Plug Sensor Introduction
Plug Sensor for monitoring of pipeline deposition or water breakthrough. Plug Sensor is practically a part of a Pipe Sensor and works identically to the Pipe sensor. The only limitation, when compared to the Pipe sensor, is that Plug Sensor measures locally, in the vicinity of the sensor. One or more sensors can be installed at strategic locations, such as wax or hydrates at points of high temperature gradients and scale, or asphaltene deposits at mixing points or pressure drops. When placed in a known location of the greatest deposition susceptibility, the continuous monitoring provided by the sensor will also catch any and all unexpected deposition events. In addition, the sensor can be placed in sections of the pipeline that cannot be pigged and remain susceptible to wax or hydrate blockage. The same sensor is also used to monitor water breakthrough of flow.
Below is a video demonstrating how Plug Sensor paired with Deposition Watch software can easily detect even the smallest changes in deposition layer thickness. Tomographic image is on the left where deposit can be seen as red color. The deposition trend is on the right showing a clear change as the amount of deposit increases.
How It Works?
Plug Sensor Features
- A flanged connection – available in many pipe sizes and diameters.
- Allows several types of deposits to be monitored (see Plug Sensor Applications & Services)
- Easy to install and maintain without any moving parts
- Without radioactive sources, safe to use and hassle-free fromregulations
- No calibration needed – The system monitors right after powering up the system
- For other information about the sensors, visit our FAQ page
- The system components and cable lengths can be seen at Modular Design
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One or more sensors can be installed at strategic locations, such as wax or hydrates at points of high temperature gradients and scale, or asphaltene deposits at mixing points or pressure drops. When placed in a known location of greatest deposition susceptibility, the continuous record provided by the sensor will also catch unexpected deposition events. In addition, the sensor can be placed in sections of pipe that cannot be pigged, that remain susceptible to wax or hydrate blockage.
Available sizes shown in table below. Click on desired configuration to proceed to quotation request or to ask details from a technician.
|DN50 (for pipelines DN100 and under)||Choose||Choose||Choose||Choose|
|DN80 (for over DN100 pipelines)||Choose||Choose||Choose||Choose|
|2” (for pipelines 4” and under)||Choose||Choose||Choose||Choose|
|3” (for over 4” pipelines)||Choose||Choose||Choose||Choose|
For ANSI B16.5 pressure ratings, please refer to Engineering Toolbox for maximum pressure and temperature ratings for steel pipe flanges, allowable pressure for carbon steel pipes and pressure and temperature ratings of A-53 B, A-106 B, A333, A 334 and API 5L carbon steel pipes.
- Body material
- Standard: 1.4404 (316L stainless steel)
- Optional: Carbon steel
- Optional: Super duplex
- Note: Includes PEEK parts
- Standard: FFKM
- Flow temperature
- Standard: 0 - 155 °C
- Additional sizes and variations may be available upon request.
For information about the sensors, visit our FAQ page or download Technical Data Sheets: Plug Sensor
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