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Density delivers in-process analysis

Level, flow and density instrumentation offer cost-effective ways to assess process fluids.

By Paul Studebaker
Feb 16, 2017

In-situ density measurements have long been useful in process control applications from recycling nuclear fuel and refining oil to measuring beverage proof or degrees Brix (°Bx) sugar content of an aqueous solution. Density measurements can provide real-time determinations of concentration, blending ratio, fermentation, or oil API (American Petroleum Institute) gravity, which measures oil heaviness or lightness, etc. These can be used to adjust process variables and optimize throughput, quality, equipment and material utilization, and energy efficiency.

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