Postings tagged with: flowmeter

Lonnie Barker| Dec 10, 2015

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How can you measure the flare gas in your storage tank?

With new EPA regulations, flaring off gas has become a hot topic. The industry can no longer just flare the gas; it will either have to be captured using a VRU unit or burn completely off with a combustion unit. However, safety still demands flare as a backup safety measure so it will not go away completely. With the EPA Quad O regulations, the accurate monitoring and data gathering for the gas being flared off has been a challenge and must be addressed.So, now the question becomes, “How do we m ...

Jack Roushey| Nov 12, 2015

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What are the advantages and disadvantages between a mechanical flow meter and a magnetic flow meter? Part 2

In September we started the discussion of magnetic flow meters versus mechanical flow meters. In the first blog, we talked about the differences in construction and how a meter with moving parts can affect the total cost of ownership through maintenance and reduced performance. In this article, I want to address some of the mounting, accuracy and process considerations of mechanical meters compared to mag meters. Let’s look at process considerations first.Mag meters are suitable for the measurem ...

David Petry| Sep 17, 2015

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Going with the flow

New Flow Competence Center opens in Denmark Soenderborg, Denmark. Whether for bottling lemonade, refueling cars, ships and aircraft, or for metering drinking water supply networks: Any kind of fluid or gas transported through pipes can be precisely measured using flowmeters. In Soenderborg in Denmark, Siemens has just opened a new building for the flow competence center developing, marketing and producing flowmeters in close cooperation with colleagues from Germany, China, France and the USA. O ...

Jack Roushey| Sep 15, 2015

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What are the advantages and disadvantages between a mechanical flow meter and a magnetic flow meter?

With the 2015 WEFTEC Expo coming up at the end of the month, there has been a lot of discussion on using mechanical meters versus magnetic meters for the measurement of conductive liquid. While both flow meters offer benefits, is one more efficient and effective for you to use? The purchasing price is certainly a consideration, but it’s not the only thing that you should consider when looking at upgrading your system. What are the differences between the two flow meters? The primary difference b ...


Where do engineers find love? (video)

Take a look at the SITRANS FC430, the first in our series of high-performing Coriolis flow meters with a footprint small enough for your process. What’s not to love?  

Denny Petrovich| Oct 31, 2013



How do you produce quality milk? CIP requirements are a good start.

Equipment that is used to produce milk and dairy products must be properly cleaned and maintained at all times for hygienic reasons.  There are many chemical and physical combinations of processes that are required in the complete cleaning process.  For example, it is required to specifically sanitize all milking equipment before and after the production process.  This particular process is known as Clean in Place (CIP)   Do you know the requirements for CIP cleaning?   The CIP cleaning process ...

Eric Heilveil| Jun 07, 2013


How do you innovate flow measurement?

We are thrilled to report that the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis Mass Flow Meter has been nominated for Flow Control Network’s 2013 Innovative Product of the Year! As the next generation of Coriolis flow measurement technology and one of the most compact flow meters on the market, the SITRANS FC430 features a short build-in length, suitable for liquid or gas applications within the process industry.  This flow meter’s innovations include:• Its size – smallest footprint on the market!• Factory imprinted ...

John Accardo| Jun 04, 2013

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SITRANS CONNECTION Flow measurement has gone mobile! - Control your flow with a touch of a button

Ever wish you could just push a button and have a tech support engineer appear at your side? With the new SITRANS CONNECTION app for iOS devices, it’s just about a reality! The new SITRANS Connection app from Siemens enables direct serial communication between your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and any SITRANS clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter. It gives you a full alpha-numeric keypad for programming your meter, downloading datalogger and site data, or uploading table data. The full keypad ...

Missy Burrows| Apr 15, 2013

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Is vibration affecting your Coriolis flow measurement?

The Coriolis flow meter, with multi-variable output, is highly valued in the Chemical Industry for its accuracy.  The problem is, vibration inherent to the Chemical process can affect the operation of the instrument.  So, how do you get a measurement you can trust? Here’s a perfect example. A tank farm in the Gulf Region of the US was experiencing issues with vibration.  The installed Coriolis flow meters were so affected by the external vibration that the data was rendered u ...

John Accardo| Feb 28, 2013



How can Clamp-on Ultrasonic flow meters identify what product is flowing from outside the pipe?

Many petroleum pipelines flow multiple products such as diesel fuel, gasoline and jet fuel. Between each of these products lies an interface where the flow stream transitions from one product to another. Pipeline operating companies depend on instrumentation to indicate what fluid is in the pipe and when an interface occurs in order to manage the pipeline’s operations. For example, flow arriving at a terminal is stored by product type in specific storage tanks. By knowing when an interface arriv ...