A power plant must keep up maintenance of the hydrogen-cooled generators for the safety of its workers and the environment, as well as for efficient operation of the plant. Traditional methods for hydrogen leak detection in a cooling system may be able to find the general area where hydrogen is present, but can be unreliable at finding the source of the leak. The introduction of optical gas imaging cameras has greatly improved the efficiency and performance of leak detection. With the addition of a dedicated thermal imaging camera for CO2 leak detection, utilities now have a way to efficiently find hydrogen leaks while using CO2 as a tracer gas.
The McCrometer V-Cone flow meter is a patented technology that accurately measures flow over a wide range of Reynolds numbers under all kinds of conditions and for a variety of fluids. It operates on the same physical principle as other differential pressure-type flow meters, using the theorem of conservation of energy in fluid flow through a pipe.
Making assumptions about a flow meter going into an oil or gas application can lead to an expensive mistake. While a variety of factors impact meter performance, the most common culprits are flawed sizing and failing to choose the most appropriate technology. By more closely accounting for these and other variables, operators can ensure their future flow meter acquisitions are better suited for the job.
For more than 35 years, De Nora Water Technologies has offered seawater electrochlorination systems to economically and safely produce a powerful biocide and disinfecting agent for marine, offshore, and industrial applications.
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow, or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used.