Reliable On-Line Water Determination
Reliable on-line water determination in petroleum liquids with a water cut meter is essential for accurate process monitoring and timely decision making. Within the context of increasing global market volatility, precise watercut information is more critical than ever for maximizing resource value and profitability.
Historically, the oil and gas industry has been burdened with online watercut technologies that have seldom met expectations. This has led to a lack of confidence in watercut meters and even a reluctance to implement online watercut measurement altogether. Instead, many stakeholders continue to rely on costly, periodic manual sampling regimes which often result in significant information gaps and errors.
In response to this industry challenge Delta C has developed a specialized approach to online watercut measurement for applications ranging from 0 to 50% water, with unequaled performance in the low PPM water range. Delta C watercut meters demonstrate that online watercut technology does not have to be complicated. Our innovative technology restores trust and improves business performance by offering simple, highly effective results.
Delta C Water Cut Meter Benefits
The Delta C Water Cut Meter is known for robust mechanical and electrical design. Unaffected by salinity variation, the water cut meter offers high resolution, sensitivity and stability with full temperature compensation and rigorous certification for use in hazardous locations.
Delta C Watercut Monitors have consistently demonstrated proven reliability combined with low maintenance requirements, user-friendly calibration and application versatility. This has resulted in broad industry appreciation of their measurement performance and extended service life.
Along with reduced manual sampling and decreased manpower costs, Delta C Water Cut Meters contribute to better measurement, improved process optimization, and cost-effective regulatory compliance.
The Delta C Water Cut Metering Advantage
The Delta C capacitive sensor is a key component of the advanced digital circuit. By integrating the capacitive sensor directly into the digital circuit we have eliminated the analog signal noise inherent in other watercut devices.
Our unique design delivers a pure digital signal capable of providing the maximum resolution and accuracy demanded by our water cut meter customers, whether for reliable process control or for critical contamination detection.
Water Cut Meter Configurations
The Delta C Water Cut Meter is available in three stock configurations:
See the following product detail pages for specifications and installation examples for each configuration:
- In-Line (By-Pass) Water Cut Meter – DC1510 Series
- Insertion Water Cut Meter – DC3510 Series
- In-Line Wafer Water Cut Meter – DC3510FL Series
Our Water Cut Monitor Customers
The versatility of the Delta C Water Cut Meter is evident in the wide array of applications our customers encounter. From refined petroleum products to high-temperature SAGD emulsions, our technology is being deployed successfully across a variety of customer applications including custody transfer, quality assurance and regulatory compliance.
Some of the fluids our customers work with include:
- Transmission Fluid
- Oil-Based Coolants
- Crude Oil
- Natural Gas Condensate
- Diluted Bitumen
- Bitumen Emulsion
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
The Delta C Water Cut Meter is a highly sensitive capacitor constructed from two coaxial electrodes which are separated by a fixed gap. As the water and oil mixture (emulsion) flows through the gap, it acts as a dielectric (insulator) which enables the capacitor to store a certain electrical charge.
During process flow, variations in the water/oil ratio affect the dielectric which causes the capacitance to vary. The Delta C Watercut Monitor measures the Delta (change) in C (capacitance), hence the name of
The Delta C design brings capacitance measurement to an entirely new level of stability, sensitivity and operating range. Our water cut meter technology is so responsive it can effectively monitor changes in water volume of 50ppm or less in many refined petroleum applications.
Proven Replacement for Discontinued Water Cut Meter Types
The Delta C Water Cut Meter is a proven replacement for several discontinued water cut meter and bs&w meter types. This includes two of the most commonly replaced water in oil analyzers: the E+H Aquasyst and the Spartan Controls SC1000 Water in Oil Analyzer:
For more details on using the Delta C Water Cut Meter as a replacement for these or other discontinued water-in-oil analyzers, please contact us.