Posts Tagged ‘acoustic transmitter’

Monitoring Pressure Relief Devices

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless 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 Energy, Wireless 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 Wireless 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 […]

Selecting Best Solids Level Measurement Technology

Posted in Level on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. 5 comments so far
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This being Engineers Week, I wanted to celebrate all the engineers with a recap of a good technical note on solids level and volume measurement. The paper, Measuring Level and Volume of Solid Materials, describes the various technologies and considerations for the selection of solids level and volume measurement. Emerson’s Ludvig Bengtsson shared his insights […]

Wirelessly Monitoring Offshore Africa Oil and Gas Platform

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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A major oil & gas producer needed a way to improve the accuracy of its measurements and develop its offshore monitoring processes off the coast of Africa. Emerson’s Ali Alkasah shared this story with me and noted that platform personnel were conducting manual documentation of measurement variables, which often led to challenging paper trails and […]