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    • 15 Jan 2020

    Flow Blog: Accurately Measuring Flow in Slurry Applications

    Slurry flows are common in many process industries including metals & mining, pulp & paper, and oil & gas. Wikipedia defines a slurry as: …a mixture of solids denser than water suspended in liquid, usually water. The most common use of slurry is as a means of transporting solids, the liquid being a carrier that is pumped on a device such as a centrifugal pump. Laura Chemler Measure the flow of these slurries...
    • 18 Dec 2019

    Flow Blog: The New Daniel V707 Spring Loaded Backpressure Valve

    Introducing The New Emerson Daniel V707 Backpressure Valve The new Emerson Daniel V707 backpressure valve addresses some important risks and helps improve overall field safety. In crude oil handling there are several key points along the process... Read the full text.
    • 18 Dec 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: The New Daniel V707 Spring Loaded Backpressure Valve

    Introducing The New Emerson Daniel V707 Backpressure Valve The new Emerson Daniel V707 backpressure valve addresses some important risks and helps improve overall field safety. In crude oil handling there are several key points along the process that...
    • 13 Dec 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: A New Solution Enables More Accurate Flow Measurements in Slurry Applications

    A unique problem in measuring volumetric flow lies in handling slurry applications. When “slurry” can mean any fluid mixture pumped, pulped, or mined with various solids suspended in the liquid, many industries run into issues monitoring fluids with such...
    • 13 Dec 2019

    Flow Blog: A New Solution Enables More Accurate Flow Measurements in Slurry Applications

    A unique problem in measuring volumetric flow lies in handling slurry applications. When “slurry” can mean any fluid mixture pumped, pulped, or mined with various solids suspended in the liquid, many industries run into issues monitoring fluids with... Read the full text.
    • 11 Dec 2019

    Level Blog: Liquid Level Measurement Automation Basics

    Lydia Miller What is the purpose of your level measurement? If you know the answer to that I highly recommend an Intech article, How to measure liquid level in vessels , by Emerson’s Lydia Miller . This article is but one of a number of excellent learning articles in the International Society of Automation (ISA)’s Automation Basics series of articles. Lydia opens highlighting different purposes for level measurements...
    • 10 Dec 2019

    Flow Blog: Two-Wire Coriolis Flow Meter Transmitter Advancements

    Anthony Gentile Flow measurements are critical in many manufacturing and production processes. One example is in filling processes where accuracy is important for safety, reliability and quality. In an on-demand Chemical Engineering magazine webinar, Advancements in 2-Wire Coriolis Technology , Emerson’s Anthony Gentile joins Chemical Engineering’s Scott Jenkins to discuss how 2-wire Coriolis flow meter improves...
    • 9 Dec 2019

    Flow Blog: Improved Quality with Mass Flow and Density Measurements

    Tom Belling For food & beverage producers, managing the quality of each batch can be challenging when there are manual processes involved. For instance, if the raw materials are manually added, variations can cause batches to fall outside of the recipe’s specification. In a Processing magazine article, Monitoring recipe and batch quality in real-time with flowmeters , Emerson’s Tom Belling highlights these and more...
    • 3 Dec 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Assuring Single-Phase Vapor Sample for Gas Chromatograph

    Laura Schafer Gas chromatographs analyze the composition of hydrocarbon mixtures in process and natural gas applications. For online natural gas chromatography , the samples must be reliably conditioned to produce a single-phase vapor. In this 5:42 YouTube video, How to Select a Vaporizing Regulator for Your Sampling , Emerson’s Laura Schafer explains how the TESCOM 44-6800 Vaporizing Regulator helps refiners and...
    • 21 Nov 2019

    Temperature Blog: Overcoming Challenging Temperature Measurements

    Shane Hale Unlike pressure and flow measurement, temperature measurement can be much more complex given what is being measured. Fluids have thermal inertia characteristics which determine their temperature rate of change. In a Process Heating article, Instrumentation Solves Temperature Measurement and Control Problems , Emerson’s Shane Hale describes some of these challenges and how manufacturers and producers are...
    • 20 Nov 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Comparing and Contrasting Gas Detection Technologies

    Shing Yenn Tan In many manufacturing and production processes, dangerous gases are present due to their use as a fuel, feedstock or creation as an end product. In an Industrial Automation Asia article, Electrochemical vs Semiconductor Gas Detection – A Critical Choice , Emerson’s Shing Yenn Tan compares and contrasts these detection technologies. Shing Yenn opens with the purpose of gas detection monitors. To...
    • 13 Nov 2019

    Flow Blog: Why Magnetic Flow Meters Provide Confidence in Measurement of Flow Rates

    Magnetic flow meters, also known as mag meters, are used in a variety of industrial processes. From oil and gas operations to dairy production and even breweries, mag meters provide essential data for fluid management. In every process, tools that provide... Read the full text.
    • 13 Nov 2019

    Flow Blog: Why Magnetic Flow Meters Provide Confidence in Measurement of Flow Rates

    Magnetic flow meters, also known as mag meters, are used in a variety of industrial processes. From oil and gas operations to dairy production and even breweries, mag meters provide essential data for fluid management. In every process, tools that provide... Read the full text.
    • 13 Nov 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: Why Magnetic Flow Meters Provide Confidence in Measurement of Flow Rates

    Magnetic flow meters, also known as mag meters, are used in a variety of industrial processes. From oil and gas operations to dairy production and even breweries, mag meters provide essential data for fluid management. In every process, tools that provide...
    • 13 Nov 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: Why Magnetic Flow Meters Provide Confidence in Measurement of Flow Rates

    Magnetic flow meters, also known as mag meters, are used in a variety of industrial processes. From oil and gas operations to dairy production and even breweries, mag meters provide essential data for fluid management. In every process, tools that provide...
    • 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

    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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    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.
    • 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...