Posts Tagged ‘Guided Wave Radar’

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 […]

Improving Level Control in Combined-Cycle and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, June 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Levels of intermittent, renewable sources of energy for the electrical grids around the globe continue to grow. Power plants designed for more consistent, base load operation are under greater stress. In this recorded Power magazine webcast, Optimizing Level Control for Maximum Reliability and Efficiency in Combined Cycle and Coal Plants, Emerson’s Matthew Brummer joins moderator […]

Monitoring for Hazards in Bulk Liquids Floating Roof Tanks

Posted in Tank Gauging on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. One comment so far
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I was alerted to a great new whitepaper about floating roof tank hazards and solutions by our Rosemount radar level measurement and tank gauging systems team including Emerson’s Per Skogberg. The whitepaper, by PEMY Consulting‘s Philip E. Myers, describes the types, fault modes, failure causes of storage tank floating roofs and available technologies to address […]

Refinery Desalter Efficient and Reliable Operation

Posted in Level, Refining on Monday, March 26th, 2018. No comments yet
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While oil and gas production processing equipment can separate the gas, oil, basic sediment and water from the production stream, this equipment typically can’t separate the salt that can be found in solution in the oil. At high enough concentrations, this salt can lead to corrosion and fouling of downstream refining equipment and operations. In […]