Automation

 

Maintenance 4.0

Thoughts while enjoying a cup of coffee Every morning, I enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee every. Sometimes even two. Can you imagine how frustrating it can be when you are longing for your first cup of coffee and

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5 Reasons Why you should visit Yokogawa at StocExpo 2020

Planning a visit to StocExpo 2020 in Rotterdam? Do you love learning about the newest innovations for the tank industry? Then you should definitely check out Yokogawa, located at booth E28 in the iTanks Innovation Zone! StocExpo is the largest

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Co-innovate: Multiphase flow measurement

It is always a pleasure to work with different customers, from different backgrounds and countries. In this case, we had the chance to co-innovate together with METISAfrica and a major oil production service company. METISAfrica is a distributor and system

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Drones everywhere Part 2- The Challenge of being disruptive and successful

In the first part of this article, I concentrated on possible use cases of drones for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry and explain how the Challenge of being disruptive and successful works. Disruptive and positive. How does it work?

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Drones everywhere- Part 1

Introduction When I had the opportunity to learn about the first applications of fixed-wing drones in soybean fields some years ago, my mind flew immediately imagining dozens of use cases that could be exploited in the upstream industry. For several

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Operating systems, a race towards convergence?

Commercial mobile OS – 25 year battle Mobile operating systems started life on mobile phones and personal digital assistants (palm pilot). Over the next 25 years mobile phones and pda’s would arguably merge together and form what we call today

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A short Story about Structures

What do you expect as a plant operator/owner from an Automation System? Plant operators/owners, as well as other parties, have standardized plant structures over the years. The  ISA-106/95/88 series of standards are commonly referenced for this purpose. The aim is

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Why do I need IIoT?

Washing machine experts Two weeks ago, my wife called me in a panic as the washing machine had stopped working.  One evening while spending time with friends I mentioned the dilemma of the washing machine not working and that I

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Steps for executing a well test- The holy grail of well measurement part 2.2

As promised in the first part of this article, I will continue to describe the steps you should note when executing a well test and try to describe the perfect system for such a test. Let’s begin! Well test process

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Well Test -The holy grail of well measurement part 2.1

Introduction Well testing is a necessary practice in oilfields to determine flows of water, oil, and gas from wells. Normally an oilfield has all types of oil wells with a great variety of flows of dry oil, water, and gas,

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