Meters

Fluid Components' web site devoted to mass flowmeters now includes a new Application Evaluation Program that simplifies and speeds the selection of the right mass flowmeter for meeting specific process requirements in a wide array of plant environments.

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Flowmeter program

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Fluid Components' web site devoted to mass flowmeters now includes a new Application Evaluation Program that simplifies and speeds the selection of the right mass flowmeter for meeting specific process requirements in a wide array of plant environments. The program was developed to meet the requirements of instrumentation and engineers in chemical processing, food/beverage, oil/gas, power, pharmaceutical, pulp/paper, wastewater and other industries. The program simplifies selecting a flowmeter to a four-step process.

Fluid Components Intl.
San Marcos, CA
Tel: 800-854-1993
Web: www.fluidcomponents.com

Ultrasonic flow measurement

The Model U53 uses ultrasonic sensor technology to provide accurate open-channel flow and depth measurements. The system automatically calculates flow using either pre-programmed or custom user-defined flow structure tables, making it an invaluable tool for non-intrusive monitoring of open channels. It uses a simple menu-driven structure to help guide the user through operation sequences. Flow measurements can be viewed directly on the display, or output to a chart recorder, data logger, or remote SCADA system via the two current outputs. Four user-configurable relays allow links to be made with external equipment for total site and process control. The Model U53 is ideal for flow and depth control in a variety of open channel applications including monitoring of storm water, inlet flow, final effluent and activated sludge.

GLI International, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Tel: 800-454-0263
Web: www.gliint.com

Differential pressure gauges

A new line of Ashcroft® differential pressure gauges, the 1130 Series from Dresser Instruments, offers a close-coupled magnetic rack and pinion design with four pole magnets to achieve stability. It features a weather resistant stainless steel case. The aluminum body can be ordered with a field-adjustable switch or it can be added later. Four flat wrenches are provided so that installation and downtime are reduced. The gauges sport dial sizes from two to six inches and ranges from 2 IWD through 100 psid. True Zerotrademark indication is standard on three models for dependable readings within two percent of scale. Metric ranges in KPA, Bar and Kg/cm2 are also available. This unit is designed to save costs and maintenance for applications including filtration systems, leak detection and monitoring tank levels.

Dresser Instrument
Stratford, CT
Tel: 800-328-8258
Web: www.ashcroft.com

Differential pressure flowmeters

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The V-Cone from McCrometer is a differential pressure-type flowmeter, ideal for tight-fit and retrofit installations. Employed in today's most challenging applications, it offers high accuracy and repeatability, flexible installation and no maintenance. The installation flexibility of the meter is due to its ability to condition the flow prior to measurement. It has been employed successfully in oil and natural gas production and distribution, process and facility control, and the municipal water/wastewater sector. With no moving parts to replace or maintain, the meter offers long-term performance with low operating costs. In addition, the meter never needs recalibration, so once installed it can operate unattended for years.

McCrometer
Hemet, CA
Tel: 909-652-6811
Web: www.mccrometer.com

Insertion mag meters

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Liquid Controls offers complete application driven flow metering solutions. Its LCMAG line includes models from 1/8 to 80 inches and flow ranges from 0.005 to 500,000 gpm. These sensors provide electromagnetic flow metering for liquids with conductivity of 5ms/cm and higher. The company has a choice of mag meters for every application including threaded, flanged, wafer, sanitary and two models of insertion mag meters. The heavy-duty construction includes PTFE (Teflon), Polypropylene, and Ebonite liners making the meters suitable for a wide variety of liquids. Electrodes are available in 316 SS, Hastelloy B and C, titanium, platinum and tantalum. The converters provide a multiple of signal outputs, including pulse, frequency or optional 4 to 20 mA.

Liquid Controls, LLC
Lake Bluff, IL
Tel: 800-458-5262
Web: www.lcmeter.com

Clamp-on flowmeters

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EMCO Flow Systems' Sono-Trak™ clamp-on transit time ultrasonic flowmeter is designed to measure liquids in pipe sizes from two to 100 inches. The meter uses advanced non-intrusive flow measurement technology. Programming of the meter is completed using the company's patented four-button menu-driven EZ-Logic user interface. The meter has a large backlit display. Its clamp-on, non-intrusive design, using all stainless steel clamps, allows for a typical installation time of less than 30 minutes, without having to shutdown the line. With no moving parts to wear out, flowmeter maintenance is non-existent, and the non-intrusive transmitter means there is no liquid contamination.

EMCO Flow Systems
Longmont, CO
Tel: 303-651-0550
Web: www.emcoflow.com

Electromagnetic flowmeters

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The new 7400DF Series Magmeter from Brooks Instrument provides highly accurate electromagnetic flow metering specifically engineered for process applications with conductive fluids. Designed for low-flow measurement (less than a two-inch diameter), the magmeter consists of a lightweight, wafer-style flowmeter and electronic transmitter. The meter features a straight unobstructed flow path and has no moving parts to wear out. Its design eliminates entrapment points within the meter for cleaning and maintenance. The magmeter is available in a choice of PFA liner/HastelloyRegistered C electrodes or ceramic liner/platinum electrodes.

Brooks Instrument
Hatfield, PA
Tel: 215-362-3705
Web: www.brooksinstrument.com

Positive displacement flow sensors

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Two new positive displacement flow fitting/sensors from Burkert offer an ideal solution for measuring flow of viscous fluids. Both the positive displacement Flow Fitting Type S070 and the positive displacement Low Flow Sensor Type 8071 are specially designed for closed pipe systems to control fluids with a maximum viscosity of 1,000 centipose. Applications with erratic flow rates can be accurately controlled as well. The "Turn & Lock" flow fitting connects to a wide range of electronics. It can be linked to valves and batch/flow controllers via Burkert's EasyLINK technology.

Burkert Contromatic Corp.
Irvine, CA
Tel: 949-223-3100
Web: www.burkert-usa.com

Mass flow transmitters

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CENELEC safety approval has been granted for the Series 504FT In-Line Thermal Convection Mass Flow Transmitter for industrial gases. It incorporates Kurz Instruments' all-welded thermal sensors with a miniature "in-the-head" microprocessor circuit including a large LCD display, 20 button keypad and easy-to-use software menus. The unit is also CE and CSA approved.

Kurz Instruments, Inc.
Monterey, CA
Tel: 800-424-7356
Web: www.kurz-instruments.com

Open channel meters

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The new Model OCF-IV Open Channel Flow Monitor uses a non-contacting ultrasonic sensor to measure wastewater flow through flumes or weirs. It features a built-in data logger plus Windows software to retrieve, display and graph flow reports in fully customizable formats. Other features include isolated 4-20mA and RS232 outputs, three control relays, a large flow rate display plus a 10-digit totalizer. Calibration and selection of flume or weir are made with the built-in three button keypad and menu system. Calibration setup is password protected.

Greyline Instruments Inc.
Massena, NY
Tel: 888-473-9546
Web: www.greyline.com

Ultrasonic level sensors

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The new +GF+Signet 2210 Ultrasonic Level Sensors use non-contacting ultrasonic technology for high accuracy and reliability. They are ideally suited for harsh corrosive applications including chemicals, slurries, dirty, coating or corrosive type liquids. Designed for mounting above the fluid surface, the 2210 operates via ultrasonic pulses which are emitted from the transducer at the tip of the sensor, and then reflected by the surface of the liquid back to the transducer.

George Fischer, Inc.
Tustin, CA
Tel: 800-854-4090
Web: www.us.piping.georgefischer.com

Pressure, flow instruments

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Davis Inotek combines state-of-the-art equipment with comprehensive technical expertise to address specific application needs. Creative Solutions through Innovative Technology is the company's slogan. Davis Inotek offers its customers pressure switches, transducers, transmitters, test gauges, pressure gauges, controllers, load cells, force instruments, weight controllers, ph, ORP and conductivity, and manometers from such manufacturers as Ashcroft, Dwyer, FlowLine Liquid Intelligence, Setra, Weksler, Wika, Viatran and more. The company also offers calibration services with laboratory locations nationwide.

Davis Inotek Instruments
Baltimore, MD
Tel: 800-368-2516
Web: www.inotek.com

Digital pressure gauges

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Dwyer Instruments announced the release of the Series 68000 and Series 69000 Digital Pressure Gauges. The Series 68000, designed for non-corrosive gases and clean dry air applications, features micro-machined silicon sensors with no moving parts. The 69000 series uses a thin film pressure sensor with stainless steel wetted parts for compatibility with most corrosive fluids. Both types of gauges have four-digit LCD powered by two nine-volt batteries. After three minutes of continuous display, the auto-shut off feature preserves battery life. A push button rezeros the instruments. They offer 1/4 inch male NPT pressure connection and an accuracy of

Dwyer Instruments, Inc.
Michigan City, IN
Tel: 219-879-8000
Web: www.dwyer-inst.com

Pressure transmitters

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Druck announced the PMP/PTX 1230 Series submersible depth sensing pressure transmitters featuring fully isolated design for use with fluids or gases compatible with titanium and polyurethane. The all-titanium design is backed by a five-year corrosion warranty. The transducers are well-suited for use in wastewater lift stations, leachate and open-channel flow applications where the open face design is required to prevent clogging from solids accumulations such as sludge. Standard accuracy is

Druck Incorporated
New Fairfield, CT
Tel: 203-746-0400
Web: www.druck.com

Turbine flow meters

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Hoffer Flow Controls Lo-Co series is an inexpensive turbine flowmeter for liquid service. A true industrial flowmeter, this product is constructed of 316 stainless steel and NPT type end fittings. This series is suitable for industrial plants for water monitoring, petrochemical processing and more. It is available in nine overlapping sizes from 1/4 to two inches. The performance offers

Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.
Elizabeth City, NC
Tel: 800-628-4584
Web: www.hofferflow.com

March/April 2002

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