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  • How High-Temperature Tolerant Flue Gas Analyzers Simplify Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    In a Chemical Processing article , David and Katherine look at how new gas analyzer technologies optimize emissions monitoring in chemical plants and refineries. It is difficult to find a process industry application that doesn’t burn some kind of fuel to generate heat. And where there’s combustion, environmental regulators won’t be far behind because industrial-scale fired heaters, boilers, and other processes invariably…
  • Achieve Speed and Accuracy in Food & Beverage Packaging Leak Detection

    In a Food Engineering article , Emerson’s Jason Mitchell looks at the importance of detecting packaging leaks in food and beverage operations. Ensuring the seal integrity of food & beverage packaged goods is critical to product quality control and mitigation of product recalls and returns. Quality problems can subject companies to additional costs and regulations, as well as damage to their reputation. However, traditional…
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers for CEMS

    Emerson’s Dave McMillen presents New Developments in CEMS Analysis using Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy at the 4C HSE conference in Austin, Texas. Here is his abstract: The application of Quantum Cascade Laser based analyzers to CEMS [continuous emissions monitoring system] provides improved analyzer availability and reduced maintenance. The stability of QCL and TDL semiconductor Lasers and the inherent nature of…
  • Innovative Toxic Gas Monitoring

    This week I’m at the 4C Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) conference here in Austin, Texas recapping the Emerson experts presenting here. Emerson’s Brian Ledeboer presented, A New Way to Measure Toxic Gases with Wireless and IIoT in Fenceline Monitoring. Here is the abstract: The new way to monitor for toxic gases, the challenges behind traditional monitoring methods, and the benefits of using wireless technologies…
  • Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices Webinar

    There is a new requirement for medical device companies selling into the European market, called the Medical Device Regulation, or MDR. This new regulation places a focus on the supply chain, meaning suppliers in the industry must have a good understanding of the new regulation in order to do business. Problems arise when the supplier fails to take the necessary steps to understand and implement MDR requirements. …
  • Quality Assurance of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems

    Industrial plants are required to comply with air quality environmental regulations, which can take many forms depending on the application and pollutants involved. Regulatory bodies, such as the Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on Industrial Emissions ( the Industrial Emissions Directive or IED ), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require continuous measurement of the…
  • Single-use pH Sensors in Biopharmaceutical Applications

    As medicines and therapies become more specialized and targeted, the need for single-use measurement technology grows for biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Emerson’s Ben Arriola along with Jinbo Hu teamed up to share more about this trend in a BioProcess International special report, Design and Performance of a New Single-Use pH Sensor with Long Shelf Life and High Stability . In Ben’s article, Introducing the Next-Generation…
  • 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…