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Improving Floating Roof Tank Performance

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. No comments yet
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Bulk liquid storage terminals are a critical component in the energy industry supply chain between production and distribution. Floating roof tanks are commonly used to avoid having a vapor space or ullage between the liquid level and roof found in fixed-roof tanks. A Storage Terminals magazine article, Staying on the Radar, shared some thoughts from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Avoiding Floating Roof Storage Tank Incidents

Posted in Refining, Tank Gauging on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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Last year during the epic rains of Hurricane Harvey, more than 15 floating roof storage tanks in the Texas Gulf coast region failed during this record-setting storm. These failures resulted in a combined 3.1 million pounds of volatile chemicals being released into the atmosphere across the region, according to reports filed with the environmental agencies. […]

Reducing Complexity in Process Instrumentation

Posted in Level on Monday, June 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Electronics technology continues to rapidly advance. For instrumentation and automation, this means that capabilities can continue to be added. But how do automation suppliers keep from adding complexity with added capabilities? In an Automation.com article, Advanced Instrumentation Design for the Next Generation of Users, Emerson’s Ingemar Serneby describes how taking a human-centered design approach and […]