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Saving Time and Money in Water Hauling

October 29, 2020
For most companies, managing data from the field is not a seamless experience. Data often comes in late or contains errors. The traditional process of collecting the data can make it difficult to use for decision-making on your timetable, invoicing, or invoice approval without having to track down personnel in the field to hunt down or verify the information.  
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Mobile EAM for Production Operations

October 20, 2020
Real Problem Solving in Real Time How Digital Work Order Management Streamlines Operations Work orders have always been an integral component of necessary preventative management and maintenance programs deployed by all sectors of the oil and gas industry. Traditionally, a field technician, staff member, tenant or vendor would fill out and submit a request for authorization of essential repair, maintenance or operation work. Typically this paper-based system covers the reasoning why the maintenance or repair is needed; what necessary resources are required to complete the work; provide detailed instructions on how the work is to be completed; provide complete documentation of what work has been done along with the resources used and, finally, track all work done on each asset. After all these details are addressed, the work order would include the information of all personnel involved in the project from request to authorization and include when and where the work is completed.
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Predictive Maintenance with Detechtion

October 15, 2020
No More Dropped Issues How Digital Workflows Can Decrease Costs for Your Oilfield As the oil and gas industry looks to cut costs while simultaneously boosting productivity through efficiency, predictive maintenance remains an integral asset. The value provided by predictive maintenance for operators is what drives and inspires Detechtion Technologies, and it is why we have focused our efforts on the oil and gas industry’s needs in the production of our Fieldlink app.
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Enalysis Version 5.0 - Predictive Maintenance

October 5, 2020
Enalysis Version 5.0 is now live and offers a new and greatly improved user experience allowing customers to better identify, investigate and act on valuable opportunities for improving their assets’ and fleets’ performance. In addition to improving the overall user experience, Enalysis Version 5.0 is built on an entirely new platform dramatically improving the software’s scalability, ability to deliver new features in a rapidly evolving market, and capability for users to work seamlessly on their mobile devices.
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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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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 1.8 - 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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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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