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  • Continuous level - Non-contacting measurement

    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 particularly successful when facing extreme measurement conditions: - Extreme temperatures - High pressure - Excessive foam formation - Dust Acid or abrasive media Our level ...

  • Digitalization manifesto - Now its time

    At KBC we believe in a world where plants operate with: No safety incidents, No unplanned outages, Rigorous adherence to operating plans, Agile response to market changes and plant disturbances, A motivated and informed workforce, A culture of profitability. We call this ‘Excellence’. KBC exists to help its customers in the Energy and Chemical industry realize value through achieving excellence. Digitalization is one of the key strategies a plant can adopt in pursuit ...

  • Exchanger leak testing - chemical tracers

    Tracerco has been at the forefront of the development of online leak detection for the last 40 years. The method allows the detection of leaks as small as 0.5%. However, customer demands to measure smaller leaks affecting product quality, has prompted extensive research to develop alternative online methods. Through the development of specialist chemical tracers leaks as small as 0.0001% are readily identified. Project Field Test In the following case study, Exchangers A and ...

  • Interface and Multiphase Level Measurement

    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 inside the vessel. In this way the characteristic of the emulsion layer can be monitored as well. The measurements are primarily applied in chemical plants and in the oil & ...

  • Interface measurement in desalters

    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 sulphur, oil sands, bitumen, heavy oils and oils with high TAN. This can lead to problems with the proper operation of the desalter. In addition, refineries are increasingly confronted ...

  • Level control in coking units

    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 coke level due to its non-intrusive nature. With Berthold’s solution for delayed coker units operators have a high repeatable and long-term stable measurement to increase the throughput ...

  • Level Switch - Mini-Switch LB 471

    Application. The BERTHOLD level switch is used in all branches of industry, including the food industry. This measurement system is applicable where one or more alarm levels of liquids or bulk solids have to be monitored. In fact, the BERTHOLD level switch is suitable for installation on all types of vessels or bunkers like storage tanks, hot-storage bunkers, vessels with agitators, high-pressure reactors, cyclones or feeder chutes. The Function. The operation of the measuring ...

  • Making desalter vessels transparent to optimise crude processing

    Making Desalter Vessels Transparent to Optimise Crude Processing... whatever the blend. To improve margins, refiners continuously look to optimise feedstock blends. Variability can bring significant operational challenges during the refining process that must be overcome. One critical need is the efficient removal of solids, salts and water from crude feedstock. This has become increasingly difficult when processing certain opportunity crudes that can have all of these detrimental ...

  • Making the invisible visible

    In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate how the technology helped the refinery to identify these deposits at an early stage. Bayernoil operates two FCC Units to convert heavy hydrocarbons. In the FCC Unit the feed is injected ...

  • Measurement instruments and servicing

    Our Measurement Instruments business designs and manufactures a range of bespoke, low maintenance, high reliability instruments providing operators with real time measurements and in-situ visualisation. Our experienced team technically supports an extensive range of nucleonic measurement instruments for phase, density, bulk level and interface measurement and pipe slugging characterisation. All of our nucleonic instruments are custom designed to the needs of the specific application, ...

  • 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 to reliably control their refinery processes and thus ensuring a safe operation and maximizing efficiency and profit. Berthold offers perfect measurement solutions for your refinery ...

  • Optimal monitoring of separation processes

    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 are used to monitor interfaces or multiple layers in process vessels. Thereby, not only the interfaces between two phases can be localized, but also the measurement of density ...

  • S, Ni, V, and Fe analysis of crude oil using HDXRF®

    Test methods for measuring sulfur content, like ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754, have become critical for assessing the value of crude oil. The blending of crude oils from different sources has become more commonplace within the industry to meet specifications for the classification of sweet crude oil. The introduction of new crudes brings new challenges, like higher concentrations of metals such as nickel (Ni), vanadium (V), and iron (Fe).

  • Servomex product guide

    Our industry-leading gas analyser range and systems, matched to your industry requirements. Developed and manufactured in our UK and Americas Technical Centers, Servomex analyzers are hand-built to precise requirements. This ensures every product we make provides performance optimized to the needs of each customer process. Built around the stable, accurate and reliable gas measurements provided by our world-leading Hummingbird sensing technologies, our analyzers incorporate ...

  • Tracerco™ Level System

    Bulk level measurement. Developed to comply with the latest functional safety standards, the SIL2 certified TracercoTM level system delivers extremely reliable bulk level measurements, regardless of process conditions. Its external modular design, with no moving parts, provides measurement redundancy, as well as the ability to offer consistent, accurate level measurement. This offers operators process optimisation, leading to improved product quality and reduced process issues. Key ...

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