Newsletter | November 20, 2019

11.20.19 -- World Energy Outlook Highlights Deep Disparities Globally


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Featured Articles
Multi-Phase Flow Meter (MPFM) Analysis
By Seeq Corporation

Multi-phase flow meters are important for well surveillance and production allocation where there is multiple ownership. It is therefore important to track the accuracy of multi-phase flow meters, identify issues, and ensure rapid corrective action. Read more to learn how the Seeq tools were used to analyze and monitor performance.

Avoiding Outages With Hydrogen Leak Detection Technology
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

A power plant must keep up maintenance of the hydrogen-cooled generators for the safety of its workers and the environment, as well as for efficient operation of the plant. Traditional methods for hydrogen leak detection in a cooling system may be able to find the general area where hydrogen is present, but can be unreliable at finding the source of the leak. The introduction of optical gas imaging cameras has greatly improved the efficiency and performance of leak detection. 

Reducing Uncertainties In Gas Custody Transfer Measurement

Accuracy equals money when it comes to gas custody transfer, so flow meters used in the process are essentially acting as cash registers. A new generation of custody transfer products rooted in ultrasonic flow meters provide accuracy that’s as good or better than other meter types, but without the risk for wear and tear that could cause a pressure drop.

Industry News
Recommended Resources
Compact Automatic Distillation Unit: ADU 5 Brochure

Distillation tests are used to characterize the volatility of petrochemical products. These volatility characteristics are a critical measurement of the overall performance and safety of hydrocarbon-based fuels. Petroleum distillation according to ASTM D86 is one of the most common methods used to determine the boiling range characteristics of petroleum products. 

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.

VIS Multiphase Flow Meter

Multiphase flow meters (MPFM) can provide the same information and metering accuracy of test separators in a small-sized product with no time delay and a much lower investment cost.