OWD Oil Water Detector
With 1% of full scale accuracy regardless of range, the rugged OWD Oil Water Detector is the ideal water-cut meter for monitoring water concentrations in a variety of applications from production to refinery. The OWD offers continuous, real-time, water cut data.
Unlike other water-cut meters, the Oil Water Detector’s patented three-antenna design reads both oil continuous and water continuous modes simultaneously and automatically transitions between the two. The result is measurement over a true 0-100% range. Water-cut measurement is fully automatic with no need for operator intervention or supervision.
The Oil Water Detector also uses internal references to auto calibrate for drift caused by temperature changes of the electronics, the aging of the electronics components, fluid pressure, and fluid temperature.
The simplicity of design and quality of engineering employed in the OWD water-cut meter mean there are no moving parts. The OWD is the only water-cut meter available with all the requisite electronics incorporated into the unit itself. The output signal can be sent to Flow Computers, SCADA, PLC’s or to a Central Control Room for logging or display on chart recorders or monitors.
HOW IT WORKS
OWD Oil Water Detector - Specifications
MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES: CALIBRATED RANGE AND ACCURACIES
|Range (water in oil)||0-5%||0-10%||0-30%||0-40%||0-100%|
|Accuracy (at listed range)||0.05%||0.10%||0.30%||0.40%||1.00%|
|Media:||Crude oil, refined products and chemicals|
|Material:||Wetted parts – 316 stainless steel (Optional NACE MR-01-75 Compliance Available)|
|Fluid temp:||To 600ºF (315ºC)*|
|Electronics temp:||-40º to 160ºF (-40º to 70ºC)|
|Power:||24 VDC/1 amp at 24 watts|
|Accuracy:||1% of full range|
|Pressure ratings:||ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500, 2500|
|Minimum water detection:||100 PPM|
|Sensor dimensions:||Ø1.5" x 7" (38mm x 178mm)|
|EX enclosures:||Sensor electronics - 3" x 6" x 3" (76mm x 152mm x 76mm)|
|Shaft length:||Off-the-shelf lengths are 12", 24", and 36" (305mm, 610mm, 915mm,) Additional lengths available|
|Pipe Size:||½" to 72" (15mm to 1829mm)|
|Weight:||from 20 lbs. (9kg)|
- Selectable 4–20 mA with adjustable range or 0–5 VDC
- Alarm or relay (digital contact closure)
- RS232 Communication interface for calibration, connection to PLC
- HART Protocol
- RS485 Modbus interface
OWD Oil Water Detector - Models
The four available models include the OWD Insertable sensor which can be inserted directly into your pipe or tank through a hot tap, helping you avoid costly drainage, the need for a bypass loop, or having to cut a section in the pipe. The KAM OWD FT Flow Through model can be used in an analyzer/densitometer loop, for process optimization where an accurate determination of water concentration is important. It is also vital to optimizing the desalinization process. The KAM OWD Spool is designed for well-head applications and includes a KAM SMS Static Mixing Spool and an integrated sample valve.
To ensure the highest degree of accuracy, the flow must be homogeneous. KAM CONTROLS recommends installation of the patented KAM ML Measurement Loop, KAM SMP Static Mixing Plate or KAM SMS Static Mixing Spool upstream of your OWD detector to create a fully homogenous mixture in your pipeline. Proper calibration, also key to complete accuracy, can be achieved in the field with the KAM PKF Portable Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer. Data from the PKF analyzer can then be entered into the OWD.
A: OWD Insertable installed on a main pipe with 2", 3", or 4" flanged seal housing
B: OWD Insertable installed on a main pipe with 2" MNPT seal housing
OWD FT FLOW THROUGH
OWD FT Flow Through installed on a analyzer loop with ½", ¾", 1", or 2" FNPT
Also available with 2" flanges
OWD Spool on 2" seamless pipe with weld-neck flanges; Integrated SMS Static Mixing Spool; ½" sample valve with ½" pitot probe
OWD PORTABLE LAB / FIELD
OWD Oil Water Detector - Documentation
KAM OWD Oil Water Detector - Documentation Intro Paragraph.
- Desalter Applications for the KAM OWD Oil Water Detector
- Crude Unloading Applications for OWD - Refinery
- Automated Tank Dewatering (draw-off line sensor)
- Automated Tank Dewatering (in-tank + draw-off line sensors)