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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Understanding the V-Cone Flow Meter

VM V-Cone System
VM V-Cone System by McCrometer
The VM V-Cone System, manufactured by McCrometer, acts as its own flow conditioner, fully conditioning and mixing the flow prior to measurement.

The key benefit to the VM V-Cone flow meter’s unique design is its ability to provide reliable system accuracy of +0.5% of rate over a 10:1 flow range under the most difficult flow conditions. Readings are precise and reliable, even under changing flow conditions and start/stop flows.

Once installed, the primary element rarely, if ever, needs to be removed from service. This leaves only the flow transmitter with the occasional recalibration over its lifetime. The V-Cone family of flow meters have a proven long life with installations exceeding 20 years without the need to be removed or re-calibrated.

The VM V-Cone flow meter’s enhanced performance is due to the shape and positioning of the measuring element. The VM V-Cone flow meter’s unique design centers the differential pressure cone centrally in the flow tube. This placement reshapes the flow profile, giving the V-Cone the smallest footprint of any in-line flow meter. This conditioned flow creates a low amplitude, high frequency signal that is accurate to ±0.5% of rate.

This video visually demonstrates the advantages of the V-Cone flow meter.


For more information, contact:
Flow-Tech
10940 Beaver Dam Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Ph: 410-666-3200

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Advanced Differential Pressure Flowmeter Technology

McCrometer V-Cone
McCrometer V-Cone
The McCrometer V-Cone® flowmeter accurately measures flow over a wide range of Reynolds numbers, under all kinds of conditions and for a variety of fluids. It operates on the same physical principle as other differential pressure-type flowmeters, using the theorem of conservation of energy in fluid flow through a pipe.

The V-Cone’s remarkable performance characteristics, however, are the result of its unique design. It features a centrally-located cone inside the tube. The cone interacts with the fluid flow, reshaping the fluid’s velocity profile and creating a region of lower pressure immediately downstream of itself. The pressure difference, exhibited between the static line pressure and the low pressure created downstream of the cone, can be measured via two pressure sensing taps. One tap is placed slightly upstream of the cone, the other is located in the downstream face of the cone itself. The pressure difference can then be incorporated into a derivation of the Bernoulli equation to determine the fluid flow rate. The cone’s central position in the line optimizes the velocity profile of the  ow at the point of measurement, assuring highly accurate, reliable  ow measurement regardless of the condition of the  ow upstream of the meter.

The V-Cone is a differential pressure type flowmeter. Basic theories behind differential pressure type flowmeters have existed for over a century. The principal theory among these is Bernoulli’s theorem for the conservation of energy in a closed pipe. This states that for a constant  ow, the pressure in a pipe is inversely proportional to the square of the velocity in the pipe.

Simply, the pressure decreases as the velocity increases. For instance, as the fluid approaches the V-Cone meter, it will have a pressure of P1. As the fluid velocity increases at the constricted area of the V-Cone, the pressure drops to P2. Both P1 and P2 are measured at the V-Cone’s taps using a variety of differential pressure transducers. The Dp created by a V-Cone will increase and decrease exponentially with the flow velocity. As the constriction takes up more of the pipe cross-sectional area, more differential pressure will be created at the same flowrates.