• 15 Oct 2019

    Improving Loss Control through Refinery Mass Balance

    On behalf of a South American refining professional, Emerson’s Julie Valentine presented a case study, Impact of Refinery Mass Balance and Loss Control on Operational Excellence, at the 2019 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit . Here’s the abstract from this presentation: Improving a refinery’s mass balance and loss control program for accounting, planning and scheduling, financial, and operational evaluation...
    • 27 Sep 2019

    Selecting the Right Flowmeter

    From left to right: Trever Ball, Martin Schlebach, Karl Stappert, Wally Baker, Steve Ifft It’s been a whirlwind of a week here at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference in Nashville. The conference comes to a close Friday morning with one last session with the choice of experts’ session. I’m here in the “Selecting the Right Flowmeter” session to learn from Emerson’s Karl Stappert , Martin Schlebach and Steve Ifft . Emerson...
    • 25 Sep 2019

    Integrated DP Flow Custody Transfer Solution

    Emerson’s Alena Johnson and Katie Stahl presented, An Integrated Solution from Well to Pipeline at the 2019 Emerson Exchange conference. Alena and Katie opened describing that they are part of the Emerson’s DP Flow business segment. DP (differential pressure) flow measurement is an important measurement in the oil & gas business. Alena described how differential pressure works. A constriction is placed in the flow...
    • 12 Sep 2019

    Beer Pipeline and Coriolis Flow Measurement Technology

    Christian Grossenbacher With the end of summer and the beginning of fall comes football season here in the U.S. And what better way to start the season than a good success story about quality beer production. In a Flow Control Magazine article, Coriolis Meters Keep the Beer Flowing , Emerson’s Christian Grossenbacher shares how a Belgium brewery installs the world’s first beer pipeline with critical flow measurements...
    • 3 Sep 2019

    Certifying Coriolis Meter Accuracy

    While the Emerson Exchange 365 global user community has a very vibrant forum for DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) users, there is also some great knowledge sharing happening in many of the other areas such as the Measurement Instrumentation , Valves, Actuators & Regulators , and other discussion forums in the Control & Safety Systems groups to name just a few. I wanted to share this recent post, periodic certification...
    • 28 Aug 2019

    Improving Performance with Flowmeter Diagnostics

    Tonya Wyatt What is the perfect flowmeter? Emerson’s Tonya Wyatt references an earlier Flow Control magazine article, to open her article, Flowmeter Diagnostics Optimize Production in Process Plants . It: …never drifts or wears. It never needs zeroing. It measures in mass units. It is immune to the effects of changing fluid properties and fluid dynamics, density, viscosity, Reynolds number, speed of sound, swirl...
    • 21 Aug 2019

    Turbine Flow Meters in Hydrocarbon Applications

    Tom Bass Turbine flow meters have historically provided volumetric total flow and with advancements in electronics technology, flow rate measurements. They are commonly used in hydrocarbon liquid measurements where the fluid lubricates the turbine to help the rotor assembly move freely. In a Processing Magazine article, Digital Transformation Strategies for Mechanical Flow Instrumentation , Emerson’s Tom Bass highlights...
    • 14 Aug 2019

    ISHM 2019 Event Wrap Up

    Earlier this summer, Emerson attended a three-day event highlighting the new advances in the oil & gas industry. The event, the 94 th International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM), was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Cox Convention Center... Read the full text.
    • 1 Aug 2019

    CEESI 2019 Event Wrap Up

    The 2019 North American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference, hosted by CEESI, took place in June in Austin, Texas at the freshly renovated Hyatt Regency Austin. This conference, bringing together meter manufacturers and end-users, shares information... Read the full text.
    • 22 Jul 2019

    Characterizing and Configuring Micro Motion 4200 Mass Flow and Density Meters

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how to” video, Characterize and Configure a Coriolis Meter using the 4200 2-Wire Loop Powered Transmitter Display . It’s a in depth, 10:18 YouTube video showing how to: Check the flow meter status Turn on the optional display backlight Check and acknowledge alerts Rotate the display Characterize the flow meter Configure process measurement units Configure the outputs...
    • 22 Jul 2019

    Characterizing and Configuring Micro Motion 4200 Mass Flow and Density Meters

    Let’s start the week with a nice “how to” video, Characterize and Configure a Coriolis Meter using the 4200 2-Wire Loop Powered Transmitter Display . It’s a in depth, 10:18 YouTube video showing how to: Check the flow meter status Turn on the optional display backlight Check and acknowledge alerts Rotate the display Characterize the flow meter Configure process measurement units Configure the outputs...
    • 10 Jul 2019

    What is the Difference Between the 4200 2-wire Coriolis Meter and other 2-wire flow measurement technology in the market?

    Comparing 2-Wire Coriolis Technology Traditionally, chemical plants and refineries already have a twisted pair 2-wire network. Emerson’s 4200 2-wire Coriolis transmitter allows users to replace existing unreliable 2-wire flow points without compromising... Read the full text.
    • 27 Jun 2019

    Sizing and Specifying Orifice Plate Flowmeters

    An Emerson whitepaper, Fundamentals of Orifice Meter Measurement , shares the history of tried-and-true differential pressure (DP) measurement across an orifice plate (orifice plate flowmeters) to measure flow rate, which dates back to the end of the 1700s. The first recorded use of an orifice device for fluid measurement was in 1797 by Giovanni B. Venturi, an Italian physicist whose work led to the development of...
    • 24 Jun 2019

    5 Reasons the Micro Motion Coriolis Flow Meter & the New 4200 2-wire Transmitter are the Perfect Pair

    The New 4200 2-Wire Transmitter & Coriolis Flow Meters In the past, Coriolis meters were not considered a part of the 2-wire upgrade. Now, Emerson offers a solution for an upgrade  path to more reliable, accurate measurements. Coriolis technology... Read the full text.
    • 4 Jun 2019

    How Does the 4200 2-Wire Coriolis Transmitter Help Retrofit Unreliable 2-wire Flow Points?

    The New 4200 2-Wire Transmitter Many oil and gas, and chemical plants are struggling with aging infrastructure and need to upgrade much of their legacy equipment. Until recently, when considering upgrading aging 2-wire measurement devices, their options... Read the full text.
    • 21 May 2019

    2-Wire Coriolis Transmitter Increases Operational Certainty

    Achieve Top Quartile Performance with the Micro Motion 4200 2-Wire Transmitter The new 4200 2-wire Coriolis transmitter is a valuable option for chemical plants and refineries looking to upgrade legacy equipment that may be slowing down production... Read the full text.
    • 14 May 2019

    Easier Installation and Ongoing Operation with 2-Wire Coriolis Transmitter

    There are many flow measurement technologies from which to choose. We discussed the advantages of Coriolis flow and density measurement technology in many applications in earlier posts. A short 3:23 YouTube video, 4200 2-Wire Coriolis Transmitter shares how this 2-wire transmitter innovation allows easier replacement of existing flow measurement technologies without the need to run separate power cables. Less wiring...
    • 10 May 2019

    Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wet Gas Production

    Justin Hollingsworth In upstream oil & gas production, flow measurements are critical for determining the health and longevity of the producing and injection wells. Many technologies such as multiphase flow meters and differential pressure (DP) measurements can be used. In a Processing magazine article, Coriolis Flowmeters for Wet Gas Measurement , Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth describes another alternative, Coriolis...
    • 9 May 2019

    Smart Mining Event Wrap-Up

    Events and tradeshows are one of the ways the Emerson Flow Solutions team likes to connect with customers. It’s where we showcase our products and solutions. At these events we have subject matter experts on hand to talk about – and where possible demonstrate... Read the full text.
    • 8 May 2019

    Micro Motion Coriolis is Leading the 2-Wire Upgrade Revolution

    Introducing the new Micro Motion 4200 2-Wire Transmitter Chemical plants and refineries around the globe are dealing with unreliable legacy 2-wire flow points and are looking for the upgrade migration path to a more accurate and reliable measurement... Read the full text.
    • 24 Apr 2019

    Downhole Monitoring – Going Where No One Has Gone Before

    The First Downhole Reservoir Network For all the innovations in well designs and smart and intelligent completions over the last decade, monitoring challenges still remain – from the difficulties in generating anything more than a snapshot of flow... Read the full text.
    • 23 Apr 2019

    The Benefits of ProLink III Software

    ProLink III Software We know that anything that makes operations run smoother is something you look for. So today we’re shining a spotlight on ProLink III software. ProLink III software is a configuration and service tool with a clear display interface... Read the full text.
    • 5 Apr 2019

    Improve Combustion and Efficiency with Mass-based Fuel Flow Measurement

    Springtime here in the Northern hemisphere means lots of industry and professional organization events. This week I’ve highlighted happenings from the pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industry at Interphex 2019. Meha Jha Also going on this week is a gathering of Chemical Engineers at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans . Here, Emerson’s Meha Jha presented Emissions Reporting and Energy Management...
    • 15 Mar 2019

    Pipeline Investments are Only as Good as The Technologies That Protect Them

    Pipeline Growth in the Middle East In February this year, investment giants BlackRock and KKR announced that they are to become partners in the newly formed ADNOC Oil Pipelines. The deal represents a landmark partnership in midstream pipeline infrastructure... Read the full text.
    • 21 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Engineers Week Continued

    Engineers in the Spotlight The second engineer in the spotlight for Engineers week is David Martinez-Morett. He works as a Research Engineer IV at the Emerson office in Boulder, Colorado. David has been with the company for 1 year and 6 months and... Read the full text.