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Blythewood, SC, United States, 2012/02/15 - The TVA Target Variable Area flowmeter has been selected as a winner in the 2011 Plant Engineering Product of the Year competition - SpiraxSarco.com.
This product was selected from among this year’s entries as one of the most outstanding new products of 2011. Now in its 25th year, Product of the Year is a premium honor for new product innovations that make manufacturing plants run smarter, safer and more efficient.
Spirax Sarco (spirax.com) first introduced the TVA in 2”, 3”, and 4” sizes on April 2011. Designed for use on saturated steam, the TVA has a wide flow range turndown of 50:1, making it ideal for applications where there are large variations in flow rates.
The integral electronics unit removes the need for a differential pressure transmitter, impulse lines, and additional equipment. A built-in temperature sensor provides full density compensation and enables power, energy, flow, total flow, pressure and temperature to be displayed on the on-board LCD display. All flow parameters are fully configured on an integral keypad so no additional tools or configurations are required for setup and commissioning.
Communication with many different host systems is possible with a choice of Digital ModBus, 4-20mA and pulse outputs.
The TVA is supplied as a fully calibrated unit. The unique design of a variable area cone in flow path makes it highly resistant to erosion from water droplets in saturated steam. As a result, it can be installed for long periods without deterioration in accuracy. It has a wafer construction and requires only six diameters of straight pipe upstream and three downstream, making it suitable for installation in confined spaces.
Companies submit applications to Plant Engineering magazine each year for consideration as a Product of the Year winner. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts based on the entries received. Winners will receive their award on March 26, 2012 at the Plant Engineering Manufacturing/Automation Summit held in Chicago, Illinois.