A marketing professional with over fifteen years of progressive experience within digital, marketing and sales environments, Nick joined Yokogawa in 2015 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the marketing team at Yokogawa Marex. Yokogawa Marex develops specialist software solutions that develop, promote and support software and IT solutions for process information management in production facilities such as oil refineries and chemical/petrochemical plants across the globe.
With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the marketing environment with a key emphasis on effective customer communication, today Nick is responsible for raising the profile of Exaquantum - Yokogawa’s plant historian solution. By acquiring data from all facets of a process and transforming data into easily usable, high-value, widely distributed information, it enables organisations to achieve safe, reliable and optimal plant operations.
In his latest article, Nick Cross evaluates a subsea solution that provides an early indication of well valve degradation. Through monitoring, analysis and visualization of subsea data, operators can quickly identify the early signs of valve degradation enabling them to take corrective actions, and support the safe and efficient operations of the subsea environment.
Traditionally, oil has been considered one of the most valuable physical assets, but is this important commodity being replaced by data? In this article, Nick Cross evaluates the value of data in the era of digital transformation.
After many years of deliberation and contention, rapidly changing market conditions have shifted the digital and technological landscapes to permit cloud-based software applications to rapidly gain momentum in the production environment. In his latest blog, Nick Cross explores how cloud-based solutions can remove geographical barriers between sites, enabling cooperation within an organization and improve efficiencies.
In his latest article, Nick Cross explores an interlock monitoring solution which provides an intuitive display of dynamic interlock visualization that mirrors the interlock configuration on the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS). Through real-time monitoring and analysis of the interlock data, this software tool can help to reduce production delays and improve operations.
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The monitoring of safety instrumented systems (SIS) is becoming more relevant to organizations in today’s process industries. Most are actively gathering some form of measurement to record and assess safety system performance. However, is this information accurate, reliable and fully inclusive to have real certainty to monitor safety system performance?
The primary goal of a HIPPS system is to protect against over-pressurization of a plant. It is important to know what the actual valve travel time is whenever there is an activation that is based protected volumes and speed of operations.
To perform effective analysis of downtime, a dedicated software tool that provides useful and detailed downtime and rate loss information, accompanied by manual input provides an integrated solution.