The development and application of an industrial deoiling hydrocyclone equipped with electrical resistance tomographic instrumentation is described. The use of electrical sensors for continuous monitoring of separator operation is demonstrated. Results show that electrical resistance tomography (ERT) is an effective tool for optimising start-up and operation of the separator. Subtleties of flow within the hydrocyclone can also be sensed, highlighting its potential for use as a validation tool for computational fluid dynamics and design models.
- On-line analysis
- Process control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology