Emerson is always working to provide our customers with the latest and greatest innovations for their flow and density measurement needs. In 2019, our blog spoke to these needs by illuminating various technologies and advancements in the field. We discussed how flow measurement is evolving and what leading-edge enhancements were being developed for all the industries depending on this crucial equipment.
In the spirit of the New Year, we are taking a look at our top 10 blog posts of 2019. We want to see what helped our readers the most so we can build on that foundation in 2020. Call it our New Year’s Resolution. Onward into 2020!
Selecting the right liquid density measurement device to minimize costs and optimize refinery operations can be a struggle. Between corrosive applications and manual sampling requirements, it is challenging to find a solution that meets all your needs. Fortunately, the straightforward and reliable Micro Motion Fork Density Meter delivers liquid density measurement with a technique that has been around for over 25 years. A combination of long-established technology based on frequency vibration and advanced software diagnostic capabilities, the tried and tested Fork Density Meter is one of the best choices around for liquid density measurement.
The weaknesses of more established metering solutions for measuring Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) applications are well-known. Perhaps that is why this 2019 post about advanced Coriolis flow meters and the benefits they provide for measuring LNG was so popular. Differential pressure and turbine meters have trouble with the variable composition of LNG, among other things, and Coriolis technology is particularly well-suited for assessing natural gas in both gaseous and liquefied phases. With advantages like direct mass-flow measurement and a lack of special piping requirements, it is clear that Coriolis flow meters are an ideal choice for custody transfer applications.
Our readers were interested in learning more about how new flow meter solutions can make their lives easier. In this 8th most popular blog post of the year, April Lujan discusses how the new Sizing and Selection tool in our online store helps to narrow down the best flow sensors for your process application. By plugging your process parameters into the tool, like measurement type, fluid selections, and variables, you get filtered down results of the best products that fit your exact needs. From there, you can continue to shape the selections with more specific configurations, save it to your cart, and delve into the product details more thoroughly.
What’s better than a list post full of expertise and product tips on critical equipment you depend on every day? Here we’ve collected the most valuable best practice knowledge on keeping your electromagnetic flow meter functioning at its highest performance. These 11 tips contain specific instructions on how to install, maintain and troubleshoot your mag meters. They’ve been compiled from advice based on years of experience, both from our engineers and our customers.
Number 6: The Power of Zero Verification
Meters tend to get blamed whenever there are bad product batches or process troubles. Though the culprit isn’t likely the meter, instrument engineers often need to prove meter assurance in these situations by zeroing the meter. Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong with this procedure. Micro Motion Zero Verification solves this dilemma by providing improved process insight for meter zero. This specialized diagnostic tool performs eight simple checks within 20 sections that determine if meter zero is within an acceptable range. If zeroing is warranted, Zero Verification checks to see if process conditions are stable enough to perform it. The challenges of meeting zero integrity resonated with our readers, as this was the 6th most visited post of 2019.