Phoenix Energy Nigeria Limited is the distributor for KAM Controls Incorporation in Nigeria.
KAM Controls Incorporation founded in 1983 in Houston, Texas by Kam Mohajer, KAM CONTROLS is at heart an R&D based company providing measurement solutions for producers and pipeline operators in the petroleum industry.
These solutions include automatic sampling with the KAM IAS Isokinetic Automatic Sampler, laboratory oil water measurement with the KAM KF Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer, pipeline and production oil water measurement with the patented KAM OWD Water Cut Meter, pipeline interface detection with the KAM OID Optical Interface Detector, and refined products quality control with the KAM CHA Colorimeter Haze Analyzer.
You can find KAM CONTROLS’ products all over the world, from KAM CHAs on major European pipelines to KAM OWDs throughout to gulf of Mexico, to Automatic Sampling systems in New Zealand, to KAM OIDs detecting dyed fuels interface in the Middle East.
While our international sales and reputation continue to grow, KAM CONTROLS continues to work on a growing product line, tackling problematic issues associated with heavy oil, oil sands, oil shale, and more. Contact a KAM CONTROLS representative to find out more about our line of products and how we can help you find solutions today.
For over 30 years KAM CONTROLS has served the oil & petroleum industry with measurement solutions for oil water detection, water-cut measurement, custody transfer, tank de-watering, interface detection, refined fuels quality control, FAME contamination, and more. KAM CONTROLS products are designed to save our customers time, money, and invaluable man hours through innovative problem solving, user-friendly products, and a high degree of accuracy and reliability.
Long a leader in innovation and design, KAM CONTROLS has a history of pioneering a multitude of technologies and applications for the petroleum industry, including:
The first ever insertable ultrasonic flow meter
Being the first to apply colometric Karl Fischer technology to water measurement in crude oil
Developing the patented KAM SMP Static Mixing Plate
Pioneering the use of optics for fluorescence and interface detection in refined fuels pipelines
Developing the patented, multi-antenna KAM OWD Water Cut Meter
Developing the first ever colorimeter/haze analyzer to incorporate the sensor and all requisite electronics into a single, insertable unit
KAM OWD Water Cut Meter
With 1% of full scale accuracy regardless of range, the rugged OWD Water Cut Meter is the ideal instrument for monitoring water concentrations in a variety of applications from production to refinery. The OWD offers continuous, real-time, water cut data.
Unlike other water-cut meters, the OWD’s patented multi-antenna design reads both oil continuous and water continuous modes simultaneously and automatically transitions between the two. The result is measurement over a true 0-100% range. Water-cut measurement is fully automatic with no need for operator intervention or supervision.
The OWD also uses internal references to auto calibrate for drift caused by temperature changes of the electronics, the aging of the electronics components, fluid pressure, and fluid temperature.
The simplicity of design and quality of engineering employed in the OWD Water Cut Meter mean there are no moving parts. The output signal can be sent to Flow Computers, SCADA, PLC’s or to a Central Control Room for logging or display on chart recorders or monitors.
Automatically detects transitions between oil continuous and water continuous modes and monitors both modes simultaneously
Full 0-100% range
Automatic temperature correction
Automatically corrects for effects of density (with input)
Pressure rated up to ANSI 2500
Fluid temp to 600ºF (315ºC)
Negligible pressure drop with insertable model
All requisite electronics housed within unit (can also be mounted remotely) and included in unit price
1% of full scale accuracy
No salinity offset required
Continuous production management, optimization and automation
Refinery: incoming crude stream, feedstock, desalter optimization (KAM DOS)
Custody transfer: marine, truck, and LACT unit
Well head: automatic well test, multiphase separators
KAM CSS Complete Sampling System
Customized to fit each application, the Complete Sampling Solution includes one of our patented mixing elements to ensure homogeneity, a flow meter, an IAS Isokinetic Automatic Sampler, a Sampler Controller, a Sample Receiver and an OWD Water Cut Meter. The system is fully compliant with API MPMS Chapter 8.2/ASTM D4177 and ISO 3171.
Based on a downhole pump design, the IAS Isokinetic Automatic Sampler features the simplest design in the industry and is the ideal instrument for pipeline sampling during custody transfer, marine unloading, lightering, etc. The IAS sampler’s high degree of accuracy and simplicity facilitate extracting a representative sample, regardless of viscosity, pressure, or flow rate.
Working with the SC Sampler Controller, the IAS sampler easily extracts a representative sample from your pipeline into an SR Sample Receiver. With a CSM Circulating Sample Mixer, you may then mix and analyze the sample for custody transfer, API gravity measurements, shrinkage, chemical composition, etc.
The addition of the OWD Water Cut Meter allows for real-time, net-oil data which can be input and displayed on the sample controller.
Meets API 8.2, ASTM D4177 and ISO 3171
Simplest design in the industry
No system shut downs
0.5 – 3 ml sample per bite
Pneumatic or hydraulic drive
Very low maintenance
Truck loading, unloading
Marine loading, unloading, lightering
Power plant fuel oil
IAS Isokinetic Automatic Sampler
SC Sampler Controller
UFM Ultrasonic Flow Meter
OWD Oil Water Detector
CSM Circulating Sample Mixing
SR Sample Receiver
OOD Optical Oil Detector
The ideal solution for oil-in-water detection, the KAM OOD Optical Oil Detector offers unmatched simplicity and pinpoint accuracy in an in-line meter. The OOD allows operators to monitor produced water and wastewater streams for the presence of hydrocarbons in a variety of applications, providing continuous, real-time data with a range of 0-500 ppm. Fiber optics within the optical probe respond to the fluorescence and absorption in the fluid to detect the presence and quantity of hydrocarbons in water. The combined data is translated as voltage on a 4-20 mA output.
The simplicity of design and quality of engineering employed in the KAM® OOD™ mean there are no moving parts. Using long-lasting LED light sources ensures long-term, stable performance with limited maintenance and power requirements. In addition, locating the electronics within an explosion-proof enclosure directly on the atmospheric end of the optical probe creates a complete and compact unit with maximum installation flexibility.
Measurement is completely automatic without the need for operator intervention or supervision, and the output signal can be sent to the SCADA, PLC’s, or to a Central Control Room for logging or display on chart recorders or monitors.
Optic design minimizes effects of temperature / density / salinity
LED's for long-term performance with minimal power and maintenance requirements
No moving parts for limited maintenance
Insertable type for routinely cleaning lens without having to shut down
Output can be sent to SCADA, PLC, etc.
KAM OID Optical Interface Detector
The KAM® OID™ Optical Interface Detector has been the preferred sensor for interface detection between refined products since its inception in 2000. Like eyes in the pipe, it provides accurate, real-time data on product interface even when density does not change between products, allowing operators to make cuts with confidence and significantly reduce product downgrade and/or transmix.
Fiber optics within the patented optical probe respond to the absorption, fluorescence, and refractive properties of the fluid, and the combined return signal is then turned into an “optical signature,” recognizing qualitative changes in pipeline fluids.
The OID is designed for minimal maintenance and ongoing ease of use. Long-lasting LED light sourcesensure long-term, stable performance and minimal power consumption. All electronics are located in an explosion-proof enclosure directly on the end of the probe for a complete and compact unit with maximum installation flexibility.
Measurement is completely automatic and the output signal can be sent to the SCADA, PLC’s, or to a Central Control Room.
How it works
Patented optical probe utilizes optimal wavelength for interface detection
Measures the absorption, fluorescence, and refractive properties of the fluid
Combined fluid properties are output as an analog signal or "optical signature" unique to each product
Output signal can be sent to the SCADA, PLC’s, or to a Central Control Room
Measurement is fully automatic
Detects the interface of specialty fuels such as ULSD (Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel)
Electronics are housed directly on the atmospheric end of the probe
No moving parts
Insertable model installs without having to drain the pipe
Uses LED's for long-term performance with minimal power and maintenance requirements
Lenses do not require cleaning
Creating a homogenous flow in liquids and gasses, the patented SMP Static Mixing Plate ensures accurate flow measurement and mixing for a variety of purposes and materials including natural gas and crude oil and refined fuels. It is particularly well suited for sampling, blending, additive injection, and homogenizing building materials, adhesives, gasses, foods, fire fighting foam, etc.
The uniquely simple, patented design requires no outside energy source, utilizing the natural flow within the pipe instead and achieving turbulent flow at a much lower Reynolds number than other conventional static mixers. The Static Mixing Plate divides that flow into two counter-rotating streams. These vortices rotate until the energy added to the flow is totally dissipated, thereby creating a homogenous flow over a short distance with minimal pressure drop.
When mixing heavier fluids that stratify in a horizontal pipeline, the front scoop option can be used to lift the heavier fluid from the bottom of the pipe, mixing it with the fluid in the top. The Static Mixing Plate is easily incorporated into your pipeline with minimal space requirements as it easily inserts between two flanges.
Key Advantages Low pressure drop
Simple and rugged
No moving parts
Uniform temperature Lightweight
Minimal operating cost
Fits between two flanges
Pulp and paper
SMS Static Mixing Spool
The highly efficient SMS Static Mixing Spool creates a homogenous flow within your pipeline, ensuring accurate sampling and water cut measurement. Not only does the Static Mixing Spool require no outside energy source, but through its unique design it achieves turbulent flow at a much lower Reynolds number than other conventional static mixers.
The spool is composed of a fixed arrangement of positive and negative members which simultaneously create cross-current mixing for increased turbulence and mixing. Because the SMS spool is so efficient, you can create a homogenous mixture with a very short spool
Low pressure drop
Simple and rugged
No moving parts
Minimal operating cost
Pulp and paper
ATD Automated Tank Dewatering System
Tank dewatering is vital for maximizing crude oil storage and minimizing tank corrosion, but manual operations can be costly in terms of inaccuracy, manpower and environmental liabilities. The ATD Automated Tank Dewatering system ensures ATD-ARTmaximum storage efficiency without the danger of hydrocarbons contaminating the draw-off line.
Sold as a complete system or as individual units that users can connect to an existing PLC, the ATD uses two microwave probes to monitor water levels in the tank. Communicating with a PLC, the system controls an MOV (motor operated valve) on the draw off line–opening when water levels rise, and closing when the emulsion layer has descended to the bottom of the tank.
The KAM ATD probe is also unique in its solid body design, preventing the accumulation of paraffin or other contaminants on the probe which prevent the probe from accurately registering rising water levels.
How it Works
The ATD uses 2 microwave probes to monitor water levels in the tank. When the probe detects the emulsion layer, it signals the closing of the MOV valve on the dewatering line. Should the valve fail to close for any reason, the second probe in the tank sets off an alarm as well as triggering the closing of the MOV valve.
Solid antenna design prevents tank debris from clogging probe
Inserts directly into the tank without the need to drain the tank
All requisite electronics for probes housed within unit and included in unit price
Automatic Tank Dewatering
CHA Colorimeter / Haze Analyzer
In refined petroleum products, color variations indicate impurities and/or the presence of trace water or haze. This contamination can be a significant liability as color differentiation can be easily detected by the end user. The CHA Colorimeter/Haze Analyzer is the ideal qualitative solution for monitoring both the color of refined products, including those with added dyes, and the presence of haze or turbidity in pipelines following the refining process. In addition, it can be used as quality control with water treatment.
Utilizing a unique 5-LED design, the CHA detects color variations within 1%, and unlike most colorimeters, it can detect the entire range of visible color as defined by CIE 1931 (International Commission on Illumination). Final color measurement can be expressed as haze plus three color (X, Y, Z) or one of several industry-standard color scales including, Saybolt, Platinum and Cobalt, and ASTM.
Turbidity or haze measurement allows refineries and pipeline operators to identify and redirect non-conforming batches.
Measurement is fully automatic, and the CHA Colorimeter/Haze Analyzer does not require site calibration. It employs long lasting LED light sources ensuring long-term, stable performance with limited maintenance and power requirements. In addition, locating the electronics within an explosion-proof enclosure directly on the atmospheric end of the optical probe creates a complete and compact unit with maximum installation flexibility. The CHA easily installs where other colorimeters, weighed down by large electronics/computer units, cannot
5 LED Design
Offers greater accuracy over other, 3-LED models
Long-term performance with minimal power and maintenance requirements
Automatically adjusts for electronic noise, LED fluctuations, and varying absorption rates
Only Colorimeter unit on the market with incorporated electronics
Accuracy to ± 1%
No moving parts
5-LED Design offers greater accuracy over other, 3-LED models
Measures full spectrum of visible color (CIE 1931)
Dyed fuel interface detection
Water treatment quality control
Aviation fuel quality control
Refined fuels quality control
Brine detection in LPG transfer from storage caverns
KF Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer
Easy to use and fully automatic, Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzers totally eliminate the troublesome procedures involved with conventional water content determinations, in particular the determination of oil/water content in crude oils. Because they incorporate a special electrolysis current-control system, moisture analyzers ensure the fast and accurate measurement of even trace water content. Moisture analyzers are available in lab (LKF) and portable models (PKF), both of which utilize the coulometric principle applied to Karl Fischer titration.
KAM moisture analyzers rapidly and accurately determine the water content in crude oil samples for all custody transfer operations: production, pipeline, marine, or truck. They can also be used to analyze refined products, transformer oils, jet fuels, chemicals, gas, and most other liquids
How it Works
Kam Moisture Analyzers incorporate the coulometric principle applied to Karl Fischer titration. Karl Fischer titrimetry is an accurate moisture measurement method utilizing the quantitative reaction of water with iodine.
Fully automatic operation
Automatic electrolysis control and blank current control system
No reagent calibration and no burettes required
5-digit digital display
Bar-graph meters monitor progress of titration
Titration cell assembly
Portable model has 10 hours continuous operation on rechargeable battery
Water concentration in refined fuels, including aviation
Water concentration in machine oils
Water concentration in hydrofluoric acid
Water concentration in gas