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    • 8 Nov 2019

    Tank Gauging Blog: Tank Gauging System Components

    Tank gauging systems perform bulk liquid measurements on storage tanks on tank terminals, a.k.a. tank farms. These systems provide inventory management and overfill prevention safety functions. The systems include level measurement devices such as safety certified Rosemount 5900S radar level gauges , Rosemount 2240S multi-input temperature transmitters , a Rosemount 2410 tank hub which handles communication between the...
    • 5 Nov 2019

    Level Blog: Frequency Modulation for Improved Radar Level Measurement

    Ingemar Serneby For those that still listen to FM radio over the airwaves given our increasingly streaming digital world, you may know that the FM stands for “frequency modulation”. Information such as the music you hear on an FM music station is encoded in the radio signal through subtle changes in the frequency of the signal. In a Flow Control magazine article, How frequency modulation can improve effectiveness...
    • 4 Nov 2019

    Flow Blog: Emerson Exchange 2019 Recap

    Every year we look forward to our annual event, Emerson Global Users Exchange – Americas! It takes countless hours of planning and preparation but after wrapping up the event, we look back and know it was a successful week of connecting with customers... Read the full text.
    • 4 Nov 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: Emerson Exchange 2019 Recap

    Every year we look forward to our annual event, Emerson Global Users Exchange – Americas! It takes countless hours of planning and preparation but after wrapping up the event, we look back and know it was a successful week of connecting with customers...
    • 25 Oct 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Innovating to Meet Bioprocessing Single-Use Requirements

    Manufacturing in the biotech industry has been undergoing many changes. An ADC Review article, Emerging Trends in Single-Use Technology in the Manufacturing of Antibody-Drug Conjugates , highlighted one of these trends: First introduced in the late 1970s in the form of disposable capsules and a range of filters, single-use technologies were revolutionized in the late 2000s with the introduction of single-use 2D and...
    • 24 Oct 2019

    Flow Blog: Accurate and Reliable Orifice Meters

    Steve Ifft A few weeks ago at the Emerson Exchange conference in Nashville, I wrote a real-time blog post on an experts’ session on flow measurement technologies . Since no one flow measurement technology excels for all applications, this session proved to be a lively & humorous one where each of the Emerson experts extolled the virtues of their flow metering technology and the shortcomings of some of the other technologies...
    • 22 Oct 2019

    Level Blog: Successfully Applying Non-Contacting Radar in Black Liquor Mixing Tanks

    In the Kraft pulping process, wood fibers are separated, and resinous materials removed, using an alkaline (typically sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide) cooking liquor, also known as white liquor. This process converts wood into cellulosic pulp used in the papermaking process. This digesting process turns the white liquor into black liquor, which contains : …lignin fragments, carbohydrates from the breakdown of...
    • 15 Oct 2019

    Flow Blog: Improving Loss Control through Refinery Mass Balance

    On behalf of a South American refining professional, Emerson’s Julie Valentine presented a case study, Impact of Refinery Mass Balance and Loss Control on Operational Excellence, at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit . Here’s the abstract from this presentation: Improving a refinery’s mass balance and loss control program for accounting, planning and scheduling, financial, and operational evaluation...
    • 8 Oct 2019

    Level Blog: Improving Floating Roof Tank Performance

    Christoffer Hoffmann Bulk liquid storage terminals are a critical component in the energy industry supply chain between production and distribution. Floating roof tanks are commonly used to avoid having a vapor space or ullage between the liquid level and roof found in fixed-roof tanks. A Storage Terminals magazine article, Staying on the Radar , shared some thoughts from Emerson’s Christoffer Hoffmann on avoiding...
    • 27 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Selecting the Right Flowmeter

    From left to right: Trever Ball, Martin Schlebach, Karl Stappert, Wally Baker, Steve Ifft It’s been a whirlwind of a week here at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference in Nashville. The conference comes to a close Friday morning with one last session with the choice of experts’ session. I’m here in the “Selecting the Right Flowmeter” session to learn from Emerson’s Karl Stappert , Martin Schlebach and Steve Ifft . Emerson...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Maximizing Combustion Efficiency

    Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Jesse Sumstad presented “Tune into Savings by Maximizing Your Combustion Efficiency” at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Here is the abstract of their session: There are two major, competing theories to fired equipment control: maximizing fuel savings and efficiency or prioritizing consistent operation at a high level of excess oxygen and lower efficiency. In order to achieve safe operation...
    • 25 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Integrated DP Flow Custody Transfer Solution

    Emerson’s Alena Johnson and Katie Stahl presented, An Integrated Solution from Well to Pipeline at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Alena and Katie opened describing that they are part of the Emerson’s DP Flow business segment. DP (differential pressure) flow measurement is an important measurement in the oil & gas business. Alena described how differential pressure works. A constriction is placed in the flow...
    • 24 Sep 2019

    Level Blog: Two-Wire FMCW Radar Level Transmitter Advantages

    Christoffer Widahl and Jimmie Soderstrom presented The New Normal for Process Radar—The New Two-Wire FMCW [Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave] Radars are Here!, at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Jimmie opened with a question, “Why measure level?” It is to monitor that supplies are sufficient to keep processes running, control processes to run at maximum output and to control safety functions such as overfill...
    • 12 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Beer Pipeline and Coriolis Flow Measurement Technology

    Christian Grossenbacher With the end of summer and the beginning of fall comes football season here in the U.S. And what better way to start the season than a good success story about quality beer production. In a Flow Control Magazine article, Coriolis Meters Keep the Beer Flowing , Emerson’s Christian Grossenbacher shares how a Belgium brewery installs the world’s first beer pipeline with critical flow measurements...
    • 3 Sep 2019

    Flow Blog: Certifying Coriolis Meter Accuracy

    While the Emerson Exchange 365 global user community has a very vibrant forum for DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) users, there is also some great knowledge sharing happening in many of the other areas such as the Measurement Instrumentation , Valves, Actuators & Regulators , and other discussion forums in the Control & Safety Systems groups to name just a few. I wanted to share this recent post, periodic certification...
    • 29 Aug 2019

    Level Blog: Overcoming Citrus Processing Level Measurement Challenges

    Don Parry Just imagine that you’re an operator in a facility that makes concentrated orange juice and the production process requires you to manually check the levels of large processing tanks in the freezing process conditions. Parkas and gloves are a part of your work attire. These were the conditions as told in an excellent story told in Processing magazine, Radar Level Measurement Improves Inventory Control for...
    • 28 Aug 2019

    Flow Blog: Improving Performance with Flowmeter Diagnostics

    Tonya Wyatt What is the perfect flowmeter? Emerson’s Tonya Wyatt references an earlier Flow Control magazine article, to open her article, Flowmeter Diagnostics Optimize Production in Process Plants . It: …never drifts or wears. It never needs zeroing. It measures in mass units. It is immune to the effects of changing fluid properties and fluid dynamics, density, viscosity, Reynolds number, speed of sound, swirl...
    • 21 Aug 2019

    Flow Blog: Turbine Flow Meters in Hydrocarbon Applications

    Tom Bass Turbine flow meters have historically provided volumetric total flow and with advancements in electronics technology, flow rate measurements. They are commonly used in hydrocarbon liquid measurements where the fluid lubricates the turbine to help the rotor assembly move freely. In a Processing Magazine article, Digital Transformation Strategies for Mechanical Flow Instrumentation , Emerson’s Tom Bass highlights...
    • 14 Aug 2019

    Level Blog: How to Install a Rosemount Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter

    Here’s a quick one-minute YouTube video, Rosemount 5408 How To – Mechanical Installation showing the mechanical installation of a Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar level transmitter. Not much to say other than it looks very straight forward. Visit the Non-Contacting Radar section on Emerson.com for more on this technology and applications to continuously measure levels in tanks and vessels. You can also...
    • 14 Aug 2019

    Flow Blog: ISHM 2019 Event Wrap Up

    Earlier this summer, Emerson attended a three-day event highlighting the new advances in the oil & gas industry. The event, the 94 th International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM), was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Cox Convention Center... Read the full text.
    • 14 Aug 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: ISHM 2019 Event Wrap Up

    Earlier this summer, Emerson attended a three-day event highlighting the new advances in the oil & gas industry. The event, the 94 th International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM), was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Cox Convention...
    • 1 Aug 2019

    Flow Blog: CEESI 2019 Event Wrap Up

    The 2019 North American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference, hosted by CEESI, took place in June in Austin, Texas at the freshly renovated Hyatt Regency Austin. This conference, bringing together meter manufacturers and end-users, shares information... Read the full text.
    • 1 Aug 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: CEESI 2019 Event Wrap Up

    The 2019 North American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference, hosted by CEESI, took place in June in Austin, Texas at the freshly renovated Hyatt Regency Austin. This conference, bringing together meter manufacturers and end-users, shares information...
    • 23 Jul 2019

    Pressure Blog: Fundamentals of Temperature and Pressure Management

    A great source for fundamentals in process automation is the International Society of Automation (ISA) ‘s InTech Focus electronic periodical. This series of electronic magazines : …focuses on the fundamentals of essential automation components, such as instrumentation, final control elements, networks, drives, and more. Readers will learn how to choose them, apply them, calibrate them, and optimize their contribution...
    • 23 Jul 2019

    Temperature Blog: Fundamentals of Temperature and Pressure Management

    A great source for fundamentals in process automation is the International Society of Automation (ISA) ‘s InTech Focus electronic periodical. This series of electronic magazines : …focuses on the fundamentals of essential automation components, such as instrumentation, final control elements, networks, drives, and more. Readers will learn how to choose them, apply them, calibrate them, and optimize their contribution...