Newsletter | January 16, 2019

01.16.19 -- Spotlight On Monitoring, Measurement, And Analysis


In This Issue:

Featured Articles On Monitoring, Measurement, And Analysis
Direct Mass Measurement Of Vent Gas (Flash Gas) Flow Rates
By Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc.

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.

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. 

Accounting For The Unaccounted
By Michael Robinson, Endress+Hauser

In modern tank and terminal facilities, material transfer operations include a mix of legacy processing systems still in use, new technologies installed to improve operations, and tank monitoring software. But some older facilities have not modernized their operations and could be losing millions of dollars in unaccounted losses, especially if they are dispensing more materials to customers than they are getting paid for. Conversely, errors can be made in the other direction, shortchanging and overcharging customers, leading to loss of business and other issues.

DM Petroleum Operations Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter For Tough U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Application
By McCrometer, Inc.

New tests recently performed by DM Petroleum Operations Company with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter from McCrometer continue to confirm the flow meter’s accurate performance and reliability on two rugged Texas brine disposal lines supporting the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Comprehensive Guide To Flow Solutions For Harsh Environments
By ABB Measurement & Analytics

From principles of operation to sizing and configuration tools, this new 25-page guide details flow solutions for harsh environments. The focus areas include downstream chemical, oil and gas applications, molten sulfur, delayed coker applications, and enhancing oil recovery areas.

Reduce The Risks Of Tank Gauging By Using Work Practice Control
By Siemens Process Instrumentation

Manual tank gauging is a common oilfield activity that’s resulted in multiple worker deaths in recent years. By using work practice control, operators can reduce the risks it poses significantly.

Industry News
Recommended Resources
Density Meter: DMA 500 Video

The compact DMA 500 digital density meter provides unrivaled ease of use and optional off-the-line operation. The accuracy of measured results is 0.001 g/cm3.

Jupiter Magnetostrictive Transmitter

The Enhanced Jupiter Magnetostrictive level transmitter provides an analog or digital output proportional to the level being measured. Available communication protocols include HART/4-20 mA and FOUNDATION fieldbus. Jupiter is available as an externally mounted model for use with the Atlas, Gemini, and Aurora magnetic level indicators, or as a direct insertion version for use in a wide variety of process vessels or external chambers. 

SANILEC 6 Portable Sodium Hypochlorite Generator

De Nora Water Technologies’ SANILEC® 6 system generates sodium hypochlorite wherever and whenever disinfection is required.

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