Global Processing

Flowmeter ideal for process engineers looking for reliable solutions to measuring

February 25, 2009

The V-Cone flowmeter is designed for high-accuracy measurement with virtually no maintenance and long-life under the most challenging conditions. Prolonged equipment exposure to water, acids, fuels, solvents, high temperatures and high pressures creates a constant corrosion problem in many process industry plants. Ammonia, chlorine, cyanide, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen sulfide, methane and other harsh substances cause corrosion that requires extra maintenance or reduces the life of instrumentation, pumps, valves and piping. Corrosion-related maintenance activity shrinks plant product throughput and increases operating costs. The V-Cone flowmeter not only provides precise flow measurement in liquid, steam or gas media, but it also requires virtually no maintenance in the most demanding processes where corrosive conditions exist. It is ideal for use in a wide range of industries that include chemical, electric power generation, food/beverage, oil/gas production and refining, pharmaceutical, pulp/paper and more. The design of the flowmeter is based on advanced differential pressure technology and requires no-moving parts, which may break due to corrosion or clog during use. Built-in flow conditioning allows the V-Cone flowmeter to achieve measurement accuracy of +0.5%, with a repeatability of +0.1. It operates over a flow range of 10:1 and services line sizes from 0.5 to 120 inches. The flowmeter is available in standard configurations that may be specified with either stainless steel or carbon steel materials. It can also be constructed from a wide range of other materials to meet specific plant operating and maintenance requirements.