Emulsion Watch

Rocsole Emulsion Watch

Now there's an alternative to nucleonic devices. Seeing and measuring a separator's emulsion layer or solid level, as well as providing a full profile of the separator, Rocsole's Emulsion Watch is non-radioactive, works when contaminated with Rocsole's See Beyond -technology and allows you to:

How Our Emulsion Watch Works

Utilizing leading-edge tomographic technology, our Emulsion Watch is a real-time, non-radioactive monitoring solution that physically sees and measures a tank’s emulsion layer, improving separation efficiency by optimizing residence time and resulting in higher quality output downstream. Process imaging and measurement is accomplished using a sensor, which is simple to install and requires minimal maintenance. The system works with solids, foams, liquids and gas.

Sand-Water-Oil interface Imaging with a Clean and a Contaminated Probe WMV 21.5 MB Download

Emulsion Watch Can Be Installed In a Wide Variety of Vessels

The sensor can be installed in a variety of different containers. Maximum length of the sensor is around 4.8 m, including the measuring section of 3 m. Installation method depends on the height of the container, larger containers require a larger sensor so to maximize the efficiency of the measuring section on the sensor and the imaging and the profiling of the containers contents, side flange can be used to achieve best results.

Installation In Separators

In separators under 3 m tall, the preferable installation method is to use a flange connection on top of the separator.

Sensor separator installation
Sensor installation in a separator.

Installation In Tanks

In larger tanks – over 3 m – it is recommended to install the sensor to the side of the tank, using a standard flange connection.

Sensor tank installation
Sensor installation in a tank.

In very large tanks, it is possible to use multiple sensors in parallel for complete profiling of the tank.

Improve Separation Efficiency by Optimizing the Emulsion

In Oil & Gas operations, it is very difficult to identify what is happening inside a separator, tank or other vessel. Installing Emulsion Watch is a real eye-opener as it will allow operators to see everything in real time.

Emulsion Watch provides a visualization what is happening inside a separator or a tank. Emulsion location and thickness can be fed to any existing automation.
Emulsion Watch provides a visualization what is happening inside a separator or a tank. Emulsion location and thickness can be fed to any existing automation.

The sensor installed into the tank visualizes and monitors:

  • Full profile of the tank
  • Thickness and placement of the emulsion layer, real-time

If you are interested in seeing solid layers in separators, please have a look at Sand Watch.

Rocsole's Webroc UI provides a real-time visualization of the separator. Left: a setup with oil, emulsion and water. Right: A tomographic image where emulsion layer can be seen as red. Next to image, a conductivity profile where emulsion is shown as a slope. Other trends are interface position trend and interface (emulsion) conductivity trend.
Rocsole's Webroc UI provides a real-time visualization of the separator. Left: a setup with oil, emulsion and water. Right: A tomographic image where emulsion layer can be seen as red. Next to image, a conductivity profile where emulsion is shown as a slope. Other trends are interface position trend and interface (emulsion) conductivity trend.

Avoid the Cost of Ownership Associated With Radioactive Devices

Rocsole's technology is based on a safe electric measurement technology. It doesn't need any certifications related to nucleonic sources and their transport or usage on the field.

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