Learn about automation solutions that can improve the Right First Time Metric. Learn how to consistently hit quality and production targets while ensuring a safe and reliable operation. These strategies will help minimize out-of-spec batches avoiding costly, time consuming rework or scrapping. Capture the highest possible margins in your batch operations.
  • How to charge batches with precision, accuracy and repeatability
  • Ensure consistent reactor temperature control for on-spec batches and reduced cycle times
  • Best practices to achieve reliable reactor level and interface measurement despite challenging reactor conditions
  • How to automate manual sampling to reduce batch cycle times, eliminate off-spec batches and reduce safety risk
  • How to reduce abnormal situations to manage safety risk
Michael Machuca
Director Chemical Industry Marketing, Emerson
Michael Machuca is the Director of Chemical Industry Marketing for Emerson Automation Solutions Measurement products. Michael has been with Emerson in various roles for approximately 15 years including O&G industry marketing, product management, and customer support. Prior to joining Emerson, Michael worked for 7 years designing oil field equipment mostly in subsea applications at Cameron and Dril-Quip. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.
Marty McDonough
Sr. Business Development Manager N.A. Chemical, Emerson
Marty is the Measurement Solutions North American Business Development Manager for the chemical industry. He has a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Marty has been with Emerson for the past 16 years and has had multiple roles in sales and business development. Additionally, he worked for 10 years in the pump industry before coming to Emerson.
Scott Jenkins
Senior Editor/Moderator -- Chemical Engineering magazine
Scott Jenkins has been an editor at Chemical Engineering since 2009. Prior to joining CE, Scott worked in various capacities as a science journalist and communications specialist, reporting and writing on a variety of sectors, including chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and research policy. He also has industry experience as a quality assurance chemist and research experience as a synthetic organic chemist. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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