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Magnetic Flowmeter measures accurately despite flow disturbances.

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April 1, 2014 - Accommodating process and plant engineers contending with swirl and other flow disturbances in line, FPI-X™ can be used in close proximity to cascading or multiple pump arrays. This 2-sensor electromagnetic flowmeter achieves ±0.5% accuracy and eliminates need for multiple meters in various locations as well as flow conditioners and piping modifications. Multiple electromagnetic coils installed throughout both sensors produce magnetic field across complete cross sectional area of pipe.

McCrometer, Inc.

3255 W. Stetson Ave., Hemet, CA, 92545, USA

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New FPI-X Mag Flow Meter Measures Accurately in Swirl and Other Flow Disturbances

Press release date: March 25, 2014

Hemet, CA — Process and plant engineers contending with swirl and other flow disturbances in the line will find the new FPI-X™ Dual Sensor Electromagnetic Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions unachievable with other technologies.

The McCrometer FPI-X flow meter reliably achieves ±0.5% accuracy under the most severe swirling flows. Designed for use in close proximity to cascading or multiple pump arrays, this meter delivers the advantage of accurate measurement where no flow meter previously could serve.  Whether installed near pumps, valves, elbows, headers, or any other equipment that makes it impossible to create a symmetrical velocity flow profile in the pipe, the FPI-X will outperform traditional mag meters.

The FPI-X mag meter provides measurement in difficult sites that otherwise require multiple meters in various locations, saving customers both money and installation time.  The FPI-X also eliminates the expensive flow conditioners and piping modifications necessary with other meters.

FPI-X is the latest product line extension from McCrometer, and is based on its patented and award winning FPI Mag meter technology. The FPI-X flow meter features a field-proven dual sensor configuration designed with multiple electromagnetic coils installed throughout both sensors to produce a magnetic field across the complete cross sectional area of the pipe.  Placing voltage sensors in two planes across the pipe compensates for differences in velocity caused by severe flow disturbances. More velocity sensors results in a more accurate measurement.

Multi-point sensing technology makes this mag meter ideal in cramped, retrofit and new construction pumping stations or in any constrained space areas with limited straight pipe run availability. The sensor's body is hermetically sealed and protected by NSF certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating. With no moving parts, the FPI-X requires little to no maintenance for years of worry free operation.

About McCrometer
McCrometer’s advanced liquid, steam and gas flow measurement solutions solve complex challenges in Municipal/Industrial Water & Wastewater, Process Control & Plant, Electric Power Generation, Institutional Facilities, Oil & Gas and Agriculture.  The company’s products and systems are found in thousands of installations worldwide.  Its products and systems meet many of the world’s most demanding industrial, safety and quality standards.  Visit us on the web at www.mccrometer.com

Company Contact: 
Curt Worlund -
(970) 568-8538

Company Address: 
3255 W Stetson Ave
Hemet, CA 92545

Web:  http://www.mccrometer.com  
Tel: 800-220-2279
Tel: 951-652-6811
Fax:  951-652-3078

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