Fracturing System - Nuclear density meter for fracturing and cementing applications

Berthold offers radiometric density systems that are specifically designed for use in hydraulic fracturing and cementing applications. The systems are installed on blender trucks, high pressure lines, and cementing lines; providing an online measurement of PPA, PPG, density, specific gravity, or percent solids. In addition to their high repeatability, our fracturing systems stand out with their ruggedness in the face of mechanical shock and vibration, and for the low source activities required.

Berthold has supplied nuclear density meters to the fracturing industry for more than 10 years. During that time, we have learned that the fracturing environment is tougher than any other industry – we have learned how to address these special needs. Therefore, we offer a complete line of specialized products that exactly meet our customers‘ demands in the fracturing industry – no matter if a new system or a retrofitting solution is required. With more than 1.000 density systems installed on fracturing applications, we have proven our capability to provide the products, support, and service that this industry deserves.


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    Non-contacting measurement technology by Berthold. The level measurement technology by Berthold is used in a variety of industrial sectors – ranging from the chemical to the waste water industry. It is suitable for measuring ranges of just a few millimetres up to several metres. Applications are ...

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    Radiometric measurements from Berthold. The radiometric measurement systems from Berthold are used to localize the interface layer between two phases. These systems are even used in more complex processes to measure the density profile and thereby picturing the heights of the different product layers ...

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    Interface measurements in desalters are often regarded as not being very critical, even though every drop of oil, to be refined, passes through the desalter. As refineries try to maximize their margins, so-called opportunity crudes are often used. These crude oils generally contain increased levels of ...

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    Monitoring interfaces or multiple layers in process vessels poses some challenges for the measurement technologies. Where other measuring methods fail and cannot withstand extreme process conditions, radiometric measuring systems can provide reliable results. Berthold’s radiometric measurement systems ...

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    You want to improve the utilization of the drum capacity? Due to the conditions in the coke drum, a level measurement is a very challenging task. Where other measuring technologies tend to fail or end up being extremely unreliable, Berthold‘s radiometric level technology is ideal for monitoring the ...

  • Measurement solutions for the refining industry

    You want to optimize your production throughput with increased safety and reliability? Berthold’s radiometric instruments for non-contacting level and density measurement are widely used in the global oil refining industry. With our measuring solutions based on gamma absorption we help our customers ...

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    Radiometric moisture analyser for representative and robust measurements. On Bulk material. The LB 350 is a moisture measurement system for real-time determination of the moisture content of a wide variety of different bulk materials such as: ■ Coke ■ Sinter mixture ■ Ore ■ Sand ■ Building ...

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