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    • 5 Aug 2020

    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...
    • 10 Jul 2020

    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...
    • 3 Jun 2020

    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...
    • 20 Feb 2020

    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...
    • 3 Dec 2019

    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...
    • 20 Nov 2019

    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...
    • 20 Nov 2019

    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...
    • 25 Oct 2019

    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...
    • 25 Oct 2019

    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...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Maximizing Combustion Efficiency

    Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Jesse Sumstad presented “Tune into Savings by Maximizing Your Combustion Efficiency” at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Here is the abstract of their session: There are two major, competing theories to fired equipment control: maximizing fuel savings and efficiency or prioritizing consistent operation at a high level of excess oxygen and lower efficiency. In order to achieve safe operation...
    • 26 Sep 2019

    Maximizing Combustion Efficiency

    Emerson’s Andrew Smith and Jesse Sumstad presented “Tune into Savings by Maximizing Your Combustion Efficiency” at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Here is the abstract of their session: There are two major, competing theories to fired equipment control: maximizing fuel savings and efficiency or prioritizing consistent operation at a high level of excess oxygen and lower efficiency. In order to achieve safe operation...
    • 1 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 1 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 13 Jun 2019

    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...
    • 13 Jun 2019

    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...
    • 5 Jun 2019

    Accurately Monitoring Gas and Smoke in Difficult Locations

    Ryan Bowlds Josh Hernandez Gas and smoke aspirator systems monitor for smoke or gas ingress where installing detectors are not feasible. These aspirator systems work by having the sample being measured by a probe pulled in to the aspirator system under an adjustable vacuum created by an air-driven educator and then measured by the gas detector. In this short 2:20 YouTube video, Gas & Smoke Aspirator System , Emerson...
    • 5 Jun 2019

    Accurately Monitoring Gas and Smoke in Difficult Locations

    Ryan Bowlds Josh Hernandez Gas and smoke aspirator systems monitor for smoke or gas ingress where installing detectors are not feasible. These aspirator systems work by having the sample being measured by a probe pulled in to the aspirator system under an adjustable vacuum created by an air-driven educator and then measured by the gas detector. In this short 2:20 YouTube video, Gas & Smoke Aspirator System , Emerson...
    • 16 May 2019

    Highly Accurate Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    Continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) are used by manufacturers and producers that have combustion and other forms of emissions releases as part of their processes. These systems provide the information required for regulatory reporting. A recent news announcement, Emerson’s New Hybrid Laser Process Gas Analyzer Reduces Costs for Continuous Emissions Monitoring , describes purpose-built technology to replace...
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

    Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to cortical pseudolaminar necrosis , degeneration of the basal...
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

    Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to cortical pseudolaminar necrosis , degeneration of the basal...
    • 18 Feb 2019

    Minimizing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Many manufacturers and producers require high-resolution analysis of liquid and process gas streams as an integral part of their production processes. A big challenge is in designing, engineering, installing, commissioning and supporting these complex analytical systems over their lifespans. This 3-minute YouTube video, Rosemount Analytical Systems and Integration Services , highlights considerations to reduce project...
    • 18 Feb 2019

    Minimizing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Many manufacturers and producers require high-resolution analysis of liquid and process gas streams as an integral part of their production processes. A big challenge is in designing, engineering, installing, commissioning and supporting these complex analytical systems over their lifespans. This 3-minute YouTube video, Rosemount Analytical Systems and Integration Services , highlights considerations to reduce project...
    • 18 Feb 2019

    Minimizing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Many manufacturers and producers require high-resolution analysis of liquid and process gas streams as an integral part of their production processes. A big challenge is in designing, engineering, installing, commissioning and supporting these complex analytical systems over their lifespans. This 3-minute YouTube video, Rosemount Analytical Systems and Integration Services , highlights considerations to reduce project...
    • 19 Sep 2018

    7 Ways to Minimize the Learning Curve in Liquid Analysis

    After years of relying on the wealth of knowledge and experience their longtime plant personnel brought to all aspects of liquid analysis, plant managers today find themselves with a retiring workforce, and a staff of inexperienced workers. While they are more digital savvy, less-experienced employees may not have the knowhow to handle routine events such as calibrating a sensor or determining whether to use pH or conductivity...
    • 28 Aug 2018

    How to Set Up Gas Chromatograph Serial Communications

    Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in the oil & gas industry where critical measurement of the components in gas are required. GCs are used in custody transfer applications to more complex hydrocarbon C9+ analysis with dew point calculations, trace contaminant monitoring, and product quality verification. A GC consists of a probe, sample system, chromatographic oven and controller to perform the sampling and analysis...