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Industrial Fluid Flow Measurement

Coriolis flow meter
Coriolis flow meters deliver a mass flow measurement
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Fluid flow measurement is commonly employed in many industrial process control operations. Accurate and useful flow measurement can be obtained with the proper application and installation of a flow meter as part of the fluid transfer system.

Industrial flow meters employ differing technologies to directly or indirectly measure gas and liquid flow rates. The selection of an appropriate measurement technology and instrument will be influenced by a number of factors related to the installation and application demands.

Among the many available technologies for fluid flow measurement, vortex flow meters, magnetic flow meters, Coriolis flow meters, and rotameters are among some of the most common found in industry.

Each of the separate technologies have attributes which can make them more suitable to certain applications. Selecting the most appropriate flow measurement technology for an application is one of the initial and crucial steps to designing a well functioning flow measurement system.
Selection criteria, such as fluid temperature, pressure, and velocity will be part of the selection process. Additional considerations include whether the fluid may be abrasive, corrosive, clean or dirty. The state of the fluid, liquid or gas, must also be considered. The desired output, whether volumetric or mass flow, will certainly be an integral part of the criteria.

Selecting the right measurement technology and instrument is not always an easy task, especially since it may be something that you do infrequently. Share your flow measurement challenges and requirements with process instrumentation specialists, leveraging your own knowledge and experience with their product application expertise to save time and develop an effective solution.

Vortex Flowmeter Delivers High Performance in Harsh Process Conditions

Yokogawa vortex flowmeter
digitalYEWFLO Vortex Flowmeter
Courtesy Yokogawa
In the process measurement and control field, vortex flowmeters are noted for their ruggedness, versatility, comparatively high accuracy, and absence of moving parts. They are compatible with numerous applications requiring measurement of flow in gases, liquids, and steam. The Yokogawa digitalYEWFLO vortex flowmeter is an accurate and stable device, even in harsh process conditions, and has a highly reliable and robust design that can deliver improvements in plant efficiency and reduced operating costs. It is available in several versions, one of which is multivariable, providing a calculated mass flow rate output.

Operating Principle

When a shedder bar is placed in a flow, Karman vortices are generated on the downstream side of the bar. The Karman vortices are detected by two piezoelectric elements installed in the upper part of the shedder bar. The vortex frequency is proportional to the flow velocity in a specific range of Reynolds numbers. Therefore, flow velocity or flow rate can be determined by measuring vortex frequency.

Noise Reduction

Noise caused by strong piping vibration may affect the accuracy of vortex frequency detection. The two piezoelectric elements in the digital YEWFLO are installed in a configuration that is polarized, so they are not affected by vibration in the flow or vertical directions. The noise of vortex (lift)- direction vibration is reduced by adjusting the outputs of the piezoelectric elements. Combining these features with the Spectral Signal Processing (SSP) function provides optimum and stable measurement.

Share your process measurement challenges with a product application specialist. The sharing of ideas and information will produce the best outcome.