A low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626618
Title:
A low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface
Authors:
Karimi, Muhammad Akram ( 0000-0002-3723-6303 ) ; Arsalan, Muhammad; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
This paper presents a novel and contactless water fraction (also known as water cut) measurement technique, which is independent of geometric distribution of oil and water inside the pipe. The sensor is based upon a modified dual helical stub resonators implemented directly on the pipe's outer surface and whose resonance frequency decreases by increasing the water content in oil. The E-fields have been made to rotate and distribute well inside the pipe, despite having narrow and curved ground plane. It makes the sensor's reading dependent only on the water fraction and not on the mixture distribution inside the pipe. That is why, the presented design does not require any flow conditioner to homogenize the oil/water mixture unlike many commercial WC sensors. The presented sensor has been realized by using extremely low cost methods of screen-printing and reusable 3D printed mask. Complete characterization of the proposed WC sensor, both in horizontal and vertical orientations, has been carried out in an industrial flow loop. Excellent repeatability of the sensor's response has been observed under different flow conditions. The measured performance results of the sensor show full range accuracy of ±2-3% while tested under random orientations and wide range of flow rates.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Karimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2017) A low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface. 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822.
Publisher:
IEEE
Journal:
2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
Conference/Event name:
2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
Issue Date:
24-Oct-2017
DOI:
10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822
Type:
Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8058822/
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.accessioned2018-01-01T12:19:03Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-01T12:19:03Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-24en
dc.identifier.citationKarimi MA, Arsalan M, Shamim A (2017) A low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surface. 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/mwsym.2017.8058822en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626618-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a novel and contactless water fraction (also known as water cut) measurement technique, which is independent of geometric distribution of oil and water inside the pipe. The sensor is based upon a modified dual helical stub resonators implemented directly on the pipe's outer surface and whose resonance frequency decreases by increasing the water content in oil. The E-fields have been made to rotate and distribute well inside the pipe, despite having narrow and curved ground plane. It makes the sensor's reading dependent only on the water fraction and not on the mixture distribution inside the pipe. That is why, the presented design does not require any flow conditioner to homogenize the oil/water mixture unlike many commercial WC sensors. The presented sensor has been realized by using extremely low cost methods of screen-printing and reusable 3D printed mask. Complete characterization of the proposed WC sensor, both in horizontal and vertical orientations, has been carried out in an industrial flow loop. Excellent repeatability of the sensor's response has been observed under different flow conditions. The measured performance results of the sensor show full range accuracy of ±2-3% while tested under random orientations and wide range of flow rates.en
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8058822/en
dc.subjectMicrowave Water-Cut sensoren
dc.subjectFlow Loop Testingen
dc.subjectModified T-Resonatoren
dc.subjectScreen Printed Sensoren
dc.subject3D printingen
dc.titleA low-cost, orientation-insensitive microwave water-cut sensor printed on a pipe surfaceen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journal2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)en
dc.conference.date2017-06-04 to 2017-06-09en
dc.conference.name2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017en
dc.conference.locationHonololu, HI, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionEXPEC Advanced Research Centre, Dhahran, Saudi Aramco, KSAen
kaust.authorKarimi, Muhammad Akramen
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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