Hydrocarbon Product Identification and Flow Measurement during Barge Loading
A 500.000 barrel Refined Products terminal loads barges with ethanol, diesel and unleaded gasoline. An accurate and reliable flow measurement as well as a high sensitivity to measure low and zero flows with swift response is crucial to regulate the total loads of each batch.
FLEXIM’s HPI flow meter is the ideal solution for such an application as it offers a superior accuracy and counters the effects of a distorted flow profile and the huge variations in flow velocities. By measuring sound speed and temperature, the flow meter clearly identifies the product flowing through the pipe and allows the customer to properly monitor the batch allocation.
- Huge turndown ratio and zero flow stability
- Highly accurate standard volume flow under challenging bi-directional conditions
- Product / Batch identification in real time
- Non-intrusive flow measurement - no installation requirements, no process shut-downs