Fluid Components International has released a new video that features the flat panel Vortab VIP (Vortab Insertion Panel) Flow Conditioner. 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 VIP Flow Conditioner maximizes air/gas flow meter measurement performance accuracy with a simple to install, lightweight thin panel design, which can reduce flow meter straight-run requirements. Vortab tab-type flow conditioning technology can reduce line pressure drop compared to alternative technologies such as tube bundles, screens and perforated plates. Reducing pressure drop minimizes plant energy consumption and costs.
The Model VIP Insertion Panel Flow Conditioner features a tab-type plate design that neutralizes distorted flow profiles caused by elbows, valves, blowers and compressors. It is suited for wide turndown and/or low flow sensitive flow meter technologies, such as thermal dispersion, which measure transitional flows. It also provides a repeatable flow profile during laminar, transitional and turbulent flow conditions.
The standard model is manufactured of 316L stainless steel in sizes for pipes from 2- to 40-inch diameters (50 to 999.9 mm). Other construction materials and larger sizes are available on request. The VIP conditioner is available in both ANSI and DIN flange-mount or weld-in-place configurations and a typical unit weighs less than 20 ounces (560 grams) per diameter, which means it is easily transported and installed on site without using special handling equipment.
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