Posts Tagged ‘level measurement’

Detecting Sand and Sediment Accumulation

Posted in Level, Oil & Gas on Thursday, September 27th, 2018. No comments yet
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Basic sediment and water, or BS&W. It’s what comes along for the ride in most oil & gas producing wells. The goal is to separate these from the oil and gas for proper disposal. The sediment portion, often consisting of sand, can collect and accumulate in the product & test separators as well as the […]

Point and Continuous Level Measurement in Water and Wastewater Applications

Posted in Level, Water & Wastewater on Friday, December 1st, 2017. One comment so far
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Across many industries, level measurements are critical ones for safe and reliable operations. This is true for the water and wastewater industries. The choice of technologies for these measurements is broad, especially since they fall into two categories point-based (on/off switching) and continuous. In a Water Online article, Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies, Emerson’s […]

Proof Testing Level Measurement Devices

Posted in Level, Safety on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems (SIS) include the sensor(s), final control element(s) and logic solver(s) for each of the safety instrumented functions (SIFs) in the SIS. To verify the SIFs are performing the amount of risk reduction intended for their application, they must be periodically proof tested. PCN Europe magazine interviewed Emerson’s Teddy Tzegazeab on how proof […]

Improving Heat Rate with Better Measurements

Posted in Level, Power on Friday, May 13th, 2016. One comment so far
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For electrical power producers, the phrase “heat rate” refers to the efficiency of the power plant. It is defined as the thermal energy in divided by the electrical energy out. Emerson’s Lydia Miller let me know about a new whitepaper, Using Automation to Improve Plant Heat Rate that highlights ways to improve the efficiency of […]

Minimizing Safety Risk and Improving Batch Performance

Posted in Level on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. One comment so far
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Articles such as Oil & Gas iQ’s Five Deadliest Onshore Oil & Gas Blasts remind us of the critical importance and focus that is required for process and personnel safety. I lived in New Orleans at the time of one of the five mentioned. The accident occurred during the night and the shock waves from […]