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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 26 Jan 2018

    Emerson Automation Experts: Intuitive Magnetic Flow Meter Operation and Diagnostics

    Many technologies are available to measure flow. Electromagnetic flow meters, also known as magnetic flow meters or magmeters , are well suited for a variety of applications across a range of industries including pulp and paper, metals and mining, water and wastewater, food and beverage, chemical and petrochemical and oil and gas. Because the magnetic flow meter design does not leave any protrusions or obstructions in...
    • 20 Dec 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: Vortex Flow Meters in Safety Instrumented Functions

    Safety instrumented systems provide a layer of protection beyond the control system to safely shutdown the process during abnormal situations. A safety instrumented function (SIF) or “safety loop” includes the sensing device, logic solver and final control element to perform safety function upon demand. Flow measurement devices are often the sensing devices in these SIFs. Some flow measurement technologies...
    • 15 Dec 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: How-To Video on Coriolis and Magmeter Smart Meter Verification

    Flow measurement is a key part of many processes—including those where the custody of the product changes ownership. For these fiscal measurements, accurate and repeatable flow measurement is imperative. Rosemount magnetic flow meters and Micro Motion Coriolis flow meters include Smart Meter Verification (SMV), a diagnostic tool which identify flow meter performance and integrity in-line, on a schedule and without interrupting...
    • 5 Dec 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: Onshore Direct from the Wellhead Multiphase Flow Measurement

    Indications keep coming in that the oil & gas production business, particularly in unconventional oil & gas production, continues to improve. This RBN Energy article, Ready To Run – Strong Capex Boost By ConocoPhillips Headlines Early 2018 Guidance is one example of this business improvement trend. The article notes how oil & gas producers have continued to lower their “costs of supply” of...
    • 29 Nov 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: Multiphase Metering for Onshore Oil and Gas Wells

    U.S. oil production, led by shale production, “…could pass 9.9 million barrels per day in December 2017”, according to Rystad Energy . Oil and gas producers have continued to find ways to reduce capital expenditures on new production and optimize ongoing operational costs. In an E&P article, Multiphase Metering Advances In Onshore Fields , Emerson’s Lars Anders Ruden describes how offshore production...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: Accurate Flow Measurement in Gas Plunger Lift Applications

    As gas production wells age, there is a natural decline in reservoir pressure over time. In a Flow Control article, Proper Instrumentation is Key to Profitable Plunger Lift Applications , Emerson’s Wally Baker , Eric Beltz and Tom McCulloch describe the challenges in flow measurement during plunger lift operations and the economic impact from inaccurate measurements. They open the article describing the phases...
    • 26 Sep 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: Connectivity from Wireless Transmitters to Controllers via EthernetIP

    For manufacturers in the discrete and hybrid manufacturing industries, packaging is an important part of their processes. For reliable and flexible operations connecting the information from the various packaging lines is important. Sensors with online diagnostics play a key role and wireless sensors has enabled easier availability to measurements to increase reliability and operational performance. At the PACK EXPO...
    • 25 Aug 2017

    Emerson Automation Experts: More Efficient Terminal Product Transfer Operations

    The Bulk Liquids Storage Terminals webinar series continues next week on Wednesday, August 30 at 1pm CDT. The webinar, Reduce Uncertainty in Product Transfer , will be hosted by Emerson’s Marc Buttler . He will discuss the latest solutions to help achieve efficient and profitable liquid loading and unloading product transfer operations. These include technologies that enable consistent and precise metering—while...