OID Optical Interface Detector

OID™ FT Flow Through model

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 such as with multiple grades of diesel, allowing operators to make cuts with confidence and significantly reduce product downgrade and/or transmix.

Fiber optics within the 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.

CLICK HERE for a white paper on Interface Detection in Liquid Pipelines.

CLICK HERE for an article published by the Oil & Gas Journal showing testing results of an OID.