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Lonnie Barker |

Can I get a foolproof system for my oil & gas process?

In the oil and gas industry, any practitioner who has been on the job longer than three months knows firsthand which problems can occur and what can happen once they do.

How do I fix it?
The first question that usually comes to mind isn’t “why is this happening” but “how do I fix it?” Identifying your problem and knowing how to resolve it in the shortest amount of time while spending the least amount of money possible is key. With technological advancements occurring on a regular basis, we’re now able to help you face your challenges- sometimes before they happen - with cost-effective solutions.

Better yet, how do I avoid it altogether?
One of the most frequently used instruments operated within the oil and gas field is the flow meter. Flow meters are excellent tools to measure, monitor, and control the distribution of fuel. The question is which technology to use, since there is a wide variety of flow technologies available.  Since you can’t waste a drop, you need the most accurate flow meter available, which is where some of your most common errors occur.
How can Siemens help?

With the Siemens latest FC Coriolis systems, you’re able to get the most accurate measurements since they measure mass, not volume. This means that if you have a change in your process media, the Coriolis mass flow meter will automatically adjust for the change of mass which is flowing through the pipe. The FC410 Coriolis is also the smallest device on the market and is able to plug into any PLC, which eliminates the threat of having to replace your entire operation setup.

How do I learn more?
Take in our session on flow at the complimentary Siemens Oil and Gas Innovations Conference.

Session attendees will learn:

  • Appropriately installing a flow meter 
  • Identifying the best ways to zero the meter 
  • Determining a protocol for recognizing and managing situations when an air bubble or rock block the pipeline
  • Examining and analyzing what can happen when paraffin or wax buildup clogs the meter
  • Utilizing the Coriolis flow meter alongside other applications

But stay for the entire event, which will be running April 22-23, 2014, in Houston, TX.

In addition to seeing the Coriolis mass flow meter – and our whole line of instrumentation- in person, you can attend sessions on instrumentation, analytics, automation, controls, and a host of solutions from our partners and other customers. You’ll gain practical, take-home strategies on how to manage difficult challenges that may arise in daily operations. You’ll meet Siemens experts like myself and you’ll expand your network in the oil " gas industry. 

For more information about the conference, or to register, click here.

For more information about Siemens Coriolis flow meters, click here.

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