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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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Electrical Savings – Even the small units!

October 31, 2019
Often the smaller assets in your fleet that aren’t moving huge amounts of gas don’t always get the attention they deserve. This can cause opportunities to be overlooked, or not even realized.
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Why does compressor cylinder capacity decrease when I add clearance?

August 31, 2019
You’ve probably heard your Engineering Account Manager or another subject matter expert like your production engineer, a mechanic, an applications engineer from the packager, or your lead operator tell you that adding clearance using spacers, fixed volume clearance pockets, or variable volume clearance pockets reduces the capacity of that cylinder. Maybe you’ve taken that at face value, but intuitively, shouldn’t more volume inside the cylinder mean that more gas gets through? I definitely struggled with wrapping my head around that until someone drew some pictures on a whiteboard and walked me through what actually happens in a cylinder during the intake stroke.
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Data Analysis vs. Data Analytics with Detechtion

August 19, 2019
The Oil and gas industry is continuing to operate more safely, and with higher profitability as a result of evolving business processes and technology. Among a number of factors, data analysis and data analytics are central to improving a company's overall efficiency. What exactly does this mean though? And how do Detechtion products help companies improve their ability to perform useful data analysis and data analytics?
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True or False: Optimization Only Makes Sense if a Compressor is at or Near Max Load

July 31, 2019
Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that if your gas rate is declining and your compressor is underutilized, there is no need to optimize it. Let’s explore a few reasons why this is not true.
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3 Enbase Features You Might Not Know Exist

June 28, 2019
Our Product Management team talks to users a lot… it’s a wonderful way to gather input for what to build (or improve) next. In conversations this spring, we learned that some great features already available in the latest (or even prior) versions of our products are things that our users don’t know about! I’d like to highlight three Enbase features that you might not know exist… and might want to use.
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Why does adding back pressure to an “over compressing” scenario require more HP?

June 17, 2019
The purpose of this post is to address the horsepower effects of adding a backpressure valve to a screw compressor that is over compressing. Perhaps the most important thing to be aware of before diving into this subject is the concept of a volume ratio (Vi) within a screw compressor. The simplest way to explain volume ratio is by relating it to the overall compression ratio that a screw compressor achieves. A larger Vi can achieve a greater overall compression ratio while a smaller Vi will achieve a smaller compression ratio.
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Thought of the Day -  How to Cut the Call Center Cord...

May 31, 2019
With the release of Enbase Dashboard Callout Alarm Acknowledgement functionality, Detechtion shifted from a one-way notification system to one that can be configured to escalate alarms through a defined hierarchy until the alarms are acknowledged or the highest escalation level has been reached.  This functionality removes the need to rely on a call center to review all alarms that come in and decide when and who the calls should be routed to and whether and when they should be escalated. 
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