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Making the decision on what technology to use can be daunting, many experienced plant personnel either use what they are comfortable with or count on their supplier (salesperson) to help them out with different technologies. The performance of the meter depends on the fluid it was specified to operate in. In This document, Krohne outlines how to best fit a flow measurement technology to fit any process in order to maximize accuracy and usability

KROHNE has successfully deployed its TIDALFLUX electromagnetic flowmeter solution for many applications throughout North America to provide crucial process information. This document highlights the results of two such projects.


The Water / Wastewater industry has evolved over time to handle increased demand as technology advances and efficiency becomes a high priority. Water management systems require trusted process control, flexible and scalable integration into existing systems, and the ability to store and communicate several data points digitally via a serial or Ethernet-based network. The Horner OCS platform combines all of this functionality into one efficient device.


Migrating to the Open Secure Water Plant - A Bedrock Automation Case History

The PLCs that the East Cherry Creek Valley (ECCV) Water & Sanitation District had been using to control the potable water treatment facilities and pump stations that supplied water to 60,000 people in the Denver suburbs were becoming obsolete. It was time for an automation upgrade and the utility’s operations managers saw this as an opportunity to deepen cyber security protection as well.


The milk receiving step at dairy and cheese making operations is critical to product quality. Dairy operations need measurement solutions that help them deal with two key milk receiving issues – the aeration that occurs due to agitation in milk trucks traveling from the farm to the dairy plant; and the need to identify and measure the milk components. 


As interest in biogas grows, more attention is being paid to measuring biogas flow, which has long been a problem area in process measuring technology. High water and carbon dioxide (CO2) content make biogas a demanding medium and a difficult measuring task, but a new generation of ultrasonic flow meters makes biogas measurements stable and manageable. Among them is the OPTISONIC 7300, developed by KROHNE, Inc., which uses the time transit differential method to guarantees flow measurement with a high degree of longterm stability regardless of the gas composition.


With SMARTPAT, we not only have a digital sensor which is capable of offline calibration and digital communication, we also have the complete transmitter functionality, including the diagnostics, built right into the sensor. In contrast to all other digital sensors, SMARTPAT can be directly connected to the control system and uses the widely accepted and open HART Protocol, instead of a proprietary protocol for which the customer still requires a transmitter or protocol converter from the manufacturer.

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