McCrometer's V-Cone Steam-Injection Flow Meter supports enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies
McCrometer’s V-Cone Steam-Injection Flow Meter supports enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies that produce heavy oil from demanding environments. Accuracy is ±0.5% with repeatability of ±0.1% over a wide turndown.
The contoured shape of the V-Cone’s beta edge is engineered to prevent it from dulling like that of an orifice plate beta edge. The meter’s centrally located cone is designed to interact with the steam, reshaping the velocity profile to provide a stable signal that increases measurement accuracy.
In steam flow, the pressure difference exhibited between the V-Cone Flow Meter’s static line pressure and the low pressure created downstream of the cone is measured via two pressure sensing taps, with one tap placed slightly upstream of the cone and the other located in the downstream face of the cone itself. The pressure difference is then incorporated into a derivation of the Bernoulli equation to determine the flow rate of the steam.