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    • 23 Sep 2020

    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    Many professionals working in manufacturing plants are confronted with obstacles every day caused by outdated instrumentation technologies and practices, which can hinder operational efficiency.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...
    • 8 Aug 2020

    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...
    • 3 Aug 2020

    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...
    • 19 May 2020

    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...
    • 21 Nov 2019

    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...
    • 21 Nov 2019

    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...
    • 23 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 23 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 2 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 2 Jul 2019

    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...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 31 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 11 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 11 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 11 Jul 2018

    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...
    • 27 Apr 2018

    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...
    • 27 Apr 2018

    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...
    • 27 Apr 2018

    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...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    Building IIoT—Temperature Measurement Style

    One quick example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action is temperature measurement. Traditionally, these measurements included piping or vessel penetrations, thermowells installed, RTD or thermocouple sensing elements and transmitters, wiring/fittings/junction boxes/conduit/cable trays/etc., marshalling panels and connections in the control system I/O. For critical temperature measurement and control...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    Building IIoT—Temperature Measurement Style

    One quick example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action is temperature measurement. Traditionally, these measurements included piping or vessel penetrations, thermowells installed, RTD or thermocouple sensing elements and transmitters, wiring/fittings/junction boxes/conduit/cable trays/etc., marshalling panels and connections in the control system I/O. For critical temperature measurement and control...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    Building IIoT—Temperature Measurement Style

    One quick example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action is temperature measurement. Traditionally, these measurements included piping or vessel penetrations, thermowells installed, RTD or thermocouple sensing elements and transmitters, wiring/fittings/junction boxes/conduit/cable trays/etc., marshalling panels and connections in the control system I/O. For critical temperature measurement and control...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    Building IIoT—Temperature Measurement Style

    One quick example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action is temperature measurement. Traditionally, these measurements included piping or vessel penetrations, thermowells installed, RTD or thermocouple sensing elements and transmitters, wiring/fittings/junction boxes/conduit/cable trays/etc., marshalling panels and connections in the control system I/O. For critical temperature measurement and control...
    • 28 Nov 2017

    Reduce Flow-Induced Thermowell Mechanical Stress

    Thermowells, as tubular fittings in pipes and vessels, provide protection for temperature measurement devices. As we highlighted in a post from several years back, New Thermowell Calculations Help Avoid Damaging Resonance , they are subject to the stresses and strains from the fluid flowing by. In a LinkedIn article by Emerson’s Timchan Bonkat , Rosemount Twisted Square Thermowell A New Twist in Thermowell Design...
    • 28 Nov 2017

    Reduce Flow-Induced Thermowell Mechanical Stress

    Thermowells, as tubular fittings in pipes and vessels, provide protection for temperature measurement devices. As we highlighted in a post from several years back, New Thermowell Calculations Help Avoid Damaging Resonance , they are subject to the stresses and strains from the fluid flowing by. In a LinkedIn article by Emerson’s Timchan Bonkat , Rosemount Twisted Square Thermowell A New Twist in Thermowell Design...