Posted by: Sentry Equipment on 3/2/2020
In the oil and gas industry, sampling hydrocarbon liquids, such as crude oil, related cuts, condensates, and oil and water mixtures, is critical to ensuring quality control, identifying corrosion and ensuring processes are operating as expected. However, improperly operating or poorly maintained manual sampling panels can lead to poor lab results, high maintenance costs and increased exposure of operators to spills. Keep your operators safe, remain in environmental compliance and maximize uptime by transforming your sampling program to top notch one.
Here are five things you can do to transform a problem hydrocarbon sampling program.
1. ENSURE PROPER PANEL LOCATION
Identifying the right processes, the right locations and the right tie-ins for manual sampling creates the foundation for a successful program.
2. HAVE PANELS INSTALLED AND COMMISSIONED BY EXPERTS
Rely on sampling panel experts to ensure panels are mounted and commissioned properly.
3. RETROFIT PROBLEM PANELS
Panels that clog frequently or expose operators to spills can often be retrofitted to improve safety and performance.
4. ESTABLISH A PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Regular panel maintenance can prevent many common problems and keep panels in peak operating condition.
5. MAKE TRAINING MORE THAN A ONE-TIME EVENT
Periodic training helps ensure your operators use proper sampling techniques, employ best practices and understand basic troubleshooting.
THE VALUE OF A BEST-IN-CLASS SAMPLING PROGRAM
|EXTEND OPERATING LIFE
Keep your samplers on-line longer with regularly scheduled maintenance.
Properly maintained samplers reduce the risk of spills, corrosion and injury.
Samplers performing as designed reduce the need for shutdowns and downtime.
|REDUCE SAMPLING COSTS
Well-maintained samplers minimise issues associated with wear and tear and the cost of dealing with sampler issues.
|INCREASE SAMPLING EXPERTISE
Having sampling experts maintain samplers ensures peak operating performance and reduces downtime.