Level device earns Institute of Physics award

Oil and gas service company, Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has received an Institute of Physics Award for Innovation for its level measurement technology.

The IOP award recognises the company's LevelFinderPlus measuring device, which provides operators with accurate level measurement of liquids in vessels, even in the presence of deposit build up and vapour density fluctuations.

2015 10 02 092409The patented technology is said to be the first instrument able to make these measurements and to provide unique insight into vessel operating conditions. 

Conventional level measurement systems can have errors of over 40% due to build up and vapour density fluctuations meaning that operators are unable to optimise processes, often leading to significant loss of production and potentially dangerous operating conditions.

The device is designed for liquid level, interface and density measurements as well as solids monitoring in upstream and downstream vessels. It is suitable for the most challenging oil, chemical and petrochemical industry applications.

According to Tracerco, it provides accurate level measurement in the presence of build up, reducing unplanned shutdowns, improved product quality, allowing process optimisation and operator confidence to increase production and maximise throughput.

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Tracerco originated in 1958 as a small research team within Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in Billingham, Teesside, UK. From its beginnings, Tracerco has continued to expand its product range and geographical reach, responding to customers' needs and market opportunities. Today, Tracerco is part of the Process Technologies Division of Johnson Matthey and is a world leader in its field. Its innovative range of products and services are invaluable to ensure full optimisation and efficiency of its customer's assets across the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. Our products and services include: radiation monitors, nucleonic instrumentation, process diagnostics, subsea technologies, reservoir characterisation, radiation protection, analytical services and product assurance.

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