News | May 30, 2012

ABB Introduces New Coriolis Mass Flowmeters

ABB Coriolis

Compact, maintenance-free CoriolisMaster meters measure flow, density, temperature and concentration

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced the CoriolisMaster FCB330 and FCB350 compact Coriolis mass flowmeters for measuring gases and liquids.

The FCB330 and FCB350 are the new part of the CoriolisMaster family of direct mass flow measurement products and provide accurate measurements of multiple variables with a single, compact device: flow (mass and volume, with accuracies to 0.1%), density, concentration, and temperature. The new double tube design has no moving parts and requires no up- or downstream piping, saving more than 40% in length and meter volume. This minimizes maintenance and installation space, and allows retrofitting of older flowmeters in tight places where Coriolis meters couldn’t be used in the past. The design also uses wider inner tube diameters, producing lower pressure drops and higher capacities. This saves up to 25% pump power, making the new mass flowmeter the better alternative to mechanical meters and their requisite filters that can cause pressure drops and blocked pipes.

The compact FCB330 and FCB350 are designed for a variety of flow measurement applications in oil and gas, chemical, power, and food and beverage industries. The meter features an optimized sensor with superior zero point and temperature stability. A sturdy design and advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology allows detection of low flow signals and minimizes the effects of pipeline vibration and interference. The meter is self-draining so no measuring media residues remain inside, as can be the case in applications with liquids or condensates in gases.

The FCB330 and FCB350 are quick to deploy. An easy-to-use, three-button menu and text display reduce installation and training time. The display indicates mass or volume flow rate, percent maximum flow, flow rates in bar graph form, temperature, density and forward or reverse totalization. Integrated DensiMass software simplifies computations, including direct Brix measurements and Net-Oil or temperature-standardized concentration calculations on large application data repositories.

The new meters support pipe sizes from DN15 to DN150 (0.5” to 6”). Installation length and handling are identical for all models. All devices include a large tube diameter that minimizes pressure losses, saving up to 50% of pressure loss compared to other flowmeters.

The devices are available as an integral mount design with internal transmitter, for reduced installation time and wiring, and as a remote mount design with external transmitter. Approvals include FDA / 3A / EHEDG for hygienic applications.

The CoriolisMaster FCB330 and FCB350 mass flowmeters are available now.

Link (http://www.abb.com/product/seitp330/d09ba7b8b0d649a3852579ce004b4ad6.aspx?productLanguage=us&country=00) to CoriolisMaster webpage.

ABB’s Process Automation division delivers industry specific solutions and services for industrial automation and plant electrification. These solutions help customers meet their critical business needs in the areas of energy efficiency, operational profitability, capital productivity, risk management, and global responsibility. Available industry specific solutions include process control, instrumentation, analytics, safety, plant optimization, telecommunications, energy management and power distribution.

About ABB
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. For more information, visit www.abb.com.

SOURCE: ABB Measurement Products

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