be both labor […]
Within the business of process instrumentation manufacturers have developed multiple tiered products. Generally, these are classified as premium, core and conventional (from highest to lowest). The premium products will offer features and functions not available on other products. Naturally, they come at a higher price, but, if properly applied can result in a lower cost […]
Perhaps one of the most powerful aspects of WirelessHART (IEC 62591) is the ability to reduce the project timeline with faster field commissioning. Traditional instrumentation and controls requires pulling a 2-wire loop, landing it in a marshaling cabinet and terminating it in the I/O rack. This is done for every instrument in the field. […]
One of the ways that American companies can compete is through reliability and availability of equipment. We cannot compete in terms of labor costs and environmental considerations. However, we can produce high value products more efficiently. What are you doing to improve your process reliability?
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