SOURCE: JP3 Measurement

May 18, 2015 07:00 ET

JP3 Launches Vapor Pressure Analyzer to Ensure Low Crude Volatility During Transport

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - JP3 Measurement announces the launch of the industry's first in-line, field deployable, optical vapor pressure analyzer -- the Verax VPA. For the first time, operators can measure vapor pressure in condensate and crude oil in real time with no sample conditioning.

Developed specifically to measure the volatility of crude oil, NGL and condensate, the Verax VPA provides real-time measurement of vapor pressure (RVP, TVP or VPCR) during processing or loading operations. The VPA provides operators the ability to measure the vapor pressure of crude before and during loading, thus ensuring that its volatility has been reduced to safe transportation levels. Between 2008 and 2013, the number of crude oil originated rail car loads increased from 9,500 to almost 400,000, according to AAR (www.aar.org).

Matt Thomas, JP3 President and CEO, said, "The Verax VPA is the first technology focused on giving operators more control over the crude and condensate that is being transported on rail or over the road. We are pleased to provide this new analyzer for the oil and gas markets, not only to increase economic efficiency but also to reduce the level of risk during transportation."

By measuring with probes directly in the pipeline at operating pressure and temperature, the Verax VPA eliminates any concern of paraffin clogging, often associated with measuring vapor pressure. The VPA will return a measurement every 30 seconds to ensure that the product being loaded or unloaded meets vapor pressure specifications from start to finish.

In addition, the unit works on loading skids and stations, needing only 24 volts DC power to operate. The process connection is a simple process bypass, consuming zero product.

Using patented Near-Infrared optical spectroscopy and advanced communications, the Verax VPA provides real time data, communicates directly to your control system, and gives the user unprecedented levels of monitoring and control over the product being handled.

Verax VPA is a trademark of JP3 Measurement, LLC.

About JP3 Measurement
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, JP3 Measurement was founded in 2005 and provides the industry's only field deployable, real time, in-line optical analyzer for both liquid and natural gas measurement. With hundreds of measurement points in the field, JP3 is focused on improving the quality of hydrocarbon measurement and process control for the Oil & Gas industry. For more information, please visit www.jp3measurement.com or contact John Biggs, VP Marketing and Business Development. +1.281.813.1797. jbiggs@jp3measurement.com.

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