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Improving desalter performance for opportunity crudes

LEARN FROM OUR EXPERTS how the performance of separators and electrostatic coalescers (desalters/dehydrators) can be improved by design and control instrumentation.

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Tailored measuring solutions in refineries

Our approach is different than most other instrumentation providers.  Berthold Technologies sells measurement solutions, not just measurement devices.  We work with you to provide the measurement you need to control  and optimize your process.

State of the art technology

  • Externally mounted noncontacting components
  • Not exposed to or impacted by harsh process conditions
  • No intrusion, therefore no risk of hazarous leaks
  • No wear & tear, as there are no moving mechanical parts
  • Smooth handling and operation
  • Lowest cost of ownership
  • Easy to install on existing pipes or tanks without modification
  • Perfect for high temperature and high pressure applications

X-ray Interference Protection (XIP)

With this function, weld tests no longer cause sudden fluctuations in the measured value. When weld tests are detected, the measured value is frozen until the external radiation event ends. A digital output can signal the detection of interfering radiation. All of our explosion proof rated detectors are equipped with XIP.

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Radiation Interference Discrimination (RID)

DuoSeries LB 470 is now also available with radiation interference discrimination (RID). The level measurement system with RID consists of a Co-60 source, an LB 4700 detector with PVT scintillator, and a separate LB 470 RID transmitter for display, calculation, and operation. The detector mounted at the measuring point is connected to the LB 470 RID transmitter via a two-wire cable. If Cs-137 or St-90 sources are being used for NDT at or near your plant, and you have a critical measurement that requires continual monitoring, the LB 470 RID is the right choice for you. This RID systsem discriminates between NDT gamma and that of its Co-60 source, and continues to provide a live and accurate measurement during NDT events.

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SIL certified option

The SENSseries LB 480 detectors are certified for use in SIL2 applications. Even SIL3 is achieved with homogenous redundancy. The certificate covers all measurement applications, from high level or low level alarms to continuous level measurement and density measurement. Thus safe operation of critical processes is guaranteed.

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Detector retrofit program to improve your production

Especially in low radiation conditions, our highly sensitive detectors improve the signal to noise ratio, resulting in superior performance when compared to competing system. Replacing your existing detector with a more sensitive Berthold detector will delay source replacement, which is costly, time consuming what is resulting in superior measurement performance compared to competing systems. Source replacement is costly, time consuming, and does not work towards a reduction in overall site source activity.

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Multiphase Level Measurement in Refineries

Multiphase level measurements are used wherever several phases are formed, and a density profile is required to monitor a separation process. Due to a lack of clear separation between phases and extreme process conditions, radiometric measuring systems are particularly well suited for this application.  Changes in emulsion height, slight differences in phase densities, buildup on the vessel walls, very large vessels, or large measuring ranges often cause problems for other technologies, but can be reliably measured with the EmulsionSENS measuring system. Many processes can be better monitored and thus optimized with the multiphase level measuring system, including desaltershydrocrackers and alkylation units and various other separators or storage tanks.


Whitepaper “Rod source / point detector"

Berthold has published the whitepaper “Rod source / point detector arrangement”, wherein the advantages and benefits of a rod source/point detector arrangement are explained. Due to less frequent production downtimes, simpler and thus more economical spare parts inventory, increased long-term and temperature stability and consistent process quality, the higher acquisition costs are mitigated within a short period of time.

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Article "Made to measure"

Do you need reliable control of your fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process, but the extreme process conditions are beyond the limitaitons of standard measurement technologies? Read the article “Made to measure” to learn why the use of radiometric measurement systems can help to optimize level control in FCC units, and how Berthold systems can help you to control your process more reliably to ensure safe operation while increasing efficiency.

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