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The Biggest LNG Vessel in the World Arrives in Turkey

Posted on 14/11/17, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

The biggest liquid natural gas (LNG) transporting, storage and regasification vessel ever is due to begin operation in November from its location in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey. As long as the Eiffel Tower is tall, this ship can hold 263,000 cubic meters of LNG and was recently named the MOL FSRU Challenger in a ceremony in South Korea. It was built by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd… read the rest of “The Biggest LNG Vessel in the World Arrives in Turkey”

A new integrated energy centre to power the future

Posted on 28/09/17, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, News | No Comments

With such ambitious carbon reduction targets, the UK is coming under increasing pressure to find new and innovative ways to decarbonise the way we generate heat, store energy and transport people and goods. To this end, Newcastle University, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and Northern Powergrid have launched InTEGReL – Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory – to bring together the best minds to work collaboratively to develop new energy

Is this the Future of Biofuel?

Posted on 14/08/17, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, News | No Comments

Recent breakthroughs in the world of biofuel could negate many of the drawbacks of using it. As a far more sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel, it seems strange that biofuel is not more popular but the way biofuels are currently produced makes them a less viable option. Despite this, companies including aviation companies are looking into ways to use biofuels to make their operations more environmentally friendly. This comes amid… read the rest of “Is this the Future of Biofuel?”

The Role of New Technology in Making Oil and Gas More Efficient

Posted on 14/07/17, filed under Flow Computer, News, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

Despite recent increases in investment and the very gradual return of optimism in the industry, oil and gas prices continue to remain low and, thus, companies are still feeling the pinch. Gone are the days when an oil company could increase their profits by simply producing more oil. Now the focus must be on slicker and more efficient operations to drive down costs and new technology is playing a vital… read the rest of “The Role of New Technology in Making Oil and Gas More Efficient”

The Evolution of our SFC3000 Flow Measurement Computer

Posted on 11/04/17, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

When Exiflow Measurement originally designed the SFC3000 flow measurement computer, we knew it would need to be flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate the changing needs of the worldwide liquid hydro-carbon and gas measurement industry without the need for the hardware to be further updated to accommodate these requirements.

Since its creation in 2009, the SFC3000 has undergone many major software updates to improve its functionality and add… read the rest of “The Evolution of our SFC3000 Flow Measurement Computer”

Gas Demand Across European Union To Increase by 7% in 2015

Posted on 18/11/15, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

After four years of decline, European gas demand is estimated to increase by 7% in 2015 with respect to last year according to the latest forecast from Eurogas, the gas association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors. The first half of 2015 saw a significant increase of approximately 9% in demand, compared with the same period in 2014. This estimate comes from their annual survey, covering approximately… read the rest of “Gas Demand Across European Union To Increase by 7% in 2015”

The outlook for the chemicals industry

Posted on 26/05/15, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

When it comes to the current outlook for the chemicals industry it is definitely a tale of two continents. While the prospects for the chemicals industry look healthy in the USA, at least in the medium term, it is a much more uncertain outlook on the other side of the Atlantic.

Plentiful supplies of shale gas in the US have brought down the cost of raw materials and… read the rest of “The outlook for the chemicals industry”

From country to city – extending the benefits of biogas

Posted on 25/02/15, filed under Flow Computer, News, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

Millions of small biogas plants are used by rural households across Africa and India, saving families from the arduous work of gathering wood for fuel – and saving trees too.  

Now policymakers are recognising that by developing large biogas plants they can provide energy for their ever-expanding urban populations.

‘Biogas’ refers to the gases – mainly methane and carbon dioxide – produced when organic matter is broken… read the rest of “From country to city – extending the benefits of biogas”

Sponge technology points the way to solar steam-powered desalination plants

Posted on 02/12/14, filed under Flow Computer, News | No Comments

The last century has seen the world’s demand for water grow twice as fast as the population.  With fresh water becoming increasingly scarce, governments are looking to new desalination technologies to meet future needs.  

Remote regions where the sun is the only available form of energy have the most to gain from the solar steam experiments being carried out by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of… read the rest of “Sponge technology points the way to solar steam-powered desalination plants”

Which is the Best Flow Meter for Bunkering?

Posted on 04/11/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

Now with more pressure to take care of the environment and high bunker fuel costs, the shipping industry has to carefully monitor operating expenditure and fuel consumption. There have been longstanding methods to measure fuel consumption, such as tank measurements and noon reporting. But with high accuracy becoming increasingly important for ship owners and operators, the use of fuel flow meters for shipping operations is growing in popularity.… read the rest of “Which is the Best Flow Meter for Bunkering? ”

Flow Computers – why flow meters need them

Posted on 05/08/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

If flow meters are the legs of flow measurement, flow computers are the brain. As the complexity and scale of energy systems increase flow computers provide an automated, accurate and efficient solution to enhance flow measurement, control and data management.  

How flow computers work

Flow meters sense the gas or liquid properties flowing through the pipes; the flow computer computes these raw signals and interprets it into… read the rest of “Flow Computers – why flow meters need them”

Liquid Solutions – Flow Meters for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted on 09/07/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, Industries | No Comments

In an industry where sterilisation is crucial and flow meters need to be contactless and sanitary, clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters are ideal for the pharmaceutical industry.

The pharmaceutical industry use flow meters to measure the flow of two different types of pharmaceutical water – sterile purified water (PW) and water for injection (WFI) – where the water has been purified to be used for the preparation of products for… read the rest of “Liquid Solutions – Flow Meters for the Pharmaceutical Industry ”

The Wave Machine: Advantages of Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Posted on 17/06/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

An ultrasonic flow meter uses ultrasound to measure the velocity of liquid flow in order to determine the volume of the liquid flow.  

How Ultrasonic Flow Meters Work

Ultrasonic transducers are clamped onto the external surface of a pipe and generate ultrasonic pulses (sound waves) through the pipe. The liquid flow inside the pipe creates time differences in the pulses, which are examined by the flow meter… read the rest of “The Wave Machine: Advantages of Ultrasonic Flow Meters”

What’s on the Pipeline – Flow Measurement for Marine and Shipbuilding

Posted on 06/05/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, Industries | No Comments

Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters were invented as a portable tool to allow marine engineers to measure the flow rates of various liquids on ships, and for the ship building and maintenance industry to do the same for commercial and military vessels, including submarines.  

The complex fluid systems on large ships comprise of many kilometres of pipe, carrying a variety of fluids, such as fuel, oil, cooling and heating… read the rest of “What’s on the Pipeline - Flow Measurement for Marine and Shipbuilding ”

Turbine Flow Meters – how they work and what they are good for

Posted on 08/04/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, Fresh News | No Comments

Turbine flow meters are used to measure the velocity of liquids, gases and vapours in pipes, eg. hydrocarbons, water, chemicals, cryogenic liquids, air and industrial gases. In order to achieve a higher accuracy in measuring temperature, pressure, and fluid properties, turbine flow meters incorporate flow computer functionality.

How does it work?
As the fluid or steam passes through the turbine flow meter the rotor spins as a result of… read the rest of “Turbine Flow Meters – how they work and what they are good for ”

Flow Measurement Saves Miners Lives

Posted on 17/03/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, Industries | No Comments

Underground mines can be dangerous places, where potentially harmful gases need to be monitored and controlled to reduce risks of explosions and allow standard mining operations to take place. So how can flow measurement be used in the mining industry and how does it reduce these risks?

Controlling the mine atmosphere
Conditions in a mine must be carefully monitored and maintained. This requires constant measurement of the levels… read the rest of “Flow Measurement Saves Miners Lives”

Coriolis Mass Flow Meters

Posted on 11/02/14, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

Coriolis mass flow meters measure the mass flow and density of liquids such as water, acids, caustic, chemicals and gases/vapors.

The coriolis mass flow meter tubes are designed so they are linear and dip into a ‘U’ shape (perpendicular to the flow direction), to then carry on in a linear direction. Coriolis forces are generated when the fluid flows through the tubes and oscillate and twist perpendicular to the… read the rest of “Coriolis Mass Flow Meters”

4 Types of Steam Flow Meters to Improve Plant Efficiency

Posted on 09/12/13, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement | No Comments

Steam flow measurement can improve energy efficiency; therefore it has increased in interest. Before you start to measure steam flow rate it is beneficial to know the different options of flow metres to improve accuracy depending on its use.

Differential Pressure Flow Meter
Differential pressure (DP) flow meters measure the flow of steam through a pipe. A manmade constriction within the pipe creates a pressure drop and when the… read the rest of “4 Types of Steam Flow Meters to Improve Plant Efficiency”

How is Steam Flow Measured?

Posted on 18/11/13, filed under Flow Computer, Flow Measurement, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

Steam flow measurement accounts for a large proportion of the flow measurement industry. There are seven different models of flow meters alone to measure steam flow.

Steam is a source of power and is used widely by a number of industries; its main usage being in process plants and power generation.

But steam can prove to be a very difficult gas or liquid (depending on its state). Nevertheless… read the rest of “How is Steam Flow Measured?”

Flow Computers: Quality Management

Posted on 26/09/13, filed under Flow Computer, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

While your flow computers are busy controlling and monitoring, what is monitoring them? As a vital component of any flow measurement system, flow computers should have a strict set of regulations.

With a set of complex algorithms every computer must be designed and programmed in the right way. Flow computer manufacturers abide by several different quality standards, depending on which suits their organisation, to ensure the design and programming… read the rest of “Flow Computers: Quality Management”

Measuring the Difference with DP Flow Meters

Posted on 29/08/13, filed under Differential Pressure, Flow Computer, SFC3000 Flow Computer | No Comments

Flow meters come in all shapes and sizes, engineered to measure the flow of a range of liquids and gases. Most commonly used is the Differential Pressure (DP) flow meter, known for its accuracy. The technique is used to measure numerous fluids including water, chemicals, cryogenic liquid, air, industrial gases and steam.

As a traditional form of flow measurement this technique is widely used across a variety of industries… read the rest of “Measuring the Difference with DP Flow Meters”

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