Natural Gas Monitoring Articles

  • Corona 1010 for charged aerosol detection

    Charged Aerosol Detection (CAD) is a detector with high sensitivity and good repeatability used to detect most non-volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds. Its uses cover a wide range of applications, including analysis of pharmaceutical ingredients, analysis of natural products, and analysis of sugars, proteins and surfactants. Nitrogen gas plays multiple roles of atomization, drying and ...

  • TBox RTU`s Help Deliver Digital Transformation for Southwest Gas Field. - Case Study

    About the Client The PetroChina Southwest Oil and Gas Field Company Chongqing Gas Mine is located in the jurisdiction of 8 natural gas production and gas transmission areas, with 277 industrial gas wells and a daily production capacity of 20 million cubic meters. Project Overview As part of a digital upgrade project, the client wanted to improve monitoring of key ...

  • Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council Meet in Houston in November

    The Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council met on November 6-7 in Houston to discuss ongoing support of the critical infrastructure sector and coordination with government agencies. ILTA’s Peter Lidiak represented the terminal industry at the meeting. The SCC, which represents both trade associations and individual member companies, continues to work on issues around emergency ...

  • OGI Market and Uses

    Many industries involve the usage or dismissal of gases as part of its daily routines. Leaks of Green House Gases (GHG) from process and transport systems in these industries contribute to global warming, expose employees to health hazards and risk of explosion, and represent enormous economic losses for the companies involved. “EyeCGas®” – ...


    By EyeCGas -OGI by OPGAL

  • Water flow sensor saves school board thousands of dollars - Case Study

    SUMMARY Jessica Kukac is the Environmental & Energy Systems Coordinator with the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). She oversees utility costs and monitors consumption of electricity, water, and natural gas for over 120 schools and public buildings, across 16 different municipalities. After installing the Alert Labs Flowie water flow sensor at one of the schools, she ...


    By Alert Labs Inc.

  • Fiberglass manufacturing requires precise gas ratio control – Case Study

    Fiberglass insulation manufacturing is almost akin to making cotton candy!  A mixture of silica and other components are melted and passed through a spinning extruder, then rapidly cooled with compressed air. As older fiberglass manufacturing plants have demonstrated, manual ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Glass manufacturer controls gas ratios - Case Study

    For a specialty glass manufacturer that constructs high-quality glass containers for the pharmaceutical and analytical industry, manual control of air and natural gas flow to the burner tip had resulted in unacceptable levels of rejected material, as well as excessive gas consumption. The process engineers were seeking methods to improve glass quality, reduce raw material waste, and increase ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Controlling natural gas usage costs – Case Study

    A large American engine manufacturer required mass flow meters to measure natural gas usage in each of the eleven buildings on their campus. Natural gas is used to fire furnaces and other equipment. Because each facility is a separate profit center, fuel and utility costs are allocated by building. They must also provide an accurate usage report of natural gas to the Department of Natural ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Tuning combustion ratios in the field - Case Study

    For a major European gas manufacturer, the burner control systems in their power generators had long relied on three different technologies for natural gas mass flow measurement. These included a rotameter with integrated microprocessor to calculate  density, a turbine meter with a fixed correction factor, and a thermal mass flow meter. The rotameter's poor rangeability (1:3) and fixed ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Advanced thermal dispersion mass flowmeters

    Thermal dispersion (TD) mass flowmeters measure the mass flowrate of fluids (primarily gases) flowing through a closed conduit, such as a pipe. This article describes the operation and installation of TD mass flowmeters, and gives the reader information about what applications these meters are most suited for. Background The first general description of TD mass flowmeters is ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Advantages of flexible flow measurement in sub-metering of natural gas

    The ability to measure gas flow more accurately with sub-metering based on a new technology, can result in substantial savings. Natural Gas: An Abundant Resource 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. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Water Flow Sensor Saves School Board Thousands of Dollars

    Water flow sensor detects leaks, reduces water bills Watch video of Jessica Kukac, Environmental & Energy Systems Coordinator, Simcoe County District School Board explaining how Flowie saved her school tens of thousands of dollars in water costs. Summary Jessica Kukac is the Environmental & Energy Systems ...


    By Alert Labs Inc.

  • Metrology and on-line gas chromatography on sulfur compounds in natural gas

    Introduction With increased scrutiny and regulation on Natural Gas (NG) pipeline operators and distribution companies to accurately measure, odorize and report sulphur levels in the product the need is greater than ever for a precise way to perform the measurement. The on-going development of Gas Chromatographs (GC) with sulfur specific detectors, coupled with an increased need for ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Feature: Permian oil producers have a natural gas problem

    A natural gas bottleneck in the Permian Basin could force oil producers to shut wells or seek waivers to flare large amounts of natural gas if takeaway capacity does not catch up by the end of this year. Lack of natural gas pipelines could impact oil output Producers may seek to expand flaring to keep oil flowing Citi says severe glut ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • What is the difference between a gas analyser and a gas monitor?

    Technically, there does not have to be any difference at all. However, semantically, “analysis” might suggest something more scientific with higher precision and better performance than a simple “monitor” which possibly suggests a more indicative output where precision is of less importance. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • A Brief History of Stevens' 116 Year Chart Recorder Legacy

    The legendary mechanical chart recorder for environmental monitoring dates back to 1911, when John C. Stevens invented the Type A chart recorder. In 1906, J.C. Stevens was the Hydrographer for the USGS out of Portland, Oregon, and was soon promoted to District Engineer.  While with the USGS, he realized that hiring local citizens to observe and record height of water was not accurate or ...

  • AMETEK Land reintroduces continuous emissions monitoring system for smaller combustion processes

    AMETEK Land announces the reintroduction of the FGA 900 Series, its compact and fully integrated continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) for flue gas measurements on processes burning natural gas and biomass.  ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • A Hazardous Road to Success

    Chromatotec have established themselves in the Forefront of Sulphur Analysis in Hazardous Areas. Their latest Enhancement of their MEDOR range has Augmented their Rapid Rise in this Expanding Market. Most natural gas production and exploitation sites are considered to be hazardous area. This is certainly the case when it comes to Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) sites. It is vital ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Now Measure All Flow Energy in Your Facility - One Solution - Three Metering Technologies

    Facilities managers at large facilities often have the challenging task of managing all the flow energy in their facility with the mandate from upper management to save money on energy costs. To accomplish this goal, it’s critical to get accurate flow measurement data of the flow energy in your facility such as: natural gas, compressed air, steam, chilled and hot water. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Ltd

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