Micro Motion® ELITE® High Capacity Coriolis offers superior liquid and gas measurement performance at exceptionally high flow rates.
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Micro Motion® ELITE® High Capacity Coriolis offers superior liquid and gas measurement performance at exceptionally high flow rates
BOULDER, COLORADO (April 21, 2009) – Emerson Process Management announces the expansion of its high flow capacity Micro Motion® ELITE® Coriolis meter offering to cover 6”-8” line sizes, adding to the existing 8”-10” line size capability. The family of Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity meters is ideal for fiscal custody transfer, in addition to liquid and gas measurement in challenging, high flow applications.
Because of the fluctuation in crude oil, fuel oil, natural gas, ethylene, and other hydrocarbons market demand, users in fiscal transfer applications are striving for reliable, accurate measurement over wide flow ranges to reduce costs. Emerson’s range of Micro Motion Coriolis meters are ideally suited for liquid hydrocarbons, delivering ±0.10% mass and volume flow accuracy and ±0.0005 g/cc density accuracy and also for natural gas delivering mass accuracy of ± 0.35%. These accuracies are maintained over the highest turndown of any single flowmeter available today.
When transferring crude oil or other hydrocarbons in custody transfer applications, the importance of system reliability is paramount. While, in the past, custody transfer systems have used turbine or positive displacement (PD) flow meters to make flow measurements, users now recognize that eliminating rotating components within measurement systems is a best practice leading to higher reliability. With no moving parts, Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis meters are not subject to the wear or performance drift that the rotating components of a PD or turbine experience over time.
Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis meters deliver unmatched performance for measurement applications ranging from 6” (DN150) to 10” (DN250) process connections. The meters can handle a maximum liquid flow capacity of 94,000 lb/min (2,550,000 l/h / 21,700 bbl/h / 2,500 m3/h), typical gas flow rate of 196,000 scfm of natural gas, and standard pressure ratings to 1,480 psi (102 bar). The Micro Motion sizing program can provide specific information on any application including accuracy, turndown, pressure drop and flow velocity based on the properties of the fluid to be measured.
ELITE High Capacity Coriolis meters have been tested with crude oil and other liquid and gas hydrocarbons in accordance with American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Gas Association (AGA) procedures. They have been approved by the European Measuring Instrument Directive 2004/22/EC (MID) for liquids other than water (Annex MI-005) by the internationally respected Dutch metrology institute NMI.
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.