Dave Perkins, CEO of Racine Federated Inc. (RFI), Racine, WI and Wayne L. Pratt, President and CEO of Applied Flow Solutions (AFS), Scottsdale, AZ announce a partnership to develop and manufacture coriolis mass flow meters for the global process and automation markets.
Desired for their extremely high accuracy, durability and low-maintenance design, coriolis meters have long been the preferred choice of demanding customers in many process industries. Coriolis meters excel in a wide range of applications with changing fluid densities, including oil & gas, pharmaceutical and food & beverage.
The addition of a coriolis mass flow option provides customers of Racine Federated's Flow Meter Group a complete line-up for all major flow measurement technologies. "Applied Flow Solutions' deep technical knowledge and demonstrated experience in delivering best-in-class coriolis technology to market made AFS an attractive partner," said Perkins. "An advanced coriolis meter, when combined with Racine Federated's customer service and worldwide network of distribution partners, will give the market an outstanding new option for mass flow metering applications."
With more than 25 years of experience in flow measurement, Pratt is excited to bring this new family of products to market in concert with Racine Federated. "Coriolis mass flow measurement is a passion at AFS," said Pratt, "we're truly excited to find a partner in Racine Federated whose passion for flow measurement technology and customer service rivals our own."
The new line of coriolis meters will feature several advanced features, including extensive onboard process and batch control capability, PC software for commissioning and diagnostics, and a self-filling/self-draining tube design. Meters will be available in 2012 in a variety of sizes and option configurations. These options will include size ranges from 1/16" to 3" diameter, construction in either stainless steel or Hastelloy. The sophisticated, next-generation electronics will be available in both sensor and remote mounting configurations with a wide range of popular communication protocols. And, standard units will be rated up to 150°C (302°F), with high-temp models rated to 230°C (446°F).
SOURCE: Racine Federated Inc.