Industries Blogs
    • 24 Jun 2019

    Blog: Measuring Sediment Buildup in Process Vessels and Tanks

    Some processes, such as oil & gas production, not only have to measure liquid levels but sometimes must measure sediment levels that can come along in the production stream and settle in vessels and tanks. This quick, 2:38 “How To” YouTube video, How Does the Rosemount Sand Switch Functionality Work? , shows how to change the settings in a Rosemount 2140 vibrating fork level detector from measuring liquids, to measuring...
    • 18 Jun 2019

    Blog: Automation Innovations for Arctic Oil and Gas Producers

    Chris Amstutz As we approach the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, it is around-the-clock daylight for oil and gas producers in Alaska’s Arctic region. This situation flips to months of darkness around the winter solstice. These conditions and others pose challenges for these producers. In an Alaska Business magazine article, New Methods of Tackling Old Problems , Emerson’s Chris Amstutz joins other suppliers...
    • 17 Jun 2019

    Blog: Improving Refining Agility, Reliability and Collaboration

    Marcelo Carugo Production agility is an increasing objective among refiners and petrochemical producers. Changing characteristics of feedstocks and demand for produced products is forcing these companies to look for solutions to increase operational flexibility. In a Petroleum Review article, Future-proofing refining (membership required for access), Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares his insights on how transformative...
    • 13 Jun 2019

    Blog: Conductivity Measurement for Optimized Clean-in-Place Operations

    Common in the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries are clean-in-place (CIP) operations to effectively clean the interior surfaces of production process piping, vessels and other inline assets before the next batch is run. This short, 2:10 YouTube video, Effective Conductivity Measurement in Clean-in-Place Applications , highlights the importance of extremely tight measurement and control to avoid costly waste...
    • 31 May 2019

    Blog: Perspectives from the Permian Basin

    A recent West Texas news article highlighted the fact that: …the Permian Basin became the largest producing oil field in the world in April surging past Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar. The Energy Information Administration reports oil production in the Permian Basin at 4.2 million barrels per day in April compared to 3.8 for Ghawar. A great podcast, Permian Perspectives with Krista Escamilla highlights the leaders in this...
    • 28 May 2019

    Alternative Energy Blog: Improved Steam Temperature Control Strategies

    As electrical power producers and cogeneration facilities must handle the load swings produced on the supply and demand side. Optimizing steam temperature control is one key way to improve the reliability of on boilers and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) caused by load swings. Jeffery Williams I caught up with Emerson’s Jeffery Williams who shared the details of a steam temperature optimization project with...
    • 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...