The math of cloud mobility

Posted by Amy Thibault on May 17, 2022 11:33:00 AM

 

 

Maybe you’re looking toward digital transformation but you’re reluctant to move past the old SCADA system on a server in the utility room. You have that one for data monitoring, a separate one for accounting, and another for remote well control. You get different reports from every place, and your department heads spend days in the plot of 1984’s Irreconcilable Differences.

When you do the math for all the benefits of switching to a cloud platform built for industrial use, and then multiply it by the benefit of just how mobile it is and even how it can quickly help all of your systems play nicely together it adds up to a strong return and equals into a much smoother running operation, with much more efficient processes and happier department heads.

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Get Ahead of Water Infrastructure Issues

Posted by Amy Thibault on May 10, 2022 11:42:00 AM

 

 

Towns and cities everywhere are increasingly challenged with issues of replacing water pipes, pumps and other infrastructure—sometimes after a huge failure. If a pump station unexpectedly stops, hundreds or even thousands of citizens may be without water for an extended period of time. Or if the quality of the incoming water changes, improper treatment may be injected, creating a number of possible dangers for citizens. Water management challenges are vast and only continue to amplify.

More and more utilities are finding the benefit of managing these pump and treatment stations with scalable, cloud-based systems like Emerson’s Zedi SaaS SCADA platform. Instead of the old, costly system of relying on drive-bys to check on pumps and facilities, our scalable, cloud platform can give managers peace of mind while reducing those costs all while keeping everyone's water safer.

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Going digital - easily move to the cloud

Posted by Amy Thibault on May 3, 2022 11:15:00 AM

 

 

Going digital, or Digital Transformation doesn't have to be riddled with complexity or long drawn out time-frames. In fact, it can really be easy, painless and fast and yet still make a huge positive impact on your business.

To stay competitive your company must focus on implementing new digital technologies into your operations to deliver more value to your customers and enable staff to do their job better and with less available internal resources.

To build a digital ecosystem for all stakeholders inside and outside your company means executing digital change activities. Emerson’s Zedi SaaS SCADA is a perfect partner on that journey. We serve various industries and can guide your Digital Transformation journey to your desired destination, and even autonomous operations.

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Analyzing data in the Cloud

Posted by Amy Thibault on Apr 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM

 

 

 

Decisions, decisions...

It's mind blowing when you think about how much time most of us spend on researching different decisions today; household purchasing decisions, cooking decisions, child care decisions, car buying decisions, vacation destination decisions, even simple things like the best way to clean something decisions - any decisions life throws our way today we grab our phone or run to the computer to look and see what are the options, best practice, best deal and then move forward.

 

 

Now, think of your employees who spend hours sorting, cleaning, detailing and organizing operational data from multiple databases, locations and spreadsheets to simplify data enough to make a least one informed business decision.

 

I just gave myself heartburn thinking about that.

 

How companies operate and use their data will significantly impact how successfully (or not) they run their operations. With Emerson's Zedi Cloud Platform, we simplify the connection between sensors to get you the data you need to make better business decisions to achieve better-performing assets, streamlined compliance, and optimized resources.

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New era of autonomous rod pump is here

Posted by Amy Thibault on Apr 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM

 

More aspects of oil and gas operations are joining the autonomous operations revolution. Now the iconic rod pump is enabling significant improvements with its operations regarding efficiency, safety and production.

The sun is actually rising on a new rod pump era with Emerson's Zedi Autonomous Rod Pump Management that is now changing the way producers and operations work each day for the better.

What was once endless trips to the well site with only two typical outcomes, both of which are a problem: It’s working fine, so no trip was needed; or it’s been down for two days and someone should’ve been out there to make repairs and restore production—or clean up a spill—hours, or days ago.

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Implement your cloud platform strategy

Posted by Community User on Mar 15, 2022 11:51:00 AM

 

 

More and more companies are looking to implement a cloud platform strategy —either they're starting at zero or extending what they already have in place. In both cases, they're are looking for answers to many questions when we begin most conversations, including:

How fast can I install cloud software?

Do I have to use a set system, or can I choose what I need?

Can you integrate with my existing SCADA systems or must we start over with your SCADA system?

These are among the top questions for companies looking to become more efficient and boost profits while reducing their bottom line. Many cloud platforms have a wide variety of options and abilities to customize a system to a Customer's needs.

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Start to finish project management

Posted by Community User on Mar 8, 2022 11:28:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Maintaining a cloud-based project requires an in-depth understanding of what you are trying to do and how best to execute it, but when this level of detail is unavailable, breaking down the cloud-based project into phases can help you focus on tasks.

 

The most crucial phase in any cloud-based project is at the start, where you decide what your operations' goals are and outline what needs to be done to achieve these goals. This will provide more clarity that applies to other phases throughout the cloud implementation process.

 

We offer cloud-based software solutions to new and existing industrial customers. Emerson's Zedi Cloud platform allows you to monitor, control, and optimize your assets remotely from anywhere via our web interface Zedi Access, and Zedi Go mobile app for your smart devices.

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Why centralizing data in the cloud matters

Posted by Community User on Mar 1, 2022 11:15:00 AM

 

 

 

 

If your company isn't centralizing its data you may be missing out on increasing productivity in your business.

 

Centralizing data means putting all your operational data into one single place. By consolidating data, your authorized company employees will have quick and easy access from anywhere. All that will be required is a secure internet connection.

 

Our cloud platform and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings help your operations compile data from any digital monitoring hardware via gateways that support various protocols into a single centralized cloud location. From a single source, we can deliver real-time data to your computer or mobile device that allows authorized end-users to actively see the information you decide is relevant to each person or role within your organization.

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Gas distribution safety transformation

Posted by Amy Thibault on Feb 22, 2022 2:00:00 PM

 

 

There are some things you need to be notified of somewhat quickly, but not instantly. But some things you need to know instantly. Like where your keys are when you’re late for work. But if you work for a municipal gas company, an over-pressure situation takes priority over pretty much everything else. And instantly, is just barely fast enough.

It’s why so many companies are digitally transforming their line monitoring—and Emerson's Zedi Cloud SCADA Solutions is leading the way.

Sensors placed at critical points throughout your system, you—and all authorized personnel who need to respond—will be notified quickly when an over-pressure situation happens. That way you can make adjustments, in person or remotely.

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Master configuring your asset alarms with Zedi Access

Posted by Donna Viglietti on Feb 15, 2022 11:30:00 AM

 

 

Alarms can be used to monitor data for anything out of the ordinary, like catching smalls deviations and alerting an operator to a possible situation before it escalates. Setting up alarms on your assets enables you to prevent physical and economic loss through faster operator intervention and response times.

How many alarms can an operator effectively handle per day? ISA 18.2 states that, ideally, one alarm per 10 minutes can be taken care of without sacrifice to the operator’s other duties. Two alarms per 10 minutes are identified as manageable.

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