Tim Matthews| Jul 16, 2015


How much water is used in the oil and gas market?

Quick quiz: How much water is needed to drill and frack a horizontal well?a) 25,000 gallonsb) 250,000 gallonsc) 2,500,000 gallonsIt may seem crazy but each new well requires over 2.5 million gallons of water for completion. Not only that, besides the water needed for drilling and fracking, industry experts have found that for every one barrel of oil produced, over seven and a half barrels of water are also produced. For the production of one million cubic feet of natural gas, over 260 barrels of ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jul 09, 2015

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What are valve positioner diagnostics and how are they important to your valve?

Industrial plants are being tasked with reducing costs and increasing production. To achieve this, they must exploit plant efficiencies while simultaneously reducing their workforce. This forces plants to rely on their suppliers for the know-how solutions and advice to accomplish these tasks.Quickly realizing that it’s not just about cutting costs but maximizing operational efficiencies, plants that are thriving during this time are choosing equipment and suppliers that offer value.The valve and ...

Eric Heilveil| Jun 24, 2015

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SITRANS FC200 CNG Coriolis flow sensor and the SIFLOW FC070 Ex CT transmitter with NTEP custody transfer approval in the US

With the growth of the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry growing in leaps and bounds worldwide to meet the needs of the energy market, Siemens is pleased to announce the release of its CNG line of Coriolis flow sensors with National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) custody transfer (CT) approval.The SITRANS FCS200 CNG flow sensor and SIFLOW FC070 Ex CT transmitter have received approval to be used in any CNG application where ownership or money is being exchanged for compressed natural gas. As ...

Gregory Manning| Jun 18, 2015

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What is biogas, what are some approaches to digester optimization and how does it affect me?

If you work in or around the wastewater industry you have most likely heard of, or been involved in some sort of investigation on solids waste digesters. Their use in the industry has surpassed just being a trend and is getting closer to becoming an ubiquitous facet of most medium-sized to large-sized facilities.I recently attended a 2-day conference on wastewater with my sole objective being to understand the general attitude toward the operation of digesters, what facilities are doing to optim ...

Jack Roushey| Jun 11, 2015

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Be a Hero When Your Straight Run is Zero

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “What options are available if I don’t have the ideal piping configuration for my mag meters?”Of course, we always want to encourage people to follow the best practices when it comes to installing their flow meters, and mag meters are no exception. In order to assure the stated accuracy of the meter, the ideal conditions will have five diameters of the same size, straight-run pipe upstream from the electrode and three diameters downstream. Howeve ...