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Case Study: Measuring Blanketing Gas to Reduce Cost

An oil & gas and petrochemical company in China required nitrogen tank blanketing for their flammable liquid containment.  Monitoring the nitrogen was essential to account for leakage and verify flow going into the vapor space of the tanks.  Due to the number of tanks, the gas flow was monitored to find the right balance between the necessary nitrogen usage and potential cost savings.

MAGNETROL recommended its Thermatel® TA2 thermal mass flow meters to monitor the nitrogen for tank blanketing. The meters came fully calibrated and configured so the company could simply install them and power up. THERMATEL TA2 flow meters are very effective in extreme low gas pressures, such as in tank blanketing applications. In addition, total cost of ownership was reduced with calibration verification procedures that could be performed in the field.

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A Thermatel® TA2 monitoring gas flow in a petrochemical plant.

Since calibrations can cost tens of thousands of dollars and cause process downtime or loss of measurement, this saved money and increased efficiency for the company.

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MAGNETROL offers numerous level and flow solutions for ethylene applications, including petrochemical production. To learn more about the products we offer and how they can help increase the efficiency and safety of petrochemical plants, download our ethylene brochure.