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Blythewood, SC, United States, 2011/02/16 - Spirax Sarco, Inc.’s MassTracker Insertion Turbine Flow Meter has been selected as an Honorable Mention in Control Engineering’s 2011 Engineers’ Choice Awards.
This award is presented each year to the manufacturing facilities that have the best new control, instrumentation and automation products in the industry.
Spirax Sarco (spirax.com) first introduced the MassTracker in January 2010. This versatile instrument combines measurement of mass or volumetric flow, density, temperature, and pressure in one instrument. Typical applications include flow monitoring of steam and natural gas for fiscal or load control, combustion air, flue gas for environmental compliance, heat content calculations for chilled water and measurement of a variety of other liquids in line sizes from 3 in. to 80 in. (75 mm to 2000 mm).
Hot-tappability makes possible installation and service without process shutdown. The Mass Tracker produces a negligible pressure drop, reducing energy and operating costs.
The MassTracker low-mass rotor design is fabricated from one solid block of stainless steel, with no welded joints. There are six field-installable cartridges with different turbine pitches and NIST traceability. This field configuration versatility, plus a wide 25:1 turndown, enables the flow meter to match flow rate precisely.
The MassTracker flow computer incorporates all the “smarts” in a single housing for calculating and transmitting a true, density-compensated mass flow signal. Pending approvals include FM Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D; Classes II, III, Division 2, Groups F and G, NEMA 4X locations, ATEX and CE.
In picking products for the award, survey respondents were asked to select products based on technology advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The Control Engineering Award winners will be featured in February 2011 issue as well as announced in their Control Engineering newsletter.