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MBA Instruments presents innovative technology for level and conductivity measurement

04th November 2015

MBA Instruments is presenting its measuring device MLA1000 at the trade fair ADIPEC from 9 to 12 November in Abu Dhabi.

MBA measuring device MLA1000
MBA measuring device MLA1000

The MLA1000 measurement system is the only one of its kind: It is installed directly within the pipeline and continuously measures the conductivity of light oils – such as kerosene (Jet A-1) – while in flux. Using this method, the additives infused to prevent electrostatic charging can be controlled in an extremely precise manner and in accordance with the principle "as little as possible, as much as required". The conductivity rating of kerosene in a pipeline is, thus, precisely adjusted and is continuously maintained at the value defined.

The system has proven itself time and again in tank storage depots and at airports.

Mode of operation: The MLA1000 measuring device leverages the flow velocity within the pipeline. While there is a relatively strong flow of between 0.5-7 m/s in the pipeline, because of the small size of the apertures permitting flow ingress and egress, the flow velocity within the measuring probe is diminished. The resulting laminar flow between the two electrodes within the probe leads to a permanent depletion of polarisation and, thus, to a highly precise and current conductivity and temperature rating.

At Adipec MBA and the company’s Abu Dhabian partner Emphor fzco will be available for further insights and questions regarding this system (hall 14, stall 14095). More information is available at and

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