Energy and Natural Resources

Advanced Turbine Flow Meter for the Oil Field

04 October 2017

Source: AW-Lake CompanySource: AW-Lake Company

AW-Lake Company (Oak Creek, Wis.) has introduced the TW Series Turbine Flow Meter for the most rigorous flow measurement applications. Ideal for use in or out of the oil field, the TW Series Turbine Flow Meter provides highly accurate (to ±1 percent of reading or better) and repeatable (0.1 percent repeatability) flow measurement of oils, water and some chemicals with a low cost of ownership.

In addition to new installations, the meters or meter internals are cost effective and easy drop-in replacements to Kimray, NuFlo, Haliburton, Cameron and Blancett turbine flow meters in existing applications.

The TW Flow Meters are available in a wide range of sizes and easily integrated with the SignalFire Flow Totalizer as part of a wireless flow control system. Working together, the Flow Meter and Totalizer can measure, locally display and wirelessly transmit intelligent flow data to a Gateway for remote monitoring and control on a PC, PLC or other control system.

AW-Lake’s TW Series Turbine Meters are available in flow ranges from 0.6 to 5,000 gallons per minute and feature a 316 stainless steel construction, tungsten carbide rotor shaft and tight machining tolerances for excellent durability and long life. With working pressures up to 5,000 psi and fluid temperatures from -150º F to 350° F, the TW Turbine Flow Meters are ideal for a variety of liquid flow applications such as:

  • Chemical injection: turbine flow meters work upstream, midstream and downstream.
  • Drilling applications: When packaged as a battery-powered solution, the TW Turbine Flow Meter is ideal for well drilling applications where the power for the drilling rigs originates from mobile generators.
  • Fracking and Flowback: Metering of used and reclaimed water is a primary application for these turbines. The TW Turbine Flow Meter monitors the water as well as the chemicals used to treat the water.
  • Natural Gas pipeline (midstream): The TW Series Turbine Flow Meter works in a variety of pipeline installations, including those for metering stations, chemical injection and offloading to smaller pipelines for delivery or truck loading stations.
To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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