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  • A Look at the Basics of Temperature Measurement

    Temperature affects many things in our daily lives, from the foods we cook to the comfort level of our homes and the clothes we  select for the weather each day. Temperature also plays an important role in the manufacturing process of many different products, either in refined chemicals or final consumer-ready products. Even the medications we might take require the right temperature throughout the production process…
  • Ideal Temperature Measurement for Ammonia Applications

    Temperature measurement and monitoring is critical to synthesize ammonia for nitrogen fertilizer production. Growers usually use nitrogen-based fertilizers to supplement the soil and improve crop quality and yields. The United States alone consumes 11.8 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizers annually. Ammonia (NH 3 ) can be used directly as a fertilizer, or as feedstock to produce other forms of fertilizers such…
  • Driving Results with Innovative Gas Meter Runs Podcast

    For natural gas producers, meter runs are the cash registers that measure the volume of gas produced. Accurate and repeatable measurements are critical for business operations and compliance with regulatory bodies and international standards. At the upcoming October 24-28 Emerson Exchange conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area, Emerson’s Karl White will be joined by a gas producer in the Western United States…
  • Enhanced Offerings to the Rosemount Rail Mount Temperature Transmitter Portfolio

    When obtaining temperature measurements in your facility, it is important to receive accurate and reliable measurement data to ensure an efficient and safe process. With this in mind, we revamped our Rosemount 248 and 644 Rail Mount Temperature Transmitters to provide you with better insights into your temperature measurements, offer increased uptime and accuracy, and meet safety requirements for SIS applications. …
  • The Rosemount Thermowell Design Accelerator Will Help Optimize Your Inventory

    It’s Fast. It’s Free. There’s a lot at stake when it comes to temperature measurement in process industries, and the number of sensors and thermowells your process needs to keep running safely and productively can be considerable. When you have so many different sensor and thermowell product models to manage, designing, purchasing, installing and stocking these various product models can be an arduous task – and you…
  • Pump Health Monitoring Interactive Virtual Webinar

    While processes have been monitored with sensors for many decades, advancements in technology, especially with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) , has made monitoring for improved safety, efficiency, and reliability much more achievable than in the past. For example, in many plants, pumps that are considered non-critical are not monitored. These are either infrequently manually inspected or run to failure. Today…
  • Thermowell Design Accelerator Makes Thermowell Designs Easy

    Accurate temperature measurement is essential for optimal control of processes in industries such as electrical power generation, oil and gas refining, and chemical manufacturing. Even a slight variation, over a long duration, can alter a process outcome. Thermowells are installed in piping and vessels to ensure accurate and reliable temperature measurement, while protecting temperature transmitters from extreme fluid…
  • Solve 6 Leading Pressure and Temperature Measurement Issues Using Advanced Instrumentation

    Many professionals working in manufacturing plants are confronted with obstacles every day caused by outdated instrumentation technologies and practices, which can hinder operational efficiency. Fortunately, advanced pressure and temperature instrumentation can optimize plant performance and enhance safety through improved preventative maintenance, installation cost savings, increased measurement accuracy, and actionable…
  • Choosing Temperature Instrumentation Should Begin with Understanding the Process

    In a Process Heating magazine article titled Questions to Ask About Temperature Measurement Applications , Emerson’s Sarah Kendrick helps engineers work through the critical temperature application design process. Imagine this: One of your process engineers comes to you, points to a P&ID and says, “We need a new process temperature measurement right here. Take care of it.” What is the first thing you need to know to ensure…
  • Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Control

    Wireless sensors make sense in many monitoring and even some control applications. In a Food Engineering article, Making the argument for wireless temperature solutions , experts from several instrumentation and control suppliers offered their thoughts on where wireless temperature devices make sense. Emerson’s Kevin Stultz was one of these experts who shared his thoughts. Kevin first explained that: …Rosemount temperature…
  • Streamlining Thermowell Design and Selection

    Temperature is a critical measurement for optimal control in many industries such as electrical power generation, oil & gas production, and chemical manufacturing to name a few. Thermowells installed into the piping and vessels protect the temperature transmitters from the extreme fluid temperatures and flow rates. Failures can result in process leakage, equipment damage and potential personnel injuries. Thermowell…
  • Overcoming Challenging Temperature Measurements

    Shane Hale Unlike pressure and flow measurement, temperature measurement can be much more complex given what is being measured. Fluids have thermal inertia characteristics which determine their temperature rate of change. In a Process Heating article, Instrumentation Solves Temperature Measurement and Control Problems , Emerson’s Shane Hale describes some of these challenges and how manufacturers and producers are overcoming…
  • Overcoming Challenging Temperature Measurements

    Shane Hale Unlike pressure and flow measurement, temperature measurement can be much more complex given what is being measured. Fluids have thermal inertia characteristics which determine their temperature rate of change. In a Process Heating article, Instrumentation Solves Temperature Measurement and Control Problems , Emerson’s Shane Hale describes some of these challenges and how manufacturers and producers are overcoming…
  • Fundamentals of Temperature and Pressure Management

    A great source for fundamentals in process automation is the International Society of Automation (ISA) ‘s InTech Focus electronic periodical. This series of electronic magazines : …focuses on the fundamentals of essential automation components, such as instrumentation, final control elements, networks, drives, and more. Readers will learn how to choose them, apply them, calibrate them, and optimize their contribution…
  • Fundamentals of Temperature and Pressure Management

    A great source for fundamentals in process automation is the International Society of Automation (ISA) ‘s InTech Focus electronic periodical. This series of electronic magazines : …focuses on the fundamentals of essential automation components, such as instrumentation, final control elements, networks, drives, and more. Readers will learn how to choose them, apply them, calibrate them, and optimize their contribution…
  • Considerations in Temperature Measurement Selection

    When it comes to measuring temperature, there are a multitude of ways to do this. Do-it-yourselfers might use simple RTD or thermocouple sensors right into a microcontroller and display to provide basic temperature readings for their grills and BBQ pits. Or they could buy a ready-made transmitter and software to send the readings to their smart phones. Todd Olin Neil Larson For industrial process manufacturers and…
  • Considerations in Temperature Measurement Selection

    When it comes to measuring temperature, there are a multitude of ways to do this. Do-it-yourselfers might use simple RTD or thermocouple sensors right into a microcontroller and display to provide basic temperature readings for their grills and BBQ pits. Or they could buy a ready-made transmitter and software to send the readings to their smart phones. Todd Olin Neil Larson For industrial process manufacturers and…
  • Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

    Emerson’s Jeff Williams presented, Holistic Approach to Steam Temperature Control, at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Jeff opened describing the trend of plants being started and operated more frequently than in the past due to intermittent sources of renewable energy sources on the grid. A key challenge to this mode of operation is to maintain consistent superheat temperature in this transient environment…
  • Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

    Emerson’s Jeff Williams presented, Holistic Approach to Steam Temperature Control, at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Jeff opened describing the trend of plants being started and operated more frequently than in the past due to intermittent sources of renewable energy sources on the grid. A key challenge to this mode of operation is to maintain consistent superheat temperature in this transient environment…
  • Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

    Emerson’s Jeff Williams presented, Holistic Approach to Steam Temperature Control, at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Jeff opened describing the trend of plants being started and operated more frequently than in the past due to intermittent sources of renewable energy sources on the grid. A key challenge to this mode of operation is to maintain consistent superheat temperature in this transient environment…
  • Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control

    As the contribution of renewable energy sources grow on electrical power grids, so does the cycling its intermittency creates for power producers. This cycling affects steam used to drive the generators. For power stations where the electric generators are steam-driven, this steam is created by coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar thermal, waste incineration and sometimes natural gas. Boiler tube leaks caused by frequent…
  • Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control

    As the contribution of renewable energy sources grow on electrical power grids, so does the cycling its intermittency creates for power producers. This cycling affects steam used to drive the generators. For power stations where the electric generators are steam-driven, this steam is created by coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar thermal, waste incineration and sometimes natural gas. Boiler tube leaks caused by frequent…
  • Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control

    As the contribution of renewable energy sources grow on electrical power grids, so does the cycling its intermittency creates for power producers. This cycling affects steam used to drive the generators. For power stations where the electric generators are steam-driven, this steam is created by coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar thermal, waste incineration and sometimes natural gas. Boiler tube leaks caused by frequent…
  • Reducing Thermowell Dynamic Stress Forces

    Thermowells are traditionally a circular cylinder installed into the piping to protect the temperature sensors from the flow. From an Emerson whitepaper, Thermowell Calculations : As a process fluid passes around the thermowell, low pressure vortices are created on the downstream side in laminar, turbulent, and transitional flow. The combination of stresses, generated by the static in-line drag forces from fluid…
  • Reducing Thermowell Dynamic Stress Forces

    Thermowells are traditionally a circular cylinder installed into the piping to protect the temperature sensors from the flow. From an Emerson whitepaper, Thermowell Calculations : As a process fluid passes around the thermowell, low pressure vortices are created on the downstream side in laminar, turbulent, and transitional flow. The combination of stresses, generated by the static in-line drag forces from fluid…