Sand monitoring in the oil and gas industry is absolutely paramount to keep wells producing efficiently and at capacity. Excessive solid production in the oil stream can cause catastrophic damage to well and rig equipment
When sand is produced from a reservoir, the production rate is reduced and maintenance costs go up, it also presents environmental risks with disposal of the solids. Produced sand enters the processing system and plant operators need to make sure that the process can handle the sand/solids safely. An important aspect of sand management is reviewing erosion rates and removal issues.