Flow Measurement & Control

PRODUCTS

  • Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.

  • ST100 is an all-new, thermal dispersion technology gas flow meter that combines the most feature- and function- rich electronics with the industry's most advanced flow sensors.

  • Engineers with small line size processes rely on the versatile Wafer-Cone Flow Meter for superior accuracy and repeatability. The space-saving unit is easy to install. It’s ideal for tight-space installations and retrofits. It requires almost no maintenance. The Wafer-Cone further reduces life-cycle costs with a long life.

  • For virtually any liquid, steam, gas or slurry there is a cost-effective flowmeter solution from ABB. Please use the links to find the right flow meter for your application

  • R&M Energy Systems offers Resun Cylindrical Plug Valves for dependable flow control in a variety of applications
  • Flow Control, from ISA helps petroleum industry engineers and technicians design and operate successful flow control systems
  • The company designs and produces custom valve and automation assemblies to fit particular onshore and offshore service requirements, from welded body metal seated ball valves for subsea service to industry standard topside valves.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Full-Bore, Unrestricted Mounting Flow Meter For Municipalities

    Like all wastewater treatment facilities, the City of Pendleton WWTRRF faces the daily challenge of maintaining water safety and quality for the city while improving energy consumption and meeting city, state and national regulations. Endress+Hauser’s Promag W 0xDN electromagnetic flowmeter provides stable measurement solutions regardless of mounting locations.

  • ABB Flowmeters Help Cut Water Loss In Bangkok

    ABB’s AquaMaster flowmeters have been integral to the overall water management solution. Over 400 AquaMaster flowmeters actively serve the Bangkok Metropolitan area helping optimize the management of the water distribution network. 

  • Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

    Engineers at a municipal wastewater treatment utility were seeking an improvement over their existing, maintenance-intensive flow metering technology. 

  • From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement

    This article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.

  • Using IoT-Based Tank Level Monitoring For Volume Measurement

    Level monitoring systems has successfully triumphed every implementation. Their deployments allow the users to measure the level of liquid stored in a container of any shape, size, orientation, or material. Powered with the advanced telemetric technology of Internet of Things, these systems measure liquid level without making any contact with the liquid and transmit the readings to a comprehensive platform suite.

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Meter Technology Used For Verification

    The core of Coriolis mass flowmeters are oscillating tubes. As soon as mass is flowing through them, a Coriolis force is affecting the oscillation, creating a phase shift.

  • Mass Or Volume? A Weight Off The Bottom Line

    Confusion often arises over the difference between mass and volume flow measurement and when a particular measurement should be applied.

  • DM Petroleum Operations Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter For Tough U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Application

    New tests recently performed by DM Petroleum Operations Company with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter from McCrometer continue to confirm the flow meter’s accurate performance and reliability on two rugged Texas brine disposal lines supporting the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

  • New Developments In Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

    This paper describes a newly developed microprocessor-based thermal dispersion mass flow meter that uses four temperature sensing elements in its flow sensor instead of the traditional two elements and automatically manages changes in gas selection, gas temperature, gas pressure, and outside temperature. By John G. Olin, Ph.D., Founder/Chairman, Sierra Instruments

  • Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.

  • 4 Keys To Great Portable Ultrasonic Flow Metering

    The liquid measurement market is an extremely large market with many varied measurement requirements. To get the best bang for your buck, a portable ultrasonic flow meter is a practical solution. With a portable ultrasonic flow meter, you can use one liquid flow meter in several locations throughout your flow process.

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Flow measurement & control
The oil and gas industry is one of those areas that rely on flow measurement and control products to ensure efficiency, safety and accuracy in production. Some of the flow measurement instruments and products that are used in the petrochemical industry include multiphase meters and water-cut meters. These instruments offer solution to all topside and downhole installation needs. Flow measurement and control instruments need to be accurate to ensure that production percentages are not exaggerated or understated.   
The flow meters used in the oil and gas industries can either be portable or fixed installation types. The portable flow meters are normally used in areas that range from troubleshooting to testing and servicing. The fixed installation flow meters are mainly used in functions that are permanent or less frequent to changes. There are certain attributes that ought to be considered in a flow meter before it is purchased. Ease of use and accuracy is a trait that all measurement instruments need to possess. All portable flow meters need to be flexible while the fixed installation meters need to durable and versatile.
Most manufacturers have metering specialists who will help with all the stages from need evaluation to design and installation. This helps since the final product will be that which is specific to the needs of an individual oil or gas site. There are software designed to help with optimization and facilitate instantaneous monitoring. All the installations will be integrated to ensure a fit-for-function solution.
Other than the flow instrumentation, control instruments are the other fundamental component of oil and gas exploration. Control valves are one important part of the control system that ensures that production is maximized with efficiency and the process is seamless. These valves are useful in pressure relief and reduction as well as back pressure regulation. Control systems are installed in compressors and pumps to regulate pressure and flow rates respectively.