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Enalysis Tip 1.6 - Causes of Blowby: Valve Springing and Lube Rates in Gas Compression Equipment

May 7, 2020
Blowby can result without any physical damage to wear components or unaccounted pressure drops. Improper valve springing can lead to valve flutter, allowing gas to recirculate each compression cycle. Alternatively, high rates of lubrication can lead to oil coating the valve plate and seat, which leads to an increase in pressure differential required to break the stiction when the two surfaces separate. Both are examples of inefficiencies in the compression process and can cause Blowby to flag on an Enalysis report.
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Enalysis Tip 1.5 - Causes of Blowby: Unaccounted Pressure Drops in Gas Compression Equipment

May 7, 2020
This post will look at how unaccounted pressure drops effect the Blowby calculated in an Enalysis report from Detechtion Technologies. Enalysis requires a suction and discharge pressure and temperature for each cylinder in order to calculate the thermodynamic performance of that cylinder. While suction temperature, suction pressure and discharge pressure can be common for all cylinders on a compression stage, the discharge temperature must be unique to each cylinder. The location of each these values is important when it comes to understanding and troubleshooting Blowby on an Enalysis report.
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Enalysis Tip 1.4 - Causes of Blowby in Compressor Enalysis Reports: Damaged Cylinder Wear Components

May 4, 2020
As mentioned in the last E-Tip, “Blowby” is a term used by Detechtion Technologies to quantify inefficiencies in the compression process. Blowby is an indication of the health and efficiency of the valves and piston rings inside every cylinder. In short, it is a measure of the number of molecules of gas that are being re-circulated and recompressed within a cylinder. As more gas is re-circulated and recompressed, the temperature rise across the cylinder increases, more horsepower is required and the cylinder’s capacity to compress gas decreases. There are several things that can result in Blowby to flag on an Enalysis report. This article focuses on the effect of damaged cylinder wear components. While the most common culprits are valves and piston rings, this also includes piston rod packing, VVCP seals, valve gaskets, etc. Essentially, any component that is meant to prevent the passage of gas under normal working conditions, could lead to Blowby when it becomes damaged.
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Enalysis Tip 1.3 - Detechtion Blowby and Cylinder Health

May 4, 2020
More than two thirds of the unplanned downtime of reciprocating compressors can be attributed to issues with the wearing components in a cylinder. Early identification of these issues combined with a reliable quantification of the level risk and impact on production and/or power consumption allows for proactive scheduling of maintenance. This may mean stretching out the runtime despite rising discharge temperatures in order to align the work with a prescheduled maintenance interval or changing out components earlier to avoid future unscheduled downtime oil field assets.
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Enalysis Tip 1.2 - Enalysis Report Notification Settings

April 27, 2020
Major performance issues and the potential for damage to your rotating equipment can escalate quickly if left unchecked. To identify issues as soon as they occur, Enalysis has the capability to send exception-based e-mails based on the performance of your assets. If you need instant notification when the performance of your assets is at risk, we recommend setting your e-mail preferences and using the instruction below as guidance.
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Enalysis Tip 1.1 - What is Enalysis?

April 27, 2020
Enalysis is a web-based predictive SaaS (Software as a Service) program combining geometric software models of compressors and thermodynamic principles to analyze operating data and accurately calculate all relevant compression KPIs for reciprocating and screw compressors. Highly developed proprietary algorithms are used to determine the exact operating status of a compressor and each individual cylinder from both a production and maintenance viewpoint.
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Enalysis Tip 1.0 - Introducing E-Tips by Detechtion Technologies

April 27, 2020
Welcome to E-Tips, a new initiative to assist you to get the most out of Enalysis®. Enalysis is a powerful and unique, web-enabled software tool for compressor fleet management and optimization. Through the analysis of compressor operating data, it provides specific insights to identify opportunities to increase throughput and horsepower utilization, and to improve uptime for your oil and gas production equipment.
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Delivering Immediate Cost Savings with Enbase

April 21, 2020
At Detechtion we like to talk a lot about how using our products together delivers more complete workflows to yield better business results.  Whether you’re closing the loop on compressor optimization recommendations from Enalysis by dispatching field personnel with Fieldlink or implementing a complete chemical management program with Fieldlink (for batch treatments) and Enbase (for continuous treatments), Detechtion can help you digitally transform and optimize your oilfield operations.
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Monitor Remote Assets with the Enbase Asset Monitor

March 4, 2020
Detechtion Technologies launched the Enbase Asset Monitor in October, 2019, designed for remotely monitoring the run status and location of oilfield assets. The Asset Monitor is the newest member of the The Enbase product line and is geared towards lower horsepower rotating equipment including natural gas compressors, pump jacks, pumps, gensets, and other oilfield assets that move around frequently, such as chemical tanks and totes. Since its launch, all the deployed devices have been closely monitored to ensure that they are transmitting the run status correctly for the assets they are monitoring regardless of the conditions. A particular group of devices installed on pump jacks situated northwest of Grande Prairie highlighted the resilience and reliability of the devices despite the extreme (and expected) weather conditions in Northern Canada by continuing to communicate even with low temperatures (-30°C/-22°F) and snow cover. On the opposite end of the weather spectrum, devices installed in South Texas installed on low HP compression assets reported continuously and accurately. This display of reliability gives us the confidence and backing that these devices will function across an array of asset types and climates around the globe.  
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MSAPR Compliance - Sink or SWIM

November 27, 2019
Performing emission tests and reporting those results to SWIM is a major part of achieving compliance with MSAPR, and with the help of some explanatory material from Environment Canada and Enalysis®, we have the tools to help! Environment and Climate Change Canada hosted a session in Calgary, Alberta on November 19 and 20, 2019 to provide an overview of the MSAPR regulations and answer questions from industry. Questions ranged from allowable testing procedures, compliance approaches between subset and subgroup, penalties for non-compliance all the way to questions surrounding detailed timelines for testing.
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