Industries Blogs
    • 23 May 2019

    Blog: Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement in Pulp Mills

    A pulp mill : …converts wood chips or other plant fibre source into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a paper mill for further processing. Ingemar Serneby Level measurements can be challenging in pulp manufacturing process. In a Pulp-paperworld article, Radar Technology Overcomes the Toughest Level Measurement Challenges , Emerson’s Ingemar Serneby shares his expertise on how non-contacting radar level...
    • 21 May 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Early Detection of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Tube Leaks

    A NACE International paper, HRSG Tube Failures: Prediction, Diagnosis and Corrective Actions highlights the challenge of these failures: Many HRSGs were originally designed for base load operation. Recent economic factors have led to drastically increased cycling of many units. This has exacerbated the rate of failures. These leaks can lead to forced outages that create associated costs including fines, lost time...
    • 17 May 2019

    Blog: Continuously Monitoring for Pipeline Corrosion

    The need for pipelines to get oil & gas from producing regions to processing and distribution areas in the global supply chain continues to grow. Monitoring for corrosion is critical to prevent safety and environmental incidents. This 3 ½ minute YouTube video, Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor shows how this technology permanently monitors a pre-defined pipeline area—improving pipeline integrity management (PIM...
    • 10 May 2019

    Blog: Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wet Gas Production

    Justin Hollingsworth In upstream oil & gas production, flow measurements are critical for determining the health and longevity of the producing and injection wells. Many technologies such as multiphase flow meters and differential pressure (DP) measurements can be used. In a Processing magazine article, Coriolis Flowmeters for Wet Gas Measurement , Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth describes another alternative, Coriolis...
    • 2 May 2019

    Blog: New Pressure Sensor Technology for Offshore Oil and Gas Applications

    Author: Chip Bremer David Andrew At the May 6-9 Offshore Technology Conference , Emerson’s David Andrew will discuss a new pressure sensor technology that could have a significant impact in a variety of offshore and downhole oil and gas applications. The single crystal integrated capacitance sensor is the key technology in Emerson’s Paine 420-22-0010 Series Pressure Transmitter The single crystal integrated...
    • 1 May 2019

    Blog: Podcast: Driving Operational Improvements in the Energy Industries

    Emerson’s Sudhir Jain joins us in this FIRSTHAND Operational Certainty in a Pod podcast as a follow up to our earlier 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert podcast with Sudhir. As an Operational Certainty consultant , he shares some of the oil & gas applications for operational improvements and describes how he works with clients to improve overall performance and sustain it over time. We hope you’ll enjoy this episode...
    • 30 Apr 2019

    Blog: Integrated Upper and Lower Completions Downhole Solution

    The drilling and reservoir management side of upstream oil & gas exploration and production has relied on downhole sensors to help optimize these downhole operations. As technology has advanced, so has the level of information available to improve real-time decision making. One example is the recent news release, Downhole Reservoir Network First to Connect Wireless Sandface Data to Upper Completion for Optimized Production...
    • 29 Apr 2019

    Blog: Optimizing Hydrocyclone Separation Processes

    Diagram of a hydrocyclone: 1. the liquid-solid mixture enters, 2. heavy solids leave, 3. cleaned liquid leaves. Photo credit: “hydrocyclone” by VanBuren is licensed under CC BY 3.0 In the mining industry, hydrocyclones are mineral processing equipment used in slurry pulps to separate coarse and fine particles according to their size and density. From Wikipedia : The mixture [slurry pulp] is injected into the...
    • 26 Apr 2019

    Blog: Award-Winning Rock Type Classification with Machine Learning

    Samhita Shah Author: Samhita Shah The results are in! Emerson’s Rock Type Classification (RTC) with Machine Learning has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Hart Energy Meritorious Awards for Engineering (MEA) Innovation in the category of Exploration/Geoscience. The MEA program recognizes new products and technologies that demonstrate innovation in concept, design and application. “Our magazine and its...
    • 25 Apr 2019

    Blog: Protecting the Astronomers’ Dark Skies

    “The 36″ atop Mt. Locke at the McDonald Observatory, Texas.” by Zereshk is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 The history of McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas dates back to the 1920s. The location was ideal due to : …some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States. It also happens to be located not too far from one of the world’s most massive oil & gas producing regions, the Permian...