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Wirelessly Monitoring Tank Thief Hatches to Avoid Regulatory Fines

Posted in Industrial IOT, Regulator on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. No comments yet
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I shared a great case study from the oil patch yesterday with time savings with wireless pressure monitoring at the well head. Today, let’s continue with another great case study from the oil patch with a Control magazine article, Use wireless to monitor thief hatches. The article’s author opens describing what a thief hatch is. […]

Stabilizing Pressure Regulator Performance

Posted in Regulator on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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In many areas of the industrialized world, natural gas transmission and distribution companies provide gas to commercial and industrial users, as well as many of us in our residences. For commercial users, such as apartment complexes, and industrial users, stable pressure is critical for operations. A 6-page whitepaper, Solving Instability Issues in Commercial and Industrial […]

Optimizing Pressure Relief Valve Lifecycle Management

Posted in Regulator, Safety on Friday, September 21st, 2018. One comment so far
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Pressure relief valves (PRVs) are critical safety and equipment protection devices to prevent overpressure conditions. They need ongoing maintenance to assure that they operate as designed for their intended applications. In a Valve magazine article, Lifecycle Management of Pressure Relief Valves, Emerson’s Kevin Simmons and Marcelo Dultra describe considerations for effective and efficient PRV sizing, […]

Tank Blanketing Pressure Regulation Calculations

Posted in Regulator on Friday, January 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Sizing Tank Blanketing Regulators, we described changes in the API Standard 2000 – Venting Atmosphere and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks with the release of the 7th edition. Emerson’s Steve Attri highlighted the changes from the prior versions of the standard and how these changes affected the sizing requirements of tank blanketing pressure […]

Bulk Liquids Storage Pressure Control and Overfill Prevention

Posted in Event, Regulator, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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You only have to watch accident investigation videos such as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Filling Blind video to understand the importance of pressure control and overfill prevention strategies for storage tanks in oil & gas liquids production, refining and distribution of petroleum products. This is precisely the subject of the next webinar in the […]