Posts Tagged ‘non-contacting radar’

Level Measurement Intermittent Power Protection

Posted in Level on Friday, December 14th, 2018. No comments yet
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Let’s end the week with a quick look at how some instrumentation protects against intermittent power outages. This short, 1-minute Youtube video, How to Secure Safe Operations During Power Outages shows the power reserve function of the Rosemount 5408 level transmitter which ensures safe operations even during power outages. Visit the level measurement area on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Level Sensor Safety Proof Testing

Posted in Level, Safety on Thursday, July 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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Backing up your computer or server is a waste of time if restoring the backup fails when you need it. Good practice is to test these backups on separate test systems periodically to make sure they restore properly. Similarly, safety instrumented systems (SISs) need to assure that each safety instrumented function (SIF)/safety loop does what […]