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The Three Critical Roles of Flue Gas Analysis

Posted by TechStar on Nov 17, 2022 10:20:00 AM

In any combustion process, it is necessary to monitor the inlet flow rates of fuel and air to the burner. While these flow rates provide baseline parameters to set a flame, they do not provide feedback to reveal or alert any potential concerns with the combustion reaction, such as incomplete combustion from imperfect mixing in the burner or safety risks such as fuel leaks or loss of flame. Flue gas analysis offers one approach to monitor the process and provide feedback. It is especially important to consider when firing both hydrocarbon-based and high hydrogen fuels. 

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Topics: Analytical Solutions, AMETEK Process Instruments, Analyzer

The Demo Unit That Was Not Returned

Posted by TechStar on Mar 2, 2022 10:56:00 AM

If you work in the natural gas industry or are an industrial user of natural gas, water dewpoint is not only a quality measurement but also a big concern. Water condensate presents serious challenges and issues for your process. It is highly corrosive and will form hydrates, which are ice-like solid molecules that can block the flow of gas in pipelines. In cold weather, it will also freeze reducing the pipe pressure.

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Topics: Moisture Measurement Solutions, Analytical Solutions, AMETEK Process Instruments, Analyzer

Optimizing Boiler Efficiency | Increase Your Bottom Line

Posted by TechStar on Jul 22, 2021 11:10:00 AM

Optimizing boiler efficiency will increase your bottom line. Did you know that every 10% excess oxygen results in 1% in wasted fuel? With that in mind, Yokogawa Zirconia Oxygen analyzers have a 50-year proven success record for providing:

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions, Analyzer

Solution Breakdown: TDLS8000

Posted by TechStar on Sep 3, 2020 11:23:00 AM

Written By TechStar Solutions Specialist, Don Wyatt

Do you have Fired Heaters, High Performance Furnaces, Incinerators, Selective Catalytic Reduction Units (SCRs), Flare Lines, Tanks to blanket, Reactors to monitor, Marine Terminals for loading or unloading ships and barges?  If so, then you probably either have online gas analyzers or need them.  Many people that own these assets really don’t like online process analyzers or don’t like what it take to keep them running.  Traditionally these analyzers have been more complex then most of the instrumentation that is used in our industry.  This leads to performance less than the user would expect.  

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions

TDLS8000: Maintenance-Free, SIL2 Certified and Explosion-Proof

Posted by TechStar on Aug 20, 2019 3:00:00 PM

This blog post was originally posted by Yokogawa.

In almost any chemical production facility, various substances frequently have to be stored temporarily in tanks or tank farms. Depending on the chemical substance involved, this circumstance can sometimes entail a risk of explosion. Elementary protection must therefore be provided to rule out the possibility of explosion. Ideally, this protection should prevent an explosive gas mixture from forming in the tank’s gas phase in the first place. This can be achieved by inerting the gas phase by blanketing it with nitrogen.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions, Automation

Advanced Combustion Control of Fired Heaters

Posted by TechStar on Oct 16, 2018 9:05:00 AM

Fired Heater is widely used in oil refining and petrochemical industry providing heat for a main process or cracking reaction by fuel combustion.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Analytical Solutions

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