Archive for the ‘Level’ Category

Reducing Complexity in Process Instrumentation

Posted in Level on Monday, June 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Electronics technology continues to rapidly advance. For instrumentation and automation, this means that capabilities can continue to be added. But how do automation suppliers keep from adding complexity with added capabilities? In an Automation.com article, Advanced Instrumentation Design for the Next Generation of Users, Emerson’s Ingemar Serneby describes how taking a human-centered design approach and […]

Improving Level Control in Combined-Cycle and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, June 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Levels of intermittent, renewable sources of energy for the electrical grids around the globe continue to grow. Power plants designed for more consistent, base load operation are under greater stress. In this recorded Power magazine webcast, Optimizing Level Control for Maximum Reliability and Efficiency in Combined Cycle and Coal Plants, Emerson’s Matthew Brummer joins moderator […]

Refinery Desalter Efficient and Reliable Operation

Posted in Level, Refining on Monday, March 26th, 2018. No comments yet
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While oil and gas production processing equipment can separate the gas, oil, basic sediment and water from the production stream, this equipment typically can’t separate the salt that can be found in solution in the oil. At high enough concentrations, this salt can lead to corrosion and fouling of downstream refining equipment and operations. In […]

Stepwise Tank Gauging Modernization

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Monday, February 19th, 2018. One comment so far
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Instrumentation for manufacturing continues to improve as the electronics grow ever more powerful. Modernizing instrumentation such as tank gauging level sensors on bulk liquids storage tanks has been made easier through emulation technology. This quick, 1-minute YouTube video, Tank Gauging Emulation: Unlock the Potential in Your System, shows how older, less reliable level measurement devices […]

Adding Wireless Level Switches for Storage Tank Overfill Prevention

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, January 15th, 2018. One comment so far
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Storage tanks holding volatile fluids must have reliable level measurements to avoid unsafe overfill conditions. A Control Engineering Asia article, Wireless vibrating fork technology enables Hengyang Petrochemical to implement cost-effective overfill prevention solution, describes how this petrochemical producer sought to reduce the risk of overfill conditions. The plant had existing non-contacting radar level measurement devices […]