Posts Tagged ‘vortex flow’

Urea Production Automation Challenges

Posted in Chemical, Flow on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016. One comment so far
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Urea is a key component in nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Typically, the urea production process begins with hydrogen from natural gas and nitrogen in the air to produce ammonia. Urea is produced from the combination of ammonia and carbon dioxide. Urea producers must balance throughput with efficiency and the quality of the urea produced. In a new […]

Vortex Flow Measurement for Gas, Liquid and Steam Applications

Posted in Flow on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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When it comes to measuring flow, you have many choices among technologies. For gas, liquid, and steam flow metering applications, vortex technology is an option. If you’re unfamiliar with how Vortex flow meters work, Wikipedia describes it: Another method of flow measurement involves placing a bluff body (called a shedder bar) in the path of […]

Optimize Separator Flow Points

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Author: Lee Rumbles The separation process in upstream holds the key to maximizing oil and gas production. We’ve explored the importance of flow measurement for separators, now let’s examine ways in which these flow points can be optimized so they help achieve your operational goals. Why optimize? There are few process units in oil and […]

Importance of Flow Measurement for Separators

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 5 comments so far
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Hi, I’m Lee Rumbles and today we’re going to explore the importance of flow measurement in the oil and gas separation process. Understanding what’s truly going on in your process is a key to success. Without this insight it’s difficult to tell – are we maximizing production? Is the output of optimum quality? Am I […]

Vortex Flow Measurement in Severe Service Applications

Posted in Flow, Technologies on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. 2 comments so far
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I had a chance to catch up with Emerson’s Kei Cheung at the recent Emerson Exchange conference. She showed me a demonstration of a Rosemount 8800 Severe Service Vortex Sensor. This technology recently won Flow Control magazine’s Flow Control Innovation Award. About the technology, the editors wrote: …uses premium nickel alloy material. The non-wetted severe […]