Katronic have supplied geological core sampling specialists Geotek with clamp-on non-invasive ultrasonic flow metering equipment to help them preserve sediment and rock core samples for analysis.
From oceanic research and climate science to nuclear waste management and more, Geotek’s view is that if a sediment or rock core is worth collecting, it’s worth logging, and they have been providing core analysis and measurement services and equipment for more than twenty years. To study certain types of core, they must be kept pressurised and at a low temperature to maintain stability before it is analysed and Geotek has developed equipment to analyse these types of sample under high pressure and low temperature conditions – PCATS (Pressure Core Analysis and Transfer System).
Katronic’s KATflow 100 non-invasive clamp-on flowmeter is perfect to monitor the cooling circuit flow, which may be operating anywhere from the Arctic to the South China Sea. The easy set-up, straightforward installation and flexibility of the Katronic equipment makes it perfect to support the performance of the sophisticated Geotek equipment and, because the transducers could be installed whilst maintaining the integrity of the process, it was the perfect solution for the high pressures in the cooling circuit.
The Katronic controller connects via a pair of compact ultrasonic transducers that simply clamp on to the outside of the cooling pipe, with no need to interrupt the process. The transducers act as both transmitters and receivers, firing acoustic pulses through the pipe wall and comparing the time taken for the signal to reflect from the pipe wall in the ‘downstream’ and ‘upstream’ directions, deriving the flow rate from the difference and confirming that coolant is flowing properly.Click here for more information KatronicClick here for related articles onlineFind manufacturers of flow meters in our Equipment Guide