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    • 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...
    • 20 Apr 2017

    Avoiding Missed Gas Volume Flow Measurements in Plunger Lift Wells

    Measuring flow rates on producing gas wells can be difficult on plunger lift applications. The mechanical plungers are used to remove water slugs which build up and reduce production rates. When the plunger pulls up the well bore, the differential pressure (DP) flow measurement can spike beyond the range of the DP transmitter. This spike is caused by a surge in the flow of natural gas behind the plunger. This short...
    • 21 Feb 2017

    Advances in Oil and Gas Produced Fluids Multiphase Measurement

    It’s encouraging to see the comeback in shale oil & gas production here in the U.S. Oil & gas producers have made great strides in lowering the costs of drilling, hydraulic fracturing & completion and ongoing well pad production. A recent CPI Financial article noted: Shale oil output in the US may grow sequentially by 600 thousand b/d from 4Q16 to 4Q17 on increased activity in oil rigs and fast...
    • 10 Feb 2017

    Under Pressure: New Developments in High-Pressure Chemical Injections

    Over in LinkedIn, Emerson’s Travis Stone has posted part 3, Under Pressure: Emerson Announces a New Development in High Pressure Chemical Injections , in our series on improving chemical injection processes. These posts highlight the issues associated with underinjecting chemicals and the excessive costs associated with over injection. Optimimum rates of injection help assure piping integrity by inhibiting deposits...
    • 1 Feb 2017

    Chemical Injection: Why Waste Money on Injecting Excessive Chemicals?

    Author: Clément Villevière The answer is clear, offshore producers want to guard against risky chemical under-injection and they lack confidence in the reliability of traditional chemical injection systems. Over the past few years, the oil & gas industry has experienced a major shift from a relativity high cost operating environment to the current low-cost environment where profitability has reduced, and rendered...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    Vortex Flow Meter Principles of Operation

    In yesterday’s post , we looked at three different flow measurement technologies used in fiscal metering applications—differential pressure (DP), Coriolis, and Ultrasonic. Today let’s look at flow measurement with vortex flow meters. There is a new, very educational video on the Rosemount YouTube channel, Introduction to Vortex Flow Meter Technology . This 4:49 video explains the basic principles of operation...
    • 19 Jan 2017

    Natural Gas Flowmeter Selection

    Flow measurement is critical in fiscal measurement applications from custody transfer to allocations between parties. The choice of technologies is broad and dependent on the fluid being measured and properties of the application. In an Applied Autom...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    Multiphase Flow Measurement for Oil and Gas Well Pads

    In oil and gas production well pads and offshore platforms, separators perform the work of breaking out the oil, gas and water into separate component streams. Test separators have historically taken flows from individual wells, known as well tests, to determine the percentages of these components on a periodic basis. These components are then returned into the production flow streams. The processing facility with test...
    • 21 Dec 2016

    Controlling Liquid Pipeline Surge Pressure

    The RBN Energy blog is a must read for those in the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries as they analyze the trends and global dynamics impacting companies. Posts such as The Flows They Are A-Changin’ – Westward Natural Gas Flows Into Texas On The Rise describe the flow reversals in natural gas in the U.S. as LNG plants are built along the Gulf coast and vast amounts of shale gas are...
    • 11 Oct 2016

    Modular Multiphase Oil and Gas Well Flow Metering

    With many oil and gas producers facing tighter margins due to prices, any capital and operational expenditures must be closely scrutinized. To maximize the life and production rates of the well and improve reservoir decision-making, it is important t...
    • 21 Jul 2016

    Accurate Multiphase Flow Measurement

    Many industries, such as oil & gas production, require flow measurement for fluids with gas and liquid phases. In this quick 1:49 video, 5700 with Advanced Phase Measurement , Emerson’s Kevin Borden describes how advanced phase measurement (...
    • 18 Jul 2016

    Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines-Part 2

    Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Dave Seiler In part one of our series, Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines , we provided background on surge conditions in pipelines transporting liquids, their effects on pipelines and why these effects matter t...
    • 7 Jul 2016

    Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines

    Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Dave Seiler Petroleum commodity releases can have serious consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for operators. Pipeline integrity is not just about preventing incidents, but is a holistic approach to the ...
    • 5 Jul 2016

    Urea Production Automation Challenges

    Urea is a key component in nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Typically, the urea production process begins with hydrogen from natural gas and nitrogen in the air to produce ammonia. Urea is produced from the combination of ammonia and carbon dioxide. Urea p...
    • 22 Jun 2016

    Natural Gas Liquids Mass Measurement

    Natural gas liquids (NGLs) are composed of many hydrocarbons including ethane, propane, butane, pentane and natural gasoline. Measuring the volume of this hydrocarbon mixture required for its sale is challenging because of the impact of pressure, tem...
    • 3 Jun 2016

    How to Manage Coriolis Meter Totalizer Functions

    Let’s end the week with another “how to” video on managing the totalizer function on Micro Motion 1700/2700 field & integral mount flow transmitter display panels. In this 3:22 video, How to Manage Totalizers Using the Display of the Micro Motion 1700/2700 Transmitter , Emerson’s James De Loyola shows step by step how to setup and manage the totalizer function. This function is commonly...
    • 25 May 2016

    Flow Measurement Pressure-Temperature Compensation

    Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing provides valuable information beyond what is possible to find in owners’ manuals and other technical documentation from suppliers. You can find it every day in your Google searches about personal technologies that...
    • 19 May 2016

    How to Rotate a Coriolis Flow and Density Meter Transmitter Display

    When measuring the flow of a liquid, gas or slurry, Coriolis flow and density meter sensors will work in any installed orientation as long as the flow tubes remain full of process fluid. The preferred orientation , when this is not the case, is shown ...
    • 12 May 2016

    Integrating Leak Detection and Custody Transfer for Pipeline Monitoring

    Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Marc Buttler The importance of pipeline integrity is growing in the oil and gas industry. New regions of oil and gas production and growing demand are driving the construction of new pipelines and reversals of existing pi...
    • 25 Apr 2016

    Advanced Phase Measurement in Flow Meters

    Measuring flow through a pipe can be challenging when liquid and gas phases are both present. For example, a production well’s produced fluids with methane coming out of solution as the pressure drops. Or the gas leg of a three-phase production...
    • 21 Apr 2016

    Managing Alarms on Micro Motion 1700 and 2700 Transmitters

    For most people trying to learn how to do something new, showing tops reading. This is why short videos in YouTube and other video services continue to grow in popularity compared with long, step-by-step written procedures. Here on the blog, I have a...
    • 20 Apr 2016

    On-Site Flow Meter Calibration Demonstration

    Last week, I did a quick post at the Emerson Exchange conference in Brussels on performing on-site flow meter calibrations . I wanted to follow up with a quick, just over 2-minute video featuring Emerson’s Johan Enters demonstrating the equip...