Newsletter | February 12, 2020

02.12.20 -- Bats Inspire Detectors To Help Prevent O&G Pipe Leaks


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Featured Articles
Magnetic Flow Meter Improves Material Quality In Hot Rolling Process
By FTI Flow Technology, Inc.

Hot rolling processes involve starting with steel slabs 8 to 9 inches thick and up to 36 feet long, then rolling them into strips as thin as 1/16 inch and up to a half mile in length. it is important to descale the steel throughout the process to maintain the desired quality.

FLIR GF320 Used To Detect Gas Leakage In Biogas Facilities
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

As awareness of leaks within biogas facilities has grown, gas camera technology has also increased in use in order to easily show leaks. This application note explains how the FLIR GF320 was used to assess leakage in biogas facilities.

Not All Differential Pressure Meters Are Created Equal
By McCrometer, Inc.

Due to the dynamics of liquids and gases flowing through elbows, valves, pumps, and other pipeline structures, every flow-meter methodology has its own design limitations. Unlike Venturi meters, pitot tubes, orifice plates, and other devices, V-Cone meters provide highly accurate and reliable readings with minimal straight-pipe length restrictions and virtually no maintenance, in pipe sizes up to 120 inches.

Industry News
Recommended Resources
FCI FlexSwitch FLT Series

The FLT93S insertion type FlexSwitch for flow and temperature monitoring represents the first true technological breakthrough in thermal technology in over a decade.

Mass Flow Meters In Oil & Gas Applications

Fox Thermal Instruments manufactures highly accurate and repeatable gas flow meters for the oil and gas industry. The Model FT4X was designed for use in upstream oil and gas flare and vent gas applications. Accuracy is compliant with BLM 3175. 

Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Up-Time

Many oil producing wells require an artificial lift to increase the flow of fluids as the reservoir pressure is not high enough. Typically, electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) are used, but these pumps are not always operating efficiently and can cause costly downtime for operators.