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Systems, Methods and Apparatus for Analysis of Multiphase Fluid Mixture in Pipelines

Abstract: 

An apparatus and method to measure water content and water pH of multiphase fluid mixtures of water and oil. The apparatus employs a water content sensor containing an infrared light source and a photodetector. The pH sensor includes a pH indicator that exhibits a color change in an oleophobic coating including an image recording device. The apparatus and method may be applied to measure water fraction and pH within oil/water pipelines. 

External Link: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9689802.PN.&OS=PN/9689802&RS=PN/9689802

Patent Number: 
9,689,802
Date Of Issue: 
07/14/2017
Inventors: 

Leonardo J. Caseres; James F. Dante