I think we can safely say that ultrasonic flowmeters have finally met their potential. I have taken more than 600 readings with the FLEXIM portable meter, and my success rate is 99.8 percent; and that includes pipes containing acids, water, gasses, and slurries at several hundred degrees. At the end of the day, I collect all the data dumps from the built-in data logger and export it to my spread sheet program.
NOVA Southeastern University
Now I can accurately put our settings exactly where the factory recommends for optimum performance. But there’s more to it than that. Since our pumps have frequency drives, we can stop running them at full speed. Before the FLEXIM meters, we used butterfly valves and gate valves to back down flow. Now I’m able turn every valve wide open and program the frequency drive to run at the optimum speed to deliver the cooling water.
We now have 20 FLEXIM PIOX ultrasound meters performing well and sending data back in real time. They have improved safety, accuracy and production. I’m pleased at how non-intrusive metering makes my job easier and the plant more efficient by reducing downtime. Before, we couldn’t repair acid leaks on the run because we couldn’t operate without a concentration meter.
Eastern Reservoir Services
It soon became apparent that clamp-on ultrasonic metering was the way to go. I researched all of the meters available and narrowed it down to FLEXIM. We had a few meters in for demonstrations and it won out because it had the features we needed, including a 16-hour battery. It was also the most intuitive and fast to install.
Empire State Building
As the building efficiencies continue we also utilize FLEXIM energy meters to upgrade old or non-existent submetering throughout the building. These meters have proven reliable and are perfect for retrofit installations because they are nonintrusive and eliminate the need to cut into piping for installation.
Coastal Monitoring Associates
The new FLEXIM system gives us a more stable system than we had. And the accuracy has been excellent.
Manager Jacksonville Water District
We had a serious balancing issue. Our measurements showed we were delivering significantly more water than we were taking from our wells. The problem was the magnetic flowmeters, due to the high mineral content the probes were becoming fouled degrading the signal and reporting lower than actual flows. We found FLEXIM and after we proved through testing that the meter was 1% accurate we installed 35 meters on our most problematic well measurements.
United Riverhead Terminal
We installed a FLEXIM HPI meter for flow and interface detection to improve our operations. We were losing money because we could not detect the exact moment when the product arrived from the barge so that we could divert it to the right tank. The HPI meter was successful in exactly identifying both of the interfaces. That information allowed us to minimize the amount of number two that was downgraded. The meter also provided accurate real-time rate and total volume of product and cutter movements. That saved us between 1,500 and 2,000 barrels which translates into $30,000 in savings. That should translate to an annual savings of $750,000.
Aegis Energy Services
When we heard of FLEXIM's low flow capability, we gave it a try. The results were so accurate that we now use one in every application.
Aquarion Water Company
FLEXIM meters have turned out to be better than the meters we were used to. The meters measure flow down to .03ft/sec which is 10 times lower than the Mag meters we use.