Real-time three dimensional imaging of paramagnetic contaminants in oil-gas pipelines

Mahmoud Meribout, Karim Bin Saied

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Abstract

In this paper, submillimeter three dimensional tomography imaging of paramagnetic contaminants flow rate in multiphase flow pipelines is presented. The device, which is based on Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), consists of an array of twelve coils and a pair of permanent magnets and is not influenced with the other phases that constitute the crude oil (e.g. oil, water, sand, and gas) and which are mainly diamagnetic materials. The concentration of the paramagnetic particles can be measured in a three dimensional volumetric space with high spatial and temporal sensitivities which are proportional to the strength of the applied magnetic field. This is also influenced by the size and distribution of the particles and the anisotropy of the permanent magnet. To increase the sensitivity and improve the spatio-encoding field, a two dimensional Linear Field Scanning (LFS) technique coupled with a two dimensional excitation field is proposed. The results demonstrate that the technique would constitute a breakthrough in the area of solid flow measurements and imaging.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538623992
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Jun 2018
Event2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018 - Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 6 Feb 20185 Apr 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Period6/02/185/04/18

Keywords

  • Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI)
  • Online Monitoring
  • Paramgnetic Contaminants detection

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