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    • 23 Sep 2020

    Pressure Blog: Solve 6 Leading Pressure and Temperature Measurement Issues Using Advanced Instrumentation

    Many professionals working in manufacturing plants are confronted with obstacles every day caused by outdated instrumentation technologies and practices, which can hinder operational efficiency. Fortunately, advanced pressure and temperature instrumentation can optimize plant performance and enhance safety through improved preventative maintenance, installation cost savings, increased measurement accuracy, and actionable...
    • 23 Sep 2020

    Temperature Blog: Solve 6 Leading Pressure and Temperature Measurement Issues Using Advanced Instrumentation

    Many professionals working in manufacturing plants are confronted with obstacles every day caused by outdated instrumentation technologies and practices, which can hinder operational efficiency. Fortunately, advanced pressure and temperature instrumentation can optimize plant performance and enhance safety through improved preventative maintenance, installation cost savings, increased measurement accuracy, and actionable...
    • 22 Sep 2020

    Flow Blog: Driving Safety Improvements through Flow Measurement Advancements

    In the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries, flow measurement is critical for accurate fiscal and custody transfer accounting. But what about their use to make these processes safer? In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Leveraging modern flow technologies to improve safety in refineries , Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine describe how advancements in these flow measurements, “…enhance safety...
    • 17 Sep 2020

    Flow Blog: Proving Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wellhead Produced Liquids

    Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth shared a story of a Bakken shale region oil & gas producer test on the viability of using Coriolis flow meter technology at the wellhead to measure produced liquids. The Flow Control article, Wellhead flowmeter pilot test on the Bakken Formation , highlights the rigorous testing process to prove the robustness and accuracy of this technology for this challenging measurement application...
    • 2 Sep 2020

    Pressure Blog: The Latest Advancement in Instrument Manifold Technology

    Instrument manifolds play an important role in efficient plant operation because of their ability to shut-off or equalize pressure. But traditional manifolds are often plagued with reliability issues that can make them difficult to operate, pose potential safety risks, or degrade in quality over time. Emerson has redesigned the traditional manifold with the user in mind. Available in both Coplanar and in-line styles...
    • 2 Sep 2020

    Level Blog: Multiple Systems Working Together Prevent Tank Overfill Disasters

    In Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Tanks & Terminals Supplement , Emerson’s Helena Hjortsberg looks at all the elements of a comprehensive overfill prevention system in her article, A Coordinated Strategy. Overfilling a tank storing hydrocarbons or other flammable chemicals can cause an environmental incident under the best circumstances, but also a high probability of an explosion and fire. Given the costs in lost product...
    • 2 Sep 2020

    Tank Gauging Blog: Multiple Systems Working Together Prevent Tank Overfill Disasters

    In Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Tanks & Terminals Supplement , Emerson’s Helena Hjortsberg looks at all the elements of a comprehensive overfill prevention system in her article, A Coordinated Strategy. Overfilling a tank storing hydrocarbons or other flammable chemicals can cause an environmental incident under the best circumstances, but also a high probability of an explosion and fire. Given the costs in lost product...
    • 26 Aug 2020

    Flow Blog: The Untapped Potential in Your Multiphase Flow Meter: Remote Connectivity and Performance Monitoring

    The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter is an enormous upgrade from the typical test separator system in unconventional oil. We’ve talked about the operational benefits of making the switch to MPFMs, but would you believe there are even more untapped advantages to using MPFMs in upstream production? Remote connectivity and performance monitoring have enabled real-time data collection in these applications on a scale never...
    • 21 Aug 2020

    Flow Blog: 4 Exciting Enhancements to the Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meters

    Over the past year, our Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow Meters have experienced a series of exciting updates. This family of compact, versatile flow meters provides highly accurate mass flow, volume flow, and density measurements in a wide variety of line sizes. At Emerson, we’re dedicated to continuously improving our products to ensure they will always solve our customer’s biggest challenges. With these latest...
    • 8 Aug 2020

    Temperature Blog: Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing...
    • 5 Aug 2020

    Analytical Experts Blog: Monitoring Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Corrosion in Oil & Gas Upstream Industry

    Overview The dangers of Hydrogen Sulphide (H 2 S) aka Sour Gas in oil and gas production are well known. A highly toxic, corrosive, flammable and explosive gas. H2S is colourless and although characterised by it “rotten egg” smell, at high concentrations can also be odourless. H 2 S poses an extreme risk to health and safety of personnel. Exposure can result in serious short term and long terms effects, including...
    • 4 Aug 2020

    Flow Blog: Calibrating Flow Meters On-Site Saves Time, Reduces Costs and Minimises Process Downtime

    There are several reasons why it is vital to have confidence that your flow meters are performing reliably and to their required level of accuracy. These include achieving consistent product quality, reducing waste and rework, providing a safe working environment, and ensuring that the correct amount of material is delivered, especially in fiscal measurement applications such as custody transfer. Before flow meters...
    • 3 Aug 2020

    Temperature Blog: Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Control

    Wireless sensors make sense in many monitoring and even some control applications. In a Food Engineering article, Making the argument for wireless temperature solutions , experts from several instrumentation and control suppliers offered their thoughts on where wireless temperature devices make sense. Emerson’s Kevin Stultz was one of these experts who shared his thoughts. Kevin first explained that: …Rosemount temperature...
    • 10 Jul 2020

    Analytical Experts Blog: Choosing the Right Gas Analyzer for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions Monitoring

    NO x is probably the most ubiquitous combustion-created air pollutant since it can be generated by any process burning any fossil fuel, and it is tightly regulated by the U.S. EPA and other regulatory bodies around the world. Plants with relevant combustion processes, including most refineries and chemical processing plants, must monitor NO x output continuously any time fuel is burning. How plants choose to do this...
    • 2 Jul 2020

    Pressure Blog: Prevent 4 Common Pressure Gauge Failures and Safety Risks

    Mechanical pressure gauges could be costing your plant more than you think. Traditional Bourdon tube pressure gauges rely on an elastic tube that deforms in response to pressure changes. The following process environments can cause mechanical components to fail or Bourdon tubes to break, resulting in inaccurate readings, downtime, and potential safety issues. Extreme Temperatures: Hot processes and high ambient temperatures...
    • 23 Jun 2020

    Flow Blog: Calibrating Fiscal Transfer Measurements with Master Meter Provers

    Accuracy of fiscal transfer measurement is of great importance as even a small error in measurement can lead to a large financial difference. Provers ensure a fiscal transfer system is providing the most accurate measurement possible. They provide a stationary or mobile means to facilitate calibration of flow meters before, during or after a transfer. A prover is an automated system that provides on-site calibration...
    • 22 Jun 2020

    Level Blog: Low Dielectric Radar Level Measurement

    Guided wave level measurement technology works by sending low-energy microwave pulses along a metal probe which is then reflected by the surfaces. The probe is in direct contact with the media and detects a level when reaching a media with a different dielectric constant. It calculates the distance to the surface, which is then subtracted from the total length to calculate the level. For applications with fluids with...
    • 9 Jun 2020

    Flow Blog: Overcoming Project Restart and Flow Measurement Challenges

    I guess it’s maybe not true for most who fill up their cars at the gas station, but I’m happy seeing the steady rise in the price of a barrel of crude oil. Given the number of jobs affected in the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries here in Texas, higher prices are welcomed by many. In a World Oil article, Versatile DP flow metering technology solves redesign challenges on offshore platform project...
    • 4 Jun 2020

    Flow Blog: Coriolis Flow Meters for High Accuracy Refining Applications

    Measuring flow rates with differential pressure (DP) instruments has been a time-tested practice for decades. While still the most widely used flow measurement technology, other technologies have unique advantages for some applications. In a Processing article, Controlling critical refining applications with Coriolis meters , Emerson’s Julie Valentine and Meha Jha share specific applications where Coriolis flow measurement...
    • 3 Jun 2020

    Analytical Experts Blog: Reduced Downtime with Gas Chromatograph Maintainable Module

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas custody transfer metering applications to measure the various hydrocarbon components. An analytical module inside the GC can become contaminated and require replacement. The traditional GC uses disposable analytical modules which are wasteful and expensive. This quick 1:38 YouTube video, The Maintainable Module of Rosemount 370XA Gas Chromatograph , shows how this innovative...
    • 1 Jun 2020

    Flow Blog: Uncertainty in Your Process Unit Mass Balance: What it’s Costing You and How to Improve it

    At the process unit level, the mass balance is particularly important, as the charge and yield measurement streams serve as the basis for operational decision-making. When imbalances occur, process unit engineers can’t optimize their units with confidence. The good news is there are ways to mitigate these measurement uncertainties and improve balances. Strategically placed flow meter technology has been shown to alleviate...
    • 29 May 2020

    Flow Blog: 6 Operational Benefits of Multiphase Flow Meters in Unconventional Oil Production

    Benefits of Multiphase Flow Measurement The needs of unconventional oil production are uniquely complex and require contemporary solutions to maximize the efficiency and safety of operations. Shale oil production is made possible by the advanced technology of cutting-edge wellhead monitoring and metering solutions. As the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) evolves, new ways to connect and enhance these...
    • 19 May 2020

    Temperature Blog: Streamlining Thermowell Design and Selection

    Temperature is a critical measurement for optimal control in many industries such as electrical power generation, oil & gas production, and chemical manufacturing to name a few. Thermowells installed into the piping and vessels protect the temperature transmitters from the extreme fluid temperatures and flow rates. Failures can result in process leakage, equipment damage and potential personnel injuries. Thermowell...
    • 5 May 2020

    Tank Gauging Blog: Increasing Global Tank Storage Capacity

    Storage tank shell capacity are reaching maximum capacity as the demand for energy products has dramatically dropped during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. A recent World Oil article, “Capacity almost completely sold out,” says world’s largest oil storage firm , highlights this big challenge. In a 15-minute YouTube video, Increase Tank Capacity and Reduce Costs with Rosemount Tank Gauging Systems , Emerson’s Mikael...
    • 1 May 2020

    Flow Blog: How to Configure a Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter

    Let’s end the week with another educational “how to” video. This 5:07 YouTube video, How to Configure the Rosemount 8782 Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter Using the LOI [local operator interface] , shares what to know before getting started. This includes locating your flow meter sensor calibration number, flow meter sensor line size and flow meter sensor flow units. The complete set of instructions is located...