Next level monitoring of solids and fluids in pressure vessels

We have developed accurate non-intrusive technology for separator level measurement based on Guided Ultrasonic Waves. Our sensors detect liquids and solids level. Measurement of emulsion and foam interface layers is under development.

Get in touch with us to discuss opportunities for collaboration!

Our prototype has undergone extensive lab/pilot testing and is ready for field testing offshore!

Technology

Based on 20 years of applied research at Fraunhofer IKTS and an innovation challange by Equinor.

Features

Non-intrusive, based on Guided Ultrasonic Waves

No radioactive source

Fast and accurate measurement

No downtime during installation and testing

Scalable for different vessel geometries

Measurement of solids, oil and water levels

Detection of foam and emulsions (under development)

Potential added value: integrity monitoring (corrosion, wall thickness, cracks)

Journey

TRL 0

Q1-2018

R&D contract with Fraunhofer IKTS Unproven Concept

TRL 1

Q2-2018

Preliminary test at Kårstø (Equinor) Proven Concept

TRL 2

2019-2020

R&D and lab testing at Fraunhofer IKTS Concept Validated

TRL 3

2021

Pilot trials and first prototype Prototype Tested

TRL 4

Q4-2022

Ready for testing offshore Tested at Conditions

TRL 5

Offshore test planned for 2023. System Tested

TRL 6

System installed

TRL 7

Field Proven

Team

Jan Biti

CEO

Jan is a successful serial enterpreneur who has spent the last 25 years building and investing in tech companies. He is a managing partner at CoFounder Management.

+47 901 46 010
jan@nicoustic.com

Jarle Haugness

COO

Jarle has been working with offshore instrumentation since 1989 and has broad international oil & gas project experience. His background is automation and he is a Prince2 Certified Project Manager.


jarle@nicoustic.com

Dmitri Gorski

VP Sales & Marketing

Dmitri has spent 15 years working offshore, mostly for Equinor, and managing technology development in start-up companies. He has a PhD in process technology and an MBA in technology management.

+47 418 47 928
dmitri@nicoustic.com

Uwe Lieske

VP Technology

Uwe is an expert in condition monitoring hardware and software. He has spent 15 years doing condition monitoring R&D at Fraunhofer IKTS in Germany.


uwe@nicoustic.com

Advisory Board

Bjørn Atle Øverland

Equinor – Senior Advisor

Bjørn Atle has been working with instrumentation and automation offshore since 1992. He also previously co-founded and built a company that produces analyzers for environmental monitoring.

Sergio Zubelli

Devinco – Senior Advisor

Sergio has 25+ years of international experience, mainly in well testing. He has been leading operations, business development and having executive management roles in major O&G service companies.


Contact us

Do you have a need for an accurate non-intrusive separator level measurement? Or liquids and solids level measurement in any other vessel with pressurized contents and/or explosive/dangerous atmosphere?

Have you experienced issues with level measurement in separators?

Get in touch with us to discuss opportunities for collaboration! Our prototype has undergone extensive lab/pilot testing and is going to be deployed for its first field test offshore in 2023!

Address: 

Falkenborgvegen 36b
7044 Trondheim
Norway  

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