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Emerson cuts through the noise with new Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter

Global technology and engineering company, Emerson, has launched a new slurry magnetic flow meter specifically designed for high noise and slurry applications in industries including mining.

The Emerson Rosemount™ MS Slurry Sensor with the Rosemount 8782 Slurry Transmitter features robust coils and advanced signal processing, with a responsive yet stable flow signal possible even in high noise applications, according to the company.

“With over 25 years of experience delivering products for these challenging applications, the new Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter helps improve product quality, reduce raw material cost, and minimise waste and re-work,” Emerson said.

The Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter, or Slurry Mag, provides a flow measurement solution for customers with fluids that contain large solids, mining ore, pulp or sand, or that experience high process noise or signal instability. It uses the latest advanced signal processing to adapt to changing process conditions in real time and eliminates noise from the flow signal without using excessive damping. The latter gives operators confidence in their measurement calculations, according to the company.

The Slurry Mag Meter includes more standard diagnostics such as grounding and wiring fault detection to help ensure the meter is installed correctly the first time. Optional advanced process diagnostics, meanwhile, help provide insight into performance through a high process noise detection diagnostic, as well as enable proactive maintenance in applications where coating may be a concern.

Finally, the 8782 contains Emerson’s patented Smart Meter Verification capabilities providing a simplified means of troubleshooting or verifying the meter, “taking a process that used to take hours and simplifying it down to minutes”, Emerson said.

Designed to work with the MS sensor, the 8782 transmitter is it is also compatible with existing 8707 installations, “making the performance, signal processing and advanced diagnostic capabilities available to anyone who is already using Emerson’s solutions for these challenging applications”, the company said.

Laura Chemler, Product Manager with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, said: “Through the utilisation of advanced features, the Rosemount Slurry Magnetic Flow Meter can help our customers better achieve their operational goals.

“The advanced signal processing is able to adapt to changing flow rates without getting bogged down by traditional damping practices, providing more accurate flow rate feedback when it’s needed most, which in turn helps to ensure an efficient overall process that minimises waste and optimises utilisation of precious resources.”