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Storage Tank Overfill Protection

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, May 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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Preventing overfill conditions in tanks and vessels is a job for safety instrumented systems across many industries. In a Flow Control article, A Systemic Approach to Storage Tank Overfill Protection, Emerson’s Lydia Miller and AnnCharlott Enberg describe the key components in a comprehensive tank management system to meet the safety requirements for the application. Lydia […]

Remote Proof Testing Safety Level Switches

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, April 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the necessities in managing safety instrumented systems throughout the IEC 61511 safety lifecycle is to perform periodic proof tests on the components in a safety instrumented function to verify proper function. A short 2:44 YouTube video, How to Remotely Proof-Test the Rosemount 2140:SIS shows how this proof testing can be performed remotely for […]

LNG Storage Tank Radar Level Measurement

Posted in Level on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. No comments yet
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Liquefied natural gas is methane with some ethane possibly mixed in cooled down to -162 degC (-260 degF) to transition the gas into a liquid state. It is liquefied: …for ease and safety of non-pressurized storage or transport. It takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state… In a Tank […]

Demonstrating Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement

Posted in Level on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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It’s been a struggle catching up after a busy CERAWeek last week and a Spring Break week, this week in Austin. Let’s close this short week with a look at one of the very accurate level measurement technologies—non-contacting radar. In this short 3+ minute YouTube video, Non-contacting Radar: Simple configuration with Rosemount 5408, Emerson’s Jimmie […]

Accurate Oil Storage Tank Custody Transfer

Posted in Level, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. No comments yet
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For oil & gas well pads not connected to pipelines, custody transfer of the produced oil and produced water occurs via truck transport. The trucks load oil from holding tanks and require accurate measurements for the custody transfer from producer. Similarly, this is true for the produced water in their holding tanks sent off for […]