Compatible Technology

Innopipe accommodates additional pipeline monitoring solutions

We work in concert with technologies such as:

  • Black Powder Removal using Innopipe modifications in combination with conventional pressure vessel solids removal systems
  • Permanently buried UT sensors to monitor Innopipe system integrity;
  • Ultrasonic Flow Measurement for enhanced, single phase gas measurement accuracy with Innopipe

Black Powder Removal with Magnetic or In-Collection Vessel Solids Removal Systems

Magnetic separators: t’s clear that black powder is also present in liquids but also in suspended sub-micron size particle form in the gas phase itself. Should you find your company battling particulate matter with conventional filters, cyclones etc., let us know and we can  recommenda Innopipe compatible systems for the proven and highly effective magnetic filtration systems for the removal of ferrous as well as non-ferrous materials.

Conventional solids removal: Just like heavy oil treaters and frac sand removal systems are able to remove solids from separation equipment, so too is Innopipe able to combine with in-vessel solids removal systems, depending on your preference, we can accommodate: flush-through systems, hoppers, tores, sand pans + injectors etc.

Monitoring Asset Integrity

Monitor asset integrity using installed ultrasonic sensors from Sensor Networks, Inc.

Although some users install Innopipe above ground or in bunkers, for Innopipe installations where the entire system is buried, it may be desirable to continuously monitor wall thickness. That is now possible with Sensor Networks’ PIMS (Permanently Installed Monitoring Systems).

Installing Ultrasonic Thickness (UT) sensors for ID corrosion monitoring has significant advantages.

Typical applications include continuous monitoring of buried equipment with reliable trending with precision and easy accessibility.

Installed sensors can be used to optimize safety & asset integrity for inspection as well as monitoring for corrosion/erosion & cracks.

Options include Smart PIMS Modbus installations.


Sonic Measuring

Innopipe units installed upstream of sonic measurement devices provide consistent, liquids-free gas flow for accurate metering.

For natural gas processes requiring bi-directional measurement  for custody transfer with minimal or no pressure drop, ultrasonic measurement devices offer better performance, reliability, and lower cost than mechanical-type meters.

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These meters do not have moving parts and pressure drop is much reduced with an ultrasonic meter compared to Positive Displacement (PD) and Differential Pressure (DP) meter. Common manufacturers are Emerson Daniel, FMC, Instromet, Krohne, Endress + Hauser and many others.

Configurations include clamp-on and inline designs, and make use of either Doppler or Transit Time techniques, as is explained here by Greyline Instruments Inc. in their article “Two technologies for Flow Measurement from Outside a Pipe“.

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