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Continuous Gas Analyzers for Emissions, Gas Analysis and Compliance

Posted in Analyzers on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. No comments yet
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The combustion process leads to emissions which must be measured and reported to regulatory authorities in jurisdictions where process manufacturers and producers operate. Technologies such as Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) and Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) are used to sense and analyze industrial gases and monitor emissions. Continuous gas analyzers that use the combination of these […]

Gas Chromatograph Validation in Natural Gas Custody Transfer Applications

Posted in Analyzers on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. One comment so far
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Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas custody transfer applications. They provide information on the gas quality and composition—with components such as methane, ethane and heavier hydrocarbons, water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide. These gas chromatograph are normally located on large gas stations with dedicated buyer use. In a Pipeline & Gas […]

Avoiding Hydrocarbon Leakage During Storage Tank Water Draining Operations

Posted in Analyzers on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017. No comments yet
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Storage tanks play a pivotal role in the supply chain from upstream oil & gas production through downstream petrochemical-based products. Separation of water from the hydrocarbon liquids during storage create the need for operations to remove and treat this water as it builds up over time. Emerson’s Ryo Hashimoto shared a story of an Asian […]

Simplifying Continuous Gas Chromatograph Online Analysis Installation

Posted in Analyzers on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas applications to measure the hydrocarbon components. The heavier natural gas liquids beyond butane and pentane are referred to as C6+ hydrocarbons. Gas chromatographs performing C6+ analysis are used by hydrocarbon processing facilities when high-quality product specifications are required or when rigid custody transfer standards are needed in […]

Improving Burner Control with Gas Chromatographs

Posted in Analyzers, Power on Monday, January 30th, 2017. No comments yet
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There once was a time for industrial manufacturers when they received fairly homogeneous supplies of natural gas that did not vary much in energy content. Here in the U.S. with the rapid increase in shale gas production as part of the overall energy mix, there is more variance. In a Power magazine article, Gas Chromatographs […]