Flow Meter Reliability Critical for On-line Analysers Servicing the Oil and Gas Industry

Titan Enterprises’ Oval Gear (OG) flow meters have been an intrinsic component within Icon Scientific’s on-line analysers for over 10 years.

Serving the oil and gas industries, Icon Scientific are a specialist designer and manufacturer of physical property on-line analysers used in refineries, crude oil processing, LNG, LPG and offshore applications. The real-time analysers are connected to a process and measure certain physical properties, such as colour, viscosity, distillation, flash point, vapour pressure, cold properties, etc.

Titan’s Oval Gear flow meters are integral components within Icon Scientific’s Physical Property On-Line Analysers, seen here within the cell enclosure of Icon’s cloud point analyser

Innovative online analytical instruments permit continuous process control, enhancing process efficiency, increasing productivity, improving product quality and safe storage, and enabling real-time decision-making.

Dave Thompson, Icon Scientific’s Engineering and Development Director, comments: “Our on-line analysers offer highly reliable, accurate and automated measurement solutions, adhering to international standards.”

“The challenge”, Dave suggests, “was Icon needed a liquid flowmeter that was highly reliable to operate within our precision analysers. We chose Titan’s OG1 model with the reed switch sensor that interfaces with our advanced software and we enclose this within an explosion proof casing.”

Titan’s high pressure Oval Gear flow meters for petrochemical industry

Titan’s OG Series flow meters are designed to give reliable, high performance across a wide range of applications. Almost immune from the effects of varying liquid viscosity, density and temperature, the measurement performance of these oval gear flowmeters improves as liquid viscosity increases, making them ideal for the chemical, biofuel and petrochemical industry. Titan’s standard OG models provide high accuracy up to 1000 cSt; for viscosities above 1000 cSt Titan’s specially profiled gears are supplied to facilitate additional flow of the liquid.

Neil Hannay, Senior R&D Engineer with Titan Enterprises says: “Titan’s oval gear flow measuring devices are an ideal low-cost component for OEM applications, combining durable materials, robust design and proven technology to ensure they will have a long product life with reliable, accurate operation throughout.”

“We’re a tightly focused organisation,” adds Dave, “pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable in our field and so working with a comparable organisation such as Titan Enterprises with the same outlook, is very desirable.”

As software capabilities and technological advancements continue for these sophisticated online process analysers, the demand for flow monitoring devices that perform well with a variety of fluid viscosity levels and at lower flow rates increase.

Titan Enterprises’ High Pressure / High Viscosity Oval Gear Flow Meters

“Although Titan’s 800 series turbine flowmeters and our Atrato® ultrasonic meter range are ideal for low flows down to 2ml/min, they are not explosion proof,” explains Neil. “Working with OEMs such as Icon, our R&D team are pushing the flow range boundaries of our oval gear meters with the aim of adding a more compact, lower flow unit to our oval gear range.”

Titan Enterprises offer special options and adaptive designs of its Oval Gear meters to meet specific high-pressure requirements, aid chemical compatibility, and ensure safe operation in potentially explosive atmospheres. These options include ATEX compliant IP65/NEMA 4 protection models, and devices that offer intrinsically safe options for processes that operate within harsh environmental conditions, such as explosive or corrosive atmospheres, where flowmeters are required to withstand tough environments whilst maintaining accurate and reliable measurement.

For further information on Titan Enterprises’ oval gear flowmeters please visit https://flowmeters.co.uk/oval-gear-flow-meters/.

Contact Titan Enterprises:

Tel:     +44 (0)1935 812790
Email: sales@flowmeters.co.uk
Website: www.flowmeters.co.uk


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