Emerson introduces SIL-certified Vortex flow meters for plant safety

FlowRosemount 8800 Vortex Flow Meters. (Image source: Emerson)Emerson has introduced Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flow Meters, aiming to enhance plant safety and protect personnel

The non-clog Rosemount 8800 Vortex portfolio focuses on providing safety and reliability features such as online removable sensors to reduce process downtime and a critical process valve for aggressive applications which increases personnel safety by preventing exposure to hazardous fluids.

A variety of configurations of the flow meters aim to suit a variety of requirements including flanged, wafer, reducer, dual, and quad meter body styles, supporting installations up to 12 inch line sizes.

According to industry experts, a single Rosemount 8800 Vortex meter may be used up to SIL 2. The Dual Vortex meter is capable of up to SIL 3 and provides a simple drop-in solution to reduce installation costs. This configuration includes a single or dual shedder bar, dual sensing elements and dual transmitters for redundancy.

“The Rosemount 8800 Quad Vortex uses a dual shedder bar, quadruple sensor and quadruple transmitter configuration to meet hardware fault tolerances and eliminate the need for multiple flow meters. This option offers the highest level of reliability to guard against spurious trips using voting and includes a fourth transmitter for process control,” said the company.

“The new addition of SIL 2/3 certification allows Emerson to offer the most comprehensive Vortex portfolio to address the importance of plant safety, process availability and measurement stability,” noted Wally Baker, director of product marketing for Rosemount vortex flow meters.

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