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Successfully Applying Non-Contacting Radar in Black Liquor Mixing Tanks

Posted in Level, Pulp & Paper on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 (3 hours ago). No comments yet
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In the Kraft pulping process, wood fibers are separated, and resinous materials removed, using an alkaline (typically sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide) cooking liquor, also known as white liquor. This process converts wood into cellulosic pulp used in the papermaking process. This digesting process turns the white liquor into black liquor, which contains: …lignin fragments, […]

Cloud-based IIoT Heat Exchanger Fouling Monitoring

Posted in Digital Transformation, Refining on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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At the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit, Emerson’s Marcio Donnangelo teamed with a leader of a major refiner to present their experiences with cloud-based IIoT heat exchanger optimization and how it improved process performance. Today, maintenance on heat exchangers has been performed on a schedule every 1-5 years or during scheduled turnarounds. Technology has […]

Wirelessly Monitoring Tank Thief Hatches to Avoid Regulatory Fines

Posted in Industrial IOT, Regulator on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. No comments yet
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I shared a great case study from the oil patch yesterday with time savings with wireless pressure monitoring at the well head. Today, let’s continue with another great case study from the oil patch with a Control magazine article, Use wireless to monitor thief hatches. The article’s author opens describing what a thief hatch is. […]

Wireless Measurements for Increased Well Workover Productivity

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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ScienceDirect defines an oil and gas well workover as: …any kind of oil and gas well intervention involving invasive techniques, such as wireline, coiled tubing, or snubbing. It is an expensive process of pulling and replacing a well completion to repair an existing production well for the purpose of restoring, prolonging, or enhancing the production […]

Turbine Flow Meters in Hydrocarbon Applications

Posted in Flow on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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Turbine flow meters have historically provided volumetric total flow and with advancements in electronics technology, flow rate measurements. They are commonly used in hydrocarbon liquid measurements where the fluid lubricates the turbine to help the rotor assembly move freely. In a Processing Magazine article, Digital Transformation Strategies for Mechanical Flow Instrumentation, Emerson’s Tom Bass highlights […]