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Emerson introduces HFVM viscosity meter

Emerson introduces HFVM viscosity meter

March 4, 2015 -  Emerson Process Management introduces the Micro Motion Heavy Fuel Viscosity Meter (HFVM) Viscomaster.

HFVM incorporates a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating that is suitable for process applications such as marine heavy fuel oil (HFO) combustion control, marine gas oil (MGO) viscosity control and land-based fired heaters.

The head-mounted transmitter is hazardous area approved and has the flexibility to connect to control systems via a wide range of digital and analog protocols. System integration and startup commissioning costs are significantly reduced due to the support from 4-20mA, HART, Wireless HART and RS485 Modbus communications. The HFVM accepts and processes external signals from other field instrumentation such as temperature and mass/volumetric flow devices, enabling the meter to calculate and output enhanced process measurements while minimizing installation and cabling costs.

The HFVM also incorporates a new diagnostic capability called Known Density Verification (KDV) that checks the meter for measurement alarm conditions, sensor integrity and the presence of coating, erosion or corrosion. This new technology expands the availability of diagnostic information in critical viscosity and density measurement applications which can result in significant maintenance costs and cycle time reductions.
Marine approvals for the meter include Lloyds, Germanischer Lloyd’s, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Bureau Veritas (BV).

“We designed the HFVM Viscomaster to help solve problems that our customers face on a daily basis such as maximizing engine power output irrespective of fuel quality variations, optimizing HFO/MGO cut-over times and reducing fiscal exposure through improved NOx/SOx management,” said Andrew Sgro, Micro Motion density and viscosity product line manager.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Bettis, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite.

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