Archive for the ‘Measurement’ Category

Avoiding Floating Roof Storage Tank Incidents

Posted in Refining, Tank Gauging on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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Last year during the epic rains of Hurricane Harvey, more than 15 floating roof storage tanks in the Texas Gulf coast region failed during this record-setting storm. These failures resulted in a combined 3.1 million pounds of volatile chemicals being released into the atmosphere across the region, according to reports filed with the environmental agencies. […]

DP Measurement Technologies for Challenging Refinery Applications

Posted in Flow, Refining on Monday, August 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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The energy derived from crude oil has powered the advancement of civilizations across the globe. Getting this energy into usable forms such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is the work refineries must do safely, reliably and efficiently every day. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Adapting instrumentation to the needs of refineries, Emerson’s Douglas Carlson […]

Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power, Temperature on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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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 […]

LNG Custody Transfer Calibration and Measurement

Posted in Flow, LNG on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. No comments yet
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In many parts of the world, technologies to open shale formations for oil and gas production have yielded vast quantities of natural gas. The liquefaction process makes it practical to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the globe. In a SmartBrief article, Emerson’s Buttler outlines the importance of calibration and measurement in growth of LNG […]

Reduce Boiler Tube Leaks with Better Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power, Temperature on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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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 […]