Posts Tagged ‘Rosemount’

Using Flushing/Drip/Calibration Rings in Pressure and Level Measurements

Posted in Level, Pressure on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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If you work with pressure measurement instrumentation, you may have heard the phrases drip rings, flushing rings or calibration rings. These are used for pressure and differential pressure (DP) level measurement devices where diaphragm seals are used. I bring this up because I received an email recently that asked about these [edited and paraphrased to […]

Disruptive Innovations in Automation

Posted in Wireless on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. One comment so far
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Technology advances have disrupted many markets including photography, music, video and communications to name just a few. These disruptive innovations have improved usability and reduced costs for those taking advantage of the technology advancements. In our world of industrial instrumentation and automation, Emerson’s Roel Van Doren notes: …the introduction of microprocessors and digital communications led […]

Accurate Level Measurement for Efficient & Reliable Boiler Performance

Posted in Energy, Level on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. No comments yet
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If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase “heat rate” used in the electrical power generation industry, it means the amount of heat energy in BTUs as input to the turbine generators divided by the amount of electricity generated in kilowatts. Accurate level measurement in the boiler drums and feedwater heaters is critical to optimize efficiency and […]

Avoiding Missed Gas Volume Flow Measurements in Plunger Lift Wells

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Measuring flow rates on producing gas wells can be difficult on plunger lift applications. The mechanical plungers are used to remove water slugs which build up and reduce production rates. When the plunger pulls up the well bore, the differential pressure (DP) flow measurement can spike beyond the range of the DP transmitter. This spike […]

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 […]