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Make your membrane filtration water treatment more efficient

Membrane based processes need to be monitored closely in order to ensure quality and availability

Provided by Endress+Hauser: Seawater desalination, water reuse and other modern processes use membrane filtration water treatment technologies. They have proven to be highly reliable and are more frequently being implemented commercially. Economically speaking, the task is to find the right balance in order to obtain longer filtration system cleaning cycles all while avoiding irreversible membrane blockages or damages.  Read more on the value of these technologies here.

Vector Control and Automation Group provides systems integration for reliable water solutions. Learn more about our offerings here.

Application Success – Refining – Flow

Refineries that use liquid phase Raman analyzers typically have a need for a flow meter. The standard flow meter on an analyzer system would be a FCI flow instrument. These devices do not work for low flows. Typically, between 3-20gpm, and on smaller analyzers it could be lower too like 10-20GPH. In addition to the ability to accurately and reliably measure these low flows, one can also strip the secondary, and tertiary variable to get density, and temperature which are important to verify that the sample coming into the analyzer is up to specification.

By being able to offer a full range 4-20mA signal on loop powered meters we give the user a better solution while others only broadcast a 12-20mA output; losing the lower or upper end of the range, depending on set up. If the site is not utilizing HART then they would need use another transmitter to get multiple 4-20mA for flow, density and temperature. Our small footprint and the ability to have a VCO fittings are other reasons the Promass is beneficial.

More information on this flow meter can be found on the Vector website. Contact us if you any have questions regarding flow meters specific to the Oil and Gas industry.

 

Great beer with the right instruments

How does a brew master align themselves with the right instruments to make the perfect beverage?

What are your big plans this weekend? Are you going to be enjoying some sort of cold beverage by the pool or possibly going to a friend’s house? Either way many of us are deciding what type of beer to purchase and enjoy.

How do we mix the enjoyment of a great beer and the art/science of creating it?  Brewing is a combination of art and science and great brewers are blessed with a little of both. The artist chooses the ingredients and balances the flavors and aromas of the finished product. While the scientist understands and carefully orchestrates a symphony of chemical reactions between the grain, the water, the hops, and the yeast.

The idea is simple for great beer: roast and steep your barley, boil it in water and flavor it with the right amount of hops.  But what about the right instrumentation for inventory monitoring? How do you make sure that you tank level is correct? Or even the batching concentration between your ingredients? Products like the Proline Promag H electromagnetic flowmeter provide real-time monitoring and control which helps reduce cleaning time and offers full traceability. The meters also include a temperature and conductivity output in addition to flow value.  Temperature plus flow generate beer production that cost effective and tastes great.

Proline Promag H electromagnetic flowmeter

 

The brew master also must consider pH balance when devising the perfect brew. Start with the right hydrogen ion concentration and your solution has the beginnings of an awesome beer.  With a various mix of water and hops brew masters need a simple technology like the Digital pH sensor Orbisint CPS11D for accurate measurement and accountability. This also enables predictive maintenance due to the storage of sensor and process-specific data so brew masters don’t have to guess every time they create a new concoction.

 

Digital pH sensor Orbisint CPS11D

There are many pieces to the creation and development of beer. Whether it’s the art or the science it still comes down to the correct instruments for reliability safety and accuracy. Using a single source or complete provider for all your relevant processes is probably your best choice for your next brewery endeavor.

Read more on the food and beverage solution from systems integrator Vector Control and Automation.

Flow Measurement

Level Measurement

White paper: Improving your brewery without breaking the bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15th Coriolis Mass Flow Technology Course

 

Interested in learning more about Coriolis Mass Flow Technology? Vector University now offers a one day course specific to maintenance engineers and technicians. During this one day course some key points you will learn:

Understanding the Coriolis principle

Learn about new Coriolis flow technology now available 

Best Practices for troubleshooting and repair

Real hands on training with a working process skid and on-line instrumentation

Lastly all of our classes are taught by a factory trained instructors with process industry experience. Classes fill up quickly so register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the flexibility of your processes with modular device couplers and redundant power supplies

Whether you need flexible expansion with modular versions or maximum channel density with devices in a block design Phoenix Contact has the right fieldbus device coupler for every scenario. Read more. 

Check out our latest job opportunities

 

Vector Controls LLC, dba Vector Controls and Automation Group (CAG) was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.  Interested in joining us? Click here to check out our current job opportunities. Create the future you want!

June 5th Webinar: 3 ways to improve your crude oil distillation and fractional column processes

 

Distillation is one of the oil refining industry’s core processes. In this webinar sponsored by Endress +  Hauser you will learn how you can improve your mass balance with modern flow meters. Traditionally, float, displacer and hydrostatic level technologies have been used, but these technologies are particularly vulnerable to changes in fluid and process conditions, such as blocking due to build-up. In addition, a common challenge is the potential product leakage in mechanical level devices in bypass chambers. We will also address more advanced technologies to make your refinery process more efficient and safe. Link here to register.