Sierra Instruments' InnovaMass 240i and 241i vortex mass flow meters measure five process variables

March 11, 2016
Sierra Instruments introduces their InnovaMass 240i and 241i vortex mass flow meters.

Sierra Instruments introduces their InnovaMass 240i and 241i vortex mass flow meters. Capable of measuring five process variables with one instrument, the InnovaMass flow meters now feature their Raptor II operating system, providing end-users with flow measurement precision that promises to reduce energy costs and increase productivity.

Forms of energy in flow include heat energy(BTU or joules) in steam or water, the potential combustive energy in natural gas, and the potential expansion energy in compressed air, to name a few. The reinvented InnovaMass 240i and 241imass flow meters deliver flow energy management by maximizing measurement precision through the following new iSeries features:

  • Flow Energy Calculations: AGA8 natural gas, steam enthalpy, thermal energy/BTU
  • Raptor II OS microprocessor is 10x faster to run robust software applications
  • FloPro software application improves point-velocity accuracy for insertion version
  • Raptor II OS Flow Engine and patented MassBalance sensor  technology extends range down to Reynolds numbers well below 5000
  • Easy-to-use field diagnostics, validation, and adjustment through onboard Smart Interface Portal to increase efficiency in the field
  • Complete suite of digital communications for turnkey networking & automation

The onboard Smart Interface Portal (SIP) software allows end-users quick access to field validation and meter configuration. Access ValidCal Diagnostics through the SIP or meter LCD display to automatically check the flow meter’s firmware and hardware and report faults to the factory for immediate repair. MeterTuning from the SIP or local display allows field adjustments for the low flow cut off and vortex coefficient Ck. Through the SIP, InnovaMass’ firmware can also be updated or repaired in-situ (in-the field), saving time and money.

The new InnovaMass 240i/241i iSeries is ideal for saturated or superheated steam, gas, and liquid applications and measures mass and/or volumetric flow rate. Other specifications include:

  • Insertion version for 2 inch (50.8 mm) or greater; inline to 8 inches (DN 200)
  • Accuracy of up to 0.7% of reading; temperature to 392°F (200°C); pressure to 1500 psig (103 barg)
  • Raptor II OS Flow engine delivers apps: FloPro, qMix, Dial-A-Pipe, Dial-A-Fluid
  • Smart Interface Portal (SIP) assures field validation with ValidCal Diagnostics &MeterTuningDatalogging capability
  • Three configurable 4-20 outputs
  • HART, Modbus, Profibus DP, Foundation Fieldbus, USB, RS-232
  • StateApprovals: CE, cFMus, ATEX, IECEx