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Early Detection of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Tube Leaks

Posted in Power, Wireless on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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A NACE International paper, HRSG Tube Failures: Prediction, Diagnosis and Corrective Actions highlights the challenge of these failures: Many HRSGs were originally designed for base load operation. Recent economic factors have led to drastically increased cycling of many units. This has exacerbated the rate of failures. These leaks can lead to forced outages that create […]

Continuously Monitoring for Pipeline Corrosion

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, May 17th, 2019. No comments yet
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The need for pipelines to get oil & gas from producing regions to processing and distribution areas in the global supply chain continues to grow. Monitoring for corrosion is critical to prevent safety and environmental incidents. This 3 ½ minute YouTube video, Roxar FSM Log 48 Area Corrosion Monitor shows how this technology permanently monitors […]

Coriolis Flow Measurement for Wet Gas Production

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Friday, May 10th, 2019. No comments yet
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In upstream oil & gas production, flow measurements are critical for determining the health and longevity of the producing and injection wells. Many technologies such as multiphase flow meters and differential pressure (DP) measurements can be used. In a Processing magazine article, Coriolis Flowmeters for Wet Gas Measurement, Emerson’s Justin Hollingsworth describes another alternative, Coriolis […]

Closing the Loop with Digital Transformation

Posted in Industrial IOT, Oil & Gas on Thursday, May 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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Author: Chip Bremer At Tuesday’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Technical Session “Digitalization Deployed: Case Studies,” Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Peter Zornio provided insight on how digital transformation can “close the loop” in areas such as energy optimization, reliability and safety in the oil and gas industry. In his presentation, Zornio examined the benefits […]

New Pressure Sensor Technology for Offshore Oil and Gas Applications

Posted in Oil & Gas, Pressure on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. No comments yet
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Author: Chip Bremer At the May 6-9 Offshore Technology Conference, Emerson’s David Andrew will discuss a new pressure sensor technology that could have a significant impact in a variety of offshore and downhole oil and gas applications. The single crystal integrated capacitance sensor, a key technology in Emerson’s Paine 420-22-0010 Series Pressure Transmitter, is a […]