Sierra Instruments – InnovaMass® 240 VTP (Multivariable Mass Vortex)

How to read five process variables with a single installed device!

Sierra Instruments’ award-winning InnovaMass® Model 240 steam flow meter can measure the mass flow rate of any gas or liquid and is ideally suited for saturated or superheated steam. Continue reading

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Sierra Instruments – InnovaMass® 240 VTP (Multivariable Mass Vortex)

How to read five process variables with a single installed device!

Sierra Instruments’ award-winning InnovaMass® Model 240 steam flow meter can measure the mass flow rate of any gas or liquid and is ideally suited for saturated or superheated steam. This In-line Multivariable Mass Vortex Flow Meter allows one instrument and one process connection to measure FIVE process parameters at the same time. This means that you can simultaneously measure mass flow rate, temperature, pressure, volumetric flow rate, and fluid density.

The InnovaMass cryogenic version has undergone extensive testing and field validation over the last several years and this process has proved that the meter is preferred versus traditional turbine meters for measuring mass flow rates of cryogenic fluids down to -328°F (-200°C). By using a special cryogenic temperature RTD, mass calculations can be done with the latest density equations of state for liquid Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, and CO2.

Sierra Instruments’ digital communications solutions offer engineers and systems integrators complete industrial system integration and networking capability using Sierra’s vortex flow meters. Digital communications solutions include: BACnet, HART, and Modbus RTU. Additionally, the InnovaMass® Model 240 is fully field-programmable and configurable and it features RS-485. This flexibility of communication features offers turnkey solutions for integration of Sierra’s vortex flow meters into any industrial automation system or application.

 

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New bearings and balls for liquid flow meters

The Boca Bearing Company has revealed a new line of ceramic balls, stainless steel bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and full ceramic bearings for liquid flow meter applications and other flow meter equipment. Continue reading

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Liquid Flow Meter Precision

I’ve just been having a look at the Sierra Instruments website (www.sierrainstruments.com) for information on the latest high-precision liquid flow measurement technology. Do check it out to see some tremendous examples of what is now possible in this field.  Continue reading

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Limitations of a Magmeter

Limitations of a magmeter

For a long time, electromagnetic flow meters – or magmeters – have been considered by many people to be the closest thing possible to a universal liquid flow measuring instrument. Today there is also a strong case to be made for transit-time ultrasonic flow meters, whose technology and capabilities are advancing rapidly.  Continue reading

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Key Applications for Transit-time Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meters

Key applications of transit-time

One of the big growth areas for use of transit-time ultrasonic liquid flow meters is in relation to chilled water and cooled water. Another is applications involving municipal and waste water. Today I will say a little about what makes transit-time technology the best option in these sectors.  Continue reading

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Advances in Transit-time Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meters

InnovaSonic 210 – Sierra Instruments

InnovaSonic 210 Portable Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter with Bluetooth Android Tablet PC

As a fan of liquid flow meters, I like some for their ingenious simplicity, others for their history and yet others for the particularly unusual ways in which their inventors have turned physical principles into ways of measuring flow rates. When it comes to advanced technology and sophistication, my favourites are the transit-time ultrasonic liquid flow meters. Continue reading

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Thermal Mass Flow Meter Video

Sierra QuadraTherm 640i thermal flow meter

My attention has been caught by an animated video on the Sierra Instruments website which gives a very clear explanation of the principles behind use of a thermal mass flow meter. I know the focus of the liquid flow meters website is measurement of flow rates in liquids, and that thermal mass flow meters are principally used with gas flows, but I’m sure you will find the video instructive and interesting. Continue reading

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Magmeters of Two Kinds

The electromagnetic flow meter, or magmeter, continues to represent around a fifth of all sales of liquid flow meters worldwide, so I make no apology for regularly returning to the subject of its many advantages. While there is endless variety in the shapes and features of these flow meters, they divide neatly into two forms: insertion and inline.  Continue reading

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Partial Flow Dilution System

BG3 Elite from SierraI’m going slightly off topic again this month, but do bear with me as I think you will find this news from Sierra interesting. If you’re into liquid flow meters, you will know how important Sierra Instruments has been in developing solutions for different applications. You may also be aware that Sierra has an automotive test division, as well as a flow measurement division. The former, which is called Sierra-CP Engineering, has recently introduced a new partial flow dilution system. Continue reading

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