Fuel Additives and LHV Readings

Today let's look at another key player in the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry, manufacturers of fuel additives. They are operating in an era of striking changes and tighter margins, one in which environmental legislation to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy is having a great impact.

Monitoring the Midstream

Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has allowed access to large volumes of shale gas that were previously uneconomical to produce. The production of natural gas from shale formations has rejuvenated the natural gas industry in the United States.

Graphics are the Key to an Effective HMI Experience

As we discussed last week, there are some key factors to creating an effective HMI experience, including layout, navigation, and design elements, like color and text. But one area that should be closely examined is the graphics, especially when doing a redesign of your operator interface.

Best Practices for Designing an HMI

When designing the software for our newest accessory, the multi channel operator interface, John, the Manager of our Engineering Department took a few best practices into consideration:

Dynamic Duo: LFL + HMI

To continue our discussion on the benefits of having an accessory in place to digitally communicate with your LFL system let's welcome a guest blogger, Debra Hall, our Director of Sales:     

Digitally Communicate with your LFL System

In today's world communication is always at the touch of a button. It's important that the same can be said for the safety system in your facility. One of the great new features of our newest accessory, the multi-channel operator interface, is the enhancement in digital communication.

Introducing... Our Newest Accessory

Multi Channel Operator Interface

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Control Instruments family of products... our Multi Channel Operator Interface. Not only does this accessory feature the latest in digital communication but it will also help to keep your analyzer platforms up-to-date.

Some additional functions include: 

A Service Perspective on Upgrades

For the past month we’ve been talking all about upgrading an LFL System. We’ve touched upon the life expectancy of an older system, using the most up-to-date advancements in both software and hardware platforms, operating under the safest conditions possible and even addressed common problems that plague an older system in harsh industrial environments. 

Does your High Temperature Process Need an LFL Upgrade?

Due to the nature of high temperature processes, those operating above 200°C, some older model LFL Systems have a life expectancy of 10-15 years. In critical applications like these, it is essential to ensure that the LFL System is up to date and fully operational, if not, it might be time for an upgrade.

There are 2 common areas of the LFL System that are often affected by the inherent demands of running a process at high temperatures:

Can an upgrade improve your safety AND productivity?

Safety directives from various agencies have changed over the years to reflect the many scientific advances we have made as a society for our workforce, the environment, and a company’s facility. That’s why its essential to make sure that your current LFL system is operating up to code and under the safest conditions possible.