Posts Tagged ‘flowmeter’

ABB launch new process flowmeter selection pack

May 14, 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new information pack to help simplify the selection of flowmeters for process applications.

Featuring a White Paper, application guide, webinar presentation and video, the pack explains the key differences between volumetric and mass flow methods and how to choose the right method for industrial process applications. Understanding how to correctly select the right flow variable can lead to significant improvements in process performance and cost effectiveness.

Though both technologies will deliver almost identical results under certain conditions, the deviations that can occur where a process is subject to pressure and temperature changes makes it crucial to make the right choice from the outset.

Originally produced for the launch of our latest generation of Coriolis Master flowmeters, the information pack explains the fundamentals of mass and volume flow and which technique is best suited for particular types of applications.

Titled ‘Mass or volume? A weight off the bottom –line’, the White Paper covers coriolis, thermal and multivariable DP mass flowmeter technologies, explaining how each one works and their respective advantages and drawbacks. The paper highlights why it can be better to measure mass or volume flow directly, rather than expressing mass flow measurements in volumetric units, in order to eliminate possible errors caused when factoring in standard or normalised conditions for temperature and pressure.

These differences are further explained in the ‘Understanding mass flow’ video. The video shows why volume flow is not enough if you want to know the exact amount of a substance moving through a pipeline and how measuring mass flow can provide qualitative and quantitative data which volume simply cannot.

The application guide, ‘A new generation of mass flowmeters’, explains the importance of capacity, accuracy and physical size when choosing a flowmeter and how each criteria can be met by opting for a coriolis flowmeter.

The guide also looks specifically at key applications in the oil, gas and petrochem industries where coriolis flowmeters can be used to enable accurate control and measurement of gas and liquid flows.

Information on other potential applications where Coriolis flowmeters can be used is contained in the webinar presentation by David Bowers, Mass Flow Specialist at ABB. The presentation covers various topics such as the unique way Coriolis flowmeters work through to why mass flow is the most useful and accurate form of flow measurement. David also covers a range of case studies demonstrating how Coriolis flowmeters can be applied to a range of applications, from truck filling and blending whiskey through to use in the lubrication of aluminium rolls.

To get hold of a copy of the new information pack, please call 0870 600 6122 or email moreinstrumentation@gb.abb.com ref. ‘Coriolis information pack’.

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ABB launches new flow calibration and valve testing guides

April 26, 2015

ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business has launched two new guides covering its services for flow calibration and valve testing. Available on request from abb.service@gb.abb.com, the guides explain how ABB’s flow calibration facilities at its Stone house and Workington factories can be used to help check the accuracy of flowmeters and control valves.

For flow calibration, the facilities enable a wide variety of flowmeter types to be calibrated to the leading international standards. All calibrations are carried out to ISO9000, with the option of a UKAS accredited calibration where the certificate carries the ILAC and UKAS Calibration Laboratory 0255 logo.

The flow calibration guide explains how the facilities can be used to calibrate meter sizes from 1mm to 2.4 metres at accuracies down to ±0.1%. It also covers the range of calibration techniques available, including gravimetric, volumetric or comparison methods, describing each technique and explaining how to choose the right method.

The valve testing guide covers ABB’s ability to test control valves from 25mm up to six metres and weighing up to 10 tonnes in accordance with the EN ISO 60534-2-3 standard for control valve testing.

The guide outlines the testing process and discusses the benefits of ABB’s service, which enables valve users to ensure that their valves have been tested for their specific requirements. Both services are offered via ABB’s Measurement & Analytics Products Service team and are part of a wider service capability spanning ABB’s entire portfolio of instruments and analysers.

The vital role performed by flowmeters, control valves or any form of instrument or analyser means that it is worth investing the money, time and effort in ensuring that devices are properly serviced throughout their lifetime, from installation and commissioning through to upgrade or replacement.

Our flowmeter calibration and valve testing services are just two examples of our wider service offering, which can help our customers to enjoy continued accuracy and high performance from their equipment throughout its operational life.

To request a copy of the guides, or for more information about ABB’s instrument and analyser service offering, please email abb.service@gb.abb.com or call 03339 997 996, ref. ‘Guides’.