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Flow Meters measure non-condensing and saturated steam flow.

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October 29, 2009 - Featuring HART communication for field programming and system integration, RNS Series (Insertion) and RWS Series (Wafer) vortex steam flow meters are suitable for measuring non-condensing steam and saturated process steam at pressures up to 150 psi. Configurable for mass flow measurements, RNS Series is available for pipe sizes from 6-72 in. and has turndown ratio of 35:1. RWS Wafer meter has 316 SS wetted parts, and is available in 5 sizes for flange mounting in pipes from ½-4 in.

Racine Vortex Flow Meters / Div. of Racine Federated Inc.

8635 Washington Ave., Racine, WI, 53406, USA

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Racine Releases Flow Meters for Steam Measurement

Press release date: October 16, 2009

RNS and RWS Series flow meters are ideal for high accuracy measurements of non-condensing and saturated steam flow.

October 16, 2009-Racine Vortex has released their RNS Series (Insertion) and RWS Series (Wafer) Vortex Steam Flow Meters. The meters are suitable for measuring non-condensing steam and saturated process steam at pressures up to 150 psi. Leading applications include boiler monitoring and other energy-related uses, as well as building and facilities management.

Both the RNS and RWS series meters have no moving parts and are virtually maintenance-free. All meters in both series are loop-powered devices with standard HART communication for ease of field programming and system integration.

Both meters work in operating temperatures of -20 to 366°F. An internal RTD and an optional external pressure sensor provide data to the internal flow meter software, which compensates for changes in temperature and pressure to achieve an accurate flow measurement. Accuracy of both meters is ±1% of reading, with repeatability of 0.5%. The RNS and RWS meters are pre-calibrated for specific uses, and can be rescaled in the field with the use of the provided PC-based software program.

The RNS Series insertion flow meter is available for pipe sizes from 6 to 72 inches (152 to 1829 mm), has a 35:1 turndown ratio, and can be configured for mass flow measurements.

The RWS Wafer meter has 316SS wetted parts, an extremely small bluff bar for little or no pressure drop, and NIST-traceable calibration. It is available in five sizes for flange mounting in pipes from ½ to 4 inches.

Options for both meters include ATEX certification, a two-line eight-digit rate/totalizer display, and remote electronics.

About Racine Vortex
Racine Vortex is a Racine Flow Meter Group brand name. The Racine Flow Meter Group is part of Racine Federated, a private corporation celebrating over thirty-five years of continuous operation in Racine, Wis., U.S. The Racine Flow Meter Group manufactures turbine, variable area, hydraulic testing, differential pressure, vortex shedding and ultrasonic flow measurement products. Brand names include Blancett, Dynasonics, Flo-tech, Hedland, Preso and Racine Vortex. The Racine Flow Meter Group serves industrial, oil & gas, municipal and energy management markets worldwide.

Racine Vortex
Division of Racine Federated
8635 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406-3738 USA
www.racinefed.com/vortex.cfm

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