Posts Tagged ‘acoustic transmitter’

Reducing Excess Energy Costs and Streamlining Maintenance Practices

Posted in Industrial IoT on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. No comments yet
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Steam traps are automatic valves that require ongoing maintenance. Failed steam traps represent a source of energy waste, resulting in poor steam quality as well as increased fuel consumption and emissions. Continuous monitoring can address these issues.

Early Detection of Heat Recovery Steam Generator Tube Leaks

Posted in Industrial IoT, Power Generation 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 […]

Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

Posted in Industrial IoT on Thursday, September 7th, 2017. One comment so far
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Effectively managing pressure in hydrocarbon-based production processes is critical from a safety, environmental and efficiency standpoint. Pressure relief devices (PRDs) are found throughout the production processing equipment. At last spring’s 115th American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo and Marcos Peluso wrote an article, Comply with environmental […]

Avoiding the Impact of Steam Trap Failures

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Industrial IoT on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, industrial manufacturers are larger energy consumers than the transportation, residential and commercial sectors. The industrial sector accounts for around 30 trillion BTUs of energy consumed annually. Energy-intensive processes are found in many industries including chemicals, refining, mining & metals, pulp & paper to name several. Optimizing steam usage […]

Reducing Relief Valve Emissions via Continuous Monitoring

Posted in Industrial IoT on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. No comments yet
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There are many ways to manage pressure in production processes. A common way for handling over-pressure conditions is through the use of relief valves. Wikipedia defines a relief valve as: …a type of valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system or vessel which can build up for a process upset, instrument […]