Low Cost and Pipe Conformable Microwave-Based Water-Cut Sensor

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622655
Title:
Low Cost and Pipe Conformable Microwave-Based Water-Cut Sensor
Authors:
Karimi, Muhammad Akram ( 0000-0002-3723-6303 ) ; Arsalan, Muhammad; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
Efficient oil production and refining processes require the precise measurement of water content in oil. This paper presents a novel planar microwave sensor for entirely non-intrusive in situ water cut (WC) sensing over the full range of operation, i.e., 0%-100%. A planar configuration has enabled the direct implementation of WC sensor on the pipe surface using low cost method, i.e., screen printing using 3D printed mask. Modified ground plane-based T-resonator design makes this WC sensor usable for the wide range of pipe sizes present in the oil industry. The viability of this sensor has been confirmed through electromagnetic simulations as well as through a prototype characterization. Two cases of oil and water mixtures, namely, separate phases and homogeneous mix, have been studied. Measurements performed over two independently built prototypes show the root mean square variation in results of only 0.1%.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Karimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2016) Low Cost and Pipe Conformable Microwave-Based Water-Cut Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal 16: 7636–7645. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2016.2599644.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Sensors Journal
Issue Date:
11-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1109/JSEN.2016.2599644
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1530-437X; 1558-1748; 2379-9153
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7542117/
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKarimi, Muhammad Akramen
dc.contributor.authorArsalan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T11:52:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T11:52:21Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-11en
dc.identifier.citationKarimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2016) Low Cost and Pipe Conformable Microwave-Based Water-Cut Sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal 16: 7636–7645. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2016.2599644.en
dc.identifier.issn1530-437Xen
dc.identifier.issn1558-1748en
dc.identifier.issn2379-9153en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/JSEN.2016.2599644en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622655-
dc.description.abstractEfficient oil production and refining processes require the precise measurement of water content in oil. This paper presents a novel planar microwave sensor for entirely non-intrusive in situ water cut (WC) sensing over the full range of operation, i.e., 0%-100%. A planar configuration has enabled the direct implementation of WC sensor on the pipe surface using low cost method, i.e., screen printing using 3D printed mask. Modified ground plane-based T-resonator design makes this WC sensor usable for the wide range of pipe sizes present in the oil industry. The viability of this sensor has been confirmed through electromagnetic simulations as well as through a prototype characterization. Two cases of oil and water mixtures, namely, separate phases and homogeneous mix, have been studied. Measurements performed over two independently built prototypes show the root mean square variation in results of only 0.1%.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7542117/en
dc.subject3D Printingen
dc.subjectdielectric propertiesen
dc.subjectmicrowave sensoren
dc.subjectmicrowave T-resonatoren
dc.subjectwater-cut sensoren
dc.titleLow Cost and Pipe Conformable Microwave-Based Water-Cut Sensoren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Sensors Journalen
dc.contributor.institutionEXPEC ARC, Production Technology Team, Dhahran, 31311, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorKarimi, Muhammad Akramen
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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