Crude oil separation is an important process in the oil industry. To make efficient use of the separators, it is important to know their internal behaviour, and to measure the levels of multi‐interfaces between different materials, such as gas‐foam, foam‐oil, oil‐emulsion, emulsion‐water and water‐solids. To develop a multi‐interface level sensor.
Multi‐modality sensor with segmented capacitance and electromagnetic sensing elements. Some key issues are addressed, including the effect of salt content in water on measurement.
Working with gas/oil/saline water, the simulation and experimental results show that the newly designed sensor is promising.
First time to present this multi‐modality sensor, which can cope with current problems with saline water.
Hwili, A.O. and Yang, W.Q. (2007), "Multi‐modality multi‐interface level sensor with segmented capacitance and inductance sensing elements", Sensor Review, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 217-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280710758165
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