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Out in the Cold: Mass Vortex Flowmeter Conquers Cryogenic Fluid

Jun 13, 2012

Cryogenic fluids are key in a variety of industries with very low temperature applications, including medical, large-scale frozen food processing and electric power transmission. However, these fluids must be handled – and measured – with great care, which can be a challenge if you’re using a traditional turbine meter or other tools to assess various fluid properties.

Wouldn’t it be nice if a single flow meter could do it all? Let me introduce you to one that can: the InnovaMass® Multivariable Mass Vortex Flowmeter, with technology that can simultaneously measure FIVE process parameters at the same time – mass flow rate, temperature, pressure, volumetric flow rate and fluid density.

We’ve extensively tested and field validated the extreme low-temp version of these flow meters over the last several years and have learned that most customers prefer the InnovaMass over turbine meters for measuring mass flow rates of cryogenic liquids down to -328°F (-200°C).  Using a special cryogenic temperature RTD, mass calculations are done with the latest density equations of state for liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide. All models are fully field-programmable and configurable, and they feature RS485, MODBUS or HART protocols.

If you’re looking for a better way to measure cryogenic liquids, consider giving the InnovaMass flowmeter a try.

Scott Rouse, Product Line Director
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Scott Rouse, Product Line Director
Sierra Instruments

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