A new video release from California-based global company, Fluid Components International, promises to increase process measurement accuracy.

The video features the flat panel Vortab® VIP (Vortab Insertion Panel) Flow Conditioner. The VIP Flow Conditioner maximizes air/gas flow meter measurement performance accuracy with a simple to install, lightweight thin panel design, which significantly reduces flow meter straight-run requirements.

The video demonstrates how the VIP Flow Conditioner combines the performance of Vortab tab-type flow conditioning technology with the low cost and ease-of-installation of an insertion panel type flow conditioner solution. The tab-type technology used promises to reduce line pressure drop compared to alternatives such as tube bundles, screens and perforated plates.

Many flow meter technologies, especially center-point types, require several diameters of straight pipe run to provide the highly repeatable symmetrical, swirl-free flow profile that most flow meter technologies require for accurate and repeatable measurement.  Unfortunately, most process industry plants are rich with elbows, valves, tees and other real estate limitations, which make it difficult to achieve the required pipe straight-run configuration necessary for accurate flow measurement.

The Model VIP Insertion Panel Flow Conditioner promises to solve this problem by significantly reducing pipe straight-run requirements. Its advanced tab-type plate design neutralizes distorted flow profiles caused by elbows, valves, blowers and compressors that commonly occur in piping and duct runs.  In addition, the thin, lightweight panel design of VIP is easily installed between flanges or can be welded in place.

Fluid Components International is a global company which specialises in sensing, measurement and the flow control of air, gases and liquids.