Meter testing work for a leading international manufacturer has resulted in excellent feedback and the commissioning of further work.
“I am proud to say that we received strong feedback this month from one of our key customers, Endress & Hauser,” says Principal Consultant, Dr Norman Glen. “The company has been working with us to test a meter from its Promass Q range in our density facility. Due to the success of this project, we have secured substantial future testing work from the client.”
“The company gave our team excellent satisfaction scores in all areas,” Norman explains. “It also provided the following summary comment: ‘Very professional staff and technical equipment’. Endress & Hauser has also submitted a paper to the North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop which incorporates our work.”
The testing involved characterising the density performance of the Proline Promass Q Coriolois flowmeter across an extended range of temperatures and pressures (the meter was tested across a range of temperatures from 10 – 100oC and at pressures up to 150 bar).
“Endress & Hauser came to us for a number of reasons,” Norman says. “The company claims that across the temperature range 20-60oC its meter can achieve an exceptional density measurement performance, with an uncertainty of 0.02%. They therefore required a facility with exceptional capabilities to test this.”
“We were also able to carry out a non-standard test that few other facilities can provide,” Norman adds. “This involved deliberately making the air round the meter a different temperature to the fluid passing through the meter. This was done to replicate real-world conditions in situations where significant temperature gradients are experienced, for example in Siberia or in a desert.”
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Its Promass Q Coriolis flowmeters have been developed to provide high accuracy levels in real world conditions, for applications in the oil and gas and food industries.