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 ...

Jonas Norinder| May 14, 2015

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How do you increase batch process safety in a silo?

Over the past few months, my colleague, Michael Sherenian, and I have covered several aspects related to tank overfill protection and how to design a system with focus on safety. Although today’s topic is not related to tank measurement or overfill protection, it is still associated with plant safety and reducing workplace hazards. When you think of chemical plant hazards, what usually comes to mind? Chemical exposures, poisoning, and fires or explosions due to volatile changes in the chemical m ...

Ryan Shea| May 07, 2015

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What do you look for when purchasing new process instrumentation?

What is the most important factor to you when purchasing new process instruments? Is it the product cost, fancy features, fast delivery or warranty period? Or, is it the extensive cost of process downtime, proper regulatory reporting, or safety and reliability features of the equipment? Whatever your motivation is, there is no doubt that fast, accurate and reliable device configuration is critical to your process. So, what options do you have to ensure accurate configuration while managing any h ...

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