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!

HONEST – COMPLIANT – RESULT ORIENTED

Technology

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

Features

Non-intrusive, based on Guided Ultrasonic Waves

No radioactive source

Fast and accurate measurement

No downtime during installation and testing

Horizontal or vertical vessel geometries

Measurement of solids, oil and water levels

Detection of foam and emulsions (ongoing R&D)

Potential added value: integrity monitoring

Journey (TRL 0-7)

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

2023

Ready for field trials
Tested at Conditions

TRL 5

2024

Offshore trial on Snorre A platform (Equinor) has started in April 2024.
System Tested

TRL 6

System proven

TRL 7

Field Proven

Team

Dmitri Gorski

CEO

Dmitri has spent 15 years working offshore, and managing technology development in start-ups. He has a PhD in process technology and an MBA in technology management.

+47 418 47 928
dmitri@nicoustic.com

Morten Frøseth

CFO

Morten has over 20 years of experience from developing and leading research-heavy startups. He is a partner at CoFounder Management.

+47 402 26 551
morten@nicoustic.com

Jarle Haugness

COO

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


jarle@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

Vlad Trotsenko

Senior Software Developer

Vlad is employed by Microsoft and works for Nicoustic part-time. He has 20 years of experience within software development, also for offshore O&G industry.

Thomas Sperle

Technical Advisor

Thomas has 20+ years of experience from O&G within R&D, production, projects and international business development. He holds a PhD in process technology from NTNU.

Isak Swahn

Senior Software Engineer

Isak has been developing new software for 25 years in industries ranging from banking to O&G. Core interest is to extract knowledge from data using sensor fusion and AI.

Board of Directors

Jan Biti

Chair of the board

Jan has over 25 years of experience with developing, financing, and leading technology companies. He is a managing partner at CoFounder Management.

+47 901 46 010
jan@nicoustic.com

Advisory Board

Leiv Låte

Chair of the board

Leiv has 25+ years of experience as managing director, head of sales and marketing and board member within O&G and renewable industry. He holds a PhD in process technology from NTNU.

Bjørn Atle Øverland

Equinor

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

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 process vessels?

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 trial!

Address: 

Falkenborgvegen 36b
7044 Trondheim
Norway  

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