Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes

Artur J. Jaworski, Tomasz Dyakowski, Graham A. Davies

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Abstract

In this paper we present a novel approach to designing sensors and instrumentation for monitoring and controlling multiphase processes. Our concept is based on using distributed sensor arrays, embedded within the vital plant components and thus forming smart structures. Distributed information obtained from such devices, coupled with appropriate data processing, could improve our understanding of the nature of multiphase processes and hence improve plant operation. We discuss the requirements for such sensors and, in the experimental part of this paper, present a short case study, conducted at UMIST Pilot Plant facility, to highlight the benefits of using smart sensing techniques in a process environment. We hope that this paper will open a general discussion on sensing multiphase flows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B
Subtitle of host publicationOffshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology
Pages835-843
Number of pages9
VolumeB
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventEngineering Technology Conference on Energy - Houston, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20017 Feb 2001

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ConferenceEngineering Technology Conference on Energy
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period5/02/017/02/01

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Smart sensors
Intelligent structures
Multiphase flow
Sensors
Sensor arrays
Pilot plants
Water
Monitoring
Oils

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Jaworski, A. J., Dyakowski, T., & Davies, G. A. (2001). Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes. In Proceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B: Offshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology (Vol. B, pp. 835-843)
Jaworski, Artur J. ; Dyakowski, Tomasz ; Davies, Graham A. / Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes. Proceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B: Offshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology. Vol. B 2001. pp. 835-843
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Jaworski, AJ, Dyakowski, T & Davies, GA 2001, Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes. in Proceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B: Offshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology. vol. B, pp. 835-843, Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, Houston, United States, 5/02/01.

Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes. / Jaworski, Artur J.; Dyakowski, Tomasz; Davies, Graham A.

Proceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B: Offshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology. Vol. B 2001. p. 835-843.

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Jaworski AJ, Dyakowski T, Davies GA. Smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes. In Proceedings of the 2001 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, ETCE2001. Part B: Offshore and Artic Operations, Pipeline Technology, Production Technology, Tribology. Vol. B. 2001. p. 835-843