Whether it is gas measurement or liquid flow measurement, a flow computer is the brain of a system that monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of your business practices. There is a general understanding that a flow computer will only benefit those industries that run massive plants. Here we explore the many uses for a flow […]
There are many reasons why the accurate measurement of gas is essential to those working in the oil and gas sector. From safety to efficiency, using a flow computer to keep a check on operations is vital. With its multiple 32 bit processors throughout the system, the SFC3000 Flow Computer offers companies the capacity to […]
Designing and manufacturing a flow computer system has lots of overlap with the design of other IT systems. The focus of any design is bespoke decision making for the needs of the business. Here we explore the significant decisions needed to create the most effective flow computer system for you. What is a flow computer […]
The oil and gas industry, to stay relevant, is looking at ways to be part of the energy transition. The demand for a carbon-zero future was always going to prove a challenge for those companies relying on fossil fuel extraction, production, and delivery. However, the significant oil and gas players are also vital innovators, and […]
Ex~i Flow Measurement has worked from its state-of-the-art facilities in Ford, near Arundel in West Sussex since 2007. The team has a combined experience of 60 years in the oil and gas engineering sector. David and Carey Ward, the company directors, have worked for 30+ years, bringing all the experience needed to deliver the best […]
As oil prices begin to rise and exploration of the North Sea yields promising results, investment is returning to the area, in particular, with two large projects from energy big hitters BP and Centrica. These firms are injecting new life into this area by drilling new wells in mature fields and exploring new fields. Although there are environmental concerns about greatly increasing production from this area, this increased investment is predicted to be just the start in a return to interest in the North Sea.
Aviation produces 2% of the world’s human-induced carbon dioxide emissions and the demand for air travel is predicted to double over the next 20 years. As such, the industry is desperately looking for new ways to reduce their emissions, along with the energy generating industry itself, and this has spurred an interest in biomass-derived jet fuels. Although many different plant materials can be used to produce this fuel, researchers at the University of Illinois are working on engineering sugarcane to make it a high yielding, resilient crop ideal for producing far more energy than it takes to make.
Natural gas usage around the world is still on the rise for a number of reasons but a main one being it is better for the environment than other fossil fuels. Countries such as China are increasingly using it to power long distance trucking and countries like Ireland are considering using it to improve their energy security. However, as the main component of natural gas is methane, a major greenhouse gas, the accidental but inevitable emissions of this gas during the production, processing and distribution of natural gas constitute a significant threat to the environment. That is why energy companies BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall are committing to reducing emission in every part of their operations.
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 as the first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) the company has independently built, owned and operated. It is designed to increase Turkey’s regasification capacity to improve their energy security following the installation of their first FSRU called Neptune.
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 generating technology and create new types of batteries, find better ways to use hydrogen and widen the use of CNG (compressed natural gas) in transport.