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    • 6 Sep 2017

    Bulk Liquids Storage Pressure Control and Overfill Prevention

    You only have to watch accident investigation videos such as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Filling Blind video to understand the importance of pressure control and overfill prevention strategies for storage tanks in oil & gas liquids production, refining and distribution of petroleum products. This is precisely the subject of the next webinar in the Bulk Liquids Storage Terminals webinar series which will...
    • 5 Jul 2017

    Managing Natural Gas Distribution Networks Pressure and Flow Rates

    The role of natural gas in the global energy mix continues to expand as it displaces coal and nuclear power as a baseload source of energy for electrical power generation. It is also an energy source for heating and cooking in many homes. Emerson’s Sergio Pasquali describes the role of smart skids in the natural gas distribution network in this 3:32 YouTube video, The Solution for Tomorrow Energy Systems . It...
    • 23 Jun 2017

    Pressure Relief Valve Fugitive Emissions Testing

    Earlier this week, the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference convened in Houston, Texas. This gathering provides an opportunity for flow control industry professionals to share experiences, insights and to collaborate to resolve common challenges. Emerson’s Dr. Amr Gado , D. Emile Tezzo , and Calvin Deng prepared a presentation, Pressure Relief Valves Fugitive Emissions Testing which was given by Amr at...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    Reducing Storage Tank Thief Hatch Emissions

    Regulations on emissions for process manufacturers and producers have continued to grow ever stringent. Storage tanks in oil and gas production sites account for a sizable percentage of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. To address these regulations, you may have seen last week’s news, New ultra-tight thief hatch reduces storage tank emissions, conserves tank contents . I caught up with Emerson’s...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Optimizing Gas Turbine Fuel Gas Supply

    The mission of this blog has always been to bring the experts around Emerson to you. Many of these folks also share their expertise in our Emerson Exchange 365 global user community and with LinkedIn posts. I’ll highlight an example I saw today. Emerson’s Rossella Mimmi published a post, Gas Conditioning: Why, When and How . In it, she opens: Natural Gas has become the desired fuel for gas turbines...
    • 28 Jul 2016

    Stay on Top of Your Tanks

    For storage tanks, controlling emissions is a high priority concern. A pressure vacuum relief valve (PVRV) is a critical component in managing pressure. Knowing when and for how long it opens to release pressure also helps to determine what emissi...
    • 11 Jul 2016

    Monitoring Storage Tank Emergency Vents

    You will find low-pressure storage tanks in many industries including oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage. Emergency vents have traditionally been used as the last line of defense in overpressure situations. In a new whitepaper, Benefits of Wireless Monitoring of Storage Tank Emergency Vents , Emerson’s Steve Attri describes how the ability to monitor pressure release conditions...
    • 26 Apr 2016

    Remotely Monitoring Storage Tank Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valves

    In current times where oil supply exceeds demand, storage tanks are filling. A recent Reuters article, Oil glut up close: How Cushing copes with full crude tanks notes: There may be no better place to witness what a world awash in crude looks like, ...
    • 16 Mar 2016

    Pressure Regulators in Upstream Oil and Gas Processing Applications

    Managing pressures are a large part of the control strategies for upstream oil and gas applications. These pressures include those in the main processing lines, fuel lines and vapor spaces found in storage tanks. Emerson’s Thomas Weyer shared a new pressure regulator upstream oil and gas application map with me. It was designed to show the options of pressure regulators upstream and downstream of the equipment...
    • 9 Feb 2016

    Online Pressure Regulator CAD Drawing Resource

    For process manufacturers and producers, regulating pressure throughout the process is important for safety, efficiency and reliability. We’ve highlighted the important role of pressure regulators in numerous posts . During the front end enginee...