Tomer Berkovich
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Tomer Berkovich

Tomer Berkovich is Manager of Solutions & Project Management at Zedi

Accurately alarming a pipeline leak

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Oct 19, 2018 3:04:14 PM

For years now we’ve been able to monitor tank levels, compressors, pump operations and flow meters. Most of that is pretty cut-and-dried. The tank is at whatever level it’s at; the pump is either running or it’s not. An alarm tells us what we need to know the minute we need to know it.

But detecting a pipeline leak involves combining a number of data points and deciding which ones, or which combination of points, means there really is a leak. I’m stressing “really” because the industry first believed any anomaly needed to be alarmed because at that point an anomaly equaled leak, and we defiantly know the faster that leak could be stopped, and repaired; the more profits from your production ended up staying in your pocket.

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Monitoring and control can keep progressive cavity pumps from costly cycles [White Paper]

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Oct 11, 2018 2:56:32 PM

Progressive cavity pump problems
 
For pumping heavy oil loaded with sludge, sand and other thickening and abrasive contents, a progressive cavity pump is unparalleled for effectiveness. Almost no other pump design can survive even a few barrels of this kind of oil.
 
PC pumps allow for pump speed control—a vital option as production levels change over the life of a well. The main drawback to PC pumps comes with restarting them if they have to be stopped for any reason, including overfilled storage tanks, pipeline back pressure or empty diesel fuel tanks. In my experience there is only about a 50-50 chance of getting a PC pump restarted without extended cleaning and servicing by a work-over rig. This costs the producer in both service expenses and in lost production revenue.
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Pump more productivity into your day with Zedi’s compressor monitoring

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Jul 26, 2018 10:07:11 AM

In Roman times, humans were the messengers. Runners traveled sometimes for a week or more to bring home news of the battle. During this interval the situation on the front could change dramatically, rendering accurate decision-making almost impossible.

Romans didn’t have smart devices and remote monitoring. But you do.

Why aren’t you using this to your advantage for remote compressor locations?

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3 easy steps to understanding well site automation

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Jan 29, 2018 1:35:00 PM

Albert Einstein, as you may recall, was pretty good at understanding complex stuff like, say, the makeup of the universe, quantum physics and the like.

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Tame your tanks, know your levels, keep your wells flowing—very simply.

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Dec 6, 2017 1:31:00 PM

If “wellsite automation” for you conjures up images of complexity along the lines of The Matrix or something, I have some good news. It doesn’t have to be that complicated.

For me personally, I love looking at all the ways wellsite automation can improve the bottom line and generally make life simpler. The possibilities are exciting!

You might call me a geek—and I can’t argue that.

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