PD Flow Meter System Measures High-Viscosity Fluids In Food Ingredient Applications

Flow Technology' DC-F/IM (Ingredient Measurement) positive displacement (PD) flow meter system is ideal for measuring high-viscosity fluids in food applications where batch repeatability is desired.

Online PR News – 27-August-2009 – – DC-F/IM system provides superior performance where batch repeatability is desired.

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2009 — Flow Technology, Inc. (FTI), a leading manufacturer of precision flow measurement instruments, systems and calibrators, today announced the DC-F/IM (Ingredient Measurement) positive displacement (PD) flow meter system. Featuring a bearingless design with only two moving parts, the DC-F/IM is ideal for measuring high-viscosity fluids in food applications where batch repeatability is desired.

Food manufacturers use various flow meter designs to measure a wide range of thick and/or abrasive liquids, including chocolate, caramel, corn syrup, mayonnaise, frosting, etc. In many of these applications, however, higher viscosity requires that Coriolis meters be specified at a larger line size to minimize pressure drop, which inherently limits the low-end measureable flow rate compared to a smaller line size meter.

Employing Flow Technology’s Decathlon Series DC-F PD flow meter, the DC-F/IM system helps improve quality control in food manufacturing. The DC-F/IM is suitable for measuring flow rates as low as 0.001 Gallons per Minute (GPM) and is designed for applications involving high pressure and pulsating flow streams. Due to its unique geometry, the PD meter can be utilized in the optimal line size, which minimizes pressure drop and enables accurate measurement across the entire desired flow range.

The DC-F sanitary PD flow meter employs 316 stainless steel construction, advanced thermoplastic impellers, and a non-intrusive pickoff sensor. The meter offers repeatability of +/-0.05% of rate and up to 1,000:1 turndown, and can measure viscosities up to 1,000,000 cP+.

Unlike some flow meter technologies, the DC-F/IM system is Clean-in-Place (CIP) compatible—ensuring a low cost-of-ownership. The PD meter can also be quickly opened in-line for inspection and physical maintenance if needed. It is available for 1/8 inch to 2-inch lines sizes.

For more information about the DC-F/IM system, please visit http://www.ftimeters.com.

About Flow Technology, Inc.

With 50+ years of flow measurement experience, Flow Technology, Inc. maintains the highest standards of quality in its design, manufacturing and service. Its product line includes a wide range of turbine, positive displacement, electromagnetic, and clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters; flow calibrators; flow controllers; and ancillary electronics. Typical applications are found in the aerospace, automotive, industrial, metrology, oil & gas and sanitary fields. In addition, the company maintains one of the world’s largest primary standard flow meter calibration laboratories, and provides complete flow meter calibration, service and repair. Flow Technology, Inc. is registered to ISO 9001, accredited by NVLAP, and has calibration conformance to MIL-STD-45662A and ANSI Z 540. Visit them at www.ftimeters.com.

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