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    • 27 Apr 2018

    Blog: Reducing Thermowell Dynamic Stress Forces

    Thermowells are traditionally a circular cylinder installed into the piping to protect the temperature sensors from the flow. From an Emerson whitepaper, Thermowell Calculations : As a process fluid passes around the thermowell, low pressure vortices are created on the downstream side in laminar, turbulent, and transitional flow. The combination of stresses, generated by the static in-line drag forces from fluid...
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Blog: Measuring and Analyzing Gas Components Across Broad Range

    Many applications including emissions monitoring, ethylene purity, ammonia slip, hydrocarbon gas composition, and more require the measurement of the concentration of various components in a gas mixture. One technology used to perform this measurement is tunable diode lasers and laser absorption spectrometry (TDLAS). This fast, high resolution detects and identifies a range of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelength...
    • 23 Apr 2018

    Blog: New GC Webinar Series to Help You Optimize Analyzer Performance

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions Gas chromatographs perform critical measurements in a wide range of process and natural gas industries. In many applications like natural gas production and custody transfer, these measurements translate directly into profitability, process efficiency, and regulatory and contract compliance. That’s why optimizing...
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Emerson Automation Experts: Applying Density Meters in Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement

    We often discuss aspects of some of the basic measurements in process control—flow, temperature, pressure, level, etc. Some other very important measurements in applications such as custody transfer, liquid interface detection, blending, separating, evaporating and product change—are density and viscosity—due to the changing composition of hydrocarbon liquids. In a whitepaper, Application of Density Meters to Liquid...
    • 16 Apr 2018

    Blog: Reduce False Alarms by Matching Flame Detection Technology to Your Application and Environmental Requirements

    By Udi Tzuri, Director of Product Management, Flame & Gas Detection, Emerson Automation Solutions There’s no perfect flame detection system for every application. Matching optical flame detector options – including single wavelengths of UV and IR, integrated UV/IR sensors, and more advanced units that offer triple wavelength IR sensors – to your requirements is everything. If you understand the type of flame to...
    • 16 Apr 2018

    Blog: Digital Transformation for Refiners and Petrochemical Producers

    At the recent 116 th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting, they discussed the many changes brought about by U.S. tax and regulatory policy changes, as well as the application of the advancing technology landscape. In the conference daily publication, published by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo highlighted one area of technology advancement in an article...
    • 10 Apr 2018

    Blog: Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

    For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads , in The American Oil & Gas Reporter . Tom opens noting the cost reductions in capital and labor that came because of low oil prices....
    • 4 Apr 2018

    Blog: How advanced level measurement technology increases plant efficiency and safety

    A recent article on how advanced level measurement technology increases plant efficiency and safety in the chemical industry has been published in the Chemical Engineer this month. Written by Patricia Mattsson, Marketing Engineer at Emerson, it describes how the departure from manual measurements to automated solutions has improved worker efficiency and helps provide measurement assurance. Read the article here: https...
    • 3 Apr 2018

    Blog: Modernizing Tank Gauging Systems in Manageable Steps

    Bulk liquids storage tanks are used across the supply chain from upstream production through downstream petrochemicals and chemicals. A Tank Storage magazine article, Emulation: The Cost-Effective Solution to Tank Gauging Upgrades , highlights a statistic of an estimated one million bulk liquids storage tanks in use across the globe. Many of these storage tanks use older, mechanical level measurement devices and tank...
    • 29 Mar 2018

    Emerson Automation Experts: Optimizing Wort Sugar Concentration in Craft Beer Brewing

    In the U.S, a craft brewer or beer-maker, is defined as small, independent and traditional. A Fortune article highlighted the growth in craft brewing in the United States: As of the end of 2017, there were 6,266 craft breweries operating in the U.S., more than double the total from 2013—and a 16% increase from 2016. Just under 1,000 opened in 2017 alone (with 126 going out of business). This increasing competition...