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Radiometric Measurement in the Delayed Coker Unit

Presented By

Ralf Matthaes - Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG


Nucleonic technologies are often used where other measuring principles fail. They are most suitable in applications with extreme process conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, abrasiveness, or where internal installations like agitators are present. In the area of oil & gas such conditions and installations are very common. 

Additionally, O+G processes, which are often controlled by licensed process (e.g.: DCU, CCR and FCCU), require high reliability and efficiency in their measurement.  Also, the measurement must not be affected by external radiation during non-destructive testing (NDT). 

The presentation will cover experiences for level measurement in Delayed Coking Unit using a nucleonic isotope and the most sensitive scintillation technology. The latest practical know-how with respect to these applications will also be shared.

Ralf has 34 years in field experience with more than 30 years of it in international marketing and 20 years as head of the Gamma Project Team. He is also experienced in promoting and training for application engineering. Ralf is currently Head of Business Development at Endress+Hauser Level+Pressure, Germany, and his responsibilities include Nucleonic Instrumentation, Solid Moisture Measurement and OEM Business.

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