Emerson introduces largest ever ELITE® Coriolis flowmeter for high capacity custody transfer applications


Emerson's Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis meter is ideal for fiscal custody transfer and other challenging, high-flow measurement applications.
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Grace Capwell
Emerson Automation Solutions
+1 (512) 834-7214

Micro Motion® ELITE High Capacity Coriolis offers superior measurement performance at an exceptionally high flow rate

Boulder, Colorado (February 7, 2008) – Emerson Process Management announces the highest flow capacity Micro Motion® ELITE® Coriolis flowmeter that is ideally suited to address the demands of fiscal custody transfer applications. Combined with its unmatched measurement and reliability performance, the new Micro Motion meter is the largest ELITE Coriolis ever introduced, perfect for challenging, high flow measurement.

As the price of crude oil and other hydrocarbons climb to record levels, users have a new urgency to conduct fiscal transfers with the highest possible precision and reliability. Even small measurement deviations need to be eliminated to avoid potential allocation uncertainty. Transfer systems for crude oil and hydrocarbons typically require high capacity flow solutions capable of handling large volumes of product flow in the shortest time possible. Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis technology is well established for applications requiring precision measurement performance and reliability with 0.10% mass and volume accuracy, and the highest turndown of any single flowmeter. 

With the introduction of the new Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis meter, Emerson delivers unmatched performance and reliability to measurement applications requiring 8" (DIN 200) or 10" (DIN250) process connections. With a maximum liquid flow capacity of 94,000 lb/min (2550 metric tons per hour), maximum gas flow capacity of 192,000 scfm of natural gas, and standard pressure ratings to 1450 psi (100 bar), this introduction dramatically expands the application range of Micro Motion ELITE meters.

The Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis meter has been tested with crude oil and other liquid and gas hydrocarbons in accordance with American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Gas Associatiion (AGA) procedures. In addition, the Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis is pursuing approval based on the European Measuring Instrument Directive 2004/22/EC (MID) for gas meters (Annex MI-002) and liquids other than water (Annex MI-005) by the internationally respected Dutch metrology institute NMi. 

When transferring large volumes of crude oil or other hydrocarbons in a custody transfer application, system reliability is second only to flow measurement performance in importance to users. Modern custody transfer systems consist of automated measurement solutions used to control hydrocarbon loading or unloading. In the past these systems used turbine or positive displacement (PD) flow meters to make flow measurements. Recently, however, users have recognized that eliminating rotating components within measurement systems is a best practice leading to higher reliability. 

Devices like PD or turbine meters depend on rotating components as part of their basic functioning. Using no moving parts, Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis meter is not subject to the wear or performance drift that the rotating components of a PD or turbine experience over time. Micro Motion delivers the highest reliability, long term solution that users require for high capacity custody transfer systems.

Micro Motion Coriolis flowmeters lead the process manufacturing industry in quality, measurement performance, and reliability, and are part of Emerson's broad range of intelligent, digital field devices that power the PlantWeb® digital plant architecture. Further cost savings, increased plant availability, and enhanced safety and environmental compliance are achieved when the flowmeters are integrated into the PlantWeb digital plant architecture.

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