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See why companies like Kinder Morgan are loving the PF3100

Most oilfield professionals spend too much time ensuring efficient uptime. Unpredictable weather patterns, unreliable equipment, and spontaneous shutdowns often equate to unproductive days and shrinking profit margins. We understand your frustrations. Our team now offers a new reliable-burner-and combustion-management solution. It offers local data logging, system controls, and remote status, among other features. The PF3100’s […]

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What is a PID

The temperature of a production heater needs to be at a certain value for operations. It is usually set by increasing the heat and measuring the resulting temperature using thermocouples. The temperature often overshoots the target and fluctuates around the target. One way to set the temperature is to use a PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) […]

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Using PC180 for Pump Splitting to Inject Multiple Wells

Profire Energy’s PC180 is the chemical management system (CMS) of choice for upstream chemical injection operations. It is an electronic control and monitoring system. It is compatible with almost all existing pumps and it can often utilize the chemical injection pumps already found in many well sites. The PC180 controller can be set up to […]

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The Evolution of NFPA 87

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, that is devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The NFPA publishes more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and the effects of fire and other risks. […]

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The Evolution of AER’s Directive 60

Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) Directive 60 concerns the regulations regarding the upstream petroleum industry’s flaring, incinerating and venting needs. The precursor of AER – EUB (Alberta Energy and Utilities Board) – and the precursor of Alberta Environments and Parks (AEP) – Alberta Environment – supported the Alberta Research Council’s research on flaring due to concerns. […]

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The Components in Fuel Trains

The series of valves, regulators, and switches that fuel is carried through in an oil production heater/ gas process treatment equipment is known in the industry as a fuel train or sometimes a gas train. Fuel trains regulate the amount and pressure of fuel to the burners. They also keep gas out of the combustion […]

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Solenoid Valves Used in Fuel Trains

A solenoid is a coil of electrical wires. When electricity passes through it, it becomes an electromagnet. A magnetic field is created through and around the coil. If a metallic core is placed within the coil, the electromagnetic field moves it. The solenoid is used in several applications, including those involving solenoid valves. The flow […]

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Profire White Paper: PROFIRE PC180 Chemical Management System

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Making Best Use of Methanol Through Temperature Based Injection

The E&P (Exploration & Production) industry makes extensive use of methanol, due to its dehydrating properties. Methanol is very useful when there is water mixed with crude oil, as in the case of mature wells that have reached the reservoir’s oil water contact. In addition to dehydration, it prevents frost at low temperatures by lowering […]

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How Do Thermocouples Work

We usually use a thermometer to measure temperature. What if the temperature is so high that it will boil away the mercury in the thermometer, as can be the case with production heaters? What do we use in such situations? We use thermocouples. Metals conduct heat as well as electricity when they are heated. The […]

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