We propose a simple and efficient monitoring system based on a single-drive interleaved electrode impedance technique that provides cross-sectional images for real-time detection of fouling in oil-water flows. The simple monitoring method is proposed using a data-interface formula relating between voltage differences measured at sensing electrodes and interfaces of the two immiscible fluids in a pipeline. We estimate the minimum distance between the interface and pipe wall at the images, that is an indicator for monitoring the fouling, by using a voltage-distance map. The robustness of the proposed method is validated through various numerical simulations including oil-water flows in an U-bend return pipe.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Flow Measurement and Instrumentation|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering