Vector Success Story – Level Accuracy
Recently, a systems integration customer in New Mexico who specializes in oil pad automation, monitoring and hosting, started experiencing issues with their hydrostatic level for tank batteries – crude, water and gun barrel tanks. The weight of the product was causing fluctuations in measurement readings, overflows and loss of accuracy.
Two of our top salesmen in West Texas and New Mexico, were able to provide a Digital Level Sensor solution. The Electrolab, Inc. Digital Level Sensor provides measurement of fluid levels within a tank. Adding a single control unit allowed the customer to have continuous monitoring on their tank batteries. In addition to Vector’s involvement in the project, Electrolab was extremely helpful in assisting with the application. Their representative came out to New Mexico twice to visit the customer on-site. As a result, the customer was extremely pleased with the service and value Vector and our partners, Electrolab, Inc., were able to provide and, the project was finalized with the purchase of twenty 16ft DLS sticks and five 20ft DLS sticks.
The partnership type relationship with the customer and Electrolab, Inc. is one of many reasons why Vector is consistently able to provide high-level, total solutions.
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The Value of Partnering
To learn more about Electrolab, Inc.’s Digital Level Sensor…click here.
Icon Scientific, the new leader in physical properties analysis for midstream and downstream production, has launched a brand new Viscometer product that joins its expanding range of world-leading process analysers.
Offering a highly accurate and repeatable measurement that determines the dynamic viscosity of a liquid, Viscometer’s flexible operation enables a range of petroleum products to be measured within the repeatability criteria of ASTM D445, including lube oils, lube oil stocks, biodiesel and fuel oils. Kinematic viscosity can also be calculated.
Viscometer’s reliable viscosity measurement is calculated by measuring the differential pressure across a capillary tube held at a constant temperature. Precise temperature control is achieved by immersing the measuring capillary in a small stirred heated oil bath. Viscometer can accommodate a wide range of pressures and temperatures at the inlet and can return sample direct to the process; the use of variable speed metering pump means the single capillary tube can be adapted for the wide range of viscosity measurements required by different products.
By offering an extensive range of measuring temperatures and sample inlet and outlet conditions, the need for additional sample handling components is minimised – enabling Viscometer’s overall system architecture to be streamlined for a more reliable measurement.
Viscometer boasts icon’s next-generation analyser design that integrates a state-of-the-art touchscreen user interface into a robust, explosion-proof housing.
A widescreen graphical user interface, and software that features a wide range of auto validation, calibration and in-built diagnostic options, makes operation simple. Alarm condition may be allocated as active or inactive, with alarms notified on screen and stored in an alarm history. Active alarms can be set to activate a warning alarm contact for notification, or a fatal alarm contact to suspend operation.
Digital control options include Wired Modbus RTU (RS485) and Modbus RTU over Ethernet (TC/IP) available as standard. OPC (wired) is also available.
Viscometer is certified to the latest ATEX, IECEx and TIIS (Japan) standards and is suitable for zone 1 or zone 2 uses, and is ETL listed for the USA and Canada Class 1 Div1 Group CD, depending on application.
“Accuracy is crucial when determining a product’s resistance to flow, with even minor measurement errors potentially costing producers hundreds of thousands of dollars if a blend adjustment is made,” says Kevin Fogarty, Managing Director, Icon Scientific.
“By engineering our optimised measurement technology on a proven testing method, Viscometer delivers an exceptionally accurate and trustworthy measurement.
For more information about viscometer visit: www.iconscientific.com/viscometer
Greater efficiency on the well pad reduces operating expenses while increasing production.
Understanding your challenges and providing the solutions you need.
Personnel in oil and gas production face several challenges preventing them from efficiently managing their facilities. Through the use of innovative, reliable technologies such as instrumentation, operators can gain valuable insight to key variables impacting the well pad.
Increased operational efficiency With the current market conditions, operational efficiency has become even more important in your existing well heads. This also showcases a greater need…..
In an industry first, Icon Scientific, a world leader in process physical property analyzers is celebrating five years of consecutive use of one of its first Cloud Point analyzers, installed in a French refinery in 2010. Read the full PRESS RELEASE
Now the single-source provider of products, services and solutions for all industrial industries
Effective April 1, 2015, Vector Controls and Automation Group and Endress+Hauser will be teaming up to provide customers with a single-source supplier for all sales, service and solutions in all markets and industries across the greater Houston area. This is in addition to Vector CAG’s coverage throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and portions of Illinois, Arkansas and Texas.
“As our guiding success principal, we feel it is important that we continue to develop long-term, exclusive and intensely more aligned relationships with our key suppliers,” says Jared Boudreaux, President, Vector CAG. “We are very excited for this opportunity that our Endress+Hauser partner has entrusted with Vector CAG.”
An unrivaled offering
This strategic realignment between Endress+Hauser and Vector CAG means an unrivaled offering of products, services and solutions for their customers across all industries including oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), chemical/petrochemical, food and beverage, water/wastewater, primaries and metals, life sciences, power and energy.
Added value for customers
Through offering a diversified portfolio, Vector CAG can provide its customers with a single, trusted advisor to solve any problems they are faced with in the industry. This also means additional capabilities to support customers’ service needs.
“Endress+Hauser strongly believes in order for our organization to thrive and be successful in the local markets we serve, we must continue to over-proportionally invest in our representatives,” says Kevin Bischoping, VP of Sales, Endress+Hauser.”
Vector and Schneider Electric will be hosting two seminars about DNP3 Protocol and how it is rapidly replacing todays standard protocol, “Modbus”. The seminars will be a half day each, one in San Marcos on April 1st and one in Houston on April 2nd. Click HERE for more details and to register.
Vector is proud to announce its new exclusive agreement with PLT to offer complete level measurement solutions. According to Chris Fournet, Sr. Application Specialist for Vector, “PLT has always made the best Level Gage products in the area. Their quality, service and availability are unmatched. We are excited to represent them and assist our customers with complete level packages.”
Vector CAG has partnered with Viatran (a Dynisco business) for all industries in Texas and New Mexico. According to Jared Boudreaux, President of Vector, “Viatran is the leader in providing pressure and level transmitters, particularly in the Upstream business. At Vector, we couldn’t be more excited about partnering with their sales, engineering support and manufacturing team that has been known for providing high quality products and customer service for over 50 years.”
Compass Controls & Instrumentation and Vector Controls and Automation Group announce a merger to offer a unique package of products, services and experience to its customers in process control and automation
Vector CAG has signed on with Icon to help bring their CloudPoint, FreezePoint, FlashPoint, VapourPressure and ColourOpacity solutions to the US market