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Design and testing of a thick-film dual-modality sensor for composition measurements in heterogeneous mixtures

Design and testing of a thick-film dual-modality sensor for composition measurements in heterogeneous mixtures
Design and testing of a thick-film dual-modality sensor for composition measurements in heterogeneous mixtures
The current paper focuses on design and laboratory evaluation of a dual-modality sensor, developed for the needs of oil and gas extraction industry to measure the composition of heterogeneous mixtures in harsh conditions. The sensor combines ultrasonic and electrical measurement techniques, which are non-destructive, rapid and can potentially provide an on-line industrial measurement. Such a ‘dual-modality’ measurement could potentially be reliable in a wider range of process conditions. A distinct feature of the sensors presented here is their construction, which makes use of the thick-film technology, enabling the construction of multi-layered structures of both conductive and non-conductive layers, some of which may exhibit piezoelectric properties for ultrasonic measurement purposes. These are later fired on a ceramic substrate to provide rugged sensors, capable of working in aggressive industrial environments. Laboratory experiments to investigate the feasibility of the dual-modality sensors were conducted and some comparisons with the theoretical predictions are presented.
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Jaworski, Artur, Meng, Guangtian, Dyakowski, Tom, Hale, Jack and White, Neil (2005) Design and testing of a thick-film dual-modality sensor for composition measurements in heterogeneous mixtures. Measurement Science and Technology, 16, 942-954. (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/16/4/006).

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The current paper focuses on design and laboratory evaluation of a dual-modality sensor, developed for the needs of oil and gas extraction industry to measure the composition of heterogeneous mixtures in harsh conditions. The sensor combines ultrasonic and electrical measurement techniques, which are non-destructive, rapid and can potentially provide an on-line industrial measurement. Such a ‘dual-modality’ measurement could potentially be reliable in a wider range of process conditions. A distinct feature of the sensors presented here is their construction, which makes use of the thick-film technology, enabling the construction of multi-layered structures of both conductive and non-conductive layers, some of which may exhibit piezoelectric properties for ultrasonic measurement purposes. These are later fired on a ceramic substrate to provide rugged sensors, capable of working in aggressive industrial environments. Laboratory experiments to investigate the feasibility of the dual-modality sensors were conducted and some comparisons with the theoretical predictions are presented.

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Published date: 4 March 2005
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 260516
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260516
ISSN: 0957-0233
PURE UUID: 34e2b991-fad2-4101-9d08-4a40b1fdc262
ORCID for Neil White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 17 Feb 2005
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:05

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Author: Artur Jaworski
Author: Guangtian Meng
Author: Tom Dyakowski
Author: Jack Hale
Author: Neil White ORCID iD

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