The petrochemical industry or oil and gas sector is considered as the global powerhouse. It contributes a significant amount towards world economics using hundreds of thousands workers worldwide who are generating billions of dollars globally.
The exploration of crude oil and the processing to fuel oil and gasoline are key for numerous derivative products such as chemical products, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, solvents and plastics. The hydrocarbon industry is therefore integral to many industries and is of critical importance for many industries. No matter the final product, refining and petrochemical processing relies on accurate control and monitoring of moisture, oxygen and often hydrogen.
Exploration & Production
Discovery and production of oil and natural gas
Transportation of oil and gas via pipes and storage of excess
End Market Users
Marketing and distribution of refined oil and gas to end users
As Process Insights, we help our customers to increase efficiency, meet their quality specs and ensure the safety for personnel and equipment.
The hydrocarbon industry covers a wide range of activities which share a common need to control levels of moisture, oxygen, and hydrogen in gas and liquid phases.
Moisture has a detrimental effect on plant operation and efficiency as well as on the final quality of the products. Excess moisture in processes also results in damage to equipment through corrosion as well as increased overheads for maintenance and shutdowns for repairs.
Oxygen is a both a potential contaminant which reduces quality in the final products and also poses a safety risk. Most of the chemicals and processes require inert atmospheres to avoid the risk of fire or explosion. However, lack of oxygen poses the risk of asphyxiation for workers: careful control and alarms are important.
Hydrogen is used in a number of petrochemical processes, such as to lower the content of diesel fuel, in isomerisation reactors and as recycle gas to catalytic reformers.
Water occupies an important position in the hydrocarbon industry. Since the production of petrochemicals, plastics and biodiesel etc. require high process safety and product quality, the monitoring of steam-water cycles, cooling water and process water is essential. In particular, it is important to minimize product losses and optimize water management.
LAR manufactures innovative water solutions meeting the tough requirements of the oil and gas industry. Especially for water-steam-cycles as well as for cooling, process, and waste water, effective monitoring is essential to incrase efficiency, ensure product quality and safety for petrochenical processes.
COSA Xentaur manufactures innovative measurement solutions for fast and accurate gas analysis, such as WOBBE, BTU, and dew point.