Often, process vessels can be difficult to access. This makes determining their level or characterising the process material within them difficult. Luckily, neutron backscatter technology only requires access to one side of the vessel and can easily identify and characterise the process material interfaces inside a vessel - from liquid-vapor to solid-vapor, and all combinations in between.

Level Measurement

A very common application of the neutron backscatter technique is to re-calibrate installed level transmitters that are no longer reading accurately.

How Neutron Backscatter Works

Put simply, the neutron backscatter technique measures the bulk hydrogen density of a material by emitting high-energy neutrons that collide with hydrogen atoms. When these atoms collide, they are scattered back to the detector as low-energy neutrons. The detector then counts the returning low-energy or thermal neutrons.

A versatile level measurement solution

Our neutron backscatter technology is incredibly versatile and can be used for everything from measuring levels inside towers, storage tanks, heat exchangers, tanker trucks, reactors, pipes, and separators to detecting the presence of ice or polymer build-ups in process lines, or sand and solids in separators.

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Here is all you need to get started:
  1. An evaluation of your immediate concerns and an idea of what you wish to accomplish.
  2. An overall mechanical drawing of the tower or process equipment. This tells us things like tower height and diameter, as well as the elevation and orientation of trays, packed beds and nozzles.
  3. Access to the top of your tower.
  4. A safe work permit.
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