Emerson Exchange 365
    • 18 Jun 2018

    Reducing Lost and Unaccounted-for Gas with Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Every three years, the World Gas Conference convenes. It is : …the most important global gas industry gathering of influential leaders, policy-makers, buyers, sellers and experts. Emerson’s Marc Buttler will present at this year&rsqu...
    • 12 Jun 2018

    Navigating the Sensor Selection Process for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

    Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in Plant Operations Few would dispute the importance of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in plant operations today. They are the vital last layer of prevention behind the control system – protecting the integrity of ...read more
    • 10 May 2018

    Multipoint Piecewise Linearization for Coriolis Flow Meters

    Yesterday, we looked at calibration of Coriolis mass flow meters in natural gas applications and mentioned piecewise linearization (PWL), but did not delve into it. Let’s do with today’s post. I found a presentation by Emerson’s Tonya Wyatt , Fine Tuning Coriolis Flow Meter Calibrations Utilizing Piece-Wise Linearization . The PWL calibration method basically looks at the flow rate at points over...
    • 9 May 2018

    Coriolis Mass Flow Measurement and Calibration in Natural Gas Applications

    In this 27-minute YouTube presentation video, Custody Transfer Measurement and Calibration Round Robin Testing for Natural Gas with Coriolis Meter , Emerson’s Marc Buttler explains Coriolis meter calibration process and Piece Wise Linearization (PWL). His discussion includes Coriolis meter principles of operations, AGA Report No. 11— Measurement of Natural Gas by Coriolis Meter , conversion of mass to gas standard...
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Flow Measurement Analytics in Action!

    Flow Measurement Accuracy and Flow Meter Integrity Over the last few weeks in a series of blogs, we have featured the unique capabilities of Micro Motion’s Smart Meter Verification (SMV) diagnostics and its’ impact across plants in the food & beverage ...read more
    • 20 Apr 2018

    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

    Addressing the Elephant in the Plant: Is IIoT Slowing You Down?

    IIoT and Plant Operations Today There’s no doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already realizing benefits and providing huge future potential for plant operators today. Industry analysts, IDC predict that the IIoT market will grow ...read more
    • 30 Mar 2018

    It’s Time to See Flow Meters Reach Their Full Potential!

    Mass Flow Measurement & Diagnostics Today When it comes to flow meters, process engineers have historically tended to focus on the instruments, and the mass flow and density measurements they generate. Yet are they are missing a trick? Could they ...read more
    • 29 Mar 2018

    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...
    • 23 Mar 2018

    How Smart Meter Technology Makes the Life of a Plant Maintenance Manager Easier

    Flow Meter Maintenance Today It’s not surprising that today’s plant maintenance managers might be prone to the odd sleepless night! While Coriolis meters have more than demonstrated their ability to deliver accurate measurements in demanding process ...read more
    • 14 Mar 2018

    Keeping on Top of Your Compliance Requirements

    When it comes to regulations in the process industries related to health, safety, the environment and operations, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re up against something of a moving target. From food & beverages and the Food & Drug ...read more
    • 21 Feb 2018

    The Quest for More Powerful, Proactive and Accessible Diagnostics in the Process Industries

    The Need for Industrial Process Diagnostics It’s no secret that process industries today – whether they be oil & gas, food & beverage, chemical processing or others – are facing pressures like never before to increase production and process ...read more
    • 20 Feb 2018

    Liquid Density Measurement – Combining the ‘Tried and Tested’ With the Latest Innovations

    Liquid Density Meters: A Must-Have in the Plant From measuring corrosive fluid or lime slurry concentrations through to accurate custody transfer, flue gas desulfurization or the characterization of crudes to optimize refinery operations, the majority ...read more
    • 12 Feb 2018

    Use Our Digital Tools to Help You Get Your Job Done

    Easy-to-Use Tools Featuring Unparalleled Measurement Technology & Product Selection In a  prev ious blog , we talked about making your job easier with our new and improved Sizing & Selection tool that helps you find the best fitting flow meter ...read more
    • 26 Jan 2018

    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

    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...
    • 18 Dec 2017

    Flow Meter Sizing and Selection Just Went from Good to Great

    Choosing the Right Flow Meter At Emerson, our job is to make your job easier… and, we just did! Check out our new and improved Sizing & Selection tool featuring Coriolis, Density, Magnetic, and Vortex technologies. Our customers require ...read more
    • 15 Dec 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    • 17 Jul 2017

    Characterizing and Configuring Micro Motion Coriolis Meter How-To Video

    Here’s another in the great series of Micro Motion flow and density measurement “how to” videos . This 8:14 video, Micro Motion Coriolis Meter Characterization and Configuration Using the Transmitter Display describes how to characterize and configure a Micro Motion Coriolis meter , using the Model 5700 field-mount transmitter display. The goal of the video is to know how to check the meter status, to...
    • 30 May 2017

    How to Install Micro Motion Transmitters Video

    In the continuing series of “how to” videos across the Emerson Automation Solutions YouTube channels, the Micro Motion channel has a recent Installing a Micro Motion Coriolis transmitter video (run time 6:51). This video walks you through the steps in how to install a Micro Motion transmitter . It will help you to become familiar with the planning process, understand how to properly mount the transmitter...