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Enalysis Tip 1.15 - Enalysis Default Flagging Limits for Reciprocating Compressors

July 17, 2020
The Enalysis software provides YELLOW (Warning) and RED (Severe) flags to identify compressor limits and allow for action to be taken to prevent possible damage to the compressor package. Reciprocating compressor packages are restricted to operating under conditions that ensure the mechanical ratings of the compressor are not exceeded. Exceeding one or more limits of the compressor can result in catastrophic failures requiring expensive repairs and resulting in costly downtime. Yellow warning flags indicate that a limit is being approached and red severe flags indicate that a limit has been reached.
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Enalysis Tip 1.14 - Compressor Performance Modelling with Enalysis Simulate

June 25, 2020
Enalysis includes a full-featured compressor simulator for all active units enrolled in the software. The simulator uses the same calculations and compressor set-up information already in place within Enalysis to simulate the compressor’s performance at operating conditions that you input. The simulator is available 24/7 to run “What if…?” scenarios and provide instant insight into how your compressor will respond to changing conditions. Clear warnings and flags ensure operation will be safe and stable while allowing you to get the most out of your natural gas producing assets. The simulator works with any make, model or vintage of reciprocating or rotary screw compressor.
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MSAPR - 2019 Schedule 9 and Schedule 10 Reports Due July 1, 2020

June 12, 2020
The 2019 reporting deadline is fast approaching for the submission of the Schedule 9 and 10 reports for part 2 of Canada’s Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR). If you have yet to submit those reports, you still have time to get them in by July 1, 2020. If you have not had the chance yet to talk to a member of the Detechtion team regarding MSAPR and Detechtion's solution built into the Enalysis software, reach out and we will be happy to assist you. Otherwise, below is a helpful reminder on the types of details you should be aware of for the corresponding reports.
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Enalysis Tip 1.13 - Reciprocating Compressor Performance Optimization

June 10, 2020
In natural gas gathering applications, maintaining the lowest possible suction pressure can provide a significant production advantage. As fields fluctuate and, over time, decline, compressor optimization must be done on a regular basis in order to minimize suction pressure, while maximizing throughput and maintain high levels of overall fleet utilization. Compressor performance curves are a graphical representation of the optimized suction pressure operating range of a compressor given assumed conditions. The flow presented on the curve is the highest throughput that is possible at the specified suction pressure and the power is the total required power consumption for the compression to take place.
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As Production Volumes Plummet, Users Depend on Detechtion to Deliver Cost Savings with Enalysis

June 4, 2020
At Detechtion, one of the the things we obsess over is optimizing fleets of natural gas compression equipment by reducing operating costs and maximizing production through each individual unit, while considering all the unique requirements at each site (process pressures, minimum pressures required to dump liquids, etc…). Whether your single-compressor sites are starving for gas and struggling to run, or your multi-compressor gas plants are trying to maximize volumes through as few units as possible, Enalysis can help you digitally transform and optimize your oil and gas operations.
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Enalysis Tip 1.12 - Reciprocating Compressor Trip and Control Settings

June 4, 2020
This Enalysis Tip details Detechtion Technologies’ recommended procedure for determining the shutdown, alarm and control settings for a reciprocating compressor. Compressor safety shutdown systems consist of pressure, temperature and vibration sensors combined with a set of annunciators and switches. Alarm and shutdown triggers are applied to critical sensors to prevent operating under any conditions that would exceed compressor rated limits. Alarms provide a warning to an operator that a limit is being approached, while triggering a shutdown will immediately cease the operation of the compressor. Therefore, it is essential that each shutdown is set such that the compressor is always protected, while still allowing a sufficient operating range so as not to limit gas production. 
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Enalysis Tip 1.11 - Reciprocating Compressor Safety Shutdown Systems

June 4, 2020
Changes in operating conditions, such as discharge pressure, flow rate, inlet suction temperature or ambient air temperature, will result in a variations of compressor performance. When the changes are substantial, the mechanical limits of one set of operating conditions may infringe on the normal expected parameters under alternative operating conditions. Therefore, compressors require a safety system designed to shutdown the compressor prior to the breach of any design limit.
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Enalysis Tip 1.10 - Reciprocating Compressor Limitations

June 1, 2020
Reciprocating compressor packages are restricted to operating under conditions that ensure the mechanical ratings of the compressor are not exceeded. Exceeding one or more limits of the compressor can result in catastrophic failures requiring expensive repairs and resulting in costly downtime.
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Enalysis Tip 1.9 - Compressor Field Data Entry with Fieldlink®

May 25, 2020
Did you know that all Enalysis users can use Fieldlink to enter compressor field data into Enalysis? Fieldlink eliminates the need for any paper data collection or manual data input. Simply input all compressor field data into the app and Fieldlink will automatically upload the data to generate an Enalysis report. Fieldlink can be used as part of your daily routines or for occasional troubleshooting.
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Enalysis Tip 1.8 - Troubleshooting Blowby and Gauge Maintenance

May 19, 2020
This post will provide Detechtion Technologies’ recommended steps for troubleshooting Blowby and “Gauge Maintenance”. These two concepts, along with their possible causes, were discussed in detail in E-Tips 1.3 - 1.7.
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