Emerson Supports Sustainability with Improved Cloud-Hosted Industrial Control Platform

Posted by Community Contributor on Mar 29, 2022 11:03:48 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (March 29, 2022) Zedi Cloud SCADA platform moves to Microsoft Azure for superior scalability and tighter security to help industries meet sustainability goals

Emerson, a global software, technology and engineering leader, has improved the scalability, data protection and threat intelligence of its Zedi™ Cloud SCADA software-as-a-service control platform by moving it to the Microsoft® Azure cloud platform. The more robust cloud host enables customers to securely scale their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems quickly and easily to achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments, better safeguard critical business assets, and empower users to adapt their operations to changing requirements while mitigating risks and operational costs.

Most industrial operations are challenged to efficiently meet cost reduction targets and demonstrate actions to attain sustainability goals. Emerson’s Zedi Cloud SCADA platform uses advanced automation and software, including proven machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to build predictive models that lead to autonomous operations over time, helping support sustainability efforts in oil and gas, water/wastewater and other data-intensive industries. Critical data from those predictive models can then be stored in an operation’s data historian to more easily track and trend performance and emissions and demonstrate compliance to regulators.

“By moving to Azure, we can better provide managed IIoT services across the edge and cloud that easily connect, monitor and control assets around the world with multi-layered security, increased global data centers, and enhanced infrastructure,” said Nathan Pettus, president of Emerson’s process systems and software business. “The change improves Emerson’s already strong positioning to lead successful digital transformation efforts for several industries, providing solid and sustainable results with a vastly scalable, cloud-based solution that’s highly secure and extremely cost-effective.”

Zedi Cloud SCADA platform moves to Microsoft Azure for superior scalability and tighter security to help industries meet sustainability goals

The move to Microsoft Azure provides the best scalability and enterprise-level functionality of all available cloud platforms. Users can add or remove assets as needed to manage traffic spikes, which is particularly useful as organizations acquire other businesses and need to scale rapidly to accommodate new assets and bring them online quickly. Azure also provides greater hybrid cloud flexibility to enable users to work remotely while maximizing existing on-premises assets for a faster path to safe and effective autonomous operations.

“I'm excited to see our customers expand their use of Microsoft products,” said Gary Nafus, vice president, manufacturing, Microsoft U.S. “The ultimate win is building trust with our customers when they select our products for critical operations, as we aim to continue to empower their business and tech efforts. I look forward to seeing Emerson’s use of Microsoft Azure to help power their Zedi Cloud SCADA platform– improving performance, ultra-high data resolution, and more flexibility for increased scalable and collaborative work. ESG efforts are very important today and this expansion will help push those efforts forward in a strong way.” 

The Zedi Cloud SCADA platform helps personnel manage advanced analytics in formats that present authorized end users with clear, easily understood data accessible in the cloud anytime from anywhere. This improved access to intuitive data enables easy remote monitoring of assets, helping users improve operational performance even in rugged, dangerous, or distant locations. Increased layers of cybersecurity and the more robust network afforded by the Azure platform enable customers to further protect data for advanced continuity of operations.

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About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

Emerson Receives 2021 IoT Breakthrough Award for ‘Analytics Platform of the Year’

Posted by Community Contributor on Feb 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Jan. 20, 2021 - Emerson (NYSE:EMR), a global automation technology and software company, has received the “IoT Analytics Platform of the Year” award for its Plantweb Optics™ Analytics software. The honor, part of the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards, recognizes Emerson’s analytics software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve reliability, safety and sustainability while optimizing production for industrial manufacturers.Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 6.15.18 AM

“Industrial manufacturers generate vast amounts of data, but few companies are really gaining the insights needed to optimize their operations,” said Stuart Harris, group president for Emerson’s digital transformation business. “With Plantweb Optics Analytics, we are providing manufacturers with advanced analytics capabilities that are easy to deploy and quickly deliver results. This IoT Breakthrough Award recognizes our industry-leading technology, expertise and focus on value creation for our customers.”

 

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About Emerson 
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

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E&P Digital Solutions: The Hidden Costs of Self-Implemented Automation

Posted by Community Contributor on May 18, 2020 2:45:09 PM

The implementation of cloud-based automation services can deliver cost savings and increases in operational efficiencies for oil and gas producers.Cloud SCADA

May 13th 2020 – With capital tight and income stagnant, producers are increasingly looking to automation to boost efficiencies and reduce expenditures. But those goals are not automatically accomplished by buying some sen­sors, off-the-shelf SCADA software and an extra server.

In fact, in-house automation systems are very expen­sive compared to third-party, cloud-based versions in a number of ways, many of which are not obvious. This article addresses four areas in which outsourcing can be more efficient, including some costs of in-house systems that are not always included in the decision-making process.

Time to implement

Time is money, and for a company leaning on automa­tion for cost savings, every day’s delay in implementa­tion can cost thousands of dollars. But delays extending to months or years are common for in-house systems.

Read the full story here from Hart Energy

 

About Emerson 
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, protection of intellectual property, cybersecurity, tariffs, competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

 

Emerson Completes Acquisition of Zedi’s Software and Automation Businesses

Posted by Community Contributor on Jul 8, 2019 3:12:33 PM

Acquisition to help company accelerate digital transformation in oil and gas industry

ST. LOUIS, July 8, 2019 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform will further enable Emerson, a global leader in automation, to help oil and gas producers increase production and lower operating costs through cloud-based monitoring, control and optimization.

“As world energy demand continues to grow, helping our vital oil and gas market customers maximize their resources is a top priority,” said Lal Karsanbhai, executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “Through our vast portfolio of automation technologies, we are helping the industry navigate ever-changing market dynamics and operational challenges. The addition of Zedi strengthens our ability to help customers leverage the latest advances from the field to the refinery.”

Zedi’s technology is currently enabling customers to monitor more than 2 million sensors and thousands of devices and applications. By combining Zedi’s scalable cloud platform and applications expertise with Emerson’s extensive applications, controller, instrumentation and flow metering portfolio, this acquisition expands opportunities for Emerson across the global oil and gas production market.

“Oil and gas producers today are challenged to meet production targets while controlling costs, and they are looking for opportunities to transform operations and make their teams more effective through digital solutions like analytics and mobility,” said Jim Nyquist, group president of Emerson’s systems and solutions business. “This important investment bolsters our portfolio and ability to help Emerson’s customers achieve Top Quartile performance through emerging Industrial Internet of Things technologies.”  

Emerson and Zedi’s software and automation businesses share a common vision of automating the production process through edge and cloud analytics and machine learning. The combined software and expertise of the two companies will provide producers with scalable and easily deployable end-to-end connected solutions to optimize and manage their operations.

Zedi’s software and automation businesses are based in Calgary, Canada, with approximately 155 employees in North America.

About Emerson 
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, protection of intellectual property, cybersecurity, tariffs, competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC.

 

Remote monitoring and adjustment boosts production, cuts overhead

Posted by Community Contributor on Nov 27, 2018 2:31:00 PM

To increase your oil and gas production and reach the efficiencies offered with artificial intelligence (AI) the system requires: complete data collection regarding the downhole card and pump information such as stroke speed, length and interval, along with other data.

Then that data must be stored and analyzed against a complete set of parameters designed to show only the anomalies that actually indicate a problem—not harmless or transient ones that would create false alarms that would soon be ignored at the risk of then missing a real problem.

                                

This article explores how to boost oil and gas production with artificial intelligence (AI) with Zedi Smart-Field. It quickly identifies an issue and then implements the first solution previously 'learned', analyzes the new data to see if that fixed it, then the second, and third option until it either fixes, or then alerts a human.

Click here to read the full article on Midland Reporter-Telegram

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Zedi SCADA and four ways to save time and money according to Midland Reporter-Telegram

Posted by Community Contributor on Sep 17, 2018 10:31:00 AM

The decision to outsource SCADA or to host in-house is a large one when considering the time and money both options require. The Midland Reporter-Telegram has written an article outlining four things to consider when choosing a SCADA system.

It also covers the benefits including time and ultimately money saved by having it hosted buy the experts at Zedi. With all the components, including data retrieval and storage, security and IT man-hours, the article explains the benefits and possible costs and issues with SCADA systems.

Click here to read the full article

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Data Entry for Zedi Go featured on BOE Report

Posted by Community Contributor on Sep 6, 2018 9:35:00 AM

Today we are excited to release the updated version of Zedi Go, our mobile application that is brings mobility to the power of our market leading platform. The update was featured on the BOE Report in the article, "Monitor, manage and enter data remotely with Zedi Go."

The article features the new Data Entry capabilities of the Zedi Go, which now allows operators easily access current production, input valuable operational data, create custom forms,instantly update systems, and directly control their field devices

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Midland paper features Data Entry for Zedi Go

Posted by Community Contributor on Sep 4, 2018 7:45:00 AM

The Midland Reporter-Times has written an article featuring our mobile app Zedi Go and its new update including data entry capabilities for pumpers in the field and out of the office.

The article talks about the features of the app by saying, "Zedi Go lets your pumpers use that most valuable piece of property to input tank and meter readings, gas chart estimates, compressor readings, chemical usage and pretty much anything they take readings on." It continues to state other benefits including the time and money saved through the ability to easily monitor and manage your production and operations data while using the same system in the office.

Click here to read the full article on the MRT website

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Zedi mentioned as "innovation leader" in Calgary Economic Development article

Posted by Community Contributor on Jun 27, 2018 12:48:00 PM

In an article about Calgary as a growth area in the technology sector, Zedi was mentioned as an innovation leader. The article was posted on the Calgary Economic Development website and also on IndustryandBusiness.ca

The article states, "Zedi Solutions is a well-established energy company that is repositioning its remote sensor technology for industries including agriculture and retail. CEO Matthew Heffernan is nominated for a 2018 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award for repositioning its energy-related technology for growing sectors.

Click here to read full article - CED Website

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Zedi’s technology supports student project at NAIT

Posted by Community Contributor on Jun 13, 2018 6:33:39 PM

Zedi is proud to support the local communities in which we operate and are pleased to share this exciting example of connecting our technology with local partners. Students at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) created a tool to "gather data on emerging technology in wireless internet connectivity" and utilized Zedi's technology to bring their project idea into reality.

A student group in the Technology Management program, "built a prototype and tied that into Zedi’s existing secure cloud infrastructure technology Zedi Access, which was provided to the students." The Capstone projects completed by NAIT students act as a learning experience that also enhances the students' career and networking opportunities, while building partnerships in the community.



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