Seminar on

“Microwave Monitoring of 3-phase Liquid on Petroleum Carrying Pipeline”

A seminar on Microwave Monitoring of 3-phase Liquid on Petroleum Carrying Pipeline” was held on 18 June (Monday), 2012. The seminar organized by Mr. Rinku Basak, Assist. Professor and Coordinator, Dept. of EEE was held in room 266 of Campus 2. The Seminar was conducted by Dr. Sheikh Sharif Iqbal, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The seminar was attended by the Faculty members of the Dept. of EEE as Mr. Abdur Rahman, Mr. Rinku Basak, Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, and Mr. Akram Hossain Chowdhury; and the Students of the Dept. of EEE are also participated in the seminar. Mr. Rinku Basak discussed about the basics of the Microwave signals and its applications, and the propagation of Electromagnetic waves through waveguide sections in the seminar. 

Dr. Sheikh Sharif Iqbal presented the construction and design of a Microstrip Antenna, and its applications in 10GHz and 3GHz systems. He discussed about the propagation of electromagnetic waves through a Petroleum Carrying Pipeline. The techniques for the determination of 3-phase Liquids in the pipeline are also presented. He also discussed about the simulation tools for finding the s-parameters and the corresponding resonance frequency for a particular fluid. Summary
Applications of intrusive and non-intrusive electromagnetic techniques are becoming popular in petrochemical industries for logging and metering of petroleum contents. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in such a pipeline is governed by the geometrical and electrical properties of the pipe and its contents. For a circular pipeline, the effective dielectric constant is determined by the percentage of the three-phase fluids (air, water and oil). The seminar will illustrate a simple microwave technique to monitor the three-phase contents of the pipeline and a microcontroller based display setup. Experimental results will be used to verify the simulated response.