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Reducing Level Detector Proof Testing Complexity

Posted in Level, Safety on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Each safety instrumented function (SIF) including its sensor, logic solver and final control element must be periodically tested to make sure it will perform as designed in the event of a safety demand. These “proof tests” help to uncover and failure conditions which may have developed since the last proof test or safety demand. A […]

Guided Wave Radar for Tight Boiler Steam Drum Level Control

Posted in Level on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. No comments yet
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Boiler steam drum level control is critical in electrical power generation. Too high a level can mean water aspirating into the steam lines and causing damage to the turbine generator blades downstream. Too low a level can cause the boiler to dry and overheat. In a Power magazine article, Controlling Boiler Level When Operating Conditions […]

Measuring Sediment Buildup in Process Vessels and Tanks

Posted in Level on Monday, June 24th, 2019. No comments yet
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Some processes, such as oil & gas production, not only have to measure liquid levels but sometimes must measure sediment levels that can come along in the production stream and settle in vessels and tanks. This quick, 2:38 “How To” YouTube video, How Does the Rosemount Sand Switch Functionality Work?, shows how to change the […]

Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement in Pulp Mills

Posted in Level, Pulp & Paper on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019. No comments yet
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A pulp mill: …converts wood chips or other plant fibre source into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a paper mill for further processing. Level measurements can be challenging in pulp manufacturing process. In a Pulp-paperworld article, Radar Technology Overcomes the Toughest Level Measurement Challenges, Emerson’s Ingemar Serneby shares his expertise on […]

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 […]