Selecting the right technology for a flow measurement application can be a daunting task. In the case that several technologies will work for a particular application, minimizing energy costs can help narrow the selection. This article discusses ways to assess the energy costs associated with a particular flow meter technology to inform your decision.
Although approvals like the German Federal Water Act (WHG) obtained from TUV, or the Flemish Regulation on Environment (VLAREM), certify overfill-proof protection, defined as the tested, reliable operation when the transmitter is used as overfill alarm, it is assumed in the analysis that the installation is designed in such a way that the vessel or side-mounted cage will not physically overfill.
Engineers and technicians looking to optimizing their process for productive operation can start with the pump and protecting the pump against common hazards. Pump protection improves end-product or batch quality, reduces material costs, eliminates waste, and lowers maintenance costs. Taking good care of your pump delivers a positive payback.
Errors associated with the calibration of flow meters for natural gas service can be costly, but can also be mitigated using an advanced flow meter design that allows field-adjustment of the natural gas composition without loss of accuracy.
The QLF Series inline ultrasonic flow meter has been specifically designed for low flow rate applications that require excellent accuracy and reliability. The compact QLF Series has no moving parts, non-wetted sensors and no obstructions in the flow stream to cause an increase in pressure drop; this results in a very rugged, reliable, and accurate flow meter.
The V-Cone Flow Meter is an advanced differential pressure instrument, which is ideal for use with liquid, steam, or gas media in rugged conditions where accuracy, low maintenance, and cost are important.