MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: Air-Coupled Ceramic Sensors for Flow Metering
Morgan Advanced Materials has extended its offering to the utilities sector with a new range of ultra-wide bandwidth, high-sensitivity air-coupled ceramic sensors for flow metering. The sensors reportedly offer an increase of magnitude in sensitivity while maintaining and widening the bandwidth. These enhanced properties enable metering manufacturers to increase flow measurement accuracy at low and high flow rates while also reducing power consumption. This allows the products to meet the performance requirements of both European and North American regulatory bodies and to be produced in the high volumes required for the smart meter roll-out.
The new sensors are reportedly ideal for integration into acoustic anemometry systems and smart metering systems, as well as air-coupled level measurement of liquids and solids. There is also the option to customise the sensors for use in harsh and industrial environments, with the capability to measure at pressures of more than 100 bar in much larger pipelines.
“In the utilities sector, the drive is to be as accurate as possible,” said Ewan Campbell. “Traditionally, there has been a trade-off between bandwidth and sensitivity, both of which influence measurement accuracy, but the new sensors for the first time offer high performance in both areas, enhancing the accuracy of flow meters. Low flow measurement is also an increasingly important parameter for customers, and the high bandwidth and minimal zero flow offset of our sensors allows the creation of greater definition around the signal.”
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