With the unique ability to manufacture temperature-stable transducers in high volumes, Morgan Advanced Materials is now able to offer a comprehensive range of ultrasonic flow sensors for domestic and industrial utilities metering that can be specifically tailored for individual customers.
Manufactured from a wide variety of materials including stainless steel, ceramic, thermoplastic or composite polymer, Morgan’s ultrasonic sensors are designed specifically for customers’ own flow tubes, including features such as injection moulded ceramic reflector blocks, which enhance flow characteristics.
Recent characterisation reveals that Morgan’s ultrasonic flow sensors provide consistent readings across a temperature range of -10ºC to 120ºC. This enables users to take precise measurements across a range of diverse applications and environments; including the oil and gas industry, large industrial ultrasonic flow systems and fuel measurement technologies.
Temperature stability is critical to heat meter manufacturers to ensure accurate measurement of domestic hot water consumption utilised in district heating. This crucial property ensures flexibility, consistency and dependability in applications operating from 50ºC to sub-zero climates.
As well as their tolerance to extremes of temperature, Morgan’s ultrasonic sensors are resistant to contamination from sediment and particles, ensuring uninterrupted and reliable operation. This is particularly valuable in the water metering market.
Ewan Campbell, Product Manager for Morgan, explained: “We are continuously improving our understanding of ultrasonic piezoceramic sensors and are able to produce flow sensors that provide a high level of accuracy, in the conditions which they operate. Consistency is key and our ability to maintain accuracy when manufacturing in large volumes is of particular benefit to utilities companies. Each individual unit is tested before sign-off to ensure uniformity and reliability, allowing utility companies to take highly accurate energy usage measurements across vast numbers of properties without needing to measure temperature first.”
“These improved temperature stability characteristics are part of our ongoing advanced product quality planning programme, which allows us to design solutions which exactly match the needs of our customers – from utilities to automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical and other industrial applications.”