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What Is the Overriding Consideration in Flow Measurement?

| Author / Editor: Sabine Mühlenkamp / Dr. Jörg Kempf

Flow Measurement Technology at Achema: the Highlights In Hall 11.1

ABB / Stand A61: Among other things, ABB will be showcasing a new family of vortex flow meters which are based on the swirl and vortex principle. They replace the company’s Trio-Wirl swirl meters. The Swirl Master and the Vortex Master will each be available in two versions. A Hart-enabled analogue output will be supplied as standard on the Swirl Master. A graphic display (HMI) and digital outputs are also available as options.

Endress+Hauser / Stand C27: Wet steam detection and steam mass compensation is the new, important function provided by the Prowirl 200. The Vortex sensor measures flow volumes in liquids, gases and steam. It triggers a wet steam alarm, detects the amount of condensate present and provides steam mass compensation. The company will also be showing the Promass F 200 which is based on the Coriolis principle and features 2-wire technology (up to DN 80 can be supplied). Both devices include a new function. Heartbeat Technology offers diagnostic functionality based on continuous self-monitoring, in-place verification of flow meters in the application environment and output of additional measurement values to an external condition monitoring system.

Flexim / Stand A16: Besides its SIL-certified devices, Flexim will put its Fluxus XLF on display. The flow meter is designed for extremely low flow rates and low flow velocities. The company intends to provide empirical evidence which debunks once and for all the misconception, which actually should have disappeared long ago, that clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement is inexact. The company is also exhibiting the latest generation of its clamp-on Fluxus systems.

Krohne / Stand A13: The highlight at the Krohne stand is the company’s Coriolis family. The EGM feature is now also available on the straight-tube Coriolis versions. Krohne now offers Vortex flow meters which are suitable for SIL 2 applications.

* The author works as freelancer at PROCESS.

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