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  • Multiphase Flow and Virtual Flow Metering

    Flow measurement is critical in oil & gas production operations to measure the oil, gas and water content of producing wells for fiscal allocation, well maintenance, and regulatory reporting. In an Oilfield Technology article, A Sense of What is to Come , Emerson’s Stian Engebretsen , Aurore Plougoulen and Lars Anders Ruden describe technology advancements driving improvements in these flow measurements. They open highlighting…
  • The Industry’s Top Subsea Wetgas Meter

    We must marvel at the ingenuity of the first oil and gas producers to tackle subsea production – pioneers who completed the first subsea well on the ocean floor, offshore in California in 1961. Building a wellsite on the seabed invokes a whole new set of difficulties, presenting operators with specific requirements and unique challenges. Fortunately, technology has advanced from those early days to modern, sophisticated…
  • How the Rosemount 8800 MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter Integrates Pressure Measurement

    In introducing our Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex flow meters, we’ve talked about how this technology is uniquely suited for superheated steam applications , delivering better control in these challenging environments than anything else on the market today. More specifically, we designed our 8800 MultiVariable Vortex flow meter to pair with an independent pressure transmitter to provide the ultimate multivariable vortex…
  • Vodka Distillery Flow Verification and Calibration

    It’s always good to come across a story how automation technology improves the food and beverages we consume—especially in my personal opinion, the adult beverages. In a ProFood article, Passing the Test , Absolut Vodka shares their story of using diagnostics to assess the health and performance of their flow measurement devices. Their plant 100 million liter per annum plant in Sweden [hyperlinks added]: …uses Emerson…
  • Emerson Technologies Supporting the Future of Digitalization within the Oil & Gas Measurement Instrumentation

    At Emerson we pride ourselves in continually listening to our customers and striving to meet their instrumentation needs.  We are delighted to highlight the core software features and its functionality for the Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter , Rapid Adaptive Measurement. Scalable Software Architecture for Exactly What You Need Each of our customers has their own unique requirements. That’s why we’ve built a tiered…
  • Deliver better control, reliability, and safety in today’s demanding steam operations with Rosemount 8800 MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter

    Vortex flow measurement is uniquely adaptive when it comes to handling difficult applications. By virtue of its science, utilizing the von Kármán effect, these instruments are accurate across a wide operating range and effective at withstanding high process pressures and temperatures. In this post, we’re highlighting the latest in our 8800 Flow Meter product portfolio – the MultiVariable Vortex Flow Meter. Designed with…
  • Upgrading Safety and Reliability of Coker Heaters with Rosemount 8800 Dual Vortex Meter

    When a large-scale refinery needed to make Safety Instrumented System (SIS) improvements on their coker furnace on-line spalling operation, the Rosemount 8800 Dual Vortex Flow Meter proved to be the perfect solution. Initially, the refinery had installed 12 vortex flow meters on each of the four feed lines for each of their three furnaces. The new SIS required additional flow measurement redundancy, but they needed to…
  • Automating and Optimizing Copper Heap Leaching Processes

    Our world is dependent on all the copper wire distributing electricity and communications signals over great distances and throughout our homes and businesses. Mining and refining this copper into the purity required poses safety, efficiency and reliability challenges for global miners. That’s why I wanted to revisit the 2018 Mining Engineering magazine article, Improved flow measurement and control are key to efficiency…
  • Podcast: Improving Fiscal Measurements and Loss Control

    Terminals, the storage and transportation hub for oil & gas and petrochemicals, are critical to the overall infrastructure and flow of products to consumers and businesses. They form a vital link in global supply chains increasingly driven by a landscape of boutique products and just-in-time logistics. “There’s probably about 2- or 3-days buffer in the flow of goods [in terminals supply chain] before we would start…
  • Why Vortex Flow Meters are the Champions of Steam Applications

    Steam applications are beneficial for a wide range of tasks across many industries. Affordable, efficient, and non-hazardous, steam is a potent conveyer of heat energy. Its adaptability makes it a key component anywhere heat distribution is necessary. However, whenever a process involves steam, extra care and attention is required. Higher temperatures and pressures make safety a real concern and water droplets from condensation…
  • What Roxar Rapid Adaptive Measurement Means for the Future of Multiphase Flow Metering

    As oil and gas operators adjust production methodologies and target more challenging reservoirs worldwide, the need for adaptive multiphase flow measurement continues to evolve. Pioneering modern solutions will be integral to meeting the unique challenges of these sources. Emerson’s automation efforts and philosophy of innovation helps us develop extraordinary capabilities in our Roxar Multiphase Flow Meters. Now, with…
  • Refinery Reliability Brought to You by Vortex Flow Meters

    A North American refinery was facing challenges with their crude unit charge heater due to clogging and freezing of its impulse lines. In settings like this, it’s crucial to have dependable and redundant measurement to guard against damage to the heaters and keep everything running safely and smoothly. These measurements were part of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) loops that trip if fluid levels become too low to manage…
  • Manifold Valve Positions when Calibrating Multivariable Transmitters

    Emerson’s Michael Flesch shares how multivariable transmitter calibration and manifold valve operation affect the performance of natural gas flow measurement applications at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here is his presentation abstract: Following a basic manifold valve sequencing procedure when performing regular maintenance on a differential pressure (DP) measurement installation with transmitter…
  • Integrated Gas Metering Systems

    Gas metering systems are the cash registers for custody transfer between companies. At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Juan Najera shares some best practices in designing and operating these gas metering systems. Here is his presentation abstract: Accurate flow measurement is the key in custody transfer applications. To ensure a reliable measurement in energy transactions, it is required to incorporate…
  • Verification Methods for Coriolis Flow Meters

    Emerson’s Marc Buttler discussed the verification process for Coriolis flow meters using methods such as master meters, proving, lab calibration and secondary verification diagnostics at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here is his presentation abstract: One of the most valuable features of a Coriolis meter is that, once it has been properly calibrated, the flow measurement accuracy will remain unchanged…
  • Applications for Ultrasonic Flow Meter Technology

    Daniel 3418 ultrasonic gas meter There are many alternative technologies when it comes to measuring flow. At the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series, Emerson’s Martin Schlebach describes applications where ultrasonic flow measurement is the best choice. Here’s his presentation abstract: The 3418 8-path gas ultrasonic meters offer premium accuracy in the simplest installations. Rigorous compliance testing has…
  • Remote Oil and Gas Production Monitoring with Multiphase Flowmeters

    Emerson’s Norberto Ortigoza presents on the Roxar Multiphase Flowmeter for enabling remote monitoring and data-driven decisions at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here’s his presentation abstract: Roxar Multiphase Flow Meters are equipped with multiple sensors providing numerous outputs that combined with remote access allow to perform diagnostics that can go beyond its original purpose of measuring the…
  • Coriolis Mass Flow Measurement in Ethylene Pipelines

    A supercritical fluid (SCF) exists: …at a temperature and pressure above its critical point , where distinct liquid and gas phases do not exist, but below the pressure required to compress it into a solid . [2] It can effuse through porous solids like a gas, overcoming the mass transfer limitations that slow liquid transport through such materials. SCF are much superior to gases in their ability to dissolve materials…
  • Reducing Fiscal Metering System Flow Metering Uncertainty

    Emerson’s Karl Stappert presents Smart Meters and Prover Technology Advancements Reduce Uncertainty at the Emerson Exchange Americas Virtual Series. Here’s his presentation abstract: This session will discuss the advantages of applying smart flow metering technologies to reduce the operational uncertainty of a fiscal metering system and advancements in flow prover technology that improves the economics of proving smart…
  • The Industry’s First Certified SIL Capable Quad Vortex Flow Meter

    Safety and risk reduction are both high priorities for operators in the process industry. Not only is it critical to maintain the health and safety of personnel, but past industrial incidents have caused extensive damage to nearby areas, causing harm to residents and the environment. Fortunately, there are avenues available to further the goal of maintaining plant safety and reducing risk. One layer of risk prevention…
  • Instant Insight and Rapid Response with Your Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter

    Data, data, data. At Emerson, we talk a lot about the importance of data and what it can do for you. As we continue our deeper dives into all the operational benefits of choosing a Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter over a test separator system in unconventional oil, “data insights” is a topic that comes up again and again. When you look at all the data available with this newer, advanced technology, it can be challenging…
  • The Unique Advantages of Vortex Technology in Flow Meters

    Advances in flow metering technology mean more options for a broad spectrum of processes and flows. One such specialized technology is the vortex flow meter, an innovative flow measurement device capable of handling liquids, gases, steam, and corrosive applications. A large variety of industries can benefit from vortex technology . It is well-suited for any application where clogging or leaks occur, steam measurement…
  • The Unique Advantages of Vortex Technology in Flow Meters

    Advances in flow metering technology mean more options for a broad spectrum of processes and flows. One such specialized technology is the vortex flow meter, an innovative flow measurement device capable of handling liquids, gases, steam, and corrosive applications. A large variety of industries can benefit from vortex technology . It is well-suited for any application where clogging or leaks occur, steam measurement…
  • Driving Safety Improvements through Flow Measurement Advancements

    In the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries, flow measurement is critical for accurate fiscal and custody transfer accounting. But what about their use to make these processes safer? In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Leveraging modern flow technologies to improve safety in refineries , Emerson’s Meha Jha and Julie Valentine describe how advancements in these flow measurements, “…enhance safety…
  • Proving Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wellhead Produced Liquids

    Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth shared a story of a Bakken shale region oil & gas producer test on the viability of using Coriolis flow meter technology at the wellhead to measure produced liquids. The Flow Control article, Wellhead flowmeter pilot test on the Bakken Formation , highlights the rigorous testing process to prove the robustness and accuracy of this technology for this challenging measurement application.…