Posts Tagged ‘Dave Seiler’

Controlling Liquid Pipeline Surge Pressure

Posted in Final Control Element, Flow on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. No comments yet
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The RBN Energy blog is a must read for those in the oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream industries as they analyze the trends and global dynamics impacting companies. Posts such as The Flows They Are A-Changin’ – Westward Natural Gas Flows Into Texas On The Rise describe the flow reversals in natural gas […]

Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines-Part 2

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Monday, July 18th, 2016. No comments yet
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Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Dave Seiler In part one of our series, Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines, we provided background on surge conditions in pipelines transporting liquids, their effects on pipelines and why these effects matter to pipeline operators. We’ll conclude this two-part series with a closer look at ways to prevent […]

Surge Relief for Oil and Gas Liquids Pipelines

Posted in Final Control Element, Flow on Thursday, July 7th, 2016. 6 comments so far
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Authors: Rossella Mimmi and Dave Seiler Petroleum commodity releases can have serious consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for operators. Pipeline integrity is not just about preventing incidents, but is a holistic approach to the prevention, detection, and mitigation of these undesired commodity release such as surge. In this two-part series, we will provide […]

Lower Pressure Drops Translate into Energy Savings

Posted in Measurement on Friday, October 23rd, 2009. 2 comments so far
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In an earlier post, I recapped a podcast on ultrasonic flow meters and their use in custody transfer applications. Gerard Hwang and Dave Seiler, at Emerson’s Daniel Measurement and Control business shared an interesting energy analysis with me. It was an energy calculation for various flow measurement technologies in a liquid (oil tanker) loading application. […]

Proving Flow Measurement Accuracy for Hydrocarbon Applications

Posted in Measurement on Monday, March 23rd, 2009. No comments yet
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Here’s a story about a portable high-flow petroleum pipeline-proving rig. If you’re in the oil & gas production, refining, or distribution business, I probably don’t need to define what this is. For the rest of us, a prover: …is used for rapid, accurate calibration of a wide range of flow measurement technologies. Applications range from […]