Featured Articles

  1. FCI’s Innovative VeriCal System Simplifies Flow Meter Calibration Verification
    3/29/2018

    The time-consuming and costly task of traditional flow meter calibrations, which requires shutting down the line, pulling the meter, installing a spare and paying a lab fee, is no longer a painful or costly process with the innovative VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Verification System for the ST00 Series Flare Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI).

  2. The Challenges Of Combined Heat And Power Generation From Biogas
    3/16/2018

    Driven by tight budgets and competing needs for limited CAPEX funds, wastewater treatment plants are increasingly looking to reduce their operating expenses. Many are now referring to themselves as water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), reflecting a heightened focus on recovering nutrients, methane, and a host of other properties from their waste flows. The largest boon to date has come from thermal energy, but producing biogas comes with its own set of challenges, including accurate gas flow measurement.

  3. Money Down The Drain: The High Cost Of Poor Air Flow Metering
    3/14/2018

    Activated sludge systems have been a cornerstone of wastewater treatment for over 100 years. This biological process uses suspended growth microorganisms to break down and consume organics and remove nutrients from the wastewater. The heart of the process takes place in aeration basins, where the microorganisms need to receive sufficient oxygen to stay alive.

  4. Highly Reliable Flow Switch Protects Pumps From Dry Running Conditions That Require Maintenance
    2/26/2018

    Engineers responsible for optimizing the up time of process flow networks in a wide range of demanding industries will find the FLT93 Flow Switch from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides a reliable early warning alert to the potential of dry running conditions, cavitation and other pump issues that can lead to emergency shutdowns, service interruptions and unplanned costly maintenance.

  5. SIL Compliant Thermal Flow Meters & Switches For Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
    1/24/2018

    Engineers responsible for functional safety and safety instrumented systems (SIS) per standards IEC 61511 and 61508 will find that Fluid Components International (FCI) now offers the industry’s broadest offering of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) compliant thermal flow meters and liquid/gas flow switches and level switches.

  6. ST51 Landfill Gas Flow Meter Overcomes Wet And Dirty Gas Conditions For Co-Gen Power Systems
    12/21/2017

    Process and plant engineers challenged with measuring wet dirty mixed gases in solid waste operations with co-generation electric power systems will find the advanced ST51 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides continuously accurate measurement of landfill gas flow to the co-gen electric power engines.

  7. Point Level Monitoring & Control Switch Supports High Reliability Application Environments
    11/30/2017

    Process and plant engineers in search of a reliable point level monitoring and control solution will find the FLT Series Switch from Fluid Components International (FCI) is the answer with its excellent accuracy, dual trip points and relays, SIL 2 rating for ultra-reliability and full Ex agency approvals on the complete instrument.

  8. Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus
    12/15/2017

    When the plant team at a large semiconductor manufacturer in the northwestern region of the U.S. found its boilers were consuming an unusually large quantity of natural gas, the numbers simply didn’t add up. Something mysterious was going on with the boilers, which incorrectly showed gas consumption above plant permit levels, and this situation would eventually cause regulatory reporting problems later on.

  9. Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations
    12/1/2017

    In the oil and gas industry, regulations and requirements to measure, monitor and report flared gases continue to expand and extend. The U.S. EPA continues to focus on enhancing regulations aimed at reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the environment.

  10. Natural Gas Fractionation Process Facilities Rely On Flow Switch For Relief Valve Leak Monitoring
    12/2/2017

    A company with multiple natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation process facilities located in the Southeastern U.S became concerned about a series of missed events and nuisance alarms caused by the flow switches installed to monitor potential overpressure situations with its pressure relief valves. The company wanted a highly reliable flow instrument solution that would detect a real event and avoid the lost productivity of nuisance alarms.