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Discover operational benefits with cloud mobility

Posted by Community Contributor on Jun 2, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Most people have become app-dependent in both their personal and professional lives. Mobile apps now allow people to do pretty much do anything from where they are, such as book a hotel last minute, transfer money, shop online or order food.

For operations, we built the Emerson's Zedi Go Mobile App, so field and office personnel will have access to operational data from anywhere, at any time. The app allows you to view real-time performance data easily, analyze and trend graphs, input operational data, change settings, issue commands, create customized mobile forms, and update control systems from the convenience of a smartphone.

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Improve operations to meet gas distribution challenges

Posted by Community Contributor on May 11, 2021 12:45:00 PM

Natural Gas is one of few fuel sources that's delivered directly to us, the consumers. Natural gas regulators are responsible for maintaining and operating gas pipelines and facilities up to the residential gas meter. Because it's an explosive and dangerous fluid, they must prioritize safety and take the necessary precautions to protect systems and prevent accidents. 

Recently, we've witnessed, even with all the safety procedures in place, events out of our control can still occur. 

We help Local Natural Gas Distribution companies (utilities regulated by states) find solutions to aid them in meeting safety and state regulations, such as an over-pressure condition occurring on the distribution system that can affect all customers served by the system.

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Operational reporting with Zedi Vital

Posted by Community Contributor on Mar 16, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Operational reporting is imperative for any business, regardless of size or industry. Reports provide a means to track and analyze your operations' performance and overall health while identifying areas for improvement and insights for future growth.

Consistent reporting and monitoring of operations inform senior management and other stakeholders about what is happening within their organization.

With Emerson's Zedi Cloud SCADA solutions, we offer our oil and gas customers a scalable cloud-based platform that supports any digital monitoring hardware for real-time operational production data.

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Improve internal communications via cloud-based measurement schematics

Posted by Community Contributor on Feb 25, 2021 12:15:00 PM

Measurement schematics is a useful software as a service (SaaS) tool to improve the communication between your field operations, production, and accounting team. Schematics help track the flow of production and troubleshooting measurement issues.

From my experience, most schematics drawings are saved in area files on a company’s network drives with limited accessibility to other people that need access to them. With no server to purchase or software to install or maintain, our team can quickly integrate Emerson's Zedi Measurement Schematics application within Emerson's Zedi cloud based platform that's scalable for remote SCADA monitoring and control of field devices. 

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Meet pipeline leak detection regulations using the cloud

Posted by Community Contributor on Feb 10, 2021 11:30:00 AM

United States pipeline operators are no doubt aware of the recent regulations that expand the requirements for installing leak detection systems.

Briefly, the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rule change covers a lot of areas, including the extension of the required “use of leak detection systems beyond HCAs to all regulated hazardous liquid pipelines, except for offshore gathering and regulated rural gathering pipelines. The use of such systems will help mitigate the effects of hazardous liquid pipeline failures that occur outside of HCAs,” according to the PHSMA website.

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Easily capture production data

Posted by Community Contributor on Aug 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Field Data Capture (FDC) is the gathering and analysis of manually entered or electronically uploaded data from field equipment. Oil and gas facilities have hundreds of metering points. Multiple departments within an organization require the data from these metering points.

Some of the field data is necessary to meet government reporting requirements. Data must be collected on time and accurately to reassure the recipients of the data’s validity.

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How to speed the way to autonomous production

Posted by Community Contributor on Aug 28, 2019 12:08:00 PM

The benefits of making oil and gas production autonomous are many. Production increases based on the ability to detect and remedy problems in seconds rather than hours is topmost, followed by safety, efficiencies when physical repairs are needed and more precision in PM schedules are among the others.

We’re not there yet—some would point out that the Oil Patch, due to its boom-and-bust nature, lags behind other industries in this area—but we’ve made big strides since the 2015-16 bust. Necessity being the mother of invention.

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Accurately alarming a pipeline leak

Posted by Community Contributor on Oct 19, 2018 4:04:14 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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Pump more productivity into your day with Zedi’s compressor monitoring

Posted by Community Contributor on Jul 26, 2018 11:07:11 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 thankfully, you do.

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

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Fluid analysis made easy

Posted by Community Contributor on Apr 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Are you still receiving your analyses from the lab in your inbox, saving each analysis in your computer or filing cabinet, reviewing each component, and then entering each component into the meter on Zedi Access?  Or worse, sending someone to site to update the meter with its new analysis in-person?

If this sounds all too familiar, never fear – Zedi Composition Management (ZCM) is here!  Let me show you a few ways how ZCM, Zedi’s analysis management software, can make your life easier.

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