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  • Analysers and next generation SRU control

    Analysers and next generation SRU control

    The history of on-line process analytics is a relatively short one. Development was driven by the need for process control of high value hydrocarbonbased products. The first on-line analyser applications came during the second war. Rapid development ...

    S. Simmonds;Randy Hauer

  • AMETEK PI wins stack gas/emissions analyzer category bronze medal award in control magazine reader choice awards

    AMETEK PI wins stack gas/emissions analyzer category bronze medal award in control magazine reader choice awards

    Every single interaction between customer and supplier is an oppor-tunity for providing good solutions. After awhile, these positive mo-ments really begin to add up. Despite the huge effort and extreme consistency required, the best vendors almost ...

  • AMETEK THERMOX Introduces the WDG-V Combustion Analyzer

    AMETEK THERMOX Introduces the WDG-V Combustion Analyzer

    Abstract AMETEK THERMOX Introduces the 5th Generation THERMOX Combustion Gas Analyzer in a CONTROL Magazine Exclusive. WDG analyzers are based on a zirconium oxide cell that provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for measuring excess ...

  • The analysis of carbon dioxide in natural gas

    The analysis of carbon dioxide in natural gas

    Abstract The composition of natural gas varies but consists mainly of methane and varying amounts of heavier aliphatic hydrocarbons, nitrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Cement and Lime Kilns case study

    Cement and Lime Kilns case study

    Cement and Lime Kilns PROCESS DESCRIPTION Cement, lime and gypsum manufacturing processes have in common the mixing of inorganic minerals calcined at high temperatures typically using rotary kilns (vertical kilns are also used). CEMENT Regular ...

  • Biofuel Process Analysis case study

    Biofuel Process Analysis case study

    We are a global leader AMETEK, Inc. is a leading diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. We have over 11,000 colleagues at more than 80 plants across the United States and in 14 countries around the world. ...

  • Low level moisture measurement in Natural gas using a Lunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (tdlas) based laser case study

    Low level moisture measurement in Natural gas using a Lunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (tdlas) based laser case study

    Introduction The measurement of water vapor in natural gas has long been of industrial importance, and has been addressed by a variety of analytical techniques over the years. Chief among these techniques has been the quartz crystal microbalance ...

  • Model 5100 Verification/Validation case study

    Model 5100 Verification/Validation case study

    Background Many sensors used in gas analyzer systems come into direct contact with the process gas, and there is the potential for degradation over time especially with streams that contain contaminants like glycol, moderate to high levels of ...

  • Continuous measurement of Process oxygen for Claus sulfur recovery unit (sru) start-ups and shut-downs case study

    Continuous measurement of Process oxygen for Claus sulfur recovery unit (sru) start-ups and shut-downs case study

    During start-up and shut-down, any time a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) transitions from ambient temperature through fuel gas warm up to the introduction of acid gas, measurement of 02 stoichiometry is critical. Historically, operators have manually ...

  • Carbon dioxide gas case study

    Carbon dioxide gas case study

    Application Moisture] is measured in carbon dioxide gas pipelines and processing plants. Problem The presence of moisture in carbon dioxide gas promotes corrosion. Perhaps more significant is the fact that moisture will readily form ice when ...

  • Drying plastic resin pellets in injection- Molding & Extrusion processes case study

    Drying plastic resin pellets in injection- Molding & Extrusion processes case study

    Application Moisture concentrations are measured in the dry purge air used to remove moisture from a hopper containing plastic resin pellets used in injection-molding and extrusion processes. Problem Moisture contaminates the plastic resin pellets ...

  • Argon and Nitrogen in Glove Boxes and Blanketed Chambers case study

    Argon and Nitrogen in Glove Boxes and Blanketed Chambers case study

    Application Moisture is measured in argon or nitrogen when it is used as a blanketing gas in glove boxes and other blanketed applications. Problem The presence of moisture in the blanket gas for a glove box causes serious contamination problems ...

  • Hydrogen-cooled electric generators case study

    Hydrogen-cooled electric generators case study

    Application Moisture contamination is measured in the hydrogen gas used to cool large stationary electric generators. Problem Hydrogen is used to cool the bearings and other rotating parts of large stationary electric generators. Hydrogen is the ...

  • Heat treatment of steels and other metals case study

    Heat treatment of steels and other metals case study

    Application Moisture is measured in the blanketing gases that are used in the treatment of steel. Problem Inert blanketing gases are required during the heat treatment of steels to prevent oxidation of the metal product. At heat-treating ...

  • Hydrogen annealing ovens case study

    Hydrogen annealing ovens case study

    Application Moisture is measured in hydrogen annealing ovens. Problem Hydrogen gas is used in annealing furnaces manufacturing stainless steel and other metal parts. High-moisture concentrations in the hydrogen will oxidize the metal, resulting in ...

  • Instrument air case study

    Instrument air case study

    Application Moisture is measured in instrument air to ensure that the air is properly dried. Problem Instrument air is used through-out a facility to protect delicate electronics, instruments, and to operate key process actuators. Many instruments ...

  • Monitoring Air/Fuel Mixtures in Glass and Glass Fiber Manufacturing case study

    Monitoring Air/Fuel Mixtures in Glass and Glass Fiber Manufacturing case study

    Measurement of Premix Gas. To produce the desired flame in a glass forehearth or when making fiberglass (glass fiber) insulation, an air/fuel pre-mixer is used. The pre-mixer combines compressed natural gas or propane with air and this mixture is ...

  • The Other Side of Zirconium Oxide case study

    The Other Side of Zirconium Oxide case study

    Regular Fuel Efficiency Applications Separate Oxygen and Combustibles Sensors In standard flue gas applications for Thermox analyzers, the user generally tries to extract the maximum energy from the fuel and transfers as much of that energy as ...

  • LinkBus RIMS case study

    LinkBus RIMS case study

    For a variety of reasons, decreasing resources are causing plant operators in the process and utility industries to look for more efficient ways of monitoring and servicing their instrumentation. The analyzer maintenance department may have been ...

  • Sample System Best Practices for Water and Hydrocarbon DP Applications

    Sample System Best Practices for Water and Hydrocarbon DP Applications

    Abstract Sampling techniques for BTU and moisture measurements are well understood but applications beyond the routine requires additional attention to detail. Two such applications are the subject of this paper. The first is the measurement of low ...

    Daniel R. Potter;Colin Blakemore;Randy Hauer