TWI announced the start of an Innovate UK funded research project entitled Development of Advanced, Highly Corrosion Resistant Coriolis Mass Flow Meters (Adv-Flow). The project is led by KROHNE Limited, with partners TWI and Langley Alloys. The project will investigate advancements in the manufacture of large size Coriolis mass flow meters to meet demanding conditions for KROHNE. The project will focus on the development of a suitable manufacturing route to manufacture the flow meters from super duplex stainless steel.
TWI will lead activities related to heat treatment, vacuum brazing, and characterization using its large vacuum brazing facilities in Cambridge. The key project objective is to achieve a sound joint whilst being able to retain the corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the base materials. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a vacuum brazed product for service in a hostile environment.