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Driving Improved Pump Performance

Posted in Asset Management, Downstream Hydrocarbons on Friday, February 7th, 2020. No comments yet
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Pumps do the heavy lifting of moving liquids through the production process. They consume more energy more than most types of plant assets and are subject to quite a bit of wear and tear. Online continuous monitoring enables operational performance improvements in terms of both reliability and energy consumption. A whitepaper, 3 Innovative Ways to […]

Remote Pump Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. No comments yet
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Given the costs associated with wired plant instrumentation and wiring infrastructure, most plants have just enough sensors and final control elements to perform basic control and safety system functions. While enough for control and process safety, it is often not enough for reliability, energy efficiency, and uptime. The Industrial Internet of Things, and more specifically, […]

Ways to Improve Pump Reliability

Posted in Asset Management, Pressure on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. No comments yet
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A U.S. Department of Energy study on pump life cycle costs notes that maintenance and energy costs make up the vast majority of lifecycle costs. Pumps that are critical to the operation of the process typically are installed with online condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems to help prevent failures and provide early warning to allow repairs […]

Improving Pump Reliability and Availability

Posted in Asset Management, Event, Reliability on Monday, May 11th, 2015. One comment so far
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Centrifugal and rotary pumps are used extensively in applications involving hydrocarbons. The American Petroleum Institute has an API Standard 682: Pumps—Shaft Sealing Systems for Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps. It: …specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries… It is the responsibility […]

Essential Asset Monitoring – Pump Demonstration

Posted in Asset Management on Thursday, November 29th, 2012. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Remote Monitoring of Essential Equipment, we shared how wireless vibration sensors were making it possible to monitor assets previously not deemed critical enough for wired, continuous vibration monitoring. Here is a 5:18 YouTube video, Essential Asset Monitoring – Pump Demonstration, in which Emerson’s Tim Olsen demonstrates this vibration monitoring for a […]