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  • Level Blog: Reliable Level Measurement for Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

    At semiconductor fabrication plants and foundries across the world, Emerson’s level Instruments have gained their reputation and trust to deliver accurate and reliable level measurement. The technologies required in the semiconductor industry are some of the most dynamic, sophisticated, and competitive. As the industry continues to grow, so does the demand for ultra-pure gases, wet chemicals, dry solids, and bulk storage…
  • Tank Gauging Blog: Giving More People Instant Access to Critical Tank Data via Mobile Devices

    Mobile software solutions are now enabling a broader range of job functions to gain immediate, secure access to up-to-date tank data. Being able to instantly access up-to-date critical tank data is vital for many stakeholders in the tank storage and terminals industry. This includes operations and maintenance workers, finance departments, management and corporate level personnel, as well as suppliers, customers, traders…
  • Level Blog: Food & Beverage Measurement Solutions for Rapidly Changing Market Challenges

    Maximize product quality batch after batch The food and beverage industry continually face market challenges due to increased demand for product differentiation, while trying to improve operational efficiency and reducing costs. Meeting these needs requires balancing profitability of core products without reducing productivity in others. Companies must seek new ways to achieve operational excellence to remain competitive…
  • Level Blog: Rosemount 1408H Non-Contacting Level Transmitter Receives Red Dot Design Award

    The Red Dot Design Award is an annual design competition that appraises the best products created every year. Expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts, select the winning designs. The Rosemount 1408H Non-Contacting Level Transmitter has received the award for Product Design 2021 and has been acknowledged for its stylish, innovative and patented cooling design, which allows…
  • Flow Blog: Multiphase Flow and Virtual Flow Metering

    Flow measurement is critical in oil & gas production operations to measure the oil, gas and water content of producing wells for fiscal allocation, well maintenance, and regulatory reporting. In an Oilfield Technology article, A Sense of What is to Come , Emerson’s Stian Engebretsen , Aurore Plougoulen and Lars Anders Ruden describe technology advancements driving improvements in these flow measurements. They open highlighting…
  • Flow Blog: The Industry’s Top Subsea Wetgas Meter

    We must marvel at the ingenuity of the first oil and gas producers to tackle subsea production – pioneers who completed the first subsea well on the ocean floor, offshore in California in 1961. Building a wellsite on the seabed invokes a whole new set of difficulties, presenting operators with specific requirements and unique challenges. Fortunately, technology has advanced from those early days to modern, sophisticated…
  • Flow Blog: How the Rosemount 8800 MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter Integrates Pressure Measurement

    In introducing our Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex flow meters, we’ve talked about how this technology is uniquely suited for superheated steam applications , delivering better control in these challenging environments than anything else on the market today. More specifically, we designed our 8800 MultiVariable Vortex flow meter to pair with an independent pressure transmitter to provide the ultimate multivariable vortex…
  • Flow Blog: Vodka Distillery Flow Verification and Calibration

    It’s always good to come across a story how automation technology improves the food and beverages we consume—especially in my personal opinion, the adult beverages. In a ProFood article, Passing the Test , Absolut Vodka shares their story of using diagnostics to assess the health and performance of their flow measurement devices. Their plant 100 million liter per annum plant in Sweden [hyperlinks added]: …uses Emerson…
  • Level Blog: Solving Level Measurement Challenges in Tough Process Conditions in the Chemical Industry

    According to OSHA, the chemical industry has one of the most stringent safety regulations. Regular inspections, servicing, and maintenance work are required due to the intense stress that is often placed on the equipment due to exposure to very aggressive substances and extremely high temperatures and pressures. Depending on the size and type of plants and operations concerned, maintenance often involves a complete shutdown…
  • Flow Blog: Emerson Technologies Supporting the Future of Digitalization within the Oil & Gas Measurement Instrumentation

    At Emerson we pride ourselves in continually listening to our customers and striving to meet their instrumentation needs.  We are delighted to highlight the core software features and its functionality for the Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter , Rapid Adaptive Measurement. Scalable Software Architecture for Exactly What You Need Each of our customers has their own unique requirements. That’s why we’ve built a tiered…
  • 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…
  • 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 with…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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, with…