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Foothills and Heise Create a Precision Partnership

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Nov 10, 2017 2:04:51 PM

Foothills Industrial Products an energy supply company for Western Canada adds Heise to their repertoire.

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Topics: Western Canada, Heise, Foothills Industrial Products, pressure instrumentation, Ashcroft Inc., pressure and temperature instrumentation, high precision instrumentation, pressure and test calibration, high-quality products

The 3 Steps: To An Automated 'Pulse' By-Pass System

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jul 17, 2017 1:16:42 PM

Are you tired of wasting time sending an operator to manually open or close the gas line? Our Pulse Bypass Odorization System is an automatic option.

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Topics: Welker, odorization, odorization system, Natural Gas Industry, Calgary, Alberta, Western Canada, solenoids, controller, odorant, odoreyes, pulse bypass system, by-pass system

Pressure Regulators Vs. Control Valves - Best for Pressure Control?

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jun 20, 2017 2:38:47 PM

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.

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Topics: Alberta, pressure regulators, Pietro Fiorentini, control valves, pressure control, Natural Gas Industry, Western Canada, Calgary, Alberta, PF regulator, pilot operated regulator, pressure regulator

What You Need to Know About the Q.Sonic Gas Meter by Elster-Honeywell

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jun 5, 2017 2:21:01 PM

The Q.Sonic gas meter by Elster Instromet has been around for a few years but has recently been added to our repertoire (since the acquisition of Elster to Honeywell) and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This gas meter is truly exceptional and has the ability to greatly improve customer experience with ease of use and masterful precision. Elster is a known leader in ultrasonic flow metering with over 30 years of industry experience.

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Topics: Q.Sonic Meter, Ultrasonic meters, Elster Instromet, Honeywell, ultrasonic, 6-path meter, RABO rotary gas meter, Elster-Honeywell, ultrasonic gas meter, Q.Sonic plus, Q.Sonic, Calgary, Western Canada, gas products, natural gas measurement

I Can Be Your Hero! Find Out Why

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Mar 21, 2017 2:52:38 PM

Rick was stuck in a tough spot; his team was overwhelmed with work and he could use some extra help, but unfortunately there wasn’t any money in the budget to hire new staff.

Not only were they being worked to the bone with station overhauls, new construction projects, and annual maintenance inspections, but what was really killing their productivity was the hours of windshield time required to cover their vast territory.

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Topics: remote monitoring system, OmniMetrix, Strom sense, OmniView, save time and money, test station, pipelines, Cathodic Protection, Hero Rectifier Monitor, Patriot Test Station, Western Canada, Stormsense, remote monitoring, pipeline industry, pipeline lifetime, operations and maintenance, hero

Déjà vu All Over Again

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Sep 13, 2016 2:37:59 PM

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.

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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

Sometimes Things Just Work!

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Aug 17, 2016 11:34:53 AM

 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. 

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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

Wow, that shattered into a billion pieces!

Posted by Shelby McDonald on Mar 15, 2016 10:40:04 AM

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.  

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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

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