July 9, 2007

New meter measures distance, level, volume

Here’s the OPTIFLEX 1300 C TDR level meter, an instrument that promises accurate measurement of distance, level and volume of liquids and solids.

Its high signal dynamics translate to measurements that are accurate and stable. Despite disturbances such as strongly agitated surfaces, the meter will clearly locate the product’s true surface and will continue to provide accurate measurements, the company points out.

Sharper pulses allow the meter to detect and measure interfaces as thin as a 2-in. film of oil on water in a large tank. The sharper pulses also allow better repeatability of results, the firm says. OPTIFLEX measures down to a dielectric of 1.4 (and even 1.1 under certain conditions).

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The instrument is available with five probes-single rod, double rod, single cable, double cable, and coaxial, helping ensure that the device can handle virtually any application. The unit’s maximum measuring range is from 13 ft to 115 ft, depending on the probe type.

Installation and setup of the tool requires the user to simply fit the gauge to the tank, wire it, and turn it on, after which the device will then run a self-diagnostic test to ensure proper operation. A setup wizard takes the user through a simple series of questions to define the tank and the product to be measured. A help screen is also available to assist in setup and any subsequent operation. The instrument also features a device type manager-a device driver that makes functionality available independent from the field bus protocol.

Source: Krohne Inc., 7 Dearborn Rd., Peabody, MA 01960.

Literature discusses oil field tubulars

New literature details DUOLINE 20 corrosion resistant oil field tubulars for water injection and disposal of salt water or other environmentally degrading corrosive fluids, including case studies of its installations during the past 20 years.

The filament-wound glass-reinforced epoxy liner is installed in oil field tubulars that are used in corrosive services.

Source: Duoline Technologies, 9019 N. Co. Rd. West, Odessa, TX 79764.