Product Company: Emerson Process Management

Emergency Valve Shutdown Solutions In Shale Plays

February 2014, Vol. 241 No. 2

Production from natural gas and liquids rich shale plays in the United States is booming. In the past five years alone, shale gas reserves have increased tenfold to 25 Bcf/d. Similarly, tight oil production has risen to 1.8 MMbcf/d, more than 600% over that same period [1]. This prolific growth trend has created a dramatic need for infrastructure improvements, including transport via pipeline from the wellhead to processing facilities and beyond.

Hydrocarbon Dew Point Measurement Using Gas Chromatographs

February 2013, Vol. 240 No. 2

The determination of hydrocarbon dew point (HCDP), the temperature at a defined pressure at which hydrocarbon liquids begin to form, has become critical for the natural gas industry. A big reason is that producers are focusing on extracting heavier gases in traditional and shale plays in an effort to produce more profitable natural gas liquids (NGLs) rather than the natural gas that is selling at historical lows. This has increased the risk of hydrocarbon liquids entering or forming in gas transmission networks if this rich gas is not processed fully.

The Fundamentals Of Pipeline Gas Chromatographs

July 2011, Vol. 238 No. 7

Gas chromatographs (GCs) are installed all over natural gas pipeline networks, providing an analysis of the flowing gas and calculating the physical properties used for the flow calculations and for custody transfer. However, a clear understanding of just how the GC works and the considerations that need to be made for the installation and operation of the GC are often lacking in the industry. This article discusses the major components of the GC and provides an understanding of the theory and practice of gas chromatography in the pipeline industry.

New Products: February 2011

February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2

New products from Lincoln Electric, Polyguard, R&M Energy Systems , TechCorr, Automated Safety Hitch, Rhino Marking Systems, Ametek, Emerson Process Management, Alltec, Honeywell, HYTORC Clamp-Nut, STMicroelectronics and Omron, Stanley Proto, HSB Solomon Associates and PFERD.