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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. […]

Reducing Storage Tank Thief Hatch Emissions

Posted in Oil & Gas, Regulator on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Regulations on emissions for process manufacturers and producers have continued to grow ever stringent. Storage tanks in oil and gas production sites account for a sizable percentage of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. To address these regulations, you may have seen last week’s news, New ultra-tight thief hatch reduces storage tank emissions, conserves tank contents. […]

Manual Level Gauging of Hydrocarbon Production Tanks

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Friday, April 1st, 2016. No comments yet
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An NPR article, Mysterious Death Reveals Risk in Federal Oil Field Rules, highlights a big problem with rules by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management pertaining to manual tank level gauging. The article’s author writes: On a cold night in January 2012, Dustin Bergsing climbed on top of a crude oil storage tank in North […]