Auto Sampling for Large Pipes
Automatic Sampling and Analysis with Jet Mixing provides the ideal solution for custody transfers of Hydrocarbons transported via larger pipelines (12”and above). It can be installed and maintained without pipeline shutdown and unlike automatic sampling using traditional mixers, it causes minimal pressure loss. Millions of dollars are lost every year by the Petroleum Industry through inaccurate measurement. Any on-line measurement or sampling device is only as representative as the fluids it receives. To guarantee accuracy a device must be presented with fluid that is representative of the whole cross-section of the pipeline. Where non-homogeneous fluids are flowing or where fluids have been blended mixing may be required.
To achieve this a suitable pipeline location must be found or created at which the fluid is thoroughly mixed. Relying on natural turbulence for mixing is frequently not possible as this depends on maintaining minimum flow-rates. Rapid mixing may be essential, therefore a mixing system is required which provides adequate mixing regardless of flow conditions.