The next two posts in our Lift Station Solutions blog series will discuss the benefits of continuous level measurement and point level measurement. As you’ll notice, there are many options available for level measurement. Finding the right choice doesn’t have to be difficult and we are happy to go through the different options with you…
Previously on Lift Station Solutions we discussed the need for proper maintenance. Proper maintenance begins with a thoroughly designed lift station, especially when it comes to protecting the entire system from natural phenomena. Surge protection is a critical piece of any process and should not be overlooked. Proper surge protection can mean saving you from costly power surges, failures, lightning strikes, etc. These natural, and too often, occurrences can wreak havoc on your lift station. Surge protection should be on each incoming and outgoing electrical line, radio, and control piece. It should also be located on each individual instrument when and where applicable. Failure to protect against natural surge issues can be costly to the environment due to potential pressure surge and the utilities’ bottom line from replacing instrumentation and other necessary equipment.
You can see from the below list of solutions, there is a lot of area to cover in regard to surge protection at a lift station!
The ability to communicate with different aspects of a lift station is crucial to proper maintenance. With the right SCADA software and use of wireless data radios to communicate with the control room, a lift station is sure to run smoothly and without major and costly issues from lack of maintenance. The benefits from maintaining a lift station using telemetry and SCADA are numerous and invaluable and include reduced liability from leakage, minimal capital costs, and a better use of personnel’s time.
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Heat tracing is a critical piece of process maintenance for quality, financial and safety reasons, and failure to do so can become costly. By maintaining fluid temperature, heat tracing is used to keep product flowing, pipes from bursting and to prevent potential blockages. Not only are pipes protected when heat trace technology is implemented, but valves, compressors, pumps and other instrumentation are as well.
This week the Vector sales team in West Texas and Oklahoma is gearing up for the launch of our newest partner – Raychem.
Pentair Thermal is a full service designer and integrator of optimized heat management systems. Raychem, a division of Pentair Thermal, offers thermal building and industrial heat tracing solutions and products including heating cables, controls and monitors, connection kits, fire rated wiring cables and other engineered solutions and accessories. Heating cables range from self-regulating to power-limiting and include options for polymer insulated or mineral insulated.
We believe that Raychem is a great compliment to our product portfolio and we are excited to help you with all of your unique process maintenance needs!
Your Level Experts
Our partners over at Endress+Hauser recently launched a new microsite for all things level!
No matter what industry you’re in, this microsite (www.yourlevelexperts.com) is an incredible resource for all of your level applications. The new microsite offers guidance on Heartbeat™ and Blue tooth® technologies, as well as microwave barriers for bulk solids all the way to radar instrumentation for non-contact, maintenance free measurement.
Our partnership with Endress+Hauser allows us to take engineering expertise of more than 60 years, couple it with the most complete instrumentation portfolio to give you a fully optimized automation process for your unique and individual applications.
Go see what all the excitement is about >>>
The final rule we will cover as part of our Refinery Sector Ruling blog series is the elimination of exemptions of the emission limits for uncontrolled releases during startup, shutdown and malfunction events.
Operators will need to install flare gas recovery units, or modify their startup procedures to eliminate these events. Vector is happy to provide consultation and support during this time and can provide the instruments as measurement intelligence on the process conditions.
Vector is ready and able to help you with your RSR compliance checklist. We want to see our customers improve processes, save time and money, and make a higher profit while satisfying EPA requirements. Call us or send us a note today to get started!
Miss something? Click on one of the titles below to check out what Vector has to offer for these major portions of the Refinery Sector Ruling:
Continuous, but not necessarily real-time, monitoring, to improve the management of fugitive emissions from leaking equipment, wastewater treatment, etc.
Flares must now meet the following operating conditions:
Continuously lit pilot flame at all times
Pressure relief devices (flow monitor, pressure monitor, motion detector on the valve stem, magnetic sensor or rupture disk indicator) must be equipped with a monitor to identify a pressure release, record the time and duration and notify an operator that a release has occurred.