Honeywell’s VersaFlow Clamp-on Ultrasonic flow meters measure liquids in industrial applications. Because the sensor is clamped on to the outside of the pipe, it is immune to the process compatibility concerns of an in-line flow metering technology.
What Is It?
A market leading process measurement device, the VersaFlow Clamp-On Ultrasonic flow meters are designed for applications where a customer is unwilling or unable to cut into the process measurement line to install an in-line meter. Available in configurations for pipe line sizes from DN15 to DN4000 (1/2” to 160”), the clamp-on design offers a cost-effective means of measuring liquid flow through a pipe. With designs that can withstand up to 200˚C (392˚F), this technology is ideal for liquids with limited solids or gas content. Because it mounts on the outside of the pipe, there is no need to worry about material compatibility with the process being measured or the pressure in the pipeline.
How Does It Work?
Honeywell’s VersaFlow Clamp-On Ultrasonic flow meter operates using transit time measurement. By measuring the time it takes a sonic signal to travel a known distance with the flow stream and another signal travelling against the flow stream, it determines the velocity of the fluid being measured. With the sonic properties of the fluid and the pipe material factored in, users get an extremely repeatable accuracy on the volumetric flow rate being measured. Because the transmitter can process the signal of one or two sensors, it ensures additional economy and the ability to compare or contrast two flow streams, if required. The product is ideal for users looking for a process measurement device that is easy to install and can maintain flow measurement for clean liquids.
What Problems Does It Solve?
VersaFlow Clamp-On Ultrasonic flow meters can be installed without having to stop the process or cut into the pipe line. It is ideal for process measurement in applications where users previously had not installed an in-line flow meter and for applications where large line sizes or exotic materials are required for in-line measurement technologies.
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