CLAMP-ON FLOWMETERS FOR OFFSHORE OPERATIONS.
Offshore – Many oil and gas platforms on the Dutch Continental Shelf were built decades ago. In few of those production systems were flowmeters installed at the time. What if one wants to know how much gas or oil they actually produce? Shutting down an entire platform for the installation of a flowmeter is not an attractive option.
Inline electromagnetic flowmeters could be the obvious choice. However, for existing pipes or tubes which are not equipped with measuring instruments, the clamp-on ultrasonic method is an interesting alternative for measuring flow rates.