Primary Flow Signal (PFS), the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, durable and accurate flow-metering solutions for oil and gas, water/wastewater and industrial applications, is now offering its offshore drilling application products that provide exact flow measurement in harsh, challenging conditions.
Accurate measurement and monitoring are of paramount importance from both environmental and business profitability perspectives. Ensuring that companies demonstrate documentation regarding the amount of gas and oil recovered keeps them in accordance with environmental regulations at all times, while also notifying engineers of problems such as fluid leaks or casing cracks. It is also critical that the measurement be verifiable so engineers know exactly how much liquid by-product or mud is being created and therefore dispersed.
PFS’ manufacturing engineers have been fully trained and certified on the latest cladding techniques, enabling the company to add cladding materials to harden its line of flow meters designed for highly abrasive oil sand, slurry, concrete materials and mining process applications. With a complete range of hard surface materials available, the life span for a clad meter is significantly extended, improving the performance of the meter and value to the end user.
PFS’ differential Venturi flow meters and WedgeType™ meters provide reliability and comprehensive readings in harsh environments. Venturi products have an independently lab-calibrated accuracy of +/- 0.25% of actual rate of flow, while this figure is +/-0.5% in the case of WedgeType products. Combined with sealed pressure sensors, multi-variable differential pressure transmitters and in-place transmitter calibration options for meter installation mean that offshore drillers can benefit from significant cost savings, high accuracy, and long-term durability.
PFS president Bruce Briggs said: "Offshore operators are subject to strict federal regulations which require documentation to determine their environmental impact and confirm compliance. Our field-proven technologies, such as our Venturi and WedgeType meters, are providing accurate flow measurement to offshore drilling applications throughout North America to alleviate regulatory issues, and provide verifiable measurement. By cladding the interior profile, the meter is protected from abrasive elements, extending the accuracy and reliability of our meters."