March 2019

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Fluid Flow: Retrofit for reliability with Coriolis flowmeters

Aging infrastructure has become a much-talked-about issue across the hydrocarbon industry.

Gentile, A., Emerson Automation Solutions

Aging infrastructure has become a much-talked-about issue across the hydrocarbon industry. Many long-running plants have worked almost nonstop for more than 30 yr–40 yr. They have seen downturns and years of fast economic growth. During times of fast economic growth, instrumentation might have been pressed into service in ever-smaller spaces to accommodate the demands of the market. Engineers and technicians have become expert at fitting things into tight spaces and keeping older equipment running; however, with shrinking budgets and an aging workforce that is often not being replaced, plants are looking for comprehensive solutions to the aging problems that will not interrupt production. W

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