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  • Prostate Cancer Clinical Utility Study

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  • Set For The Future—San Juan Water Implements Esri's ArcGIS Utility Network And Cityworks Computer Maintenance Management System

    San Juan Water District (SJWD) has used ArcGIS Utility Network as a foundation for the organization's computer maintenance management system (CMMS) implementation, which uses Cityworks. The Utility Network and the CMMS work from one centralized database for water distribution. The field crews can access the latest information and use the networking analysis capabilities for outage events via tablets in the field or a web browser in the office. The integration of these systems has improved reporting and inspection workflows while providing a single, authoritative source of truth. 

  • How An MSP Enhances Compliance For Healthcare And Finance Clients

    Eric Gaffin is the Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance Services for Advanced Technology Group, a managed security and IT services company with a 20-year track record of delivering cutting edge solutions to clients in heavily-regulated industries. See how he’s using ActivTrak to address his clients’ compliance needs.

  • The PI System And The Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power: A Winning Combination

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is constantly preparing for an array of challenges ranging from droughts, wildfires, and earthquakes to aging pipes to optimizing operations such as pumps, water loss, and water quality treatment. Water utilities like LADWP are also looking for ways to improve customer service while safeguarding water storage and delivery systems.

  • How Mendocino WTP Solved Its Wipe Issue

    Meet the Mendocino WTP and discover how Screentec, the Pump Station Bar Screen, has improved their process. Wipes issues permanently solved, no more manual cleaning, and less than 1K$ in spare parts for 10 year. Read the case story to learn more.

  • Maintain Compliance With A Direct To Patient Via Site Drug Shipment Strategy

    Developing a drug shipment strategy to introduce enhanced convenience to patients not only supports retention, but delivers added value to sponsors through improved supply chain continuity and end to end temperature controlled compliance. Download the case study to find out more.

  • Proactive Strategies For Meeting NDA Timelines Despite Last-Minute Supplemental Study Requests

    With just months left until planned submission of a new drug application (NDA), the Food and Drug Administration mandated a series of unexpected supplemental studies for a new oncology drug. Find out the results in this case study.

  • Above Ground Pumping Revolutionizes Texas School District’s Operations

    For most small to medium-sized operations groups like Klein Independent School District in the suburbs of Houston, the conventional choice of submersible wastewater pumps holds little wisdom. Above-ground pump stations reduce exposure to designated confined spaces, and associated safety requirements, allowing these  groups to operate in a more convenient and cost-effective manner.

  • DAF System Effectively Removes 95% Of TSS For Railcar Bearing Manufacturer

    A manufacturer of railcar bearings, wheels, and axles needed a wastewater system upgrade to treat for oil, grease, suspended solids, and dissolved metals in a mix of process water and storm water runoff. The existing wastewater treatment system in place at the facility consisted of a small equalization tank, traditional clarifier and sand filter. 



The science of measuring and controlling variables is termed instrumentation. As the name suggests, the process involves using a wide variety of instruments. These are classified as any device that can measure amounts that are physically quantifiable. These instruments do not have to be extremely complex in design. For example, the ruler is an instrument to measure distance, and a simple thermometer measures temperature.
Instruments specific to petrochemical processing include platinum Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s), P/I Converters, many types of level meters, chromatographs, and continuous gas analyzers. These instruments are essential to the day to day instrumentation at petrochemical plants, as it is impossible to gauge to the necessary extent by estimation alone. Human error is inevitable, but an instrument can easily be calibrated or replaced.
Now that you understand the definition of and tools used in instrumentation, you should also understand the necessity of it. Temperature and pressure meters serve to ensure that the environment stays safe for both the chemicals being processed and the employees of the plant. Heat is a very well-documented activator in chemical reactions. If the temperature rises to unusual levels, this could spark an undesired chemical reaction that could prove catastrophic. The flow meter must measure how much oil is leaving the refinery, as it is a very volatile substance. Analytical instruments, such as the chromatograph, analyze the chemical make-up of the refined oil. This allows for the opportunity to make sure that the chemical make-up is correct, giving evidence that the process was correctly completed at all stages of refinement.