Profile Type Level Measurement
This type of level measurement profiles the level in a vessel measuring the various mediums, eg., sand, water, oil in a oil and gas production separator. The technique is very accurate and utilises principals such as nucleonics and capacitance. The accuracy is however reflected in the cost in that the units are expensive, however when the business case is examined on these devices they have the potential to make Oil and Gas facilities more efficient. This is based on optimising production/control, improved potential for minimising oil in produced water, reduced chemical use and determining sand accumulation.
Details of the technology can be found at the following supplier links:
http://www.sentech.no/technology.htm (Capacitive Method)
http://www.synetix.com/services/oilandgas-topside-separator.htm (Nucleonic Method)