Peabody, MA --- KROHNE, Inc. introduces the OPTISONIC 8300 ultrasonic flowmeter for superheated steam, which delivers 1% measuring accuracy, high repeatability and a large dynamic measuring range with maintenance-free operation. The two-beam ultrasonic flowmeter is capable of handling high flow rates of superheated steam, making it ideal for power plant boiler and plant efficiency monitoring, energy balancing, and inter-company steam billing.
As downtime of steam pipes is very costly, the OPTISONIC 8300 was built for long term use: it features a full bore flow sensor without moving parts or obstructions, and an overall sturdy and robust construction with no cables or sensitive parts exposed. The highly accurate flow meter can maintain its measuring accuracy without maintenance or subsequent calibration for up to 20 years, while keeping operating costs at a minimum. Verification of the measuring accuracy can be achieved by using the flowmeter diagnostics without removing the flowmeter itself, reducing the need for costly downtime. Additionally, installation is simple, further reducing costs over competing flowmeter technology.
The OPTISONIC 8300 is available in nominal sizes ranging from DN 100...1000 / 4…40" and is particularly suited to high flow rates. The flowmeter is rated for pressure up to 200 bar / 3625 psi and temperature up to 540 °C / 1004 °F, with higher rated units available on request. Temperature and pressure sensors connected to the device provide the integrated flow computer with data to calculate steam mass flow, eliminating the need for an additional flow computer. The flowmeter’s wide measurement eliminates the need for a dual range measurement setup, simplifying installation, operation, and maintenance.
The OPTISONIC 8300 is the latest entry in KROHNE’s industry-leading portfolio of ultrasonic process and custody transfer meters for liquids and gases, for applications ranging from hydrocarbon liquids to compressed air to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and now steam.