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Flowmet are Coriolis Mass Flow Meters that provides highly accurate measurement performance. Flowmet measures the inertial force created by the movement of fluid through the tubes. A swinging motion generated by the vibration of tubes in which the fluid flows and the tube twist or angle of deflection is measured and converted into a mass flow measurement. The flow meters are unaffected by flow profiles, concerns arising from changing temperature, viscosity, and pressure conditions are eliminated to deliver higher accuracy and reliability. Flowmet works across a wide range of flow rates and process conditions to significantly lower installation and operation costs.

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FM480T
FM26
FM27
FM28
FM45
Flowmet Brochure Cover Picture
FM480T
FM26
FM27
FM28
FM45

Unique Omega design Coriolis Mass Flow Meters

Flowmet Mass Flow Meters are perfectly designed for reliable and accurate measurements under challenging conditions, and it is the starting point of any kind of best possible vessel peformance management.

Flowmet Omega Design

Overview of Meter Range

13 Flow Range Chart (Vertical)

For Technical Specifications and Features, Process Connections & Dimensions, Meter Size and more information, please refer to the Flowmet Brochure.

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Application of Flowmet™ in Shipulse™ solutions

As an essential sensor equipment, Flowmet is fully integrated with the Shipulse smart shipping platform in ensuring fuel measurements are delivered in an accurate and secure manner.

 

Icon - Fuel Consumption MonitoringSolution - Shipulse Fuel Consumption Monitoring

To facilitate fuel consumption monitoring, the vessel is fitted with Flowmet mass flow meter, which is then wired to the Shipulse DAS (Data Acquisition System) – a device that transmits fuel consumption data back to shore via satellite network or GSM network to be viewed online on the Shipulse Portal. Flowmet measures fuel in ton, litre or Kg in this module.

 

Icon - Bunkering MonitoringSolution - Shipulse Bunkering Monitoring 

Flowmet meters are used to measure bunker in ton or litre in the Bunkering Monitoring module. Using Flowmet meters eliminates the need to take manual readings from the ship tank before and after the bunkering process to allow faster turnaround and shorter port stays, thereby reducing administrative processes and costs. Mass flow meters can help to save between 2 to 3 hours per bunkering operation, compared to traditional tank sounding. Increasing number of ports around the world are also mandating the use of mass flow meter systems to measure fuel oil bunkering.

 

Icon - Hull & Propeller EfficiencySolution - Shipulse Hull & Propeller Efficiency

Hull & Propeller Efficiency module that is integrated with Shipulse Portal online, used together with supporting onboard sensors and equipment like Torquemet torque meters and Flowmet flowmeters, presents critical hull & propeller data according to ISO 19030 standards. 

 

Solution - Shipulse LFS (LNG as a fuel source)

Flowmet meters used allow a precise measurement of the quantity of the LNG or NG taken from the tanks.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Q. How do I know which model of Flowmet meter is suitable for my vessel?

In order to size the correct meter for your vessel, we will need the flow and process connection information of your vessel. P&ID drawings will also be preferred. For bunkering meter, cargo transfer piping drawing is needed. For fuel consumption meter, fuel oil transfer piping drawing is needed. You can reach us here for a Request for Quotation.

Q. What is the purpose of a transmitter?

A transmitter is the electronics component of the flow meter system. The flow meter must function together with a transmitter.

Q. What kind of certificates does Flowmet meters have?

Flowmet meters have ABS Type Approval Certificate and MID Certificate.

Q. What are the differences between mass flow meter and a conventional meter?

[Note: MFM refers to Mass Flow Meters. PD refers to Positive Displacement Meters.]

Advantages of Coriolis MFM vs. PD meters

Disadvantages of Coriolis MFM vs. PD meters

  • Liquids in a Coriolis flowmeter pass only through smooth tubes with no moving parts, so there is no mechanical wear of the measuring elements. There are also no parts subject to abrasion, erosion or corrosion
  • Coriolis meters are not affected by temperature or pressure. They measure mass flow directly, which does not change even if the temperature or pressure of the fluid changes
  • Accuracy is typically listed as ±0.1–0.2 percent of the flowrate being measured. This is much more accurate than mechanical meters, which are listed as being within ±0.5 percent of full-scale flow. Other types of meters also need pressure and temperature compensation, and the additional error in these measurements can increase the overall flow error to as much as ±3 percent
  • Because of their high precision, Coriolis flowmeters have a turndown ratio of about 100:1 or more. This means that if a meter is rated for a maximum flowrate of 200 gpm, it is still accurate down to 2 gpm. Typical me-chanical meters have a turndown ratio of 10:1
  • There is minimal pressure drop through a Coriolis mass flowmeter with lower-viscosity fluids. The only pressure losses are caused by the splitting of the flow into the two measuring tubes. PD meters, in contrast, all have significant pressure losses
  • Coriolis meters are unaffected by changes in viscosity during a process or batch run. PD meters need to be calibrated for various viscosities, and the viscosity needs to be measured during operation to ensure accurate metering
  • Pressure drop can increase significantly in higher-viscosity fluids
  • Coriolis meters take up more space than PD meters, although this may be offset by a reduction in the amount of straight pipe needed to straighten the flow
  • Coriolis MFM are more expensive

 

Q. I am interested in using Flowmet meters for purposes other than fuel consumption and bunkering monitoring. Is that possible?

Flowmet meters can be used to measure any liquid or gas.  Please speak to our sales team here to understand more.