LITRE METER ON SHOW AT MIDDLE EAST PETRO INDUSTRY EVENT
UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter (www.litremeter.com) will be showcasing a range of new products at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).
The event takes place between 9 and 12 November 2015. This is the second year in a row that Litre Meter has exhibited at ADIPEC (www.adipec.com).
Litre Meter CEO Charles Wemyss said: “Last year was the first time for us at a show of this size in the Middle East and we are excited by the prospect of returning for a second year.
“We are exhibiting on stand 8718 in hall eight alongside our German sister company and distributor KEM. Sharing a stand gives us a great opportunity to showcase our products, both new and longstanding, in a vitally important market place.”
The product line-up includes a new low-flow capability rotary piston flowmeter, a new display and new reed sensors.
The new flowmeter is the LF03. Now in full production, it is the latest in a series of low-flow VFF rotary piston meters and takes the capability of the range down to lower flows than ever before – for example, on a fluid with a viscosity of 10 cSt the LF03 will measure down to 0.06 litres/hour at pressures of 1 bar right up to 4,000 bar.
Manufactured from titanium with a maximum tolerance of three microns, the rotor and chamber combination achieves the lowest flow and widest turndown possible. Chambers and rotors are physical vapour deposition (PVD) coated with a hard metal chromium nitride base layer for hardness and support for a carbon (WC/C) coating. The WC/C coating delivers robust protection against adhesive wear and its low coefficient of friction reduces the risk of surface pitting and corrosion, vastly improving turndown and low flow capability.
At just two thirds the diameter of its previous iteration the new FlowPod display is one of the smallest flow displays on the market. It is an evolution of the existing large display to provide additional functionality which has been requested by users.
This functionality includes the facility to display flow rate, total flow and analogue rate. The backlit display, which features large high contrast ratio flow rate and totaliser indication, enables the display to be read at distance in poor light conditions.
Display features include five-digit rate display giving the real time flow rate, the option to display flow rates and totals in many different units and flow range usage. It has a removable memory card for programming and offers 4-20 mA, HART and pulse outputs as standard.
Completing Litre Meter’s new product line-up at ADIPEC 2015 will be its reed sensor package. The sensor has been improved and now comes in a 316 stainless steel enclosure which is easy to install within the VFF range. The sensor is supplied complete with two reed switches that can be set for reverse flow detection or redundancy.
The sensor is tested to one billion pulses and environmentally tested in accordance with BS EN 13628-6: 2006. It is temperature rated to -20 to +80°C and it is available with the two or four wire Flowpod – the new explosion proof flow indication display unit for Litre Meter positive displacement flowmeters.