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Tracerco™ Hyperion™ for Density

The Tracerco™ Hyperion™ redefines the standard for gamma-based density measurements. This family of state of the art detectors utilises advanced scintillator based multichannel technology to provide accurate and extremely repeatable real time density measurements.

Unlike conventional systems, Hyperion™ employs unique processing and stabilisation techniques that dramatically reduce the errors typically associated with scintillator based measurement systems, virtually eliminating temperature and age related drift.


  • Age related drift virtually eliminated
  • Outstanding repeatability over a wide ambient temperature range
  • Extensive self-checking, error reporting and end of life decision support information
  • Correction for geometric expansion, STP and material composition
  • Automatic source decay and dead time correction
  • Adaptive sampling period to achieve optimal dynamic response Vs steady state accuracy
  • Intuitive calibration and monitoring tools - Tracerco Toolbox

Built for lasting performance

With the application of Hyperion™ technology sensitivity, accuracy, repeatability, short and long term stabilisation, and the ability to suppress unwanted noise, are superior to traditional systems. The equipment is of extremely robust design with an MTBF of 40 years, externally mounted and not affected by adverse process conditions such as high pressures, extreme temperatures, fouling, corrosive fluids, viscous liquids, blocked impulse lines, or bridles. Being a 316SS clamp-on solution, it offers easy and attractive retrofit possibilities.

Health matters - who doesn’t appreciate good and well-timed health advice?

The detector provides health status monitoring and an end of life estimation system to provide vital decision support to the maintenance department. Additionally, it is possible to replace or interchange key components whilst in the field without the need to return the detector to the factory for lengthy temperature characterisation.

Integrated Intelligence

The state of the art electronics are very low power with advanced digital signal processing carried out within the head of the detector without the need for remote processing units. All common output and fieldbus protocols are supported, and the detectors can be installed in a “multidrop” configuration allowing bespoke and scalable multi-detector solutions to make efficient use of field wiring, whilst maintaining the same high level of diagnostics. System configuration is carried out via the Tracerco Toolbox calibration and visualization software as used for all of the latest generation instruments.

Tracerco™ DensityFinderPlus

An extended member of the Hyperion™ family, the DensityFinderPlus has direct Modbus connectivity for higher speed and specialist solutions making it ideal for integration into OEM applications. These include subsea density applications, multiphase flow metering, slug monitoring and some bespoke wet gas and phase measurement applications.

The state of the art electronics are low power, and have been optimised to provide a very compact detector with advanced processing capabilities that are carried out within the head without the need for remote processing.

It is extremely robust and built to exceed the most onerous shock and vibration standards with no adverse effects. This includes shock to 30G and 5G acceleration vibration sweep from 5Hz to 1kHz. Qualified to ISO 13628-6:2004 subsea design standard.

Although very low power the DensityFinderPlus has medical grade energy discrimination meaning that we can achieve long term accuracy and excellent stability in the very small footprint. The size and weight allow for easy mounting and open up options for redundancy.

Tracerco™ Hyperion™ and DensityFinderPlus Applications

  • Topsides and Subsea Oil and Gas: - process densities, slug monitoring, cement/grout monitoring, pig tracking and flow assurance applications, GVF measurement.
  • Mining, Processing, Energy and Pulp and paper - Bulk density, slurries, solids concentration, high level/interface trips.

Tracerco™ Hyperion™ and DensityFinderPlus Specification




Sensor type: Scintillation Scintillation
Length: 333mm (13.11”) 238mm (9.37”)
Diameter: Body 76.2mm (3”) Head ~140mm (5.51”) Body 60.3mm (2.38”) Mounting Flange ~101.6mm (4”)
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel 316L Stainless Steel


12kg (26.5lbs)

9.9kg (21.8lbs)

Temperature Stability: <100ppm/°C <40ppm/°C
Long Term Stability: <0.2% per year <0.1% per year
Accuracy: ±0.2% Typical (application dependant) ±0.1% Typical (application dependant)
Repeatability: ±0.0015g/cm3 Typical (application dependant) ±0.0015g/cm3 Typical (application dependant)
Min/max pipe size: 2” to >16” (other options available on request) 2” to >16” (other options available on request)

Min/max density range:

0g/cm3 to 3g/cm3 (related to pipe size)

0g/cm3 to 3g/cm3 (related to pipe size)

Power supply: 12-24VDC ±10% 12-24VDC ±10%
Power consumption: <0.5 Watts <0.3 Watts
Cable entry: Up to four M20 or ¾” NPT Single M20 or ¾” NPT


Complies with directive 2004/108/EC, EN61326-1:2006

Complies with directive 2004/108/EC, EN61326-1:2006

Standard: 4-20mA with HART 7  
Option 1: FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 MODBUS RS-485 (up to 57600kbps)
Option 2: PROFIBUS PA  

Option 3:

MODBUS RS-485 (up to 57600kbps)


Local Input

Configurable 4-20mA passive input


Operating Temperature: -30°C to +60°C (-22°F to 140°F) -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 157°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 157°F) -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 157°F)
Shock: 30g acceleration shocks along three mutually perpendicular axes 30g acceleration shocks along three mutually perpendicular axes
Vibration: 5g acceleration vibration sweep from 5Hz to 1kHz 5g acceleration vibration sweep from 5Hz to 1kHz


ISO 13628-6:2004 (Q1)

ISO 13628-6:2004 (Q1)


Complies with directive 2004/108/EC, EN61326-1:2006

Complies with directive 2004/108/EC, EN61326-1:2006


ATEX IECEx Exd IIC T4 Gb -55°C=Tamb=125°C IP66
ATEX IECEx Exd IIC T6 Gb -55°C=Tamb=75°C IP66

ATEX IECEx Exd IIC T6 Gb -40°C=Tamb=70°C

For more information on the Tracerco™ Hyperion™ and Tracerco™ DensityFinderPlus, please fill out an enquiry form detailing your requirements and we will get back to you.

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