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Featured Articles
The Science Behind Optical Gas Imaging
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

This article covers the different methods and scientific techniques behind optical gas imaging including how the detectors operate, cooling methods, and image normalization. Additional topics include spectral adaptation, gas infrared absorption spectra, gas stream visualization, and key concepts for making gas clouds visible.

New Radar Technology For Solids Level Measurement
By KROHNE, Inc.

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. 

Viscosity Measurement Of Lubricants For Quality Control And Cost-Efficiency
By Anton Paar USA

Robust and accurate viscosity measurement under harsh process conditions is essential to ensure the final product quality of lubricants when manufacturing and filling lubricant oils.

Recommended Resources
Siemens: Deeply Reliable, Across The Entire Oil & Gas Value Chain

Siemens serves the oil and gas industry through a breadth of electrification, automation, compression, digital and environmental solutions — all bound by a common thread of reliability.

Adding Value With Analytics

The oil and gas industry, like many others, is collecting and storing ever larger volumes of data. Although, there is value in this data, it is often difficult to unearth using conventional analysis tolls such as spreadsheets. To address this issue, new data analytics software platforms are being introduced specifically to deal with time-series data.

Water Alternating Gas Injection System Requires Compact Flow Measurement Solution

A major oil and gas producer in the Southeastern U.S. needed to implement enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology to boost production in a mature oil field. For the past 25 years the company had been using water-flooding, but this technology was no longer providing the desired output. The field’s first well had been drilled in 1942.