The RCT1000 Coriolis mass flow meter identifies flow rate by directly measuring mass flow and density of fluids over a wide range of process temperatures with a high degree of accuracy. For homogenous fluids consisting of two components like sugar and water, the RCT1000 Coriolis system can derive the concentration and mass of each component based on fluid properties and density measurement. Furthermore, the unobstructed, open flow design makes it suitable for a variety of fluids such as slurries and other viscous, nonconductive fluids that are difficult to measure with other technologies.
Coriolis flow meters simultaneously measure mass flow rate, density and temperature. As fluid flows through the vibrating sensor tube, forces induced by the flow cause the tube to twist slightly. These small deflections are measured by carefully placed detectors. A phase shift occurs between detector signals that is directly proportional to mass flow rate. As the fluid density varies, the resonant frequency at which the tube vibrates changes, which is also measured by the detectors. Temperature is measured by an internal RTD in order to calculate thermal effects on the tube vibrating frequency and can be used as a measurement output.
The Coriolis design and measurement principle allows the meter to be an exceptional device in measuring:
• Adhesives, glues or binding materials
• Coatings and hardeners
• Dyes, fragrances, vitamins and other additives
• Homogeneous suspensions
• Vegetable oils and fats