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We've talked about why it's important to use Hydrogen in conjunction with your LFL Analyzer and how Hydrogen has been used commercially for many years with great results, but your still unsure about its use in your plant. There is another opt

Hydrogen's Proven Track Record

Many companies are concerned about the use of Hydrogen in their plant to operate LFL Analyzers. But did you know that Hydrogen has been used commercially for many years? Commercially, it is found that the safety record for hydrogen is excellent; there is no evidence to suggest that hydrogen is any more dangerous than other fuels of similar energy content.

Some of the current uses include: 

Why Use H2 Fuel for LFL Analyzers?

There are technologies available that will measure % LFL levels that require no fuel. On a first approach this may seem like a nice solution, as there are no utilities needed and the safety requirements don’t have to be considered. So, why is it important to use a fueled analyzer when measuring gas concentrations?

Here are some reasons to consider:

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.

Top Reasons to Install an analyzer in your flare stack application

We've dicussed the characteristics of an analyzer and the trends found in a flare stack application, but how about WHY you should install a monitoring system. Here are the top reasons you should have an analyzer on your flare stack:

Trends in Flaring…Adaptability is Key

flare stack

Last week we discussed the key charateristics of an analyzer for a flare stack application, now let's focus on the conditions of that environment. Debra Hall, our Director of Sales, points out that adapting to these trends is the key to successful monitoring:

Top 5 Characteristics of an Analyzer for a Flare Stack Application

There are several different technologies available for measuring the heating value in a flare stack including:

  • Gas Chromatography
  • Thermopile
  • Residual Oxygen
  • Micro-Combustion Calorimeter

However it is important to make sure that the technology chosen has the following 5 characteristics: