What Can We Do to Prevent Water Loss? The availability of fresh water supply is a growing worldwide concern. People are more informed about the need to conserve. Current technology combined with knowledge that there is a worldwide water shortage issue is paving the path for improving our behaviours and processes.
ABLE is pleased to announce the order award by MORGAN EST for flow metering systems in the Thames Water London ring main extension. The Ring Main was built to improve the speed and efficiency of moving drinking water throughout the capital. The current ring main is 50 miles long and runs underneath London at an average depth of 40 metres.
Hydrogen fuelled vehicles have become a common sight in areas where investment has been made in the “hydrogen highway” to establish filling stations and fuel supply to support such vehicles on the road. America, Canada, Japan, China and many European countries have already invested large sums of money to establish a basic network of hydrogen stations supporting fuel cell cars.
The Foinaven oilfield is located in blocks 204 / 19 and 204 / 24a of the North Sea UK Sector, which are operated by BP Exploration. Shell UK Exploration and Production is the co-venturer.
Prior to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the measurement of flare gas on oil and gas production facilities in the North Sea was driven mainly by statutory regulations that required operators to simply report emissions to the Environment Agency. Consequently, there was never an economic incentive to install metering equipment.
For offshore installations, flare and atmospheric vent headers are required to be purged in order to prevent oxygen ingress to the flare and atmospheric vent systems. This is required in order to avoid the formation of volatile mixtures in the headers, which could lead to explosions if ignited.
Discovered in 2000, the Kashagan Field is an offshore oilfield in Kazakhstan’s zone of the Caspian Sea. It extends over a surface area of approximately 75 kilometres by 45 kilometres.
The global consumption of soft drinks, including fruit juices, is at an all-time high with demand expected to continue to rise as new markets are developed and new products introduced. To meet this ever increasing demand, major soft drink producers are being constantly challenged to reduce waste, increase throughput, minimise raw material inventories and improve quality.
Det har lenge vært anerkjent at måling av flyt og tetthet av borevæske (slam) resulterer i forbedret borekontroll og økt sikkerhet, samtidig som det senker uproduktiv tid (non-productive time, NPT) på boreriggen og reduserer kostnader uten at det går utover sikker drift.
The Clair reservoir, located 75 kilometres West of Shetland Islands and in water depths of up to 150 meters, was first discovered in 1977. It is the largest known, as yet undeveloped, hydrocarbon resource on the UK continental shelf, extending over an area of some 220km2.
Steam measurement is always a challenge. Traditionally, Pitot Tubes and Orifices Plates are used for this application but are of low accuracy and low
range-ability. Typically the ID of the process tube is unknown and the straight pipe requirements are difficult to meet. Steam is almost always a non-homogenous fluid, with cavitation, shocks and other irregularities.
Steam being used in breweries had always been overlooked as a source of “reusable” or “capturable” energy. Typically used for steam flow measurement (usage), orifice plates and averaging Pitot tubes proved to be inaccurate, required costly, extended pipe runs and regular maintenance and replacement. In generating steam, thermal mass meters had been used but presented some of the same problems. Brewers looking to improve their efficiency needed a new method to obtain and measure a thermal mass balance around the plant for steam generation and usage.
One of the world’s leading suppliers of collagen casings for food, used by its customers in the production of a wide variety of sausages and other meat products, is investing £50m in a new manufacturing plant in Nantong, near Shanghai, China.
A major North Sea oil & gas operator has upgraded the Flare Gas Metering Systems on three of its platforms from previous versions of the Fluenta range of ultrasonic meters to the current generation. As the exclusive UK channel partner for Fluenta AS, process control specialists ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd, supplied three Model FGM160 II’s to replace the existing Model FGM100 and FGM-130’s.
The diversity of flare gas metering installations highlights the need for the expertise provided by ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd and Fluenta AS. Here we feature three BP project orders, their particular complexities and how ABLE and Fluenta working together ensures efficient execution.
ABLE Instruments & Controls teamed up with Hawker Hunter Aviation to develop a non invasive, ultrasonic based, prototype secondary fuel flow measuring system for aerial use, to augment the existing fuel indication displays in aircraft.
With its unique self-conditioning flow technology, the versatile V-Cone® Flow Meter from McCrometer offers a lowest-installed cost, low-maintenance and highly reliable measurement solution for challenging hazardous applications in liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing, transportation, storage and distribution.
The competitive nature of the energy market means that it is vital for British Coal to guarantee the quality and consistency of its products. In order to help achieve this, projects to help control and improve the operation of coal washing plants have been undertaken as part of British Coal’s Research programme.
Increasing the capacity of the Forties Pipeline System from some 500,000 Barrels Per Day (BPD) to 1,000,000 BPD has enabled BP to transport additional volumes of oil from a number of central North Sea fields, via the newly commissioned Unity Riser Platform. However, in order to achieve this, two new pumping stations have had to be installed into the existing pipeline without interrupting the flow. Non contact flow metering devices from ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd played an important and unique role in the execution of this complex operation.
Two electrically driven centrifugal compressors, using a variable frequency drive system, are to be installed at National Grid’s gas terminal at St Fergus to complement the existing compression facilities. National Grid awarded a contract to design, procure and construct the new compressor units to the joint venture of Land & Marine and IMEG.
Fluenta has been developing ultrasonic flare metering systems since 1985 and specializes in a single flare-metering product known as the Flare Gas Meter (FGM) 160. Our purpose – to continue leading the industry with the worlds most advanced ultrasonic technology for complex and challenging environments.
There are two primary concerns industry has when it comes to measuring flare gas and complying with provincial regulations; Overall range ability with an emphasis on low flow repeatability, as well as the ability to adapt to changing process conditions that include flow rates and per cent of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and methane, to name a few.
Discovered by BP in 1985, the Neptune and Mercury gas fields lie in the North Sea Southern Sector off the Yorkshire coast of England in water depths ranging from 29m to 46m. The normally unmanned Neptune Platform consists of a 630t jacket, held in place by 415t piles, supporting a 681t deck, commencing production in 1999.
At Macfarlan Smith’s pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Edinburgh a requirement for a new batching system was identified. During the specification and delivery process, Macfarlan Smith turned to ABLE as the only supplier able to provide a hazardous area portable flow meter, as a temporary measure, to minimise down time.
It has long been recognised that flow and density measurement of drilling fluid (mud) results in improved drilling control and increased safety whilst lowering non-productive time (NPT) of the drill rig, reducing overall costs without compromising safe operation.
ABLE has successfully installed their SlugMaster® system to solve a challenging produced water application on board the Talisman Clyde Platform.