For more than 80 years, Magnetrol® level controls and flow controls have been transforming industrial processes. As the innovator of the first magnetic liquid level switch and pioneer of today's level and flow technology breakthroughs, MAGNETROL manufactures instrumentation that is more intelligent, more reliable and simpler to install and operate – making it far more easy for you to improve safety, drive efficiency and grow your business.
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The need for interface measurement arises whenever immiscible liquids–those incapable of mixing—reside within the same vessel. The lighter material rises to the top and the heavier material settles at the bottom.
Upon arrival at the refinery terminal, crude oil is pumped into above-ground storage tanks with capacities of thousands to millions of gallons.
A variety of chemicals are typically stored in the field or processing facility to expedite processing time by preconditioning an inlet fluid.
Separators are large drums designed to separate wellstreams into their individual components. They are commonly designed to separate two-phase (gas/liquid) or three-phase (gas/crude/water) wellstreams.
Tank overfill incidents in recent years have resulted in loss of life and billions of dollars in damages to petroleum facilities worldwide.
When it comes to ensuring safety and efficiency, choose a level and flow control partner you can trust to get the job done right.
The safety and efficiency of every aspect of the petroleum refining process is dependent on accurate level measurement. Reliable instrumentation is especially important in the extreme temperature and pressure environments that are often a part of the process.
Guided Wave Radar (GWR), although a new technology relative to the industrial level market, has been used successfully in industrial applications for over a decade due to its superior performance, application flexibility, and immunity to changing process conditions.
Guided Wave Radar (GWR), the increasingly popular, industrial, loop-powered transmitter we know today, burst on the scene in the late 1990s.
Although approvals like the German Federal Water Act (WHG) obtained from TUV, or the Flemish Regulation on Environment (VLAREM), certify Overfill-proof Protection, defined as the tested, reliable operation when the transmitter is used as overfill alarm, it is assumed in the analysis that the installation is designed in such a way that the vessel or side-mounted cage will not physically overfill.
Two is better than one, right? Applying this old adage is often good guidance, but sometimes it’s just not appropriate. By Bob Botwinski, Guided Wave Radar Product Manager, Magnetrol® International.
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.
Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.
Thermal dispersion switches use similar principles as thermal mass flow meters. Fluid carries heat away from the probe tip reducing the temperature difference between a heated resistance temperature detector (RTD) and a reference RTD.
There are many well documented flow meter technologies that are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing: measure fluid flow rate. Some of the technologies that are entrenched in the market, such as flow meters that utilize differential pressure as the measurement principle, are well understood by customers. Thermal mass flow meters however, such as the Magnetrol® Thermatel® TA2, are a rapidly growing technology that is continuously evolving.