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Production Process Insights

Benefits of Sampling LPG for Safety and Profitability

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 6/7/21 8:00 AM

Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a clean-burning fossil fuel naturally derived from crude oil and natural gas. However, the production process is complex and potentially dangerous to people and the environment. Ensure safety and maximum output with representative sampling.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Ask Sentry: What are Atomizers and Do I Need Them?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/20/21 8:00 AM

Corrosion is a significant contributor to gas and oil pipeline failures. That's why many oil and gas companies implement chemical treatment methods to eliminate corrosive contaminants within gas pipelines. But a chemical's efficiency can be drastically affected by improper injection methods.

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Topics: Downstream, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Address LNG Processing Challenges with Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 5/3/21 8:00 AM

Natural gas is a plentiful energy resource and is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, making it a clear choice for fulfilling this growing energy need. However, many natural gas resources are in remote locations, and safely transporting the gas by pipeline over long distances is challenging and expensive.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Maximize Crude Oil Distillation with Representative Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 4/19/21 8:00 AM

Crude oil distillation allows crude to be transformed into petroleum products for transportation, heating, paving roads, generating electricity, and feedstocks. Regular representative sampling helps ensure that distillation and other equipment and processes aren't adversely affected.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Improving Refinery Sampling With ProShield Service

Posted by Randy Cruse on 3/29/21 8:00 AM

Gleaning insights from sampling equipment is essential to product quality, safety and operational processes. A comprehensive sampling program including full service and support helps your plant expertly manage these elements by combining product updates and technical expertise.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

How to Solve Common SBC Controller Issues

Posted by George Buss on 1/25/21 8:00 AM

The Sentry SBC controller is a dedicated logic control system that can control any automatic sampler in the Sentry Equipment product line, including liquid, slurry and bulk solids samplers. With just a few simple connections, the sampler can be in operation.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Any Application, Gas

Understanding New EPA Rules in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 1/11/21 8:00 AM

In December 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final version of the updated Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule, which takes effect in January 2022. Not meeting the new and current EPA regulations can result in hefty fines, as well as damage to the environmental and plant personnel. Protect your processes and prevent these costly risks with representative sampling.

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Topics: Downstream, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Wax On, Wax Off: Mitigate and Treat Pipeline Paraffin Buildup

Posted by Bryan Stockburger on 12/7/20 8:00 AM

Paraffin deposition is one of the most challenging flow issues in oil production processes. Paraffin buildup in pipelines, wells and vessels is the most common type of paraffin deposition and can contribute to pipeline corrosion. Managing paraffin deposition in a timely and cost-effective manner are the keys to maximizing oil production, performance and profit.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Safely Implement Sampling Training in Your Refinery

Posted by Randy Cruse on 11/2/20 8:00 AM

Conducting training at every level of a refinery ensures that all sampling stations and the processes they measure are seamlessly working together. Training plant operators to properly monitor the intricacies of the system also ensures shortened startup and reliable performance of your equipment, helping maximize accuracy and confidence in your system’s measurements.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

The Benefits of a Refinery Sample Station Audit

Posted by Randy Cruse on 10/19/20 8:00 AM

Refineries often operate sampling systems as separate entities within the plant. Conducting a site-wide sampling audit evaluates a plant’s sampling program to help ensure that all sampling stations are seamlessly working together. A comprehensive audit also helps refinery operators and managers develop a clear plan of action to ensure the processes they monitor remain safe and running properly.

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Topics: Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Gas