LEARN FROM OUR EXPERTS about how to increase reliability and profitability in the delayed coking unit with continuous level measurement. Our top minds will take you through finding solutions to the challenges faced when measuring level in a coke drum.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tailored measuring solutions in refineries
Our approach is different than most other instrumentation providers. Berthold Technologies sells measurement solutions instead of just measurement devices. We work with you so that the measurement solution that we provide, gives you what you need to control the operating parameters needed to optimize your process.
State of the art technology
- Outside mounting of components
- Not exposed to the harsh process conditions
- Free of wear and maintenance
- Smooth handling and operation
- Lowest cost of ownership
- Easy to install on existing pipes or tanks without modifications
- Perfect for all high temperature and high pressure applications
- No process connection therfore no risk of hazarous material leaks
X-ray Interference Protection (XIP)
With this function, weld tests can no longer distort the measured value. The measured value is frozen until the external radiation influence is over. A digital output signals the detection of interfering radiation. All our level measurements are equipped with XIP.
Radiation Interference Discrimination (RID)
DuoSeries LB 470 is now also available with radiation interference detection (RID). The level measurement system with RID consists of a Co-60 measuring source and the UniSENS rod detector or the highly sensitive SuperSENS detector along with a separate transmitter for display and operation. The detector mounted at the measuring point is connected to the transmitter LB 470RID via a two-wire cable. If you want to continue measuring despite impending external radiation, then the "LB470RID" version is the right choice.
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.
Multiphase level measurements are used wherever several phases are formed, and a density profile is required to monitor a separation process. Due to often not clearly formed separation layers (emulsion) and extreme process conditions in refineries, radiometric measuring systems are particularly suitable for this application. Changes in the emulsion height, only slight differences in density of the individual phases, buildup on the vessel wall or very large vessels or measuring ranges often pose great challenges to the measurement technology, but these can be reliably mastered with the EmulsionSENS measuring system. In refineries there are numerous processes which can be better monitored and thus optimized by using the multiphase level measuring system. These include, and various other separators or storage tanks.
Article "Made to measure"
Catalytic cracking, especially fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), is one of the most important conversion processes used in the refineries. To ensure a control of the entire cracking process, level measurements are essential. But the extreme process conditions of a fluid catalytic cracking unit pose some challenges for the measurement technology. The article “Made to measure” (published in the journal