The KAM® OID™ Optical Interface Detector has been the preferred sensor for interface detection between refined products since its inception in 2000. Like eyes in the pipe, it provides accurate, real-time data on product interface even when density does not change between products, allowing operators to make cuts with confidence and significantly reduce product downgrade and/or transmix.
Fiber optics within the patented optical probe respond to the absorption, fluorescence, and refractive properties of the fluid, and the combined return signal is then turned into an “optical signature,” recognizing qualitative changes in pipeline fluids.
The OID is designed for minimal maintenance and ongoing ease of use. Long-lasting LED light sources ensure long-term, stable performance and minimal power consumption. All electronics are located in an explosion-proof enclosure directly on the end of the probe for a complete and compact unit with maximum installation flexibility.
Measurement is completely automatic and the output signal can be sent to the SCADA, PLC’s, or to a Central Control Room.
HOW IT WORKS
|Material:||Wetted parts–316 stainless steel|
|Power:||12–24 VDC 15 Watts max|
|Output:||4-20 mA, RS485, RS232|
|Fluid temp.:||-40º to 176ºF (-40º to 80ºC)|
|Electronics temp.:||-4º to 140ºF (-20º to 60ºC)|
|Pressure ratings:||ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900|
|Threaded models (3/4", 1", 2" MNPT) designed max. working pressure of 3000 psig|
|Mounting:||3/4" and 1" MNPT|
|2" MNPT Seal Housing|
|2", 3", or 4" Flanged Seal Housing|
|EX enclosure:||3" x 6" x 3" (76mm x 152mm x 76mm)|
|Shaft length:||12" to 60"|
|Pipe size:||3/4" to 48"|
|Weight:||from 10 lbs. (4.5kg)|
|Certifications:||PTB 04 ATEX 1027 II 2 G EEx d IIB T6|
Available with 2", 3", or 4" flanged seal housing
Available with 3/4" or 1" MNPT