Emerson has released the Daniel™ T-200, a titanium-housed transducer, for its gas ultrasonic flow meter product line, marking the use of metal 3D printing to enhance the acoustic performance of ultrasonic flow meters in custody transfer applications. The T-200’s robust design provides increased reliability, uptime and safety while achieving the highest accuracy class attainable in gas measurement.
In an ultrasonic flow meter, transducers generate acoustic signals that are sent back and forth across the fluid stream. Signal quality and strength are critical to measurement accuracy, which is paramount in custody transfer applications.
To boost signal strength through the titanium housing, the T-200 uses a metal 3D-printed mini horn array, which maximizes the sound energy coupled into the gas, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio and accuracy of the measurement.
The meter’s all-metal housing provides a barrier from corrosive hydrocarbon fluids and wet gas, thereby extending the life of transducer components and ensuring stable performance.
The new design is rated for a wide range of operating conditions, including pressures from 15 pounds per square inch gauge (psig)/103 Kilopascal (kPa) to 3,750 psig/25,855 kPa and temperatures up to 125 degrees Celsius/257 Fahrenheit.