What is on the Horizon?

As we say goodbye 2014 , here are a few thoughts from Debra Hall, our Sales Director:

"As we take this time to reflect on the 2014 year, I would like to say “Thank You” to all of our customers, employees and readers for giving us all another year of great memories, fantastic stories and allowing us to make a difference in the lives of you all!

Flexibility and Real-time Measurement in Flares

In the refining, petrochemical and chemical industry, you rarely have a straightforward application. They are difficult and complex, presenting many unique challenges.  

Measure and Control the Demands of a Flare Stack Application

Flare stacks are often used to dispose of the waste products from batch chemical processes. Their waste streams may contain many components such as ethylene, propylene, natural gas, mineral spirits, ethyl acetate, ethanol, hydrogen, isobutyl acetate and isobutanol, to name a few. Not only are these streams complex but the production units are often high-volume continuous processes that operate 24 hours, seven days a week. On top of these intense conditions is the fact that you must also meet certain state and federal regulations. How’s that for demanding!

6 Things to Consider when Designing a System to Continuously Monitor Calorific Value

Measuring the calorific value of mixed gaseous fuels can be difficult. These complex mixtures of combustible and non-combustible gases and vapors can vary in concentration or composition over time due to changing conditions. Perhaps it is the rate of change or a wide range of water vapor at different process temperatures. Maybe the combustibles vary widely in composition under different process conditions. It's also possible that the heating value itself varies over a wide range, very lean at some times and very rich at others.