Acoustically Monitored Separator, AMS™-900-20K

A 20,000 psi dual-bore mechanical separator equipped with an ultrasonic transducer for detection of liquid-liquid/gas-liquid interfaces. The relative proportion of effluent is sensed by a sound reflection technique that utilizes an acoustic pulse triggered at the bottom of the measurement bore.

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The AMS™-900 measures the volume of fluids with varying densities, such as brines and crude oils at reservoir condition by sending a pulse upward through the denser fluid occupying the lower section and reflecting it off the fluid interface. The fluid volume is determined by comparing the travel time of the reflected pulse from the fluid interface and the simultaneous reflected pulse from a target at a known height.

The AMS™-900 design allows fluid collection and separation to occur in one bore. This first bore is in constant communication, at top and bottom, with the second, measurement bore. Additionally the system can be integrated into a Core Flood system, and the pulser/receiver device connected to the host computer via a USB port2.

Standard Model Specifications:

  • Separator and Measurement Bore: 0.500″
  • Overall Height: approx. 90 cm
  • Material: Hastelloy C, 316 Stainless Steel & Titanium Transducer assembly
  • Transducer, Natural Frequency: approx. 2MHz
  • Usable Volume: 120cc
  • Measureable Volume: 100cc
  • Maximum Operating Pressure: 20,000 psig (Approx. 1400Bar)
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 300 °F (150 °C)
  • Resolution, 0.01cc
  • Accuracy, +/- 0.1cc

Options Available on Request:

  • Two Years Spare Parts consisting of:
    • O-ring Seal Kit, 2 each
    • Calibration rings, 2 each
    • Set of fittings
  • Air Operating Control Valves
    • Set of Two (2) 3-way Air operated valves for computer automation plus plumbing

Scope of Supply:

  • Operations Manual
  • Tool and Accessory Kit for AMS™-900-20K
  • Separator, twin column, with base
  • Manual set of valves
  • Laptop PC with operating software and onboard oscilloscope
  • USB Pulsar/Receiver Unit