Global Processing

Single-straight tube Coriolis flowmeter now features Tantalum sensor

May 5, 2008
KROHNE, Inc. introduces Tantalum to its single-straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter OPTIMASS Series 7000. The first single straight tube meter available with Tantalum wetted-flange material construction, it is well-suited for the chemical industry and able to measure highly aggressive or corrosive fluids, with no-hassle installation and superior performance in density and mass flow. Tantalum is generally considered impervious to most fluids, making it ideal for the straight tube OPTIMASS Coriolis flow meters. Previously only available on more expensive dual bent tube sensor designs, the Tantalum OPTIMASS 7000’s design makes it both an affordable and ideal solution for the safe and reliable measurement of fluids that require glass lined piping or glass lined process vessels. Tantalum has similar chemical resistance as glass, and is typically used with chemicals such as Hydrochloric, Sulphuric, Nitric, and Phosphoric acids, or Bromine and Chlorine. The corrosion-resistant Tantalum OPTIMASS Series 7000 is the first of its kind to contain Tantalum wetted-flange construction, allowing it to withstand the harshest conditions, according to the manufacturer. The single straight-tube design is resistant to blocking or fouling, allowing the meter to handle high viscosity fluids with ease, as well as maintaining a high level of accuracy, even in the presence of entrained air.