Processing Magazine

High Flow Rate Coriolis Flowmeters Accurate in Challenging Applications

March 1, 2010
The latest Coriolis flowmeter covers 10-12 inches (DN 250-300) line sizes and can handle flow rates over 3,200 tons/hour. This new meter adds to the existing 1/10-8-inch line size range. Manufacturers are challenged with reducing production costs and optimizing processes in tough applications that demand high, reliable production rates. The large-size high capacity flowmeter is ideally-suited for pipelines, ship/rail loading and unloading, crude oil custody transfer, mud logging, marine, LNG, gas metering and refinery blending. The high capacity Coriolis meters have no moving parts to break or wear, deliver ±0.10-percent mass and volume flow liquid accuracy, ±0.0005 g/cc density accuracy, and ±0.35-percent gas flow accuracy. The flowmeters deliver measurement performance for applications ranging from 6 (DN150) to 12 inches (DN300) process connections. The Coriolis meters have been thoroughly tested in oil and gas applications.