February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

Features

Wireless Field Measurement Takes Next Step

For process monitoring applications, the wireless revolution has come of age. Particularly in the upstream sector, oil and gas operations have fully realized the value proposition advertised by manufacturers. Wireless transmitters are now commonly applied to measurements of level, pressure and temperature at compressors, gathering lines, separators, rod pumps and wellhead “trees.” Wireless instruments have proved to be cost-effective, reliable, safe, secure, simple and environmentally friendly. In light of recent oil price trends driving the need for improved efficiency, cost savings are more important than ever. By eliminating conduit, conduit seals, intrinsic safety barriers and wiring,

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