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    • 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...
    • 22 Jul 2019

    Flow Blog: Characterizing and Configuring Micro Motion 4200 Mass Flow and Density Meters

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how to” video, Characterize and Configure a Coriolis Meter using the 4200 2-Wire Loop Powered Transmitter Display . It’s a in depth, 10:18 YouTube video showing how to: Check the flow meter status Turn on the optional display backlight Check and acknowledge alerts Rotate the display Characterize the flow meter Configure process measurement units Configure the outputs...
    • 22 Jul 2019

    Flow Blog: Characterizing and Configuring Micro Motion 4200 Mass Flow and Density Meters

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how to” video, Characterize and Configure a Coriolis Meter using the 4200 2-Wire Loop Powered Transmitter Display . It’s a in depth, 10:18 YouTube video showing how to: Check the flow meter status Turn on the optional display backlight Check and acknowledge alerts Rotate the display Characterize the flow meter Configure process measurement units Configure the outputs...
    • 16 Jul 2019

    Level Blog: Reducing Level Detector Proof Testing Complexity

    Each safety instrumented function (SIF) including its sensor, logic solver and final control element must be periodically tested to make sure it will perform as designed in the event of a safety demand. These “proof tests” help to uncover and failure conditions which may have developed since the last proof test or safety demand. A new whitepaper, Reducing the Complexity of Proof-Testing with New Generation Point Level...
    • 10 Jul 2019

    Flow Blog: What is the Difference Between the 4200 2-wire Coriolis Meter and other 2-wire flow measurement technology in the market?

    Comparing 2-Wire Coriolis Technology Traditionally, chemical plants and refineries already have a twisted pair 2-wire network. Emerson’s 4200 2-wire Coriolis transmitter allows users to replace existing unreliable 2-wire flow points without compromising... Read the full text.
    • 10 Jul 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: What is the Difference Between the 4200 2-wire Coriolis Meter and other 2-wire flow measurement technology in the market?

    Comparing 2-Wire Coriolis Technology Traditionally, chemical plants and refineries already have a twisted pair 2-wire network. Emerson’s 4200 2-wire Coriolis transmitter allows users to replace existing unreliable 2-wire flow points without compromising...
    • 2 Jul 2019

    Temperature Blog: Considerations in Temperature Measurement Selection

    When it comes to measuring temperature, there are a multitude of ways to do this. Do-it-yourselfers might use simple RTD or thermocouple sensors right into a microcontroller and display to provide basic temperature readings for their grills and BBQ pits. Or they could buy a ready-made transmitter and software to send the readings to their smart phones. Todd Olin Neil Larson For industrial process manufacturers...
    • 1 Jul 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Desalination Measurements for Greater Efficiency

    Ryo Hashimoto In many areas of the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, desalination plants have been built to meet the need for fresh water. In a Water & Wastewater Asia magazine article, Liquid analysis: The key to efficient, economical desalination , Emerson’s Ryo Hashimoto describes desalination process types and their important measurements. Ryo opens highlighting the two major desalination technologies...
    • 27 Jun 2019

    Flow Blog: Sizing and Specifying Orifice Plate Flowmeters

    An Emerson whitepaper, Fundamentals of Orifice Meter Measurement , shares the history of tried-and-true differential pressure (DP) measurement across an orifice plate (orifice plate flowmeters) to measure flow rate, which dates back to the end of the 1700s. The first recorded use of an orifice device for fluid measurement was in 1797 by Giovanni B. Venturi, an Italian physicist whose work led to the development of...
    • 25 Jun 2019

    Level Blog: Guided Wave Radar for Tight Boiler Steam Drum Level Control

    Matthew Brummer Boiler steam drum level control is critical in electrical power generation. Too high a level can mean water aspirating into the steam lines and causing damage to the turbine generator blades downstream. Too low a level can cause the boiler to dry and overheat. In a Power magazine article, Controlling Boiler Level When Operating Conditions Change , Emerson’s Matthew Brummer compares different level...
    • 24 Jun 2019

    Level Blog: Measuring Sediment Buildup in Process Vessels and Tanks

    Some processes, such as oil & gas production, not only have to measure liquid levels but sometimes must measure sediment levels that can come along in the production stream and settle in vessels and tanks. This quick, 2:38 “How To” YouTube video, How Does the Rosemount Sand Switch Functionality Work? , shows how to change the settings in a Rosemount 2140 vibrating fork level detector from measuring liquids, to measuring...
    • 24 Jun 2019

    Flow Blog: 5 Reasons the Micro Motion Coriolis Flow Meter & the New 4200 2-wire Transmitter are the Perfect Pair

    The New 4200 2-Wire Transmitter & Coriolis Flow Meters In the past, Coriolis meters were not considered a part of the 2-wire upgrade. Now, Emerson offers a solution for an upgrade  path to more reliable, accurate measurements. Coriolis technology... Read the full text.
    • 24 Jun 2019

    The Current: Flow Solutions Blog: 5 Reasons the Micro Motion Coriolis Flow Meter & the New 4200 2-wire Transmitter are the Perfect Pair

    The New 4200 2-Wire Transmitter & Coriolis Flow Meters In the past, Coriolis meters were not considered a part of the 2-wire upgrade. Now, Emerson offers a solution for an upgrade  path to more reliable, accurate measurements. Coriolis technology...
    • 13 Jun 2019

    Analytical Experts Blog: Conductivity Measurement for Optimized Clean-in-Place Operations

    Common in the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries are clean-in-place (CIP) operations to effectively clean the interior surfaces of production process piping, vessels and other inline assets before the next batch is run. This short, 2:10 YouTube video, Effective Conductivity Measurement in Clean-in-Place Applications , highlights the importance of extremely tight measurement and control to avoid costly waste...