EC: MassTracker Insertion Turbine Mass Flow Meter
Process Sensors - flowmeters: Spirax Sarco, Inc., MassTracker Insertion Turbine Mass Flow Meter. The MassTracker Insertion Turbine Multi-Variable Flow Meter combines measurement of mass or volumetric flow, density, temperature. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Honorable Mention.
The MassTracker insertion turbine measures all process variables (velocity, pressure, and temperature) from a single entry into the pipe and without the need for a separate flow computer. Using the full port gate valve to hot-tap the meter can be installed under full flow conditions with installation costs typically 50% lower than full bore meters in 10 in. and larger lines. Modbus and standard pulse and 4-20mA communications allow the MassTracker to communicate with most systems.
Spirax Sarco, Inc.
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