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    • 17 Feb 2021

    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...
    • 6 Feb 2021

    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...
    • 3 Feb 2021

    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,...
    • 19 Jan 2021

    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...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 10 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 8 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 3 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 2 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 1 Dec 2020

    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...
    • 24 Oct 2020

    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...
    • 20 Oct 2020

    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...
    • 30 Sep 2020

    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...
    • 30 Sep 2020

    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...
    • 22 Sep 2020

    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...
    • 17 Sep 2020

    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...
    • 26 Aug 2020

    The Untapped Potential in Your Multiphase Flow Meter: Remote Connectivity and Performance Monitoring

    Is your flow meter healthy and in good condition? The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter is an enormous upgrade from the typical test separator system in unconventional oil. We’ve talked about the operational benefits of making the switch to MPFMs, but would you believe there are even more untapped advantages to using MPFMs in upstream production? Remote connectivity and performance monitoring have enabled real-time...
    • 26 Aug 2020

    The Untapped Potential in Your Multiphase Flow Meter: Remote Connectivity and Performance Monitoring

    Is your flow meter healthy and in good condition? The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter is an enormous upgrade from the typical test separator system in unconventional oil. We’ve talked about the operational benefits of making the switch to MPFMs, but would you believe there are even more untapped advantages to using MPFMs in upstream production? Remote connectivity and performance monitoring have enabled real-time...
    • 26 Aug 2020

    The Untapped Potential in Your Multiphase Flow Meter: Remote Connectivity and Performance Monitoring

    The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter is an enormous upgrade from the typical test separator system in unconventional oil. We’ve talked about the operational benefits of making the switch to MPFMs, but would you believe there are even more untapped advantages to using MPFMs in upstream production? Remote connectivity and performance monitoring have enabled real-time data collection in these applications on a scale never...
    • 21 Aug 2020

    4 Exciting Enhancements to the Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meters

    Over the past year, our Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow Meters have experienced a series of exciting updates. This family of compact, versatile flow meters provides highly accurate mass flow, volume flow, and density measurements in a wide variety of line sizes. At Emerson, we’re dedicated to continuously improving our products to ensure they will always solve our customer’s biggest challenges. With these latest...
    • 21 Aug 2020

    4 Exciting Enhancements to the Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meters

    Over the past year, our Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow Meters have experienced a series of exciting updates. This family of compact, versatile flow meters provides highly accurate mass flow, volume flow, and density measurements in a wide variety of line sizes. At Emerson, we’re dedicated to continuously improving our products to ensure they will always solve our customer’s biggest challenges. With these latest...
    • 21 Aug 2020

    4 Exciting Enhancements to the Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meters

    Over the past year, our Micro Motion F-Series Coriolis Flow Meters have experienced a series of exciting updates. This family of compact, versatile flow meters provides highly accurate mass flow, volume flow, and density measurements in a wide variety of line sizes. At Emerson, we’re dedicated to continuously improving our products to ensure they will always solve our customer’s biggest challenges. With these latest...
    • 4 Aug 2020

    Calibrating Flow Meters On-Site Saves Time, Reduces Costs and Minimises Process Downtime

    There are several reasons why it is vital to have confidence that your flow meters are performing reliably and to their required level of accuracy. These include achieving consistent product quality, reducing waste and rework, providing a safe working environment, and ensuring that the correct amount of material is delivered, especially in fiscal measurement applications such as custody transfer. Before flow meters...
    • 23 Jun 2020

    Calibrating Fiscal Transfer Measurements with Master Meter Provers

    Accuracy of fiscal transfer measurement is of great importance as even a small error in measurement can lead to a large financial difference. Provers ensure a fiscal transfer system is providing the most accurate measurement possible. They provide a stationary or mobile means to facilitate calibration of flow meters before, during or after a transfer. A prover is an automated system that provides on-site calibration...