Engineers in search of a flow measurement solution designed for the high-pressure, space-constrained subsea oil and gas production environment will want to download a new brochure from McCrometer, the company claims

Available in both English and Portuguese language, the brochure explains the advantages of the V-Cone Subsea Flow Meter, which operates at pressures of up to 15,000 psi and depths down to 5,000m.

The product has been in operation from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico over several decades and is built to stand the test of time, designed with built-in flow conditioning technology, which reduces straight pipe requirements and allows it to fit into tight spaces.

The V-Cone Subsea Flow Meter features a smaller installed footprint in applications for modules, manifolds and Christmas trees than any other subsea flow meter technology. Its accuracy, repeatability and reliable performance have been proven through extensive third party testing protocols, including API 22.2 and field testing during years of subsea applications.

With self-conditioning differential pressure (dP) technology, the V-Cone Subsea Flow Meter reduces the upstream/downstream straight pipe run required Venturi Tubes by up to 70 percent. It only requires 0-1 straight pipe diameters upstream and 0-3 diameters downstream; this reduction in pipe requirements also reduces weight and provides cost savings in materials and installation labor.

The V-Cone Subsea Flow Meter provides a stable flow profile for reliable measurement, with system accuracy of ±1.0 percent of actual flow. It is ideal for the measurement of liquid or gas and is designed for line sizes from 2 to 16 inches, frequently with a turndown ratio of flow as high as a 50:1 and operating from Re ranges as low as 1000 and above.