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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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