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In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.
Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.
Since the first Coriolis flow sensors were introduced to the marketplace in the 1970s, the technology has evolved considerably. As the installed base for Coriolis grew, the sensors were being called upon to deliver data in environments with increasing levels of complexity. This meant that Coriolis sensors had to adapt and conform to a dizzying array of ever-changing installation requirements, process conditions, communication formats, and configuration parameters. The following article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.
There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.
Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.
Jack Roushey, product manager for instrumentation at Siemens, gives his take on trends in the water industry, including the three most important factors for ensuring a quality end product — safety, performance, and reliability within your process measurement and control regime. Talking to Water Online's Kevin Westerling, Roushey illuminates the impact of these important parameters with a discussion on lead in drinking water, which has recently caused contamination events, regulatory scrutiny, and a mandate for improved process control.
I think that in this day and age, everyone knows a variety of ways to conserve at least a little bit of energy and save money while doing so. This is true at home, and across any industry. Take for instance the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of water public utilities across the nation, the amount of energy usage is significant enough to make the statistical charts.
Throughout my time in the industry, the one question that always gets brought up is, “With all of the options and technologies available, what is the best way to measure water and wastewater flow?”
In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for level monitoring and open channel monitoring (OCM) applications has taken some traction. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and OCM applications in the water industry. The counter-argument is that radar technology is more effective because it is more robust and accurate than ultrasonic technology.
When first moved from water reservoirs, water contains materials that need to be treated and or removed. All microorganisms, flora and fauna waste, assorted dirt and insects all need to be dealt with before, water is fit for human consumption. It is understood that, water needs to make many detours in its path from raw supplies to the tap. All these detours start at the treatment plant. At the plant water goes though applications that remove contaminants such as suspended solids, bacteria, algae, fungi, and minerals such as iron and manganese. The final objective is to turn contaminated debris choked water into safe, drinking water.
Manual tank gauging is a common oilfield activity that’s resulted in multiple worker deaths in recent years. By using work practice control, operators can reduce the risks it poses significantly.
The key aspects to any process measurement and control of water is the quality and safety of the end product, in this case drinking water. There are three important factors that contribute to the quality of the product. Those factors are the performance of the measurement and control instrumentation, the long term reliability of the measurement and the inherent safety to the consumer.
The FS230 simplifies and optimizes your day-to-day operation with an unparalleled data update rate, superior user-friendliness and a leading variety of options for customization, securing the highest measurement quality at the lowest cost. Watch the video demonstration for an explanation of the three simple steps of installation.
Digital innovation. Unmatched noise immunity. The Siemens ultrasonic flowmeter solution, best-in-class performance and day-to-day operation for all liquids and pipe sizes. Watch the video for an overview of the SITRANS F S ultrasonic flowmeter product family.
Jack Roushey, Product Manager for Siemens electromagnetic flowmeters, presents on how to use magmeters in zero upstream and zero downstream applications. Based on their demonstrated ability to perform in non-ideal conditions, the SITRANS F M MAG 5100W and MAG 8000 electromagnetic sensors from Siemens have received approval for 2% accuracy custody transfer (MI-001) and non-custody transfer applications for installation with zero diameter upstream pipe and zero diameter downstream straight run pipe from the sensor.
In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for water and wastewater level measurement and monitoring is heating up. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and open-channel measurement applications in the water industry.
Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.
Sustainable, efficient and future-focused automation systems are critical to the success of your business. Simulation can offer advantages necessary for improved productivity, efficiency and faster time to market.
A Municipal Water Plant in the Southeast United States treats and supplies potable water to a large metropolitan area. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system.
United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.
The Siemens FC430 Coriolis flow sensor has been chosen as a Finalist in the Process Control – Flowmeters category! Please vote now through December 21st to ensure that Siemens comes out on top and wins another year Engineers' Top Choice!
For several decades, Siemens has been at the forefront when it comes to level monitoring and along the way, the HydroRanger has truly proven itself in hundreds of thousands of applications common in the water and waste water treatment process.
In this webinar, you'll learn to identify what custody transfer is and why it is so important, as well as how the Coriolis flow meter works. We'll also look at how Coriolis meters play a large part in the custody transfer applications in the oil and gas and Petro chemical industry. For more information please register for this informative 20 minute webinar.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to bring you the enhanced HydroRanger 200 HMI ultrasonic level controller for measurement in a wide range of industrial applications including water/wastewater monitoring and pumping, inventory management, truck load-outs, and open channel monitoring.
Based on experience and knowledge gained from application of the highly-effective Zimpro® wet air oxidation (WAO) technology, Siemens has developed an electro-oxidation process to address the needs of refinery and petrochemical spent caustic treatment.
When refineries generate caustic, they run the risk of hurting the environment or local wastewater treatment plants unless it is treated properly. Of course, doing so is not as easy as it sounds. While many operations treat caustic through biological methods and run into obstacles, Siemens offers an alternative method. Oil and Gas Online spoke with Mark Clark about the properties of spent caustic, the problems inherent in biological treatment, and their way forward.
Smart technologies and connectivity just about everywhere have enabled Siemens Water Solutions to offer comprehensive Life Cycle Management to oil and gas customers worldwide, helping ensure that water treatment facilities are always optimized and available, for decades of safe, dependable use.
Lead in drinking water has become a very visible issue of considerable concern over the last few months. While municipalities across America have been scrutinizing the quality of their drinking water, it should at least be some consolation that manufacturers of measurement instrumentation have taken serious steps to assure that they are not contributing to the problems that have been encountered.
Siemens is pleased to announce that the Sitrans P pressure transmitters have received NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372 certification.
Do you know the true cost of air in your plant?
A large power producer in the Northeast U.S. has a four unit power generation plant that operates on demand, based upon bid price to the area ISO. Plant efficiency and speed of response is crucial.
Water hammer is a very common term in the world of water. Not only can this phenomenon happen in water treatment plants but also just about any pumping system and even steam systems.
Every process, every infrastructure and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements. That’s why we provide you a complete device family with SITRANS P pressure transmitters featuring a range of performance levels, load capacities and materials.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division announced recently that it is expanding the SITRANS pressure transmitter portfolio with the newly developed SITRANS P310 for basic measurement and the advanced SITRANS P410.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to announce independent certification of performance for its Magmeter products in less than ideal mounting conditions.
In level measurement and specifically non-contacting level measurement, ultrasonic and radar technologies are popular across many industries. They both rely on the time of flight principle to determine the distance to the target or material from which the level can be determined.
Primary and secondary sewage treatment are designed to improve the quality of wastewater. These processes reduce bacteria, suspended solids, biodegradable organics, and other materials to improve effluent quality.
Researchers set out to find a substitute for black walnut shells for oil/water separation due in part to the seasonal availability of black walnuts shells. Additionally, a media with improved performance was needed.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives Division is pleased to announce the next generation of custody transfer (CT) Coriolis flow measurement. The SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter, now with National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) CT approval, is designed for both volume and mass liquid flow, and offers high accuracy measurement with minimum pressure loss.
Employing roughly 5,000 workers in 12 countries, Vandemoortele bakery and production plant owes its success to high standards of quality, innovative production technologies, and a flair for finding economic alternatives. The latest example is the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter.
An Oklahoma refinery recently required a flow measurement solution for a finished gasoline and diesel fuel line leaving the refinery site. They were already using a Siemens clamp-on check meter and interface detector elsewhere and hoped to install the same product on the fuel line. However, the local Siemens representative determined that there would not be enough straight run of pipe to support a clamp-on meter, and the refinery decided that they would need to bring the pipe above ground.
At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.
A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.
An oil refinery in the Southwest United States needed to sample diesel flow during shipment to ensure that the product characteristics were uniform throughout the batch. A local hydrocarbon sampler company provided a pressurized sampler. However, a flowmeter would also be necessary to pace the taking of the diesel sample with the flow.
SITRANS FUG1010 portable ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters used to check and verify the performance of existing metering equipment in a gas pipeline enables gas distribution company to increase operation efficiency by revealing measurement issues and discrepancies. Read the full case study to learn more.
Wastewater treatment can be a dirty job — but someone has to do it. At a Canadian wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serving around 75,000 citizens, between 240 and 300 cubic meters of digested sludge are treated each and every day!
As a pioneer in flow measurement, Siemens designs their calibration rigs based on decades of experience. They take pride in wet-calibrating every single flow meter according to the highest confidence level. Siemens offers calibration for standard & custody transfer applications, re-calibration, and validation.
The SITRANS F M Verificator Service Program gives you the flexibility to obtain a SITRANS F M Verificator for a pre-determined time period and perform fully automated verification tests on your Siemens electromagnetic flow meter — without the commitment of a full purchase.
SIPART PS2 from Siemens is an intelligent digital electro-pneumatic valve positioner for linear and rotary actuators. Designed as standard with IP66 or NEMA 4x degree of protection, they are resistant to even the most hostile environments. Dick Colony, Product Marketing Manager, explains in this video how a recent fire at a steel processing plant burned 12 SIPART PS2 valve positioners, and 11 of the positioners continued to operate after the fire!
Using the right flow meter for specific applications can significantly improve productivity. This is why Siemens offers a comprehensive selection of electromagnetic, Coriolis, ultrasonic, vortex, rotary piston and differential pressure flow meters. Regardless of your industry or application, we can provide you with the ideal flow meter.