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Nearly every participant in the North American oil and gas industry has heard plenty of hype about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) being the panacea for domestic onshore producers. Although the current state of IIoT technology demonstrates some preliminary benefits to this industry, producers do not need to wait until these technologies are fully proven to achieve Digital Transformation. Evolutionary paths available today provide the ability to achieve desired business results while still operating within current financial and logistical constraints. The key to success in this effort is the effectiveness with which the producer’s human resources interact and leverage.
As a project manager, engineer or field technician one of the most important parts of your job is selecting the equipment that you’ll be responsible for throughout its service life. Control valves are vital to how a system functions, and if not sized and selected appropriately, can be major pain points. Sizing a control valve is something most understand to be a necessary and vital part of any project. The dirty little secret that most are unaware of: selecting the correct controller for a valve can be the key to a long lasting, low maintenance system. The following information will.
One of the most common questions we receive from customers is: “What are the benefits of using a modulating pilot versus a direct spring conventional pressure relief valve?” Emerson’s Crosby conventional spring-operated valve offers several advantages such as lower initial cost, wide chemical and high-temperature compatibility. However, Anderson Greenwood’s 400 series modulating valve incorporates an advanced design in pilot-operated valves across the industry that may be better fit for your application. The 400 series modulating pilot is equipped with a non-flowing pilot that allows for a higher operating pressure and a lower leakage rate, resulting in lower product loss. Table.
The DeltaV SIS with Electronic Marshalling architecture provides many benefits whether deploying an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) or a separate, stand-alone SIS. The international standards for functional safety in the process industry, IEC61511 (or ANSI/ISA 84) require that the safety system be independent of the distributed control system (DCS), with separate power supplies, communication channels and control execution. When designing your safety instrumented system (SIS), it’s important to understand the purpose of each hardware component to ensure your system adheres to these standards. One of the more common questions we hear from users considering DeltaV SIS is: .
Starting up a new plant or a new unit can be a stressful time. Major capital investments, tight schedules and heavy workloads on plant personnel put a lot of pressure and visibility on getting the process up and going as planned the first time. Oftentimes valves are installed backwards or damaged by debris from line flushing. We offer new valve startup and commissioning services to relieve our clients of these concerns by verifying proper installation, calibration and final commissioning. Vinson and Emerson technicians are locally available and have the plant experience and product expertise to facilitate the startup and commissioning.
Every single year, oil and gas producers invest millions of dollars to inject a wide variety of chemicals into their wells. This investment, while significant, is minuscule compared to the huge costs associated with the absence or failure of chemical injection. The threat of lost or interrupted production, corroded pipeline, and low quality of produced Fluids that accompanies poor chemical injection hangs over the head of every production manager and lease operator.
Are your storage tanks losing product and emitting large percentages of VOC in oil & gas production? Do your tanks meet EPA emission “QUAD O” regulation? With the new, tighter EPA regulations call for tighter tank top solutions, Enardo’s new ES-665 thief hatch has risen to the challenge.
I was shocked to read this article from Wired Magazine about a brand new malware specifically designed to attack industrial safety instrumented systems (SIS). Per the article, security firm FireEye announced on December 14th that they discovered Triton, a sophisticated malware intended to disrupt or disable safety systems in industrial plants. The trend of these disturbing attacks is heading in the wrong direction and will continue to do so. Understanding all of the complexities of cybersecurity and keeping up to date with all of the new threats can be overwhelming; however, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your plant.
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