eChem Expo 2020

October 7 - 8
Meadowview Convention Center 1901 Meadowview Pkwy Kingsport, TN 37660
Booth #712

Leaders in Safety, Alarm & Shutdown

UE is a leading manufacturer of pressure and temperature switches/transmitters and WirelessHART gas detectors, providing safety, alarm and shutdown protection for oil & gas applications.

Attend Chris Frails presentation on “Increasing gas detection needs wireless, saving time and costs”  on April 15th at 1:30PM – 1:55PM.  See the abstract below for more details.

Chris Frail, Product Manager – Gas Detection, United Electric Controls

Various industries are seeing increased pressure to monitor and quantify leaks of various toxic and explosive gases driven by increased public awareness, government regulations, and investor demands. This is especially true for petrochemical plants and the oil and gas industry as a whole. This is requiring more instrumentation, and in particular, better coverage for gas detection throughout plants. Operators are pressed to manage budgets and try to limit capital expenditures and maximize productivity at the same time. Gas detection does not need to drain valuable capital expenditure or be difficult to integrate into the plant. Full wireless solutions can reduce overall installation costs by 50%, including the cost of equipment, and reduce the time to install instrumentation by more than 80%.

This paper will discuss the experience of two operators. One case is a natural gas company eager to detect gas inside containers for the safety of personnel and where current gateways already had all wired connections used by other process instrumentation. Running new power and communication lines would be time and cost prohibitive due to long permit process and cost of running conduit. The second case is a utility in California needing to meet safety regulations on a very short timeline due to findings during a site audit. Both were able to meet their gas detection needs on time and under budget by using a fully wireless gas detector.

What attendees will learn:

Learn from the experience of two end users on how they were able to increase coverage in measuring for leaks using a wireless gas detection system, simplifying engineering and deployment costs and timing.
Understand some of the considerations for wireless detectors and any potential limitations of the approach.

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