oil flow meter Articles

  • Non-Contacting Solution for Plugged Off Flow Meters in The Oil Patch

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • DFM 5.0 doppler flow meter for frac sand slurry flow monitoring

    CanFrac Sands Ltd. of Lloydmister Saskatchewan (Canada) needed a flowmeter that could accurately measure sand slurry flow without being damaged by this highly abrasive product. They selected the Greyline DFM 5.0 Doppler Flow Meter with a clamp-on ultrasonic sensor mounted on the outside of a pipe. CanFrac produce “fracturing sand” used by the oil and gas industry. This special type of ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Non-contacting solution for Plugged off flow meters in the oil patch - Case Study

    For years Petrobakken Energy Ltd. used inline turbine flow meters to track the flow rate of oil recycled to treaters. But with a high concentration of wax and sand in the oil, the turbine meters were quickly plugging off. The line had to be shut down at least once a day and the turbine flowmeters disassembled for cleaning. This was troublesome and expensive. Petrobakken knew there had to be a ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Valve actuation at the world’s largest flow metering calibration facility

    Currently nearing completion, EuroLoop will be the world’s largest test site for industrial flow meters. Two separate circuits are available, for testing both gas meters and liquid meters. Both circuits are fully automated, making extensive use of electric and pneumatic actuators with sophisticated control systems. Situated by the New Meuse River in Rotterdam, EuroLoop will be the ...


    By Rotork

  • Tech Note: Flare Gas Measurement Innovation; Retain Flow Metering Accuracy Even if Gas Composition Changes

    It’s a fact oil wells almost always produce natural gas along with the petroleum. Nine times out of ten, the excess gas (typically hydrocarbons) is flared off or simply vented as-is during upset conditions in the process. The environmental impacts of “flaring” this excess gas into our atmosphere has resulted in government regulations like 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO (also ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Sub-metering of natural gas-flexible flow measurement delivers improved accuracy and substantial savings

    Introduction Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011,95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. natural gas production to increase from 23.0 trillion cubic feet in 2011 to 33.1 trillion cubic feet in 2040, a 44% increase. Almost all of this increase in ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Gas Mass Flow Metering - Innovations Promise More Economical Choices- White Paper

    Introduction As the drive towards energy independence in the United States continues at full speed, oil and gas companies are turning to hydraulic fracturing to increase production. Increasingly stringent state and national regulations for flare gas in particular now require the installation of mass flow measurement instruments to measure waste and excess gases burned off as a result ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Applications guide to mass flow measurement in the petroleum industry

    The measurement and control of gas flows in production, refinery, and R&D operations has a direct effect on efficiency, costs, safety, and environmental standards. Sierra mass flow meters and controllers pro- vide direct, fast-response measurement at all levels, to make any opera- tion more effective. Here is a brief summary of the advantages they offer the industry. Direct, Wide-Range ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Two Technologies for Flow Measurement from Outside a Pipe

    Doppler and Transit Time are two very popular types of flow meter for non-invasive measurement of flow in full pipes. We tend to confuse these technologies because they are both ultrasonic and both measure flow by using sensors clamped onto the outside of a pipe. In the real world they actually work best in opposite applications. Success in your installation depends on understanding the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Keeping Everything Flowing - How process technology from ProMinent secures optimal flow for industry

    Do you know about the flow? That warm and fuzzy feeling when everything is running perfectly? Transferred to the field of process technology, this ideal condition has been reached when all components within a processing plant interact perfectly with one another, when processes are executed efficiently, safely and economically and the system is capable of delivering its maximum productivity. To ...

  • Vertical pumps perform oil skimming duties for shell

    The Brent Charlie platform is one of four production platforms serving the Brent Field which is the largest in the UK sector of the North Sea. Installed vertically within one of the platform’s legs, the pumps are required to remove oil from the column and pump it via the reclaimed oil line and crude manifold into storage cells for further processing. Shell Expro required a reliable ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Vertical pumps perform oil skimming duties for shell

    The Brent Charlie platform is one of four production platforms serving the Brent Field which is the largest in the UK sector of the North Sea. Installed vertically within one of the platform’s legs, the pumps are required to remove oil from the column and pump it via the reclaimed oil line and crude manifold into storage cells for further processing. Shell Expro required a reliable ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • AquFlow (formerly Hydroflo) metering pump helps make fireproofing system a success

    Problem: Part of developing innovative technology is making its application as easy for the user as possible. So when W.R.Grace&Co.-Conn. went to market with an accelerator for its Monokote family of fireproofing products, a key priority was making the system user-friendly. The accelerator can save users money because it makes the product more efficient to apply and increases ...

  • Innovative flow control technology supports Australia’s programme for clean LNG

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Control Networks, Services Products: CVA, IQ3 Standard, Skilmatic, EH, GO, CP, GP, HART Rotork flow control products have been selected for applications throughout the giant Queensland coal seam gas-to-LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) projects in Australia. To date, ...


    By Rotork

  • The application of radiation sources in the oil and gas industry and shortages in their services

    Oil and gas industries utilise many radiation sources in various applied radiation-based technologies. Those technologies provide significant benefit to the daily operations of the industry. Gamma emitting sources of Cs-137, Co-60, Ba-133, Am-241 are used in oil and gas well logging, in Multiphase Flow Meter (MPFM) technology at oil and gas production facilities and in transmitted level gauges ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transforming an oil tank into a clean water tank - case study

    It would be an almost impossible task, many would claim, to turn an 86 diameter large Orimulsion 400 tank, that has been out of service for years, into a clean watertank. But this was whatEcologica was contracted to do for their client ENELS.p.A. ENEL S.p.A. chose Italian-based Ecologica S.p.A. as service provider for this tank clean atthe ENEL Central e Federico power plant in Brindisi as they ...


  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Hill Biscuits, Ltd. - Case Study

    Wastewater issues from solidified palm oil combined with flour resulting in high operating costs and surcharges. Plant had conventional grease trap to capture the fat. The two sections of the existing grease trap were isolated and the primary section utilised as the influent source via a dip tube. A 100 GPM Fogbuster Jr, with automated control system was installed with a low shear Moyno pump for ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

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