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    • 10 May 2021

    Level Blog: Selecting the Right Point Level Switch to Prevent Dangerous Spills of Solids Materials from Vessels and Silos

    If you have vessels and silos containing solids materials such as cement, grains, wood chips and plastic pellets, it is vital to prevent overfills. Should an overfill result in a spill, the consequences can be extremely serious, with falling materials having the potential to cause injuries or even fatalities. In addition, product can be wasted, production time lost, environmental fines incurred, and the vessel or silo...
    • 6 May 2021

    Flow Blog: Deliver better control, reliability, and safety in today’s demanding steam operations with Rosemount 8800 MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter

    Vortex flow measurement is uniquely adaptive when it comes to handling difficult applications. By virtue of its science, utilizing the von Kármán effect, these instruments are accurate across a wide operating range and effective at withstanding high process pressures and temperatures. In this post, we’re highlighting the latest in our 8800 Flow Meter product portfolio – the MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter. Designed...
    • 23 Apr 2021

    Flow Blog: Upgrading Safety and Reliability of Coker Heaters with Rosemount 8800 Dual Vortex Meter

    When a large-scale refinery needed to make Safety Instrumented System (SIS) improvements on their coker furnace on-line spalling operation, the Rosemount 8800 Dual Vortex Flow Meter proved to be the perfect solution. Initially, the refinery had installed 12 vortex flow meters on each of the four feed lines for each of their three furnaces. The new SIS required additional flow measurement redundancy, but they needed to...
    • 9 Apr 2021

    Level Blog: Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today...
    • 9 Apr 2021

    Pressure Blog: Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today...
    • 9 Apr 2021

    Temperature Blog: Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today...
    • 17 Mar 2021

    Flow Blog: Automating and Optimizing Copper Heap Leaching Processes

    Our world is dependent on all the copper wire distributing electricity and communications signals over great distances and throughout our homes and businesses. Mining and refining this copper into the purity required poses safety, efficiency and reliability challenges for global miners. That’s why I wanted to revisit the 2018 Mining Engineering magazine article, Improved flow measurement and control are key to efficiency...
    • 8 Mar 2021

    Tank Gauging Blog: Podcast: Avoiding Tank Overfills and Optimizing Storage Terminal Capacity

    One of the most common and dangerous hazards that can occur at a tanks and terminals site is a tank overfill incident. Industry data indicates that statistically, one overfill occurs every 3,300 fillings ( Marsh and McLennan Companies, 2011). Any incident can result in fines and irreparable & environmental damage. Investing in tank overfill prevention with the right instrumentation and control systems or increasing terminal...
    • 2 Mar 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: How to Streamline Complex Natural Gas Analysis, Reduce Cost and Footprint Using New Gas Chromatographs

    Reliable natural gas quality analysis is critical to minimizing safety, operability and financial problems across the value chain. Variability in gas quality can create a variety of challenges for large-scale users, particularly for use as a fuel for gas turbines or sophisticated fired heaters, where the BTU rating (calorific value) is critical. For gas turbines, the Wobbe index indicates additional characteristics affecting...
    • 2 Mar 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: How to Streamline Complex Natural Gas Analysis, Reduce Cost and Footprint Using New Gas Chromatographs

    Reliable natural gas quality analysis is critical to minimizing safety, operability and financial problems across the value chain. Variability in gas quality can create a variety of challenges for large-scale users, particularly for use as a fuel for gas turbines or sophisticated fired heaters, where the BTU rating (calorific value) is critical. For gas turbines, the Wobbe index indicates additional characteristics affecting...
    • 26 Feb 2021

    Temperature Blog: Thermowell Design Accelerator Makes Thermowell Designs Easy

    Accurate temperature measurement is essential for optimal control of processes in industries such as electrical power generation, oil and gas refining, and chemical manufacturing. Even a slight variation, over a long duration, can alter a process outcome. Thermowells are installed in piping and vessels to ensure accurate and reliable temperature measurement, while protecting temperature transmitters from extreme fluid...
    • 25 Feb 2021

    Level Blog: Advanced Level Measurement Instrumentation

    Given the weather extremes we’ve experienced here in the U.S. in recent weeks, manufacturers and producers with outdoor production facilities need accurate and self-diagnosing instrumentation to assure reliable operations. Level measurements are one critical area where this is especially true. In a Flow Control article, Advanced level instrumentation improves performance and safety , Emerson’s Nicole Meidl and Megan...
    • 17 Feb 2021

    Flow Blog: Podcast: Improving Fiscal Measurements and Loss Control

    Terminals, the storage and transportation hub for oil & gas and petrochemicals, are critical to the overall infrastructure and flow of products to consumers and businesses. They form a vital link in global supply chains increasingly driven by a landscape of boutique products and just-in-time logistics. “There’s probably about 2- or 3-days buffer in the flow of goods [in terminals supply chain] before we would start...
    • 6 Feb 2021

    Flow Blog: Why Vortex Flow Meters are the Champions of Steam Applications

    Steam applications are beneficial for a wide range of tasks across many industries. Affordable, efficient, and non-hazardous, steam is a potent conveyer of heat energy. Its adaptability makes it a key component anywhere heat distribution is necessary. However, whenever a process involves steam, extra care and attention is required. Higher temperatures and pressures make safety a real concern and water droplets from condensation...
    • 3 Feb 2021

    Flow Blog: What Roxar Rapid Adaptive Measurement Means for the Future of Multiphase Flow Metering

    As oil and gas operators adjust production methodologies and target more challenging reservoirs worldwide, the need for adaptive multiphase flow measurement continues to evolve. Pioneering modern solutions will be integral to meeting the unique challenges of these sources. Emerson’s automation efforts and philosophy of innovation helps us develop extraordinary capabilities in our Roxar Multiphase Flow Meters. Now,...
    • 2 Feb 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: Understanding the Importance of Gas Detectors, Even When the Safety Standard Doesn’t Help

    In an Industrial Compliance article, Emerson’s Nick Pinto stresses the importance of gas detection for a safety system. Anyone designing or working with safety systems for refineries and chemical plants must be fluent in the language of standards created by ISA, ANSI, IEC, UL, NFPA and other alphabet-soup regulatory organizations. When it comes to fire detection and suppression systems in the U.S., the National Fire...
    • 2 Feb 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: Understanding the Importance of Gas Detectors, Even When the Safety Standard Doesn’t Help

    In an Industrial Compliance article, Emerson’s Nick Pinto stresses the importance of gas detection for a safety system. Anyone designing or working with safety systems for refineries and chemical plants must be fluent in the language of standards created by ISA, ANSI, IEC, UL, NFPA and other alphabet-soup regulatory organizations. When it comes to fire detection and suppression systems in the U.S., the National Fire...
    • 26 Jan 2021

    Level Blog: Making the Most of Built-In Proof-Testing for Your Safety Lifecycle Management

    It’s not surprising that safety is a top priority for plant managers and operators, but minimizing risk in these environments is no simple task. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are failsafes built into critical processes to maintain maximum operational integrity. These systems consist of independent sensors and control equipment in series in order to detect abnormal operating conditions. Should an issue arise, the...
    • 26 Jan 2021

    Tank Gauging Blog: Making the Most of Built-In Proof-Testing for Your Safety Lifecycle Management

    It’s not surprising that safety is a top priority for plant managers and operators, but minimizing risk in these environments is no simple task. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are failsafes built into critical processes to maintain maximum operational integrity. These systems consist of independent sensors and control equipment in series in order to detect abnormal operating conditions. Should an issue arise, the...
    • 19 Jan 2021

    Flow Blog: Refinery Reliability Brought to You by Vortex Flow Meters

    A North American refinery was facing challenges with their crude unit charge heater due to clogging and freezing of its impulse lines. In settings like this, it’s crucial to have dependable and redundant measurement to guard against damage to the heaters and keep everything running safely and smoothly. These measurements were part of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) loops that trip if fluid levels become too low to...
    • 5 Jan 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: Efficient Single-Phase Vapor Regulation in Gas Chromatograph Applications

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Allison Reiter and Ryan Kirchner shared ways to optimize sample conditioning using TESCOM vaporizing regulators. Here is their presentation’s abstract: Achieving superior sample quality by properly conditioning the sample stream upstream of your GC [Gas Chromatograph] After introductions, Allison described what a gas chromatograph (GC) does. It performs separation...
    • 5 Jan 2021

    Analytical Experts Blog: Efficient Single-Phase Vapor Regulation in Gas Chromatograph Applications

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Allison Reiter and Ryan Kirchner shared ways to optimize sample conditioning using TESCOM vaporizing regulators. Here is their presentation’s abstract: Achieving superior sample quality by properly conditioning the sample stream upstream of your GC [Gas Chromatograph] After introductions, Allison described what a gas chromatograph (GC) does. It performs separation...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    Flow Blog: Manifold Valve Positions when Calibrating Multivariable Transmitters

    Emerson’s Michael Flesch shares how multivariable transmitter calibration and manifold valve operation affect the performance of natural gas flow measurement applications at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here is his presentation abstract: Following a basic manifold valve sequencing procedure when performing regular maintenance on a differential pressure (DP) measurement installation with transmitter...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    Flow Blog: Integrated Gas Metering Systems

    Gas metering systems are the cash registers for custody transfer between companies. At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Juan Najera shares some best practices in designing and operating these gas metering systems. Here is his presentation abstract: Accurate flow measurement is the key in custody transfer applications. To ensure a reliable measurement in energy transactions, it is required to...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    Flow Blog: Verification Methods for Coriolis Flow Meters

    Emerson’s Marc Buttler discussed the verification process for Coriolis flow meters using methods such as master meters, proving, lab calibration and secondary verification diagnostics at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here is his presentation abstract: One of the most valuable features of a Coriolis meter is that, once it has been properly calibrated, the flow measurement accuracy will remain unchanged...