Oil/Water Interface

Point Level detection in oil / water interface.

Application

One of the key operations in oil production is the separation of oil from water. Water is typically pumped back down the well and the oil is sent further downstream to be refined. Ideally, there are two distinct layers, oil and water. However, there is often a third layer between the oil and water, commonly referred to as an emulsion or rag layer. This emulsion/rag layer is a mixture of both oil and water. Some processes may want to consider this layer oil, while others may want to consider this layer water. In either case, having a HALAR coated probe will allow the user to make this distinction.

Point Level Switches can be utilized to control a dump valve. A HALAR coated probe is recommended for all oil/water interface applications.

Suggested Products

LS7000

Point Level Switch for oil/water interface detection.

  • Simple, reliable, low cost solution
  • Easy installation and calibration
  • No moving parts to get stuck, wear out or fall off

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LS8000

Remote Mounted Point Level Switch for oil/water interface detection.

  • Simple, reliable, low cost solution
  • Can be mounted up to one mile away
  • Easy installation and calibration
  • No moving parts to get stuck, wear out or fall off

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These are general product recommendations. A coated probe is recommended for all interface applications. For specific recommendations or help choosing the best instrument for your application, contact the factory directly or your local Babbitt representative.

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