Many pipelines of plants with hazardous areas were constructed decades ago and are not equipped with built-in measuring instruments. However, nowadays monitoring and measuring are hot topics, because it is important to know exactly how much gas or oil is being produced and transported. In addition, environmental legislation sets strict requirements.
Shutting down an industrial production process to set up a measurement is a costly affair that should preferably be avoided. Not less importantly, placing inline measuring instruments in pipes can involve the risk of contamination, leakage and explosion.
Non-destructive inspection – efficient and safe
At U-F-M we’re specialized in non-invasive flow and level measurements of liquids and gases in pipes and (storage) tanks. We supply ultrasonic measuring instruments, both portable and for fixed installations, also suitable for ATEX zones. A good example is the KATflow 170.
The stainless steel (IP68) sensors are clamped on the outside of the pipe. It is therefore not necessary to open up the pipe and shut down the system. This means that there is no need to interrupt your production process and there is no risk of contamination, leakage or explosion.
Ultrasonic flow measurements are applied in a variety of situations and industries. The external mounting of the clamp-on sensors makes this an interesting and budget-friendly alternative to in-line flow measuring.
Liquids, gases, energy
Measurable liquids and gases are, for example, water, diesel and oil, but also homogeneous mixtures such as water/glycol or water/hydrochloric acid. Energy and mass flows and concentrations of toxic media can also be measured with our ultrasonic flowmeters. This is possible at temperatures from -30°C to + 600°C and on nearly any type of pipe material.
Our flowmeters can also be used for slurry/air/scaling and PIG detection.