Next generation fork viscosity meter
18 February 2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Micro Motion fork viscosity meter, the next generation of the Micro Motion 7827 and 7829 direct insertion viscosity and density meters.
Incorporating the same rugged tuning fork design as its predecessors, the new fork viscosity meter is built to tackle demanding process applications such as oil fired heater combustion control, HFO blending/production and pump protection.
The meter is said to be suited to applications where accurate, fast-response viscosity and density monitoring is required. The meter helps solve problems faced on a daily basis, such as reducing oil fired heater combustion emissions, minimising cutter-stock usage in HFO blending and reducing contamination risks on multi-product pipelines.
The New unit incorporates a hazardous area approved head-mounted transmitter that has the flexibility to connect to control systems via a range of digital and analogue protocols. Because it supports 4-20mA, HART, WirelessHART, FOUNDATION fieldbus and RS485 Modbus, system integration and start-up/commissioning costs are reduced.
An additional benefit of the fork viscosity meter is said to be its ability to accept and process external signals from other field instrumentation such as temperature, pressure and mass/volumetric flow devices. The input of these external measurements enables the meter to calculate and output enhanced process measurements while minimising installation and cabling costs.
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