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  • Flow Blog: Accuracy and Consistency in Multiphase Flow Measurement

    Multiphase flow meters measure the individual flow rates of oil, gas, and water flowing from oil & gas production wells. Expro ’s Ali Abu Ikhzam shares background on their collaborative work with Emerson. Ali Abu Ikhzam Amidst the rapid transition in the energy industry, the challenges of flow management are intensifying. Accuracy and consistency in measurements are essential for effective flow management, and this…
  • Flow Blog: Improved Instrumentation Necessary to Support Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Refueling Infrastructure

    Many antique collectors love “visible” gasoline pumps that were common roughly a century ago. They’re the tall ones with a large glass graduated cylinder at the top. When filling up, the station attendant would manually pump gasoline into the cylinder, and then allow it to drain via gravity into the customer’s car. The amount charged was the difference between the starting and ending measurements. Obviously, not the most…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Achieving Ethylene Purity Calls for Selecting Right Gas Analyzer

    More than 100 years ago, Ivory Soap started claiming, and still says, its bar of soap is “ninety-nine and forty-four-one-hundredths percent pure.” At the time, that was an astonishing figure, but in much of the chemical manufacturing industry today, 99.44% purity doesn’t cut it. With ethylene manufacturing, producers want 99.99% purity. This sounds like a challenging goal, but with a stable and effective process, it’s…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: How Pure Does Hydrogen Need to Be? And How Do We Measure It?

    One of the interesting aspects of our growing hydrogen economy is the way that it is turning up in all sorts of new places and applications. Ammonia plants and refineries have been handling hydrogen for decades, but the proliferation of electrolyzers, fuel cells, and various residential uses has all sorts of people needing to learn a lot about hydrogen very quickly. For example, one common question: “How pure does hydrogen…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Laser-based Microleak Detection Improves Aerosol Production Efficiency and Product Safety

    The aerosol manufacturing industry has come a long way since the introduction of “bug bombs” during WWII. To meet today’s high demand for aerosol products, assembly lines must produce copious volumes in a wide variety of packaging, while upholding high standards of safety and quality. Any product defects—including split gaskets in valves, pinholes in cans, molding flash on valve components, and clinch or crimp failures…
  • Flow Blog: Safe, Reliable and Accurate Loading and Unloading Operations

    Loading and unloading operations for chemical producers must be performed safely, reliably, and accurately. I caught up with Emerson’s Martin McDonough on ways to mitigate risks and improve operational performance. These operations can be some of the highest-risk operations within a facility and account for as much as 80% of transport-related incidents. In addition to mitigating risks to personnel and the environment…
  • Level Blog: Safe, Reliable and Accurate Loading and Unloading Operations

    Loading and unloading operations for chemical producers must be performed safely, reliably, and accurately. I caught up with Emerson’s Martin McDonough on ways to mitigate risks and improve operational performance. These operations can be some of the highest-risk operations within a facility and account for as much as 80% of transport-related incidents. In addition to mitigating risks to personnel and the environment…
  • Temperature Blog: An Alternative to Traditional Temperature Measurement Solutions

    In our four-part series on temperature measurement, we have reviewed the basics of temperature measurement , the value of using a measurement transmitter , and the ins and outs of a thermowell . In this blog, which is the last in the series, we examine an alternative solution for situations where traditional thermowells may not be the best temperature measurement option. Monitoring process temperatures is one of the…
  • Temperature Blog: Advance Process Industry Operations by Harnessing Rosemount™︎ X-well™︎ Technology

    Temperature measurement is a critical parameter in various industries, including the process industry, where precise control of temperature is essential for optimizing efficiency, ensuring product quality, and maintaining safety standards. Traditional temperature measurement methods often require intrusive sensors and thermowells that can lead to operational disruptions and potential contamination risks. The emergence…
  • Level Blog: Accurate Level & Flow Measurements for Sludge & Sediment Processing

    You may have seen the news earlier this year, Emerson’s Non-Contacting Radar Transmitters Improve Efficiency in Water, Wastewater and Process Industry Utility Applications . The news release highlighted the Rosemount 1208 level and flow non-contacting radar transmitter series that: …help increase the operational efficiency of water, wastewater and process industry utility applications. The performance of the 1208…
  • Level Blog: Accurate Level Measurements in Boiling Hydrocarbon Applications

    The stated mission of our blog is to connect you with the experts here at Emerson from around the globe. Occasionally, I get copied on communications between a visitor to the blog and one of our experts. In the case of one I saw this morning. I wanted to share a generic version of the exchange and highlight some key points from a presentation shared. The blog visitor asked: I’m currently working in the Permian Basin…
  • Flow Blog: Advanced Steam Measurements for Sustainability

    For processes using steam, optimizing its use can deliver energy savings and greater efficiency. In a Process Instrumentation article, Improving efficiency and effectiveness with advanced steam measuring capabilities , Emerson’s Dan Cychosz shares how applying the right technologies can maximize overall control performance and minimize energy loss. Dan opens by highlighting a challenge many manufacturers and producers…
  • Level Blog: 4 reasons why radar level is superior to ultrasonic level technology

    4 reasons why radar level is superior to ultrasonic level technology: Radar and ultrasonic level measurements are both widely used in industrial and environmental applications for measuring the level of liquids and solids in lift stations, tanks, and open channel flows. Both technologies work on the principle of measuring the time of flight between the transmission of the signal and its reflection from the surface…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Reducing Emergency Response Times

    This week at the EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) Seminar in Galveston, Texas, Emerson’s Michael Machuca had two presentations to give. In today’s post, I’ll cover the first, Digital Solutions to Reduce Emergency Response Time. He opened by noting how response time is critical in an emergency. Injuries are reduced the quicker people are out of harm’s way. Location awareness mustering digital technology can help…
  • Temperature Blog: Wireless Temperature Flare Header Monitoring

    Rosemount X-well Technology measures the ambient and pipe surface temperatures to calculate process temperature via a thermal conductivity algorithm. At the 4C Heath, Safety & Environmental Conference , Marathon’s Larry Stumbo and Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo presented Flare Header Monitoring – Marathon Puts Non-Intrusive WirelessHART Transmitter in Temperature Monitoring. Here is their presentation abstract: Marathon…
  • Flow Blog: Ultrasonic Flow Meters Set a New Standard for Natural Gas Custody Transfer

    Watching the changes in oil and gas supply chains over the last few years has been exciting, to say the least. With changes in sources and political upheaval in global energy markets, many traditional relationships have been upset. The result has been that many new connections between buyers and sellers have taken shape, which makes understanding how custody transfer works all the more important. This coincides with…
  • Flow Blog: Onboard Vehicle Hydrogen Pressure Management

    As the focus on hydrogen as an energy carrier in the global energy mix continues to advance, one area receiving attention is transportation. Fuel cell-powered vehicles use hydrogen to create the electrical energy to drive the motor. Hydrogen poses challenges as an energy source and requires precise flow management to meet the changing load demands that the motor places upon the fuel cell. This quick 1:12 video, Hydrogen…
  • Analytical Experts Blog: Continuous Emissions Monitoring with Quantum Cascade Laser Technology

    At the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental Conference , Emerson’s Keith Linsley presented, New Developments in CEMS Analysis using Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy. Here’s the session abstract: The application of Quantum Cascade Laser based analyzers to CEMS [Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems] provides improved analyzer availability and reduced maintenance.  The stability of QCL and TDL semiconductor Lasers and…
  • Temperature Blog: The Ins and Outs of a Thermowell

    In our previous two blog posts relating to temperature measurement, we looked at an Introduction to Temperature Measurement and The Value of a Temperature Transmitter . This third blog post in this series on temperature measurement will focus on Thermowells. Thermowells are a mainstay in the process industry, but in order to be efficient and reliable, they require very careful calculations and specific designs. Temperature…
  • Temperature Blog: The Ins and Outs of a Thermowell

    In our previous two blog posts relating to temperature measurement, we looked at an Introduction to Temperature Measurement and The Value of a Temperature Transmitter . This third blog post in this series on temperature measurement will focus on Thermowells. Thermowells are a mainstay in the process industry, but in order to be efficient and reliable, they require very careful calculations and specific designs. Temperature…
  • Flow Blog: High-Pressure Coriolis Flow Meters for Hydrogen Dispensing Operations Podcast

    Hydrogen dispensing operations require accuracy and repeatability at the high pressures they require. The flow measurements must also be rugged and reliable to handle the metal embrittlement that hydrogen causes. In this Amplified Podcast , How Coriolis technology is making hydrogen dispensing safer, efficient , Control magazine editor in chief, Len Vermillion , speaks with Emerson’s Genny Fultz to discuss how Micro…
  • Flow Blog: High-Pressure Coriolis Flow Meters for Hydrogen Dispensing Operations Podcast

    Hydrogen dispensing operations require accuracy and repeatability at the high pressures they require. The flow measurements must also be rugged and reliable to handle the metal embrittlement that hydrogen causes. In this Amplified Podcast , How Coriolis technology is making hydrogen dispensing safer, efficient , Control magazine editor in chief, Len Vermillion , speaks with Emerson’s Genny Fultz to discuss how Micro…
  • Level Blog: How Advanced Automation Technology Helps to Increase Capacity at LNG Regasification Plants

    Increasing demand for LNG has led to some regasification terminals in Europe importing and managing much larger volumes than usual. However, when plants are operated above their nominal capacity, this increases safety risks in what is already a hazardous environment. Organizations must therefore find ways of increasing the operational efficiency of their assets, to optimize capacity whilst still ensuring that safety is…
  • Level Blog: How Advanced Automation Technology Helps to Increase Capacity at LNG Regasification Plants

    Increasing demand for LNG has led to some regasification terminals in Europe importing and managing much larger volumes than usual. However, when plants are operated above their nominal capacity, this increases safety risks in what is already a hazardous environment. Organizations must therefore find ways of increasing the operational efficiency of their assets, to optimize capacity whilst still ensuring that safety is…
  • Level Blog: Optimize operational efficiency and reduce costs in water and wastewater applications with level measurement sensors

    In water applications, both within process industry utilities or the water and wastewater industry, it is important to optimize processes to reduce manual rounds while also ensuring sustainable resource management. The Rosemount 1208 Level and Flow Transmitter Series are cost-effective radar sensors that help operators make their processes more efficient and less costly, while also offering ease of use in every step,…