Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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


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.

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Leonardo J. Caseres; James F. Dante