Radar Applications

Here’s an informative overview of common radar applications for Guided Wave Radar and Pulse Burst Radar technology.

Common Guided Wave Radar Applications

Inlet Separators

Application:
Separators are large drums designed to separate wellstreams into their individual components. They are commonly designed to separate two-phase (gas/liquid) or three-phase (gas/crude/water) wellstreams. Separators are also classified according to horizontal or vertical configuration (see below), operating pressure, turbulent or laminar flow, and test or production separation.

Challenges:
Interface level measurement will actuate a valve to adjust vessel level. An emulsion layer along the oil/water interface can contaminate the oil with water or the water with oil. Foaming along the gas/liquid interface, if entrained, can cause liquid carryover or gas blowby.

Ammonia Storage

Vaporized ammonia is used in catalytic and noncatalytic reduction systems for emissions control. Ammonia is injected into
the flue gas stream and acts as... Learn more

Blending Applications

Mixing finished gasoline requires level monitoring of blending stocks, in-line blending, additive storage, dilution systems and injection systems.... Learn more

Other Applications

Common Pulse Burst Radar Applications

Process and Storage tanks

Application:
Crude oil and water are stored in oil fields. Unlike midstream tank farms at terminals and refineries, field storage consists of smaller vessels associated with oil and water processing. Diesel generator fuel, potable water, and fire water are also stored.

Challenges:
Tank level monitoring can be provided with overflow control and alarm systems or shutdown pumps when level falls below the specified low level. Interface controls will sense the beginning of an oil/water interface during tank dewatering and control the water draw-off.

API 2350: New recommended practices regarding tank overfill protection for above-ground storage tanks that receive Class I (flammable) liquids outline that careful selection and application of level controls can effectively protect against tank overfills.

Condensate Storage

When the condenser hotwell level reaches the high point, a dump valve opens to drain excess condensate from the hotwell to a condensate storage tank.... Learn More

Finished Product Storage

Finished refinery products stored in tanks with capacities that often exceed 100,000 gallons are motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, fuel oils, and LPG... Learn More

Other Applications

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