Martin Dingman| Apr 21, 2015

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How do you measure flare gas effectively with clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters?

With the Siemens Oil & Gas Innovations Conference 2015 running this week, a few topics that I’m looking forward to chatting with people about are the EPA’s recent proposals concerning industrial flare and air rules for the oil and gas industry, and how to stay compliant.As the EPA mandates accurate representation of the amount of gas that is being flared off, how do you ensure that you have measured the correct amount?If you flare-off gas rather than use a vapor recovery unit (VRU), or even ...

Justin DiNunzio| Apr 16, 2015

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Product Spotlight: Siemens introduces new features to the SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner

The Siemens SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner demonstrates the versatility and reliability that you have come to expect from Siemens. While Siemens leads the market with safe, uninterrupted performance, we’re striving to develop new technologies to meet the changing market needs and expectations.With that in mind, this year we are introducing new functionalities to our SIPART PS2 Valve Positioner:1. Fail in Place TechnologyTraditionally, upon loss of power to a valve positioner, the device will fail t ...

Jack Roushey| Mar 04, 2015

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What fracking mag meters do you use?

When it comes to process instrumentation in the oil and gas industry, particularly as it relates to hydraulic fracking, you need a variety of technologies and instruments that can be applied to each step of the product cycle.The product cycle consists of three steps:1. The characterization of raw materials2. Monitoring and on-line control of intermediate steps in natural gas processing and refining3. And, finally, the production of fuels and supplied products in refining, petrochemical and fine ...

Lonnie Barker| Feb 19, 2015

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The time is NOW to take a fresh look at upgrading technologies

Since late-2014, the price of crude oil has consistently been dropping lower and lower. Already, we’ve already seen a decrease in drilling, fracking and production cuts, not to mention thousands of layoffs. The predictions of when prices will be back into the $70 BBL mark have ranged from July 2015 to the second quarter of 2016. While this may seem like a cruel (short-term) eternity, this could actually be a blessing in disguise for the industry. With dropping crude prices, it’s the ideal time t ...

Matthew Logeman| Feb 13, 2015

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How do you create a safe environment while increasing operational efficiency?

Over the past 50 years, there have been more than 900 instances of grain engulfment with 62% of those cases resulting in death. In 2010, over 26 fatalities, the highest number of U.S. deaths occurred due to grain engulfment. Companies need to be aware of how to reduce the chances of their employees becoming the next statistic.Grain engulfment can occur when an employee has to climb to the top of a storage bin to manually measure the level of product and is trapped in flowing grain. Occupational ...

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