Detection of methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other gas leaks, is becoming increasingly critical to gas plant safety and emissions monitoring in the heavily-regulated oil and gas industry. Reducing costs, improving safety and complying with regulations require the ability to monitor hard-to-reach areas and many oil and gas…
Chris Frail is the product manager for gas detection at United Electrics Controls in Watertown, MA USA. His focus is on deploying wireless, battery-operated solutions to aid customers with faster, reliable deployment of fixed gas detectors. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1997 from Boston University and earned his MBA from Babson College in 2009. Frail has been involved in the management and development of instrumentation for multiple industries for over 20 years. He got his start at Panametrics and GE Baker Hughes, where he worked with customers in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries specifying and developing ultrasonic flowmeters for flare, high temperature and cryogenic fluids and pushing boundaries of ultrasonic meters. His key focus has always been on solving difficult technology problems and making the solution easy to use for the future, as evidenced by his work on portable ultrasonic meters and wetted ultrasonic meters for high temperature applications like coke bottoms in refineries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.
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