9700 Series - Ultrasonic Emulsion and Suspension Profiling

Introduction to emulsion profile mapping

Developments in oil exploration, as well as a growing demand to better understand emulsion formation and breakdown, has increased the demand for instrumentation by both scientists and process operators. Rhosonics, an expert in non-destructive testing using ultrasonic techniques, has made its inventions and technologies work in a new and powerful instrument product line. These new devices allow real-time studying of emulsions, virtually mapping concentration levels in both static and dynamic separation processes.

Crude oil/water emulsion profiling

Existing subsea oil fields suffer from a growing amount of water-cut, but also new fields tend to produce vast amounts of water, often in the form of emulsion. Systems developed by Rhosonics can help in oil exploration by providing answers with regards to how well additives are able to separate the emulsion in water into free oil and clean brine.

Model 9710 – Static emulsion scanning

For separation processes of binary liquids

Model 9710 provides emulsion scanning and mapping capabilities in a static environment. This tool is excellent when it comes to studying the break-down/separation process of emulsions in a controlled environment. It can also be used to test stabilizers in food and dairy products. Finally, it can also be used to test the efficiency of additives that speed up the breakdown of crude oil emulsions. In a temperature-controlled water tank, a cell containing liquid or slurry is settled. By scanning the cell from bottom to top repeatedly, the separation of, let’s say, oil in water is shown on a screen. Other binary liquids can also be scanned in order to study the separation process, such as alcohol and acids. An ultrasonic sensor can be a good addition in those cases where cameras are used.

9700 SERIES is used for ultrasonic emulsion and suspension profiling
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