Nuclear Level Measurement in DCU – Challenges, Solutions, and Interpretations

Presented By

Dr. Jan Sielk - Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co KG

Conference: Budapest 2017

The level measurement in delayed coking units is important to prevent overfilling and over foaming of a coke drum and to run the process with an optimized throughput. We will explain the physical background of nucleonic gauges to understand how effects like foaming, changes in gas properties and scaling affect the level reading and explain how to interpret and calibrate this important measurement. Limitations of the measurement principle and the devices will be discussed and we will give an insight about precautions and preventive actions to avoid or identify false readings.

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