Featured Articles

  1. 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.

  2. Thermal Flow Meter Helps Semiconductor Manufacturer Solve Boiler Fuel Gas Mystery for Multi-Building Campus
    7/5/2017

    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.

  3. Importance Of Flare Gas Measurement Grows To Meet Environmental Regulations
    7/5/2017

    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.

  4. Natural Gas Fractionation Process Facilities Rely On Flow Switch For Relief Valve Leak Monitoring
    7/5/2017

    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.

  5. Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners
    7/5/2017

    When looking for a way to reduce plant operating costs, one of the potentially simplest and often least expensive solutions is to measure liquid and gas flow more accurately. Plant upgrade projects that focus on the continuous improvement of flow measurement and control can trim overall production costs by eliminating waste and reducing maintenance costs.

  6. Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency
    7/5/2017

    Industrial pumps consume up to 20% of the world’s energy production and can be responsible for 25 to 50% of a process plant’s energy bill, according to Europump, the Hydraulic Institute and other sources. Nothing moves without them in a process plant, and they are expensive to purchase, maintain and even more to repair or replace. Reducing pump lifecycle costs (their purchase, operation and maintenance) is critical in a process plant optimizing efficiency and product output. The process and the surrounding equipment configuration can be responsible for unnecessary high pump lifecycle costs.

  7. FCI Product Knowledge Workshop Offers Free Training On Thermal Flow Meters And Flow Switches
    6/21/2017

    Fluid Components International (FCI) announces that registration is open for its next free customer training Product Knowledge Workshop, which will take place on October 4-5 in San Marcos, California, and October 17-19 in Beijing, China. These workshops are designed to provide customers comprehensive training on FCI thermal dispersion mass flow meters, flow switches, and level switches.

  8. Protect Your Pump And Keep It Longer
    2/21/2016

    In today’s complex and frequently rugged process plant environments, liquid pumps are often over-worked and under-protected from adverse operating conditions. Many pumps run nearly non-stop 24-hours a day over multiple shifts. Poor operating conditions can reduce pump performance, require extra maintenance, shorten their lives and increase costs. 

  9. Thermal Flow Switch Ensures Process Safety At NGL Fractionation Facilities
    11/18/2016

    Engineers at natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation processing facilities will find the dependable FLT93L® Series FlexSwitch™ from Fluid Components International (FCI) to be an effective and highly reliable solution for process relief valve leak monitoring in this demanding petrochemical process.

  10. Fluid Components International: Capabilities Overview
    4/7/2016

    Knowing the fluid levels and the flow rates at which liquids and gases are traveling through pipes are measurements critical to industry. FCI Instrumentation combines precision sensors with ruggedized electronics designed to provide accurate, highly repeatable flow and level measurement solutions for these industrial process applications.