Developments in oil exploration, as well as a growing demand to better understand emulsion formation and breakdown, has increased the demand for instrumentation by both scientists and process operators. Rhosonics, an expert in non-destructive testing using ultrasonic techniques, has made its inventions and technologies work in a new and powerful instrument product line. These new devices allow real-time studying of emulsions, virtually mapping concentration levels in both static and dynamic separation processes.
Crude oil/water emulsion profiling
Existing subsea oil fields suffer from a growing amount of water-cut, but also new fields tend to produce vast amounts of water, often in the form of emulsion. Systems developed by Rhosonics can help in oil exploration by providing answers with regards to how well additives are able to separate the emulsion in water into free oil and clean brine.
Emulsion and suspension profiling.
Model 9710 – Static emulsion scanning: The system 9710 provides emulsion scanning and mapping capabilities in a static environment. This tool is excellent for studying the break-down process of emulsions in a controlled environment, for testing stabilizers in food and dairy products, and for testing the efficiency of additives to speed up the breakdown of crude oil emulsions.
Model 9720 – Dynamic emulsion scanning: For studying and modelling real life emulsion separation. Particularly useful to measure the emulsion layer thickness while the crude-oil process moves on.