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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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Thought of the Day - Fieldlink™ + Enbase™: Automating Field Workflows

February 26, 2019
  Thought of the Day Fieldlink™ + Enbase™: Automating Field Workflows Fieldlink  and  Enbase  can be used together in  a number of  ways to automate activities that would otherwise need to be done manually.  Installing an  Enbase  hydrostatic pressure transducer connected to an Enbase Hub on a lube oil tank could eliminate the manual process of  a driver perform ing  a manual inventory check each week on the tank to determine when to refill. Instead, the tank’s level  would be monitored automatically and when  the device reports a low tank level,  Enbase  could trigger the creation of a work order in  Fieldlink .  T h is integration would allow the  driver  to visit the site  when a refill work order appears in Fieldlink for the current day versus making unnecessary trips.     
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How Does Opening 1st Stage Pockets Allow Me To Move More Gas?

January 30, 2019
Have you ever sat in a compressor review meeting where I’ve explained to the group that opening pockets reduces the appetite of a compressor cylinder, and then 10 minutes later, I’m telling you that opening your pockets will get your more production? If the answer is yes, I swear, I’m not an idiot and hopefully I can walk everyone through why it is possible to open up pockets and achieve a higher flow rate. One specific situation that I’ll focus in on is when you bring on a new well, and your suction control valve has to pinch back, limiting the amount of gas getting to your 1st stage.
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Thought of the Day: Aligning Business Objectives When Natural Gas Producers Lease Compression Assets

July 18, 2018
Thought of the Day Aligning Business Objectives When Natural Gas Producers Lease Compression Assets The line between operational and maintenance responsibility is often blurred when managing a fleet of compression assets. Additional complexity is introduced when some of the assets are owned and some are leased. In this quarter’s blog, we will look at the different philosophies and metrics for operating and maintaining a fleet of leased compression assets.
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