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August 16, 2022

 

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Promass Q 300/500, the high-tech Coriolis flowmeter series from Endress+Hauser for demanding fluids, now boasts revolutionary 4-tube technology, opening up numerous additional applications in the oil and gas industry in particular – for example, as a highly accurate duty meter for custody transfer and fiscal metering, or as a precision reference device (master meter) for on-site verification measurements. Furthermore, Promass Q now is available for three larger pipe sizes: DN 150 (6”), DN 200 (8”) and DN 250 (10").

Compared to Coriolis flowmeters with two measuring tubes, four-tube measurement allows up to 25% higher flow rates. This accelerates all transactions and ultimately saves money. For example, it reduces standstill times for loading and unloading oil tankers, resulting in lower charges.

This video gives a description of Promass Q with 4-tube technology

Unwanted pressure losses are much less significant with four measuring tubes during pumping and measuring operations, so plant operators can use smaller pumps, saving electricity costs. The reduced pressure loss also avoids unwanted cavitation effects or gas breakout, e. g., for very light hydrocarbons such as liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas liquids and condensates (NGL), liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as other cryogenic fluids.

Around the world, over 90 million barrels of crude oil, natural gas and refined hydrocarbons are produced, transported, stored, and sold to end customers every day. In such transactions, any measuring inaccuracy, no matter how small, results in enormous shortfalls for the supplier or buyer. Existing users of Promass Q sensors benefit from their low-pressure loss and outstanding accuracy for both minimal and very high flow rates. Adding 4-tube technology and an expanded measuring range for pipelines up to DN 250 means more users can benefit from their best-in-class attributes, including:

  • •Best measuring accuracy (±0.05% o.r.): tested on various external, accredited calibration facilities
  • •Outstanding density measuring accuracy: ±0.2 kg/m³ (±0.0002 g/cm³)
  • •Best turndown and zero-point stability in the industry

 

This video shows a customer case study of Promass Q/4 tube application

Promass Q also records density and process temperature. This enables fluctuating process and ambient conditions to be incorporated into the measurement and compensated for reliably.

Promass Q sensors are available in stainless steel and in IP66/67, ensuring reliable and low-maintenance long-term operation in process temperatures from -196 °C to 205 °C . Due to their SIL-compliant device development, Promass Q is suitable for safety-related applications and holds several certifications for hazardous areas.

Combining Proline 300/500 transmitters with Promass Q 300/500 sensors enables numerous operational benefits, including WLAN (web server) for wireless operation and configuration on site, HistoROM for safe storage of configuration and device data, and Heartbeat Technology for diagnostics, device verification and process monitoring.

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To learn more about the Promass Q 300/500, click here 

 


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When it comes to power transmission and motion control, SEW-EURODRIVE needs no formal introduction. Counted among the industry leaders in drive technology, SEW-EURODRIVE makes drive-based automation its business. SEW-EURODRIVE, founded in 1931, is a global company that specializes in gear motors, frequency inverters, drive systems, industrial gears, and control software. SEW-EURODRIVE products are distinguished by their modular components and customer-centric philosophy. Their modular components can be built in a multitude of configurations, durable gear housings, offer flexible mounting capabilities, and provide advanced electronics that ensure equipment continuously operates efficiently.

Drives & Control Solutions' sibling, Mechatronics Canada, had the opportunity to speak with Shane Carnegie, Electronics Product Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE Canada, to learn more about MOVI-C, a modular automation system that offers a full solution for automation tasks. MOVI-C has been continuously expanding its reach into the mechatronics space, offering an encompassing solution for machine builders and integrators. Below Shane walks us through some of MOVI-C’s unique features and real-world applications.

Can you explain what MOVI-C does?

MOVI-C is an all-in-one modular automation system. Building on the familiar SEW modular gear motors and previous generation inverters, we now have modular inverters, controllers and associated software which ties everything together. For example, you can have a gear box with an AC induction motor, a permanent magnet motor, or a servo motor based on your application requirements. Attached to that we can provide a motor controller which can be mounted in a panel or directly on or near the gear motor. The positioning or velocity control software can be pre-loaded into the motor controller at the factory and all that is required is to send the same standard process data words from your main PLC to the drive system to perform your desired motion. The software interface looks identical no matter what controller or underlying gear motor system is attached.

What are some of the major features that MOVI-C has to offer?

 

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The 3RV29 infeed system is based on a basic module complete with a lateral incoming supply unit (three-phase busbar with infeed). Expansion modules (three-phase busbars for system expansion) are available for extending the system.

 

 

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