Emerson’s New Tool Automates Utilities Monitoring

Emerson has announced its new Clean In Place (CIP) Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics package delivered via PACEdge™ and Movicon™ platforms on an industrial edge control device.

Accordingly, the software aids in digitally transforming manual and semi-automated systems by optimizing utilities consumption. Hence, benchmarking against known cycles and generating automated reports to reduce energy consumption. At the same time, improving productivity in a single system or throughout a facility.
The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics package combines Emerson’s deep application expertise and industry knowledge. Most importantly, employing advanced technology to convert process and utilities data into actionable insights in environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations. 

The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics allows plant managers, operators and maintenance personnel to convert process and utilities data into actionable insights for industries and environments that use clean- and steam-in-place operations.

Reduces Waste, Increases Production Time
Equipped with the data and analytics provided by the software, operators can view the information on a dashboard and share the insights with sustainability officers and other stakeholders. Primarily, the objective is to optimize their CIP cycles. The software package allows customization into an existing system. Alternatively, Emerson can provide a turnkey solution of hardware, instrumentation, valves, and analytics.
Clean-in-place systems clean and sanitize internal piping, tanks, and machines between product batches to help facilities meet government regulations and guarantee product quality and safety. CIP skids that don’t have sensors and analytics software in place require manual reporting, which can be time-consuming and susceptible to errors. Especially, when transferring data by hand into reports. These skids may also run at unnecessarily long preset cycles and use more time and resources than required for effective cleaning. 
Digitally transformed and optimized CIP processes, in comparison, only use the time, media, water, energy, and labor required for effective cleaning. This significantly reduces waste and increases production time. 

Enables Digital Transformation

Amit Patel, Director, Digital Transformation for Discrete and Industrial at Emerson cited for example food and beverage manufacturers spend about 30 percent of utility costs on clean-in-place operations. In addition, Patel said they also time between changeovers and spend between US$20,000 to US$40,000 in labor costs for manual reporting.

“Emerson’s new CIP Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics software package collects and analyzes data in real time and presents it as a report, equipping plant managers, CIP operators, maintenance personnel and sustainability officers with the actionable insights to optimize wash cycle settings, including duration and media use, for maximum efficiency and productivity,” said Patel.  
The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics software package can help CIP operators better understand and forecast energy use, water consumption, and resource needs. Generated reports can satisfy regulation compliance, plan system maintenance, schedule downtime and order media supplies. In addition, deeper analytics can identify insights and trends that support predictive maintenance schedules and facilitate standardization of CIP processes across production facilities. 
The agnostic software is compatible with any CIP equipment, which empowers manufacturers to control the digitization of their systems no matter what stage of the digital transformation journey they are in. Furthermore, to integrate any or all Emerson components and customize the solution for their needs.

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