Level Measurement & Control


Radiometric solutions in refineries

November 2019 Level Measurement & Control

Berthold Technologies’ radiometric instruments for non-contacting level and density measurement are widely used in the oil refining industry, where customers include Exxon Mobil, Sinopec, Shell, BP, Conoco Phillips, Lukoil and Total.

The measuring solutions based on gamma absorption help customers to control their processes for safe operation and maximum efficiency. Berthold is renowned for cutting-edge technology and high-class products and provides a wide range of standard solutions to industry. In addition it develops, in close cooperation with customers, tailored systems for new processes and measuring tasks.

To make critical applications more reliable the company provides interface, level and density measurements for oil/emulsions/water in desalters; distillation bottoms; delayed coking units; solvent de-asphalting units; alkylation units; fluidised catalytic cracking units; and continuous catalytic reforming processes.

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The high-sensity detectors achieve a better measuring effect and can work with remarkably low source activities. Depending on the application the source activity can be reduced by up to 80%.

Unique features such as X-ray interference protection during weld inspections (XIP and RID), the patented temperature and ageing compensation and SIL2/SIL3 certification leads to superior measurement performance and high reliability, which remain stable over time. These non-intrusive measurement systems offer a number of advantages including:

• 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.

• Perfect for high temperature and pressure applications.


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