September 20, 2010

Emerson Exchange Highlights Unique Solutions for Life Sciences

This year’s Emerson Exchange will feature some interesting, cost-saving solutions for life sciences applications. Look for them:

Life Science Industry Solutions:

Faced with the aging population, healthcare reforms and the move to generics and disposables along with the global economic downturn, the Life Sciences industry today must meet huge challenges. Emerson Life Science Industry specialists understand these challenges and drive innovative global solutions that help position our customers for growth far into the future. At Emerson Exchange, customers can see:

  • Process Industry Technology (PAT) demonstrations show how problems of science can be addressed with automation. The PAT booth provides a quick view of how an integrated Syncade software modules system can help bridge the science/automation gap. This demo will be lead by Ali Afnan, formerly a Senior Fellow in the FDA CDER Office of Pharmaceutical Science (OPS).
  • At the Life Sciences Engineering Center, Emerson engineers will show technologies that have solved customer problems in areas such as API, Cell Culture, Fill finish, Packaging, and Oral Solid Dose.
  • The use of Emerson solutions for skid-based applications has increased due to the flexible architectures and licensing structure of Emerson technologies. Skid-based solutions allow a consistent automated strategy to be used throughout the plant, and provide leveraging of intelligent field devices and predictive intelligence. Wireless technologies permit additional skids to be added anywhere in the plant – even hazardous and remote areas – quickly and easily. Emerson provides a variety of cross-industry skid-based solutions and has in-house and OEM partner capability for design, construction, installation, commissioning and lifecycle support.

With so much at stake, it is critical to utilize equipment that has been specifically designed to withstand the challenges inherent in pharmaceutical and biotechnological processing to maximize instrument life, and minimize maintenance while providing accurate and reliable process control.

On-line electrochemical measurements, such as pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity, provide substantial improvements in the level of process control, quality, efficiency and profitability that can be achieved in biopharmaceutical processing. 

As you can see, Emerson Exchange is expanding to meet the needs of all our customers. Be sure to check out the new application areas. We look forward to seeing you there September 27 – October 1, 2010 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. For more information: www.emersonexchange.org.

September 9, 2010

Don’t Miss Emerson Global Users Exchange 2010 – Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas

Learn about ways to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements and improve measurement accuracy and as well as experience new technologies at this year’s Emerson Global Users Exchange! It’s always a great time to see so many of our customers at once, to talk about their challenges and successes and keep our ears tuned to what our customers want and need. It’ll be a week full of workshops, short courses, management sessions, technology exhibits and industry forums. For Rosemount Analytical, this year’s conference (Sept. 27-Oct.1 in San Antonio, TX) will focus on ways you can reduce installation and maintenance costs, maximize up-time and improve process quality. Here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect from this year’s conference from Rosemount Analytical.

Sneak Peak at our Papers:

Wireless Monitoring of pH to Meet EPA-Regulated Effluent Requirements at Plant Perimeter……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Presented by Pete Anson, Rosemount Analytical ………………………………………………………………….  Weyerhaeuser, one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world, needed to meet EPA compliance regulations for the pH of effluent water exiting one of their plants. Rosemount Analytical defined and cost-qualified several hard-wired reporting solutions including 4000-foot point to point runs of twisted pair wire to the distributed control system and 1000-foot runs of existing wire rerouted via their OPC server to the host. Of all the options, the wireless solution proved to be most cost-effective, reliable and easiest to implement.

Simplified Gas Chromatographs Installations & Operations with FOUNDATION fieldbus ……Presented by Michael Gaura, Rosemount Analytical ……………………………………………………………… With the new Rosemount Analytical 700XA and 1500XA gas chromatographs, Emerson simplifies the complicated and time-consuming engineering requirements of traditional gas chromatographs. Using a FOUNDATION fieldbus interface, the 700XA and 1500XA gas chromatographs automate point mapping during setup and enable integration with AMS Device Manager. The 700XA and 1500XA are the only gas chromatographs in the world to offer a certified FOUNDATION fieldbus interface.

Discrete Control Solutions using Multi-Parameter Analyzers ………………………………Presented by Dave Anderson and Jim Gray, Rosemount Analytical …………………………………………… This presentation addresses the use of discrete functionality in multi-parameter analyzers to do chemical concentration control and time based or event based dosing. It discusses interface with the control system and Asset Management (AMS) using wireless communications in these applications, which include plant utilities and skids.

Reducing Bias and Uncertainty in Process Gas Quality Measurements ……………………Presented by Paul Holland, Effectech Ltd …………………………………………………………………………Ensuring robust measurements of natural gas quality is a combination of good sampling, a properly validated gas chromatograph and a traceable calibration gas. Omitting any of these key elements will result in biased measurements of composition and hence the calculated physical properties of heating value, density and Wobbe Index. This paper addresses how even small errors over time will result in large financial discrepancies, particularly at fiscal metering points with a large throughput.

Emerson Global Users Exchange 2010 will be held Sept. 27- Oct. 1 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas and you can register at www.emersonexchange.org. Hope to see you there!

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