Oil producers often deal with troublesome applications including water carry over into the oil leg of separators, entrained gas in oil and water legs, emulsion layers inside the separator, varying densities, and remote areas. These concerns can be difficult for traditional instrumentation to measure, but modern level and flow instruments have been developed to successfully address these issues.
Ultrasonic flow meters — which rely on high frequency sound waves for more precise readings — are ideal for a variety of applications because they don’t have moving parts and are not subject to drift over time. However, these meters measure fluid velocity, so they strongly depend on a known cross-sectional meter area for volumetric flow metering.
Rising levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the atmosphere are a subject of general concern and increasing environmental regulation. In order to monitor and quantify emissions, VOC concentrations as well as VOC flow rates must be measured to evaluate mass emission rate.
Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 mass flow meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.
Gas is injected into wells to increase production. Due to the geographical distribution of wells, there are a large number of compressors (over 140 units) that need routine monitoring by a small number of staff. Read more to learn how early detection of compressor operating problems allows operating condition adjustment and improved maintenance planning leading to lower maintenance costs and less production losses.