Optical Pipeline Interface Monitor
When you move different chemicals in sequence through a single pipeline, you often need to detect the interface — the transition point between one chemical product and the next.
For example, when crossing over between batches of diesel, you will need to divert the stream for reprocessing to a holding tank. The amount that will be sent for reprocessing should be minimized to meet product specifications. Reliable interface detection is critical to maintain efficiency and product quality.
The OMA instantly detects the interface by watching for change in the aromatic optical fingerprint of the product flowing through the pipeline. Using high-resolution UV spectrophotometry, the OMA measures the absorbance of aromatic hydrocarbons present in the chemical product.