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  • Improving Analysis of Natural Gas Composition and Sulfur Content

    The natural gas industry is required to maintain specific standards for gas quality and composition. These standards are in place to ensure better operational efficiencies throughout the natural gas value chain. Limits on a range of gas quality specifications help protect the integrity of pipelines to ensure reliable gas transportation. They also ensure the reliable performance of end-use equipment as gas-fired equipment…
  • Monitoring Flare Gas Net Heating Value with Gas Chromatographs

    Emerson’s Jamie Marsden presented on the subject of gas chromatographs (GCs) for flare regulations 40 CFR Part 63 at the 4C Heath, Safety & Environmental conference. Here is his presentation abstract: Gas Chromatograph Fast BTU Flare measurement and control – Application spotlight to discuss EPA ruling 40-CFR-63 BTU measurement in Flares, and CEMS VOC Measurement. – Discussion on VOC measurement for Vinyl Chloride …
  • Wireless Toxic Gas Sensors

    Emerson’s Jesse Sumstad presented A New Way to Measure Toxic Gases with Wireless and IIoT at the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference. Here is his presentation abstract: The new way to monitor for toxic gases, the challenges behind traditional monitoring methods, and the benefits of using wireless technologies. Understand the high level of wireless gas monitoring solution and see the value to your plant and…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Understanding the Importance of Gas Detectors, Even When the Safety Standard Doesn’t Help

    In an Industrial Compliance article, Emerson’s Nick Pinto stresses the importance of gas detection for a safety system. Anyone designing or working with safety systems for refineries and chemical plants must be fluent in the language of standards created by ISA, ANSI, IEC, UL, NFPA and other alphabet-soup regulatory organizations. When it comes to fire detection and suppression systems in the U.S., the National Fire…
  • Understanding the Importance of Gas Detectors, Even When the Safety Standard Doesn’t Help

    In an Industrial Compliance article, Emerson’s Nick Pinto stresses the importance of gas detection for a safety system. Anyone designing or working with safety systems for refineries and chemical plants must be fluent in the language of standards created by ISA, ANSI, IEC, UL, NFPA and other alphabet-soup regulatory organizations. When it comes to fire detection and suppression systems in the U.S., the National Fire…
  • Efficient Single-Phase Vapor Regulation in Gas Chromatograph Applications

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Allison Reiter and Ryan Kirchner shared ways to optimize sample conditioning using TESCOM vaporizing regulators. Here is their presentation’s abstract: Achieving superior sample quality by properly conditioning the sample stream upstream of your GC [Gas Chromatograph] After introductions, Allison described what a gas chromatograph (GC) does. It performs separation…
  • Efficient Single-Phase Vapor Regulation in Gas Chromatograph Applications

    At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Allison Reiter and Ryan Kirchner shared ways to optimize sample conditioning using TESCOM vaporizing regulators. Here is their presentation’s abstract: Achieving superior sample quality by properly conditioning the sample stream upstream of your GC [Gas Chromatograph] After introductions, Allison described what a gas chromatograph (GC) does. It performs separation…
  • Proven Solutions for pH Measurement

    Measuring pH is one of the great challenges for manufacturers and producers. In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Zach Blum shared their thoughts on proven solutions for tough pH applications. Here is their presentation abstract: Aqueous applications across industries depend on a reliable measurement of pH. Typical applications include reaction control, corrosion prevention…
  • Proven Solutions for pH Measurement

    Measuring pH is one of the great challenges for manufacturers and producers. In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Zach Blum shared their thoughts on proven solutions for tough pH applications. Here is their presentation abstract: Aqueous applications across industries depend on a reliable measurement of pH. Typical applications include reaction control, corrosion prevention…
  • Reliable and Stable Bioprocessing Single-Use Sensors

    In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Validating Single-Use Sensor Performance and Integration with Bioreactors, Emerson’s Brandon Haschke highlighted these technologies. Here is the presentation abstract: Single-use technologies are a rapidly growing sector of life sciences manufacturing. These technologies reduce costs in manufacturing and increase a manufacturing facility’s flexibility, allowing…
  • Reliable and Stable Bioprocessing Single-Use Sensors

    In an Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series presentation, Validating Single-Use Sensor Performance and Integration with Bioreactors, Emerson’s Brandon Haschke highlighted these technologies. Here is the presentation abstract: Single-use technologies are a rapidly growing sector of life sciences manufacturing. These technologies reduce costs in manufacturing and increase a manufacturing facility’s flexibility, allowing…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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 is…
  • 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 is…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Wireless Toxic Gas Continuous Monitoring

    Josh Hernandez on wireless toxic gas monitoring at the 2020 4C HSE conference Various oil & gas producing regions can also have toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) come along as a byproduct. For the safety and well being of the operating personnel the areas where they work must be monitored. At the 2020 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference, Emerson’s Josh Hernandez presented, A New Way to Measure Toxic…
  • Wireless Toxic Gas Continuous Monitoring

    Josh Hernandez on wireless toxic gas monitoring at the 2020 4C HSE conference Various oil & gas producing regions can also have toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) come along as a byproduct. For the safety and well being of the operating personnel the areas where they work must be monitored. At the 2020 4C Health, Safety & Environmental conference, Emerson’s Josh Hernandez presented, A New Way to Measure Toxic…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…