Flowmeter News:Industry 4.0 applications_0328

Flowmeter News:Industry 4.0 applications_0328

Self-Cleaning Wastewater Flow Meter Designed For Effluent Applications

Self-Cleaning Wastewater Flow Meter Designed For Effluent Applications


Instrument engineers at municipal water facilities and industrial process plants with wastewater treatment operations will find the Ultra Mag® Wastewater Flow Meter from McCrometer provides superior measurement accuracy in effluent applications. It operates in treated water or even sludge or slurries, requires minimal maintenance and offers a long-life of trouble-free service at a low life-cycle cost.

With its non-invasive, no-moving parts flow sensing technology, the Ultra Mag inline flow meter delivers exceptional flow measurement accuracy of 0.5 percent in water effluent with repeatability of 0.05 percent. The Ultra Mag measures liquid flow in 2 to 36 inch lines from 0.2 to 49 fps at pressures of up to 300 psi, depending on the selected flange configuration. It operates in high temperatures up to 170°F too.

Manufactured with 316 Stainless Steel, the Ultra Mag’s electrodes feature a unique bullet-shaped design that is self-cleaning for long service and virtually no maintenance. Combined with its rugged NSF-approved epoxy liner that also provides outstanding electrical insulating properties, the Ultra Mag Flow Meter sets a new standard for ease-of-use and value.

The advanced Ultra Mag’s unique UltraLiner™ technology gives users an exceptionally accurate, reliable and durable instrument. Municipal process and industrial plant engineers who have in the past had to trade-off accuracy in harsh environments against low maintenance and long-life, will find the Ultra Mag to be the ideal solution -- especially in wastewater effluent, as well as in sludge and slurries.

Debris and solids will not clog the line or cause excessive wear to the Ultra Mag, thanks to its non-intrusive sensing element that nearly eliminates maintenance requirements. Combined with the superior abrasion and corrosion resistance of McCrometer’s fusion-bonded epoxy UltraLiner, this magmeter is a superior choice for installation in hard-to-reach areas and applications where maintenance is awkward or especially time-consuming.

To sense flow, the Ultra Mag relies on two compact, high-density magnetic coils placed within the pipe outer wall to generate an electromagnetic field inside the pipe. As conductive liquid flows through the pipe, a voltage is created, which is measured by electrodes inserted through the flowmeter liner into the flow stream. The voltage is then converted to a flow rate reading by the Ultra Mag’s signal converter, which includes a digital read-out.

The highest possible flow measurement accuracy is provided by the Ultra Mag’s highly intelligent micro-processor-based signal converter. Advanced electronic components within the signal converter produce an exceptionally high signal-to-noise ratio for high measurement accuracy even in slurries or sludge under variable flow conditions.

Magmeters provide worry-free flow measurement in situations where reliability and low maintenance are critical. Unlike mechanical flowmeters, there are no moving parts to clog or break -- making them low maintenance devices. Electromagnetic measurement gives magmeters a wide rangeability -- up to 245:1 and allows for bi-directional flow readings. As the voltage generated is related only to the speed of the fluid, measurement is unaffected by changes in fluid density and viscosity -- making for a very stable and reliable flowmeter.

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KROHNE AF-E 400 Electromagnetic Flowmeter for Utility Applications and Industrial Automation

Best-in-class accuracy in every flow range, with exceptional resiliency and installation flexibility

Beverly, MA: KROHNE, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation, announces the AF-E 400 electromagnetic flowmeter for utility applications and industrial automation, an ideal choice for applications with conductive liquids in tight spaces, such as cooling lines of welding equipment, bending machines and robots, or chemical dosing skids.

The AF-E 400 features best-in-class accuracy in every flow range, allowing optimal processing in automation. The round bore reduction of the sensor makes the flowmeter more resilient in terms of increased pressure, ensuring high accuracy over a wide pressure and temperature range. Capable of continuous use at +90°C/+194°F liquid temperature, the AF-E 400 is engineered for the most demanding cooling and hot water applications.

The AF-E 400 guarantees maximum flexibility when it comes to installation. Due to the special design of the magnetic circuit, field strength and electronics, these mag meters can be positioned in extreme proximity to one another (as close as 2 mm / 0.08") and can be mounted in parallel without any risk of signal interference.

This electromagnetic flowmeter also offers various output and communication options. The AF-E 400 features an IO-Link and a Modbus option to provide operators with application and process data for smarter factory automation, faster sensor installation or maintenance. The integrated temperature measurement eliminates the need for an additional sensor, while the self-monitoring AF-E 400, with NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics, ensures reliable operations.

GF’s Flow Meter App Makes Installation and Troubleshooting Easy for Polymer Feed Line in Dewatering Sludge Application

Superior Analytics Instruments (SAI), a specialist in measurement and control of liquids and gases, selected and installed the 2580 FlowtraMag® magnetic flow meter from GF Piping Systems at a sand mine’s polymer feed line for dewatering sludge in West Texas. The full-bore magnetic flow meter is used to quantify the effectiveness of various polymers per ton of solids.

Prior to this installation, Jon Cleveland, SAI Owner, had used GF products on many other installations. During set up, irregular flows were observed on the flow meter. With the installation of the GF back pressure valve, these irregular flows were eliminated and more precise dosing achieved. These changes were easy to spot, and the backpressure adjustment optimized, using the real time data observed on the app.

“The key reason the 2580 was chosen for this dewatering application was its compact size for fitting into tight spaces,” says Cleveland. “Other factors that went into the decision were its simple installation and setup, price point and amazingly easy to use app!”

The GF Configuration Tool Bluetooth® App allows users to configure and calibrate the 2580 to the parameters required for their system. After customizing parameters for averaging, low flow cut off, or spanning the 4 to 20 mA output, users can then monitor and adjust performance settings in the 2580 on their Android or iOS device. 

“The thing about the app, “says Cleveland, “is that it allowed us to do the installation and troubleshoot using technicians that were unfamiliar with flow meters and instrumentation but happened to be on site in the area. Having sold and installed numerous magnetic flow meters over the years, I have found some to be far easier to install and commission than others.”

By using the app, Cleveland was able to remotely instruct a group of field service technicians to successfully install, commission, and verify calibration of the flow meters. This gave the sand mine a great deal of confidence in the measured flows. By having the app loaded on their phones, they could also do troubleshooting and diagnostics. “For one flow meter, the app proved to be essential,” explains Cleveland. “We had a pump that was failing but were unable to prove it until we did a calibration with the flow meter.”

“The technicians that did the install are skilled in their area of expertise, which is three phase pumps, DC drives and exceptionally large machinery, but they don’t normally deal with instrumentation. Yet, they were all able to use their phones to do the set up and calibration! Something none of them had ever done before. To me, the app is a way for system integrators to help with commissioning a system, even from a thousand miles away.” 

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Mitigating the Effects of Pulsating Flow in Flow Measurement

Mitigating the Effects of Pulsating Flow in Flow Measurement

Titan Enterprises has published a new technical article that discusses how variation in flow velocity can impact flow measurement accuracy and how to mitigate any undesirable effects.

It is well known that flowmeters are sensitive to effects such as pulsating flow which can generate errors in flow measurement. Pulsating flows are common in systems using diaphragm, peristaltic or piston pumps for example. In a pulsating flow system, the velocity profile of the flow undergoes a dramatic change during each cycle of pulsation compared to even flow conditions.

According to theory, to accurately measure flow in a pulsating flow scenario the sampling rate of an electronic flow meter needs to be at least double the frequency rate of the pulsations themselves. If the pulsation rate is not taken into account, aliasing of the flow signal will be seen, resulting in erroneous measurement from the flowmeter.

Using advanced electronics, Titan’s Atrato® and Metraflow® ranges of ultrasonic flowmeters are able to resolve the ultrasonic signals to about 50 picoseconds. With downstream signal processing, Titan’s ultrasonic flowmeters are able to accurately measure pulsating fluid flow that is less than 10Hz. To accurately measure pulsating flows above this frequency requires inline pulse dampening.


Titan’s OG4 flowmeters are able to operate reliably even at high pressures

High Pressure Flowmeter for Offshore Applications

The OG4 range of High-Pressure Oval Gear flowmeters from Titan Enterprises provide an ideal solution for applications, within the oil and gas industry, that require a highly accurate and chemically resistant flow measurement device, such as metering high pressure additive injection.

Benefiting from a compact, rugged design, OG4 flowmeters are proven to operate reliably even at high pressures, providing long-term performance with minimal maintenance.

Furthermore, Titan’s OG4 flowmeters are able to operate at temperatures up to 150°C and are fully IP67/NEMA 4 compliant. Each OG4 flowmeter comes with a pressure test certificate that verifies the device’s ability to handle pressures up to 700 bar and up to 950 bar for custom-designed models.

Lanarkshire engineering centre launches UK first for gas meters

TÜV SÜD this week launched the country’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters.

East Kilbride’s £16m subsea engineering research centre has launched a UK first.

TÜV SÜD this week launched the country’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters.

The new facility will help meter manufacturers determine if existing meter stock, and new technologies under development, are correctly measuring hydrogen flow rates.

And this, according to boffins, is a crucial step to ensure hydrogen gas meters on the market deliver accurate measurements for customer billing and taxation purposes.

Head of clean fuels at the firm, Marc MacDonald, said the move can help oversee the move from natural gas to hydrogen in domestic heating.

He added: “Accurate measurement is an essential element to enable the decarbonisation of heat via the replacement of natural gas with hydrogen in the grid.

“From our involvement in projects, and our extensive experience as the UK institute responsible for national flow measurement standards, it is clear the change from natural gas to hydrogen can result in increased meter measurement errors.

“Our new hydrogen calibration facility will give manufacturers the independent assurance they need to prove that metering systems are suitable for their intended service.”

Electromagnetic Flowmeter Converters Market Size | Rising Impressive Business Opportunities Analysis Forecast By 2027

Mark Willams Published On: March 23, 2021 Last Updated On: March 20, 2021

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