The inline Panametrics PanaFlow™ MV80 vortex flow meter is the next generation vortex meter. The multivariable design of the Panametrics PanaFlow™ MV80 vortex flow meter consists of a vortex shedding velocity sensor, an RTD temperature sensor and a solid state pressure transducer that measures the mass flow rate of steam, gases, and liquids.
Other meter types use external process measurements to calculate mass flow. The temperature and pressure devices are typically not installed in the same location as the flow meter. Process conditions can vary greatly between the two locations, causing inaccurate mass flow readings. The Panametrics PanaFlow™ MV80 vortex flow meter measures velocity, temperature and pressure at the same location, which provides more accurate process measurement.
Integrating pressure and temperature into the vortex flow meter simplifies system complexity and helps minimize initial capital costs, as well as reduce the installation costs. There is no need to purchase additional instrumentation to monitor pressure and temperature since the Panametrics PanaFlow™ MV80 vortex flow meter will output all parameters to your data acquisition system. The product line is available with a wide range of options and meter configurations to meet your specific application requirements.
The Panametrics PanaFlow™ MV80 vortex flow meter is available in a number of configurations to best suit your application measurement needs.
This product can be used in the following applications:
The Background: Our customer is a university that seeks ways to maximize the efficiency of a steam heating system that is utilized by many buildings on campus
The Problem: The central steam plant needs to accurately monitor which buildings are using heat and how much they are requiring at any given time so that they can accurately control their boilers. Monitoring the steam distribution also lets the maintenance crew know if there is a problem that they need to address in any of the buildings.
The Solution: We recommended the GE Panametrics MV80 vortex flow meter since it is optimized for steam applications. The MV80 has built in steam tables that allow it to monitor the temperature of the process and accurately convert the velocity measurement into lbs/hour or any number of other units. This allows for much better accuracy than other types of measurement systems that are not built and calibrated as one unit.
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