Coriolis Measurement in Filling and Combustion Applications

by | Jan 4, 2012 | Measurement Instrumentation

My YouTube subscription feed alerted me to a new pair of YouTube videos from Emerson’s Micro Motion brand team– Filling with Coriolis and Combustion Control with Coriolis.

These videos were created at the Emerson Exchange conference this past October. They are good examples showing how Coriolis flow and density measurement is applied in filling and combustion applications respectively and draw contrasts with other measurement methods.

Emerson’s Anna Pishchulina and Chuck Gray discuss using Micro Motion Coriolis meters in filling applications in this 6:36 video. Chuck highlights some advantages in faster clean-in-place (CIP) operations using a Coriolis meter compared with precision-piston volumetric measurement as well as scaling to different size applications. These meters also provide accurate mass measurement. Chuck notes that load cells, which also can provide accurate mass measurement, can have issues with accuracy in the event of spillage and inherent settling times required for accurate measurements.

In the second 2:15 video, Emerson’s Tom O’Banion, whom you may recall from earlier Coriolis flow and density measurement posts, discusses  the application of Coriolis meters in combustion control applications. He lists process manufacturers major concerns around combustion control, which include energy management, burner efficiency, and environmental regulation compliance. Measuring the BTU content of natural gas is difficult with its varying compositions. Tom highlights how a Coriolis meter, through mass-based measurement, can eliminate 80% of the BTU content variation and the corresponding combustion air requirements.

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