Posts Tagged ‘Tom Bass’

Reducing Project Capital and Lease Operating Expenses

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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For oil and gas production in shale regions, what are some ways technologies can optimize capital costs and ongoing production performance? Emerson’s Tom Bass answers this question with many examples to back it up in a recent article, Wireless Technologies Optimize Pads, in The American Oil & Gas Reporter. Tom opens noting the cost reductions […]

Remote Pump Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, 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, […]

Anti-Surge Compressor Control in Action

Posted in Final Control Element on Friday, May 9th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Compressor surge control, or better stated, anti-surge control, is always a popular subject here on the blog. Posts written years ago still remain highly viewed. Preventing surge is critical for centrifugal and axial compressors. Wikipedia defines it: Axi-symmetric stall, more commonly known as compressor surge; or pressure surge, is a complete breakdown in compression resulting […]