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SandQ Monitor

Every factory owner or operator wants to operate his plant as efficiently and profitably as possible. An oil or gas well can be regarded as a factory, and the ClampOn SandQ® Monitor gives operators the best tool for maximizing profits. ClampOn’s instruments are in operation on thousands of wells every day, and the company is the world’s largest supplier of sand monitoring systems.

The ClampOn SandQ Monitor is the answer for operators who want to keep their wells producing safely at the highest level possible; i.e. anyone who needs a quantitative, real-time and accurate measure of produced sand particles!

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How it works

In order to measure the amount of sand being produced, we have combined two separate instruments into one. The SandQ has built in mix flow velocity measurement. The sensor is installed a few pipe diameters downstream of a bend, where the flow is turbulent. The SandQ measures sand/particles through passive ultrasonic technology; it detects the ultrasonic signal that is generated by particles impacting on the inside of the pipe wall, just after the bend where the sensor is located.

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Advantages

The ClampOn SandQ incorporates a new filtering technique combined with flow monitoring capabilities making the instrument an extremely useful tool for analyzing the true nature of sand production, helping to control it, and finally, maximizing the profit from the well.

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Integration

The ClampOn SandQ shares the same interfaces and communication protocols as the existing DSP Particle Monitor. This means that all clients who already use ClampOn instruments can integrate the new SandQ into their existing system – it is simply a quick swap. The SandQ is intrinsically safe, and carries Ex ia IIB approval.

All our instruments are equipped with both digital and analogue interface. Our instruments can be integrated into any control system. A computer with our software is often used in-between our instruments and the control system. It is recommended to use the digital interface for following reasons:

  • Two way communication enabling instrument software update and configuration
  • Full signal range resolution
  • All sensor data can be transmitted
  • No signal loss