A low cost and pipe conformable microwave-based water-cut sensor

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622657
Title:
A 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 (i.e., water-cut [WC]) which is extracted during oil production as a by-product. Traditional laboratory water fraction measurements are precise but incapable of providing real-time information, while recently reported inline WC measurements are either incapable of sensing the full WC range (0-100%), restricted to a limited selection of pipe sizes, bulky, intrusive or extremely expensive. This work presents a novel planar microwave sensor for entirely non-intrusive in situ WC sensing over the full range of operation. Its planar configuration has enabled the direct implementation of this sensor on the pipe surface using two low cost methods i.e. copper tape and 3D printed mask. The innovative ground plane 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 EM simulations as well as through characterization of two types of prototype. The proposed design offers very fine resolution due to its wide sensing range (>110%) in the frequency band of 90-190MHz and repeatability of 0.1%.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Karimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2016) A low cost and pipe conformable microwave-based water-cut sensor. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540425.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
Conference/Event name:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540425
Type:
Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7540425/
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Electrical Engineering Program

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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.issued2016-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationKarimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2016) A low cost and pipe conformable microwave-based water-cut sensor. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540425.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540425en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622657-
dc.description.abstractEfficient oil production and refining processes require the precise measurement of water content in oil (i.e., water-cut [WC]) which is extracted during oil production as a by-product. Traditional laboratory water fraction measurements are precise but incapable of providing real-time information, while recently reported inline WC measurements are either incapable of sensing the full WC range (0-100%), restricted to a limited selection of pipe sizes, bulky, intrusive or extremely expensive. This work presents a novel planar microwave sensor for entirely non-intrusive in situ WC sensing over the full range of operation. Its planar configuration has enabled the direct implementation of this sensor on the pipe surface using two low cost methods i.e. copper tape and 3D printed mask. The innovative ground plane 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 EM simulations as well as through characterization of two types of prototype. The proposed design offers very fine resolution due to its wide sensing range (>110%) in the frequency band of 90-190MHz and repeatability of 0.1%.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7540425/en
dc.subject3D printingen
dc.subjectdielectric propertiesen
dc.subjectmicrowave sensoren
dc.subjectmicrowave T-resonatoren
dc.subjectwater-cut sensoren
dc.titleA low cost and pipe conformable microwave-based water-cut sensoren
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journal2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)en
dc.conference.date2016-05-22 to 2016-05-27en
dc.conference.name2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016en
dc.conference.locationSan Francisco, CA, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionEXPEC Advanced Research Centre, Dhahran Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorKarimi, Muhammad Akramen
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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