is the price for stopping the process completely, assuming a liquid flow velocity of 2.0 m/s, a standard DN 50/ line, a flow rate around 15,000l/ hour, with a value of 0.30 USD/ l.
When first installed, mechanical meters work fine. But better measurement alternatives will ensure maximum process safety and performance, and prevent your precious time and energy being spent on instrument maintenance. Why compromise your processes, or risk an expensive shutdown because of aging technology that has reached its limits? It’s time to replace mechanical meters and other outdated measurement technologies with instrumentation that reliably performs under all process conditions.
Our commitment to you is to support, service, and optimize your processes, wherever you are located around the globe. We bring our industry expertise, process knowledge, a uniform approach with clear procedures, and best alternative technologies to support your shift from aging mechanical meters and other outdated instrumentation. In short, we help you ensure that critical measuring tasks are entrusted to modern, accurate, and reliable technologies to safeguard your process performance.
Compliance with safety API 2350 recommendations
Reduced engineering and commissioning time
Greater process availability & reliability, and reduced maintenance costs
Increased output and better product quality; lowest total cost of ownership
Integrated diagnostics, verification and monitoring; safe processes ensured by Heartbeat technology. Proof testing intervals up to 12 years
Floats and displacers are still widely used for interface and overall level measurements. But they need a lot of maintenance to ensure accuracy, along with continuous adjustments for varying crude oil densities. This can result in high maintenance efforts in remote crude oil gathering units. With modern accurate guided wave radar or radiometric measuring technologies, you reduce maintenance and assure crude oil quality, ready to dispatch to the refinery.
Know what is going on – make your separator transparent with the Levelflex FMP55 and FMP51 family of guided radar level instruments
Avoid liquid carryover in the gas leg and control the water-oil level interface
Reduce maintenance, and remote configuration is possible
Chemical injections into process lines and fluids are daily business in oilfield services and in the production & processing of oil and gas. Each chemical injection skid has its own critical measuring tasks. You need a full range of measurement instrumentation that performs under harsh conditions, together with skid design services to protect your people and infrastructure, improve productivity, reduce costs, and avoid downtime.
Reduced chemical consumption and better control with Coriolis flowmeters. Two-wire technology saves weight and space
Quick-response pressure transmitters for fast and accurate injection-pressure feedback. Stored settings reduce replacement commissioning time and improve safety
The latest inventory management and IIoT technology to ensure you never run out of chemicals and can replenish at the lowest cost
Maximizing the feed rate of the crude distillation column while ensuring the mixture of crude types meets environmental specifications is a must. Here, modernizing your level measurement technologies can avoid costly shutdowns. In vacuum distillation, varying ambient temperatures jeopardizes the reliability of traditional differential pressure (dp) measurement using capillaries. In addition, mechanical and thermal impacts can destroy the capillaries every few months.
Guided wave radar (Levelflex) level measurement in the distillation column is the reliable alternative to displacers (compliant with API2350 – functional safety) as it is not affected by density and temperature changes
Avoid faulty measurement and vacuum distillation downtime with a reliable, accurate, and responsive electronic dp system. Process risks are minimized by architecture and design
Accurate density measurement is essential for volumetric custody transfer applications and meter proving. Density is also a key indicator of process fluid quality. Legacy liquid density transducers drift over time, requiring regular recalibration, and are sensitive to changing process conditions and fluid properties like viscosity. Eliminate these disadvantages with a modern densitometer that guarantees unequaled density measurement under fluctuating, real-world conditions.
Achieve greater precision under real process conditions with the Promass Q Coriolis flowmeter
Highest measurement accuracy for mass flow, density and temperature, with real-time compensation for fluctuating process conditions
Assured product quality with Heartbeat technology
Save time – no maintenance or calibration effort needed
Floats are very often used in level applications because of their costs. Nevertheless, their reliability is affected by density variations, and they are prone to build-up over time which causes inaccurate or no (jamming/ blocking) measurement. This leads to high maintenance costs due to needed regular cleaning and dismantling, and proof testing is therefore time consuming and made difficult. Replace your floats with vibronic limit switches and gain in availability and safety.
Less time spent in maintenance, checking and cleaning
Self-monitoring device with SIL3 capabilities (compliance with API 2350)
Proof testing intervals up to 12 years
Existing flow meter technologies such as positive displacement (PD), turbine, variable area (VA or Rotameter) and differential pressure (DP) - once the best-fit or only solution for some applications - are no longer the only choice. Today, modern flow technologies such as vortex, ultrasonic and Coriolis are much more reliable alternatives, especially when a plant's process needs improvement.
Cost savings in respect of cabling work
Superior performance and less maintenance
Direct mass flow measurement
At Endress+Hauser, we are driven by a spirit of innovation always with your benefits in mind. We make sure to provide you with the best solutions while ensuring process safety. Our experienced team of engineers help design and select the right meters for your critical measuring points. We believe in sustainable relationships and are here for the long haul.
patent applications filed in 2017
total cost of ownership savings offered by electronic dP
field instruments installed worldwide