Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Coriolis Mass Flow Meter - Operating Principle, Applications, Advantages

Coriolis flow meter by Yokogawa
Coriolis Flow Meter - Courtesy Yokogawa
Coriolis mass flow meters are widely used throughout the process measurement and control field. Their basic operating principle, combined with modern sensor and signal processing technology, provide a list of positive aspects.

Directly measure mass flow rate based on the principle of measurement.

Measure the mass flow rate with high accuracy of ±0.1%.

Provide a wide usable measurement range.

Deliver density measurement based on oscillating frequency.

Not materially impacted by fluid viscosity or density.

Coriolis flowmeters also do not need straight pipe sections upstream or downstream of the flowmeter. They also have the ability to measure non-conductive fluids. 

I have included an interesting video, produced by Yokogawa, a world class manufacturer of industrial process measurement and control instrumentation. It provides a clear and insightful illustration of the Coriolis principle and how it is used to provide accurate mass flow measurement.

Share your process measurement and control challenges with an instrumentation specialist. Combining your detailed process knowledge and their product application expertise will yield positive solutions.