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    • 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...
    • 25 Jul 2018

    Accurate and Efficient Water Treatment Chlorine Analysis

    Chlorine is an important disinfectant whether used in swimming pools or the water that flows into our homes and businesses. For water treatment facilities, water treatment monitoring is one of the most important facility operations. Meeting regulatory requirements for residual chlorine is critical for public safety as well as for facility personnel. This 3-minute YouTube video, Enhance Chlorine Analysis to Reduce...
    • 20 Jul 2018

    Your Rosemount Sensors Have “Astronautical” Beginnings!

    Every July 20th, the world celebrates the first two people who landed on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and Emerson celebrates a little extra because we were there, too! More specifically, Emerson was represented by our popular Rosemount sensors, which at that time, were part of a separate company, Rosemount Engineering, headed by inventor Frank Werner. Werner was doing research at the University of Minnesota...
    • 2 Jul 2018

    Hybrid QCL Laser Technology “No Brainer” for Enhancing Ethylene Product

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions In the highly competitive ethylene market, purity is of the utmost importance, while speed of processing and certification assure a producer will be able to meet commitments at the optimum product price. But speed and purity don’t always go together. That’s why the entry of hybrid QCL/TDL laser technology...
    • 25 Jun 2018

    Emerson Chimes in on Liquid Analytics and How Advanced Technology Can Help Optimize Your Process

    In a recent edition of Chemical Engineering , the editors brought together experts on liquid analysis to discuss how advanced digital measurement technology is making liquid analysis smarter, easier to use, more cost effective and adaptable to demanding applications. Included in the lineup of experts was Jason Dalebroux , director of product management for Rosemount liquid and combustion analysis with Emerson. Jason...
    • 12 Jun 2018

    Conquer Cost and Maintenance Challenges in Quality Monitoring of High-Purity Water

    Maintaining water quality for assets like boilers and steam turbines is essential to prevent corrosion, maintain efficient operation, and assure environmental protection. The first line of defense in water quality is, of course, pH measurement. But if your plant measures pH in high-purity water, you already know that the process can be costly and very high maintenance. Now, there’s a new, very innovative and straightforward...
    • 8 Jun 2018

    Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

    For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process safety requirements. The video opens explaining why flame and gas...
    • 22 May 2018

    Gas Chromatograph Webinar Series: How to Calibrate a GC Correctly

    by Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions All chromatograph systems provide a comparative measurement where the analysis is a comparison to a known “standard” and the “standard” is the calibration gas. The calibration gas system is critical to the accuracy of the analysis as the gas chromatograph is only as accurate as the calibration gas. We...
    • 15 May 2018

    Meeting Bureau of Land Management’s Natural Gas Requirements While Saving Time and Money

    By Jamie Marsden, Business Development Manager, Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Are you faced with the challenge of meeting the measurement accuracy requirements of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)? And do you have a plan of how you could ensure compliance while staying focused on production rather than gathering samples? Gas producers must comply with the BLM 43 CFR 3175 regulations, which...
    • 9 May 2018

    Optimize Flue Gases in Hazardous Locations

    By Sara Wiederoder, Global Product Manager, Rosemount Combustion Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions The new Rosemount 6888C In-Situ Oxygen Analyzer can help you lower energy consumption and costs while minimizing emissions resulting from combustion processes. The robust Rosemount zirconia sensing cell features an acid-resistant option with catalytic beads to increase cell lifetimes in the presence of sulfur and...
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Measuring and Analyzing Gas Components Across Broad Range

    Many applications including emissions monitoring, ethylene purity, ammonia slip, hydrocarbon gas composition, and more require the measurement of the concentration of various components in a gas mixture. One technology used to perform this measurement is tunable diode lasers and laser absorption spectrometry (TDLAS). This fast, high resolution detects and identifies a range of molecules in the mid-infrared wavelength...
    • 23 Apr 2018

    New GC Webinar Series to Help You Optimize Analyzer Performance

    By Khadra Helminski, Global Integrated Marketing Manager, Rosemount Gas Analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions Gas chromatographs perform critical measurements in a wide range of process and natural gas industries. In many applications like natural gas production and custody transfer, these measurements translate directly into profitability, process efficiency, and regulatory and contract compliance. That’s why optimizing...
    • 16 Apr 2018

    Reduce False Alarms by Matching Flame Detection Technology to Your Application and Environmental Requirements

    By Udi Tzuri, Director of Product Management, Flame & Gas Detection, Emerson Automation Solutions There’s no perfect flame detection system for every application. Matching optical flame detector options – including single wavelengths of UV and IR, integrated UV/IR sensors, and more advanced units that offer triple wavelength IR sensors – to your requirements is everything. If you understand the type of flame to be...
    • 27 Mar 2018

    Maximize Your Gas Chromatograph’s Efficiency and Performance – Free Rosemount 370XA Gas Chromatograph Introduction E-Course

    By Bonnie Crossland, Product Manager, Rosemount Gas Chromatographs, Emerson Automation Solutions Knowledge is key to maximizing the capabilities of your Rosemount Gas Chromatographs (GC). Understanding how to properly operate and maintain your GC will help increase uptime, reduce maintenance costs, and extend asset life. Regardless of your experience level, the Rosemount gas chromatograph online course will provide...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Dissolved Oxygen and Ozone: Just the Facts

    By Michael Francis, global product manager, Emerson Automation Solutions As part of our continuing series answering frequently asked questions from customers, here are some important basics about that water industry workhorse, the dissolved oxygen and ozone analyzer. Q. How do dissolved oxygen/ozone sensors work? A.  Dissolved oxygen and dissolved ozone sensors are amperometric sensors with a gas-permeable membrane...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    Reducing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Real-time analyzers play an important role in many process manufacturing operations. Some examples include natural gas custody transfer, combustion efficiency monitoring, combustion emissions component analysis, flowing fluid compositional analysis and more. Not only is the selection of the right analyzer for the right application important, but so is how it is installed and managed to assure accurate and reliable...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    Reducing Project Execution Risks for Complex Analytical Systems

    Real-time analyzers play an important role in many process manufacturing operations. Some examples include natural gas custody transfer, combustion efficiency monitoring, combustion emissions component analysis, flowing fluid compositional analysis and more. Not only is the selection of the right analyzer for the right application important, but so is how it is installed and managed to assure accurate and reliable...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    Optimizing Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units and Vapor Recovery Units

    The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you’re unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend the Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Waste Not, Want Not , by Emerson’s Bonnie Crossland . Although the focus of the article is about the use of gas...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    Optimizing Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units and Vapor Recovery Units

    The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you’re unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend the Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Waste Not, Want Not , by Emerson’s Bonnie Crossland . Although the focus of the article is about the use of gas...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    Take the Risk Out of Complex Analytical Systems Integration Projects

    By Nouman Raja, director of Rosemount Analytical Solutions, North America, Emerson Automation Solutions Integrated analytical measurement systems are often complex, costly, and have multiple stakeholders involved throughout all phases of the system’s integration project – from conception to commissioning. With so many factors to consider, including stringent specifications, thorough documentation, and tight deadlines...
    • 4 Jan 2018

    Learn the Basics of Optimum Chlorine Analysis

    By Michael Francis, global product manager, Emerson Automation Solutions Let’s talk chlorine. Obviously, balancing chlorine in water treatment is a critical issue, so having a friendly relationship with your chlorine analyzers is important. Customers ask us a number of basic questions about chlorine and its analysis. Here are a few of these questions with the essential answers from our Rosemount Analytical experts...
    • 20 Dec 2017

    The ABCs of pH (part 2)

    By Marc Mason, business development manager, liquid analysis , and Gregory Taylor, sales manager, Emerson Automation Solutions I wanted to share some insights from our liquid analysis experts into the top questions asked by users like you about pH measurement. Today, I’ve selected a few of the questions asked the very most. Chances are, you or someone in your plant have had one or more of these questions puzzling you...
    • 6 Dec 2017

    Wireless Technology Changes the Bottom Line for Industrial Wastewater Applications

    By Aryanto Wibisono, deputy manager, analytical measurement division, PT Control Systems It’s easy to think of wastewater as the forgotten kid of industrial and municipal applications. The lower budgets and constrained personnel power often means wastewater is the last to take advantage of new technologies and solutions. And sometimes this can be a costly mistake as an installation at an Indonesian Liquid Natural Gas...
    • 13 Nov 2017

    What Causes Damage to pH Sensor Glass Electrodes?

    by Marc Mason, business development manager, liquid analysis, Emerson Automation Solutions Hi and welcome. pH sensors are a small thing that can have a huge impact on the smooth operation of your plant. When they’re operating correctly, you barely notice them. If they aren’t working well, they can shut you down. Various factors can cause damage to pH sensor glass electrodes – the process, temperature, sodium error...