Newsletter | March 25, 2020

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In This Issue:

Featured Articles
ORP, Like pH, A Valuable Measure Of Where A Reaction Stands
By ABB Measurement & Analytics

This document outlines six real-world ORP applications, in nontechnical style, that will give the uninitiated reader a basic idea of the useful roles of ORP instrumentation. ORP measurement has hundreds of successful applications. Typically, ORP sales are five percent of pH sales. More than 20,000 ORP control loops are purchased each year.

Truck Haul Analysis
By Seeq Corporation

Liquid hydrocarbons are stored at a tank battery after removal from natural gas. The amount stored varies on the production rate from the well gathering stations. In cases where no pipelines exist, it is necessary to move the liquids to another site by truck. The challenge is to minimize the number of truck hauls, logistics contracts are a business cost, while preventing tank overfills. The analytics developed enabled optimization of truck hauls by scheduling truck hauls in the logistics system based upon the real-time process data at the tank batteries.

Increase Reliability In OH Finned Air Cooler Condensers
By CTI Industries

Every fixed equipment, mechanical, and/or reliability engineer, corrosion specialist, inspector, etc., at refinery, chemical, and petrochemical plants is aware of the extreme financial penalties and, more importantly, the potential dangers associated with heat exchanger tube failures.

Czech Utility Uses FLIR GF306 Optical Gas Imaging To Check For SF6 Leaks
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), an insulating gas in the distribution of high-voltage electrical power, is a very potent greenhouse gas that can possibly leak from power equipment and cause many problems. Utility companies generally use optical gas imaging cameras to detect SF6 leaks in order to ensure the continuity of power distribution and limit the impact on the environment. This case study explains how a utility company in the Czech Republic uses the FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera in their inspections.

Recommended Resources
New Radar Technology For Solids Level Measurement

In nearly every industry, operators use solids level measurement to track and monitor material stored in large vessels, silos, or tanks. They need to know the value of their inventory and to be able to conduct process monitoring. Key examples include corn milling, grains and powders, cement, wood chips, and even sand used for oil and gas drilling applications. Solids can be challenging to gauge. There are numerous available measuring methods, with varying degrees of accuracy. 

FT4X Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meter

Every FOX Model FT4X comes equipped with an advanced intrinsic data logger for advanced record-keeping and data retention. Data logging is commonly used in applications such as flare and waste gas monitoring, gas studies, gas royalties and allocation, and gas flow research.

Wafer-Cone Flow Meter

The Wafer-Cone flow meter is a differential pressure type flow measurement device. A cone is positioned in the center of the pipe to increase the velocity of the flowing fluid and create a differential pressure. This pressure difference can be measured and used to accurately interpret flowrate.