Measurement of Water Fraction in Liquid Hydro-Carbons Using ECT Sensor

Bukhari, S F and Ismail, Idris and Yang, W Q (2007) Measurement of Water Fraction in Liquid Hydro-Carbons Using ECT Sensor. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceeding, 914 . pp. 705-709. ISSN 978-0-7354-0673-5

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In the oil industry, it is important to measure the water fraction in liquid hydrocarbons in oil pipelines for optimising operation and transportation, e.g. loading/unloading of oil tankers, where the flow rate is variable. As a feasibility study an electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) sensor has been used for on-line water fraction measurement. Data from different electrode combinations, e.g. adjacent electrodes and opposite electrodes are combined. Preliminary results indicate that ECT can be used for measuring the fraction of water in oil with 0.05% error in a range of water-in-oil up to 10%.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
ID Code:4161
Deposited By: Ir Dr Idris Ismail
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 04:04
Last Modified:02 Aug 2011 04:04

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