Orange Research Application Spotlight – Oil & Gas

Written By: Jim Gill, Orange Research One of the largest markets for Orange Research is Oil & Gas. Their products are very popular in refineries. The basic principle of a refinery is to cook the oil to break it down into various types of basic hydrocarbon products, such as gas, gasoline, lube oil, kerosene and so forth. This is done in very large distillation towers...a process called cracking. First, the Atmospheric Distillation Tower (or column) breaks down the oil into several different forms with the heavier, thicker oils settling at the bottom of…Read more

New Intrinsically Safe Multi-Range Pressure Calibrator from Ametek

HPC50 with External Pressure Module Ametek STC (Sensors, Test & Calibration) introduces the new intrinsically safe HPC50 pressure calibrator. The new pressure calibrator is part of the company;s popular Crystal line of pressure products and offers its users time saving features like scaling, % error and flow calculations, as well as both internal and external pressure modules into a single handheld unit. The updated "advanced simplicity" interface, also makes the instrument easy to use without sacrificing features. The HPC50 pressure calibrator uses a similar non-menu interface to the one found in the popular…Read more

Redefining Le Grande K! aka The Kilogram, Part I

Le Grand K, the physical representation of a kilogram I recently attended my first Metrology conference. In speaking with attendees, I learned what a Metrologists' pet peeve is - explaining what they do! One attendee explained it quite clearly - "When asked what I do for a living and I explain I'm a Metrologist - they immediately reply "Is it going to rain tomorrow?" Not that is some serious science humor! Metrolo-what? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding units of measurement, crucial in linking human activities - locally…Read more
Cameron Instruments involvement in the Canadian Biogas Sector

Cameron Instruments involvement in the Canadian Biogas Sector

Cameron Instruments Inc. supplied specialty instrumentation and calibration services to industries across Canada. A small, family owned company headquartered in Guelph, ON founded by Neil Cameron, Cameron Instruments was formed in 1990 after an amalgamation with Cameron Products which had been in operation since the late 1960's. Nick Grayson, Director of Sales, has been with Cameron Instruments since 1999 and in 2013 purchased the company from the previous owners. Initially, the core of the business was providing instrumentation and services to gas utilities to ensure pipelines are pressurized correctly to prevent leaks and…Read more

Instrumentation for Oil & Gas Applications

nVision Reference Recorder Oil & Gas Instrumentation Applications The oil and gas industry has several critical requirements to the process in order to prevent moisture, corrosion,inefficient fuel usage, and to meet official safety regulations. Differential pressure is one very important factor in measuring gas flow through pipelines,pressure at compressor stations, filter, and many more applications. In addition, deviations in the temperature have great impact on the performance and costs. We specialize in producing calibration and test equipment for use throughout the Oil and Gas Industry. From intrinsically safe digital test gauges and data…Read more

Ametek – New Temperature Calibrator – CTC-1205

For Time Saving Temperature Calibration - Go JOFRA! AMETEK STC Launches New Top Model of the JOFRA CTC Series Cameron Instruments Inc. is pleased to present the new JOFRA CTC-1205 compact temperature calibrator. This temperature calibrator offers improved calibration times over the previous CTC-1200 calibrator, and is ideal for waste incineration, power plants, oil and gas production as well as for the metal industry. With the CTC-1205, AMETEK STC have has raised the bar on its CTC series of compact temperature calibrators. This new temperature calibrator offers a temperature range of 100 to 1205°C…Read more

Why Differential Pressure Gauges?

In the world of process control there are many measurement variable, generally falling under the headings of pressure, temperature, level, and flow.  Instruments for measuring these variable allow system operators to monitor the condition and movement of liquids and gases. Pressure has its fairly obvious benefits to everyone.  But why differential pressure? Differential pressure gauges are widely recognized as the largest "specialty type" pressure gauge category.  They are used in filtration, flow and level.  For many the need for a single differential pressure gauge, switch or transmitter is not immediately understood.  There are…Read more

Canadian Sensors Technology (CST) Inc.

Canada Sensor Technology (CST) Inc. manufacturers advanced "SMART" Pressure and Liquid Level transmitters that offer HART™ Communication protocol along with many more.  These sensors are available in intrinsically safe designs for hazardous locations and also general purpose models for non-hazardous applications.  Their intelligent transmitters bring advanced technology to the pressure transmitter and related instrumentation market-place with self-diagnostic features which maintain consistent accuracy through-out temperature and pressure scales.  CST intelligent transmitters achieve higher process efficiencies, consistent accuracy, reliability and safety while improving costs, ease of installation and reduction in maintenance. Canada Sensors Technology Inc.…Read more

Measurement Solutions for the Natural Gas Industry

The Natural Gas System is a complex network of wells, pipelines, storage facilities and processing stations, which transport the natural gas from production to consumption.  Three major types of pipelines are used throughout the system: the gathering system, the interstate pipeline, and the distribution system.  Each type of pipeline has its own set of tests, which are necessary to, among other things prevent moisture, corrosion, inefficient fuel usage, and to also meet official safety regulations. Pressure and temperature are two critical components which are routinely tested and sometimes documented for regulatory purposes.  Depending…Read more

A Comparison of Deadweight Testers and Digital Pressure Calibrators – Part 2

Deadweight Testers and Digital Pressure Calibrators Primary vs. Secondary Standards Deadweight testers are primary standards.  This is because they are based solely upon physical parameters and the pressure measurement is not translated into an electronic or analog signal.  Since they are a physical standard, they can be made to cover wide pressure ranges using different masses and effective area components.  Conversely, these units are bulkier and much heavier than most digital standards.  They are often more difficult to set up and require more training to become an efficient user than would be the…Read more