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    • 4 Apr 2018

    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...
    • 26 Mar 2018

    Refinery Desalter Efficient and Reliable Operation

    While oil and gas production processing equipment can separate the gas, oil, basic sediment and water from the production stream, this equipment typically can’t separate the salt that can be found in solution in the oil. At high enough concentrations, this salt can lead to corrosion and fouling of downstream refining equipment and operations. In a Flow Control article, Critical Level Control Ensures Highest Efficiency...
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Selecting a safety-critical level instrument using undetected (DU) failure rates

    Dangerous undetected (DU) failure rates are often considered more relevant than safe failure fraction as a basis for selecting a safety-critical instrument. The latest vibrating fork level switches from Emerson have been designed with enhanced diagnostics capability, to reduce the number of DU failures and increase plant safety. Read Tim Hill’s article on this subject here on pages 27 to 31. http://bit.ly/2olGh...
    • 19 Feb 2018

    Stepwise Tank Gauging Modernization

    Instrumentation for manufacturing continues to improve as the electronics grow ever more powerful. Modernizing instrumentation such as tank gauging level sensors on bulk liquids storage tanks has been made easier through emulation technology. This quick, 1-minute YouTube video, Tank Gauging Emulation: Unlock the Potential in Your System , shows how older, less reliable level measurement devices can be upgraded, one...
    • 15 Jan 2018

    Adding Wireless Level Switches for Storage Tank Overfill Prevention

    Storage tanks holding volatile fluids must have reliable level measurements to avoid unsafe overfill conditions. A Control Engineering Asia article, Wireless vibrating fork technology enables Hengyang Petrochemical to implement cost-effective overfill prevention solution , describes how this petrochemical producer sought to reduce the risk of overfill conditions. The plant had existing non-contacting radar level measurement...
    • 1 Dec 2017

    Point and Continuous Level Measurement in Water and Wastewater Applications

    Across many industries, level measurements are critical ones for safe and reliable operations. This is true for the water and wastewater industries. The choice of technologies for these measurements is broad, especially since they fall into two categories point-based (on/off switching) and continuous. In a Water Online article, Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies , Emerson’s Lydia Miller provides...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    Solving heater treater optimization problems with Rosemount level measurement.

    A major oil and gas company operating in the Bakken oil field was having problems with their heater treater separators which were causing gas to be carried over into the tanks. By utilizing Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar and Rosemount 3051S ERS Electronic Remote Seals they were able to eliminate the free gas and water carryover. Read our proven result here: http://bit.ly/2yW5btS
    • 12 Sep 2017

    Selecting the Right DP Level Device for the Temperature Conditions

    With the season in change from summer to autumn here in the northern hemisphere, let’s look at differential pressure (DP) level measurement performance at various temperature ranges and particularly at cold weather performance. This quick 2:35 YouTube video, DP Level Solutions Optimized for Cold Climates: Improved Response Time , highlights the importance of selecting the right technology and fill fluids depending...
    • 9 Aug 2017

    When you need to know more...

    One of our midstream energy customers in Colorado recently upgraded their Rosemount 2120 level switches to the brand new wired HART Rosemount 2140 level detector. Frustrated by the lack of information they were getting back from the level switches due to a lack of remote diagnostics functionality, the company wanted a smart device that would not just send an alarm in the event of an overfill, but would also alert in advance...
    • 8 Aug 2017

    Proof Testing Level Measurement Devices

    Safety instrumented systems (SIS) include the sensor(s), final control element(s) and logic solver(s) for each of the safety instrumented functions (SIFs) in the SIS. To verify the SIFs are performing the amount of risk reduction intended for their application, they must be periodically proof tested. PCN Europe magazine interviewed Emerson’s Teddy Tzegazeab on how proof testing has changed for SIFs with liquid...