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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.

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

Leonardo J. Caseres; James F. Dante