Sand Watch

Rocsole Sand Watch

Rocsole's Sand Watch does much more than simply detect sand breakthrough. Our system images the sand and solid layers and monitors the fraction of the layers in a pipeline, separator or other vessel. The system is uniquely able to monitor the solid layers in multiphase flow containing gas.

Armed with these advantages, you can:

Measure Solid Levels in Separators to Optimize Cleaning Periods

Utilizing leading-edge tomographic technology, our Probe Sensor 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.

Before the installation of a probe sensor the solid level cannot be seen. After installing the sensor, the solid layer is visible and provides real-time infromation of the growth speed of the layer, optimizing cleaning periods.
Before the installation of a probe sensor the solid level cannot be seen. After installing the sensor, the solid layer is visible and provides real-time infromation of the growth speed of the layer, optimizing cleaning periods.

Measure Solid Levels and Mass Flow in Pipelines

Sand Watch Applied to Pipe Sensor
Sand Watch Applied to Pipe Sensor

This video shows a cross-sectional image of the Rocsole Sand Watch, installed into a pipeline with water-gas flow, where the sand layer appears on the bottom. Our system is uniquely able to measure the sand layer—even with the presence of gas in the flow.

Optionally, Sand Watch can be paired with a real-time solid layer speed measurement with an accuracy of ±2 % of the total mass flow of a partially filled pipe geometry.

Measure Solid Level in Sand Processing Units to Optimize Discharging Periods

Sand Watch application is also available in plug sensors as a cost-effective solution for detecting when sand accumulation in separator (or other vessel) exceeds a certain threshold.

Sand Watch Applied to Plug Sensor
Sand Watch Applied to Plug Sensor

Ready to really know how much sand is in your process? Want to be uniquely able to monitor it in multiphase flow containing gas?

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