There is a common uncertainty in enterprise software implementations regarding the meaning and impacts ofcustomizing versus configuring a system to meet your needs. An objective definition of the two terms is presentedand the immediate and long‐term implications of each approach are explored. This subject is analyzed in the contextof an EHS Management Information System, but is broadly applicable to all types of enterprise systems. The authorsprovide specific suggestions for making informed decisions during software selections and implementations.
Real Time TOC Analysis in Steam and Condensate
Executive Summary Steam in petro/chemical plants could be contaminated with hydrocarbons (TOC = Total Organic Carbons) from various sources. In any case this is a sign for defects in the process, whether it they occur in the heat exchanger, the blow down vessel, the condensate recovery or other parts of the system. Conventional solutions to monitor such contaminations use TOC- analyzers that have been developed for water (drinking water, wastewater, boiler feed water,...). This paper presents a solution that...
LGD F200 - Designed for easy zeroing and span adjustments
Regular zeroing and span adjustments to gas analyzers in the field are suggested and required for a variety of reasons. Compliance to environmental standards, e.g. those outlined in the US EPA (40 CFR) or EN 14181 is an important factor. Special application conditions, e.g. a varying gas matrix or compensating for pressure effects can be additional reasons, where a zeroing and span adjustment can bring improvements in gas measurement performance, and help eliminate systematic errors.The LGD F200 –...
Two Detector Solution to Analyzing Sulfur
Sulfur compounds are reactive, corrosive to pipes, and destructive to catalysts in petroleum refineries. Sulfur emission are strictly regulated globally. When released into the atmosphere sulfur dioxide converts to sulfuric acid resulting in adverse effects on human health and the environment. Sulfur detection is found useful in many other industries; therefore, detection of sulfur compounds in matrices serves a vital role in many application areas. Sulfur analysis is typically done by gas chromatography (GC)....
Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?
As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which includenitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argonplaya number of important roles within the semiconductor plant. Yet,these gasesposes a health hazard for employees if a leak occurs. How and Why Nitrogen isused in Semiconductor Manufacturing...
How to analyze H2S, All Mercaptans, THT and Total Sulfur for Monitoring Natural Gas or Gaseous ...
Chromatotec has been pleased to participate to the last issue of Petro Industry News with an article on “How to analyze H2S, All Mercaptans, THT and Total Sulfur for Monitoring Natural Gas or Gaseous Fuels in Metering Stations”. Find out this complete article in October/November issue of Petro Industry news (Volume 17 Issue 5), or read it enclosed.