A portable capacitance probe for detection of interface levels in multi-phase flows – A case study

A. J. Jaworski, T. Dyakowski, G. A. Davies

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and construction of a portable probe for monitoring the dynamics of the multi-phase flows within horizontal oil-water separators and presents some preliminary results from the industrial tests of the prototype device. The detection of individual phases is based on the measurement of dielectric properties of the process media, by means of an array of capacitance sensors, which are distributed along the body of the probe. The measurements of electrical capacitance are performed using electronic circuitry, based on charge transfer principle, which was originally developed at UMIST for tomographic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography
PublisherInternational Society for Industrial Process Tomography
Pages289-296
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780853163176
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography - Buxton, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Apr 199917 Apr 1999
Conference number: 1
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Conference

Conference1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBuxton
Period14/04/9917/04/99
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    Jaworski, A. J., Dyakowski, T., & Davies, G. A. (1999). A portable capacitance probe for detection of interface levels in multi-phase flows – A case study. In 1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography (pp. 289-296). International Society for Industrial Process Tomography.