The flow measurement needs of the oil and gas industry are many and varied. Flow computer design must be responsive to these needs if it is to support the industry in all possible applications. While a fully bespoke flow computer would be costly, Ex~i Flow supports powerful, cost-effective solutions using option boards and flexible software […]
The SFC3000 Flow Computer is one component in a system that precisely measures the flow of liquids, steam, or gases. While the computer offers insight into the system’s effectiveness and efficiency, the meters gather the measurements, and the process controls allow for adjustment of the quantities, pressures, and more. In March 2021, BP announced its […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Ex~i Flow 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.