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 role in achieving this. Companies are offering innovative technological solutions in automation, exploration to discover new fields like the ones recently found off the coast of Scotland, and collecting and processing data.
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.
As this year marks our 10th anniversary in business, we thought it was golden opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved and learnt so far. Since starting the business in 2007, the demands of the oil and gas industry have developed and changed. Our flow measurement products have likewise come on over that time. Reliability and accuracy are still vital to the operation of oil and gas companies and, thus, our commitment to delivering the best quality products is still as firm as ever.
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.
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.
As worldwide demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) rises, so does the number of specialist LNG carriers plying the ocean waves.
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.
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.
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.