Re: [PipingDesign] Detection of Hydrocarbon Leaks into cooling system

From: <Thomas>
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 14:53:00 EDT

excellent idea...thank you.

At 08:45 AM 6/10/2004 +1000, you wrote:
>Thomas,
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>I have never seen such a device but I have a suggestion.
>Put a vessel in line which slows the water speed right down. Place a
>rising pipe on the top of the vessel and an air eliminator on top of that.
> The riser will fill with water. When hydrocarbons come along they will
>float to the top and into the riser. They will collect at the top of the
>riser and if its diameter is small enough it should not take too long to
>accumulate to a reasonable depth. Locate a float in the riser which
>floats on the interface of oil and water. When the float drops, you are
>accumulating oil. Presto.
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>Gordon Reddek
>Specialist Mechanical Engineer
>Alcan Engineering, Level 3, 443 Queen St, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia.
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>Email: gordon.reddek@alcan.com
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>Thomas Laupa <tlaupa@frii.com>
>09/06/2004 10:17 PM
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>Gents:
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>we have a cooling tower that is subject to occasional hydrocarbon
>contamination from heat exchanger leaks. what is the best way to detect
>this event using online instrumentation?
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Thomas G Laupa PE
Senior Engineer - Nalco Company
Office Address: 1601 Diehl Road, Naperville, IL, 60563 Courier Address: 1003 Remington, Fort Collins, CO, 80524 970-227-5127
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