Archive for the ‘Level’ Category

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 […]

Point and Continuous Level Measurement in Water and Wastewater Applications

Posted in Level, Water & Wastewater on Friday, December 1st, 2017. No comments yet
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Across many industries, level measurements are critical ones for safe and reliable operations. This is true for the water and wastewater industries. The choice of technologies for these measurements is broad, especially since they fall into two categories point-based (on/off switching) and continuous. In a Water Online article, Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies, Emerson’s […]

Selecting the Right DP Level Device for the Temperature Conditions

Posted in Level on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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With the season in change from summer to autumn here in the northern hemisphere, let’s look at differential pressure (DP) level measurement performance at various temperature ranges and particularly at cold weather performance. This quick 2:35 YouTube video, DP Level Solutions Optimized for Cold Climates: Improved Response Time, highlights the importance of selecting the right […]