The accurate, repeatable flow measurement of air and gases is critical to the safe, efficient, and cost-effective operation of turbomachinery and related equipment in the electric power generation, oil and gas production and refining, and other industries. Choosing the wrong air/gas flow meter sensing technology can have significant consequences.
One of the main advantages of guided wave radar (GWR) over other level measurement technologies, and one that has increased its popularity in industrial process applications, is the fact that it is immune to a variety of process conditions.
The adoption of fieldbuses in manufacturing continues to grow rapidly, especially in the heavy process industries such as oil and gas and chemical where the penetration of fieldbuses is still small. Manufacturers are realizing the benefits of homogeneous fieldbus architectures that enable industrial networking across domain boundaries from simple sensors to complex field instrumentation. PROFIBUS, with its common communications layer, many application profiles, and breadth of media alternatives, offers manufacturers a solid long-term value proposition to help protect their automation investments.
McCrometer’s V-Cone is an innovative flow meter that takes differential pressure-type flow measurement to another level. Designed for the harshest operating environments and for the widest variety of fluids, this advanced flow meter consistently outperforms traditional DP devices and other major flow technologies.
Like many other energy companies, Devon Energy, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in North America, generates huge volumes of data. The company’s SCADA system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second.