Drexelbrook level sensor
Measuring the level of hot oil.
Drexelbrook has a ceramic level sensor for very high temperature applications, like oil. In this type of application, one must also take into consideration very high pressures. Drexelbrook’s RF Admittance probe is designed specifically for this application. It is also available with the SEAL approval.
Switch for LNG
Transportation of propane gas is special as it gets very cold when pumped. Its temperature can drop to minus 300 degrees. Drexelbrook can easily perform this application and ensures the probe will go to minus 350 degrees Celsius due to its RF admittance technology.
Flow measurement in a pipeline.
Cameron’s flowmeter is Weights and Measures Canada approved for the transfer of hydrocarbon in pipelines. It can also give the density and thus recognize the various products passing through the pipeline. It is a very precise ultrasonic system that takes measurements at different heights in the piping.
Cameron hydraulic pump
Measuring flow of a hydraulic pump.
In refineries, there is a lot of hydraulic machinery. To check if the hydraulic pump fails, we use a turbine. If the pump fails, the flow rate will decrease but not the pressure. Flow monitoring thus allows to predict downtime for maintenance. This system can significantly save downtimes.
Wilcoxon vibration sensors
Pump protection on pipelines with vibration.
To find out if the pumps have started or if they are beginning to fail, refineries use Wilcoxon vibration sensors. This technology is very reliable, requiring no maintenance or calibration. It is resistant to low temperatures (-40C), and is also corrosion resistant thanks to its 316SS housing.
OleumTech wireless instrumentation
Level measurement of storage tanks.
The distances in a storage tank farm are enormous. This application is excellent for wireless technology such as OleumTech. It allows to transmit the level, temperature and pressure readings safely while respecting the Class 1 Div.1 classifications for explosion-proof environments. This wireless technology can save a lot of money on wiring and the intrinsic protection used for protecting each cable at their ends.
Thermo/Fisher cracker tank
Foam and liquid interface at the Cracker.
In the refinery cracker tank, chemical components are used to reduce the level of foam on the liquid. These chemicals cost refineries millions of dollars a year. That is why they install between 3 or 4 Thermo/Fisher foam and liquid level interface systems. These interface systems are neutron level switches reading the percentage of hydrogen molecules present in the system. This system is installed outside the tank and is not influenced by the high temperature and high pressures. It is a system without maintenance and with a long service life.
MTL intrinsic barriers
Intrinsic protection for cable.
In the refinery environment, all instruments and cables must be protected with intrinsic barriers to keep from causing an explosion during an incident or wiring breakage. MTL is the largest company producing intrinsic barriers in the world with certifications for all types of instruments, cables and computer networks in all countries around the world.
Leak Detector for Pipeline Pump.
On pipelines, pumps are installed to recover the pressure and flow over very long distances. To find out if there is a leak at the pump, a Drexelbrook RF Admittance Level detection probe is installed in the recovery tank. Its anti-clogging system eliminates maintenance. This probe can withstand very low temperatures (-40C) and meets explosion proof certifications during leaks.
Cameron sampling system
In refineries and pipeline companies, one must regularly take liquid samples to check their settings and to do a quality control. Cameron is a leading company for this type of instrument. The Jiskoot model is very recognized for these multiple applications and even for the sampling of LNG which is very complex and dangerous. These systems are very reliable and very safe.