It was a typical week so far in the reg shop, and business had been steady so far for spring. Steve, the Regional Engineer, was in town and was set to arrive momentarily to get Rob’s advice with next year’s station designs. Rob was recently promoted to Operations Manager but he didn’t quite feel like he had enough experience yet, and was a bit uneasy about his new position. Steve on the other hand, was a seasoned P. Eng, known for making great recommendations that have successfully improved efficiency. Rob was looking forward to working with him for the first time and was hopeful for some great ideas for future improvements.
Topics: Alberta, pressure regulators, Pietro Fiorentini, control valves, pressure control, Natural Gas Industry, Western Canada, Calgary, Alberta, PF regulator, pilot operated regulator, pressure regulator
A continuation from “Rockin RABO Meter” blog…
A quick recap, back in January Joe and his buddy Daryl were excited to get their hands on the new RABO (Rotary-All-By-One) meter by Elster Honeywell. Their current stock of Elster meters was missing something…based on experience from past sites:
Topics: Elster, Honeywell, Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, RABO, RABO rotary gas meter, Rotary-All-By-One, gas meters, positive displacement, Analytical Measurement, gas distribution, high accuracy, rotary gas meter, low pressure drop, high maximum operating pressure, RPM, IRM, Honeywell Elster, high precision, competitive price
Uuugh not again! For the third time this summer Joe had just gotten the same service ticket with the same issue. Once again a small property on the edge of the network was reporting the smell of gas. Great can't wait thought Joe! He had already gone over the problem twice before, looking for leaks EVERYWHERE before finding out the odorizer upstream hadn’t been properly set for summer conditions.
Topics: Welker, odorizer, smell of gas, scada system, odoreyes, Alberta, British Columbia, Western Canada, Foothills Industrial Products, industrial products, industrial customers, ecosystem, automatic bypass system, odorize, safety, gas safety
Good News for Joe!
It's Tuesday afternoon and Joe has just finished his visit to one of the city gate stations. Joe has a smile on his face (indeed Joe does smile sometimes!). Three years ago when these new Pietro Fiorentini regulators were installed Joe was a nay-sayer. Something new – ‘better’ they told him, but every other time he heard that story, it never seemed to work. This time, it has worked, and they continue to work.
Topics: Pietro Fiorentini, Gas Regulators, regulators, aperflux 851, reflux 819, reflux 819/fo, reliable, Alberta, Western Canada, pressure regulators, Foothills Industrial Products, regulators and controls, pietro regulators, pressure recorder, industrial products, industrial customers, pf regulators
Well, maybe not a billion pieces... but there is not a key left on the keyboard, that's for sure.
Joe, the natural gas field technician, is in a real pickle.
"Get a load of this!" He can hear his co-workers yelling back at the office while laughing at Joe's misfortune.
"Ugh," he groans.
The dog ate my homework, echoes in his head. But his version of the age old excuse is actually true, he thought, the pipe broke my laptop.
I know, you have questions.
How did the pipe break Joe's laptop? Well, the problem is simple and complicated all at the same time.
Topics: Welker, Natural Gas Industry, Oil and Gas, Foothills Industrial Products, Calgary, Alberta, Pietro Fiorentini, Regulators & Controls, Pipeline Maintenance, Alberta Oil & Gas, Western Canada, Flow Measurement, Analytical Measurement, Gate Station Maintenance, Valve Maintenance, Maintenance, Val-Tex, British Columbia, Manitoba, Operational Products, Honeywell Mercury, Pipeline Operations, Alberta, Saskatchewan