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Vortex Flow Meters

Cross Company Vortex Flow Meters

Vortex Flow Meters can be used for metering, measuring and control of gas, liquids, vapors and steam. They operate on the principle of vortex shedding, where a bluff body or shredder bar is placed in the flow. This forms vortices which oscillate at a frequency that is directly proportional to the velocity of the liquid in the pipe. Sensors detect these oscillations and convert them into an electronic signal.

Vortex flow meters have simple structures, with no moving parts, so they are extremely reliable with high accuracy and a low failure rate. Cost of ownership is also low, both initially and in terms of ongoing maintenance.

However, vortex meters are not recommended for batching or other intermittent flow applications. They also should not be used with low pressure gases or with process media that can build up, like sludges or slurries.

If you’re looking for a vortex flow meter from leading manufacturers, Cross Company Process Solutions can help. Our flow measurement and process instrumentation experts can work with you directly to ensure you’re getting the flow meter you need for your application.

Finding the Right Flow Meter for Your Application

Having the right flow meter for your process application can make all the difference. If you’re in a demanding industrial facility, you’ll need a flow meter that’s able to withstand that environment. Likewise, if you’re sourcing a municipal application, those unique needs have to be taken into consideration as well. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced company who understands your industry and your requirements.

At Cross Process Solutions, we offer a wide range of vortex flow meters from reputable manufacturers, ensuring that you find the perfect fit for your application. Our team of skilled engineers and product specialists are always ready to assist you with any technical inquiries, installation support, and even process calibration services.

We work closely with customers to understand their unique requirements and offer tailored solutions to meet their specific needs. And we can do that for your application, too.

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Benefits of Vortex Flow Meters

There are many reasons why a vortex flow meter could be the right solution for your process application. Some of the benefits of our vortex flow meters include

High Accuracy and Reliability

Vortex flow meters are known for high levels of accuracy. This makes them suitable for critical applications where precise flow measurement is essential. This accuracy remains even in challenging conditions, such as high temperatures, corrosive environments, or high-pressure systems.

Wide Range of Applications

Vortex flow meters are used by many diverse industries in a wide range of applications. This includes oil and gas, chemical, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, and more. Their ability to measure liquid and gas with equal precision makes them a versatile choice for many operations.

Low Maintenance Requirements

With no moving parts in the primary flow path, vortex flow meters have very low maintenance requirements. This reduces both downtime and operating costs. Their sturdy design ensures long-term stability and continuous performance, even in harsh or demanding industrial environments.

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Fields of Application

There are a variety of fields of application for vortex flow meters. Some of them include

  • Measurement of steam – saturated steam in power plants and chemical facilities.
  • Gas flow measurement – natural gas, ammonia, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, methane chloride.
  • Demineralized and pure water in biotech, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical.
  • Air flow measurement – dust control and compressed air consumption.
  • Oil and crude methanol up to 100 centipoises.
  • HVAC
  • Food processing

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Why Cross Vortex Flow Meters

Partnering with Cross Company Process Solutions for your process instrumentation provides you with numerous advantages that can significantly enhance your operations and streamline your processes. Whether it’s benefitting from our extensive expertise, our industry experience, our comprehensive product offering, or even our world-class customer support, if you need process instrumentation, we have a solution.

As a forward-thinking, future-minded company, we stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in process instrumentation and flow technology. We do this by maintaining and creating strategic partnerships with respected, industry-leading manufacturers. And by partnering with us, your operation stands to benefit from those partnerships.

By choosing Cross Company Process Solutions for your process instrumentation, you get the advantages of extensive expertise, a comprehensive product portfolio, customized solutions, exceptional customer support, and continuous innovation. Our commitment to our customers and our leading solutions make Cross a reliable partner for your process instrumentation needs.

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Cross is proud to be a distributor for ABB vortex flow meters and Sparling vortex flow meters.  Are you interested in learning more about how vortex flow meters can help your operation? Contact us today to discuss your project or application with a Cross expert.

Related Flow Measurement Products

At Cross, we offer much more than just vortex flow meters. We can also provide the solutions our process manufacturing partners need to succeed. Check out our other process instrumentation equipment and see for yourself.

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