ABLE Instruments & Controls Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:55:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rheonik Coriolis now MID MI002 approved for hydrogen metering Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:55:13 +0000 We are pleased to announce that our Coriolis Mass Flow Partner Rheonik has obtained the MID MI002 (based on OIML R137) approval for H2 metering:

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The certificate covers:

  • Sensor sizes RHM 04 / 06 / 08 / 10 / 12 / 15
  • Transmitters RHE 21 / 27 / 28
  • Pressures up to 1070 bar / 15519 PSI
  • Stationary applications, e.g. H2 filling stations
  • Mobile applications, e.g. unloading of H2 distribution trucks

This makes Rheonik the only manufacturer worldwide who can offer a broad range of MID approved hydrogen mass flowmeters – a tremendous competitive edge over the other manufacturers.

Please visit our Rheonik product page for more information

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Offshore Europe 2019 Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:33:40 +0000 Having recently returned from exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2019, the ABLE team can report that the new venue in Bucksburn, Aberdeen offered easy access, an improved infrastructure and superior facilities to the old AECC at Bridge of Don.

We can also confirm that the show witnessed a much-increased footfall when compared to the 2017 event, with traffic on the ABLE stand being constant throughout the three-and-a-half-day show.

ABLE’s stand, which was the subject of many admiring comments from other exhibitors and customers alike, featured the ground-breaking FlareMaster, Flare Metering Enhancement Tool, which is gaining significant momentum amongst North Sea O & G operators.

Whilst many of ABLE’s established customers came to check out the latest innovations and additions to our product portfolio, new customers were attracted by the recent announcement that ABLE had taken on the role of Magnetrol’s new partner for exclusive distribution and support in the UK & Ireland. ABLE’s custom built display rig featured Magnetrol’s Eclipse Guided Wave Radar (GWR), Pulsar Air Firing Radar and Aurora Magnetic Level Gauge/GWR combo.

All in all, a very successful show.

Dave Quelch, BDM & Marketing Manager

If you would like more information regarding this article, please contact us at or +44 (0) 118 9311188.

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ABLE Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership with Magnetrol Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:02:45 +0000 ABLE are pleased to announce that we are Magnetrol’s new partner for exclusive distribution and support in the UK & Ireland. Magnetrol’s name is highly respected in the Oil & Gas and process industries with a product portfolio that offers an extensive range of innovative level & flow information.

ABLE & Magnetrol share a common commitment to solving tough application problems and providing the optimum solution to measure the primary process variable, whether using an “out of the box” instrument or a bespoke designed system.

Furthermore, Magnetrol’s undertaking to deliver excellent service and competitive pricing for process control instrumentation mirrors ABLE’s own philosophy and lays the foundations for a mutually rewarding and enduring partnership.

More information on Magnetrol’s products.

Or alternatively, contact Ray Walker on +44 (0)118 9169402 or by email:

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ABLE FlareMaster gains momentum in the North Sea Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:59:30 +0000 ABLE’s FlareMaster flare metering enhancement tool has now been installed on several North Sea platforms. Flaremaster’s modular design, in its fully realised form, provides a dual redundancy, supervisory system designed to optimise the performance of the current generation of ultrasonic flare gas meters.

FlareMaster’s Enhanced Density Module (EDM), which allows the operator to provide the Flare Gas Meter with full gas stream density inputs in order to negate the effects of density distorting gas compositions, has already proved highly effective in reducing measurement uncertainty. For one North Sea Oil & Gas operator, this has already led to significant improvements in the accuracy of Green House Gas emissions reporting and consequent Tier 3 compliance.

Several operators have also implemented FlareMaster DataFlow, a sophisticated data gathering and analysis tool which facilitates remote interrogation and parallel monitoring of multiple FGMs from a safe area. The user is provided with a real time display of process data, including mass and standard volume flow, velocity, process temperature and pressure. Historical records of measured and calculated data are easily accessible.

Finally, ABLE will shortly be commissioning FlareMaster System Option 1 for a high-profile North Sea operator.  System Option 1, which overlays the EDM/DataFlow software package, equips the FlareMaster with a data repair capability for when process challenges such as transducer contamination compromise the measurement. It also provides dynamic gas compressibility adjustment and an extended velocity range.

FlareMaster is designed to sustain measurement in the face of those process upsets that defeat all ultrasonic FGMs.

If you would like more information regarding this article, please contact us at or +44 (0) 118 9311188.

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Aegex Tablets Adopt Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS to Further Align with IT/OT Convergence in Industrial Markets Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:07:05 +0000

In order to better serve industrial operations’ real-time communications and data management needs, Aegex intrinsically safe tablets shipping on 1 August 2019 and after will have the latest version of the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system (OS). This OS is designed for industrial use by providing longer support, managed releases and enterprise customisation.

“This is a great opportunity for our customers to continue to have the benefits of Windows 10, while deploying an operating system that includes additional features designed for enterprises expanding their industrial digital transformation,” says Aegex Director of Sales Jason Abbott. “With better control over updates, a broad range of lockdown features and additional security features, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise further helps organisations align IT and OT objectives necessary for large-scale global deployments.”

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is a full version of Windows 10 that provides greater enterprise manageability and security that are typically required in industrial applications. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise shares all the benefits of the worldwide Windows ecosystem and is a binary equivalent to Windows 10 Enterprise.

To ensure its enterprise customers can take advantage of the additional lockdown, security and enhanced features available in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Aegex and its ecosystem of industrial application partners are available to create custom deployment solutions that meet the challenging needs of enterprises operating in hazardous industrial locations.

Contact an ABLE representative with questions or for more information.
ABLE’s e-commerce division, 247able, offers the choice between purchasing the Aegex 10 with 4G / Wi-Fi, charger, carry case and stylus included, or alternatively purchasing each product / accessory individually. A docking station for further improved productivity is also available to buy. 247able deliver these products globally, and any in-stock UK mainland order placed before 16:00 will be delivered next day.

About Aegex Technologies, LLC
Aegex Technologies is a global provider of certified intrinsically safe solutions that connect people, assets and data in industries with hazardous locations. By offering real-time collaboration and data insight about operations, Aegex enables companies to make intelligent, data-driven decisions that help transform the way they operate, improving efficiency, safety and productivity.

Aegex solutions, including mobile communications devices and IoT sensors and platform, are certified for use in the world’s most hazardous areas, Class I, II, III Division 1 and ATEX/IECEx Zone 1. Together with our partner ecosystem applications, they bring actionable insights to critical environments such as oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy/utilities, aviation and emergency response.

If you would like more information regarding this article, please contact us at or +44 (0)118 916 9420.

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ABLE On The Road Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:08:38 +0000

ABLE has recently participated in several exhibitions which served to illustrate the diversity of the industries we serve and the products we supply to them.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK Affiliate Annual Conference
On the 22nd November, ABLE took part in a table top event at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK Affiliate Annual Conference at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor. Central to the equipment displayed on the ABLE stand was the Canty Process Vision Technology which uses a variety of camera & LED light combinations for centrifuge control, filter dryer optimisation, foam detection and liquid particle analysis. In addition to the above, fully working examples of ABLE’s AZI Ametek Loss on Drying (LOD) and moisture specific analysers were exhibited. These are used throughout the pharmaceutical and biotech industries for applications such as quality control of tablet and lyophilised drug manufacture.

On the 22nd November, ABLE took part in a table top event at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK Affiliate Annual Conference at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor.

Institute of Measurement and Control / BP Sunbury
On the 28th November, ABLE exhibited at an Institute of Measurement and Control organised mini-exhibition at BP’s offices in Sunbury. ABLE again displayed a Canty InFlow Particle Analysis System, similar to the one that BP’s Drilling Fluids Technology Group are evaluating for LCM efficiency measurements. Also on the stand were examples of the McCrometer V-Cone Flow Meter and Fluenta’s FGM160-II Ultrasonic Flare Gas Meter, both products for which ABLE have sole UK sales & service representation. The exhibition was well supported with BP senior management encouraging as many members of their engineering teams as possible to attend.

On the 28th November, ABLE exhibited at an Institute of Measurement and Control organised mini-exhibition at BP’s offices in Sunbury. ABLE again displayed a Canty InFlow Particle Analysis System, similar to the one that BP’s Drilling Fluids Technology Group are evaluating for LCM efficiency measurements.

AWE’s “On Our Doorstep” Exhibition
Last, but by no means least, ABLE were invited to participate in AWE’s “On Our Doorstep” Exhibition at their Aldermaston site. The event was arranged so that AWE staff, engineers and buyers alike could get to know those vendors sharing a postcode with them. This provided ABLE, as suppliers of trace moisture and level measurement products to AWE for over 30 years, to raise awareness as to the large diversity of process measurement equipment available in their current portfolio.

AWE were excellent hosts ensuring an excellent footfall and facilitating several one to one “Meet the buyers” sessions.

For more information on this press release, please contact ABLE Instruments on +44 (0)118 9311188 or by email:

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ABLE’s FlareMaster™ Flare Gas Meter Enhancement Tool short-listed for EIC Technology Award 2018 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:40:31 +0000

ABLE has again been shortlisted for the EIC Technology Award as part of its 2018 Survive and Thrive initiative. The scheme once more brings into focus those companies that have shown a flair for innovation that has enabled them to endure the prevailing challenging market conditions and even to grow and prosper. This year the EIC has concentrated on those enterprises that can demonstrate a tangible benefit to industry.

ABLE submitted its latest addition to its ground breaking Master Series of metering products, the FlareMaster™. Designed to enhance the performance of the current generation of ultrasonic flare gas meters, FlareMaster™ remains faithful to the common philosophy of the Master Series, the resolution of demanding application challenges in order to consistently deliver accurate and sustainable flow measurements during process upsets and fluctuations in composition that would defeat conventional meters. The immediate impact of installing FlareMaster™, as has been demonstrated by a number of North Sea oil and gas platform installations, is a reduced measurement uncertainty leading to the prevention of the over reporting of Green House Gas emissions and the consequent avoidance of the associated financial penalties.

The winner will be presented at the EIC National Awards Dinner on 11 October 2018 at 8 Northumberland Ave in London, where around 400 Energy Sector peers will gather for an evening of celebration and entertainment provided by Jon Culshaw.

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ABLE & Rheonik partner to develop the MudIn High Pressure Coriolis Flow Meter for mud drilling mass balance measurement Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:49:22 +0000

ABLE Instruments & Controls has partnered with leading Coriolis manufacturer Rheonik to develop the MudMaster “MudIn™” Mass Flow Meter. The MudIn™ interfaces with ABLE’s “MudOut™” Drilling Mud Outflow Analyser to form the MudMaster™ Mass Balance Flow Metering System.

In order to achieve maximum accuracy, the mass flow measurement of the mud in the inlet flow line must be made at the prevailing pressure downstream of the mud pump. The MudIn’s unique 5000psi pressure rating facilitates installation at this position in the mud loop. Furthermore, the mass flow measurement is fully pressure compensated for optimum performance.

Not only does the MudIn™ provide real-time mud mass flow, pressure and temperature measurements to the MudMaster PLC but, in keeping with the rest of the ABLE Master range, it applies a high level of processing capacity and an enhanced layer of analytics to the data being generated by the Coriolis sensors. The MudIn™ is therefore able to harvest the myriad signals routinely produced by the sensors that aren’t normally visible or accessible to a conventional, associated flow computer. Consequently, in addition to mass flow, temperature and pressure, the MudIn™ is also able to derive and output signal signatures for pattern analysis homogeneity, fluctuations and damping/viscosity.

In summary, ABLE’s fully augmented MudMaster™ Drilling Mud Outflow Analyser system now incorporates the high pressure MudIn™ Mass Flow Analyser on the inlet line for accurate, real time mass balance measurements with automatic time delay compensation for well depth.

For more information regarding this news release, please contact Dave Quelch on 0118 916 9407 or email:

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Institute of Measurement & Control visit ABLE’s new training facility Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:35:15 +0000 ABLE were delighted to host a meeting of the London Section of the IMC recently.

The meeting was held over a convivial lunch and the Institute were given a presentation regarding the latest developments and product innovations at ABLE, and a full, practical demonstration of the new training rig, including Rockwell’s integrated PlantPAx Distributed Control System. In addition to the wide diversity of process control instrumentation, ABLE’s Master Series of products provoked much discussion, particularly the acclaimed SlugMaster Intelligent Ultrasonic Flow Meter and the flagship MudMaster Mud Drilling Analyser.

ABLE are a long standing companion member of the IMC and regular participants in both the Institute’s formal and recreational events. ABLE will be working closely with the IMC to gain the latter’s official approval for its soon to be published training course program.

IMC visit to ABLE – Photo Gallery:

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FlareMaster Extended Velocity, Dual Redundancy Supervisory System Wed, 02 May 2018 09:10:16 +0000

ABLE’s FlareMaster is intended to enhance the performance of the current generation of ultrasonic flare gas meters, ensuring that the flow measurement is reliable and repeatable under all process conditions regardless of extremes (both high and low) in flow velocities, significant diversity in gas densities and transducer contamination.

The enhancement is also designed to increase the maximum measurable flow velocity to higher than that achievable with any other flare meter technology, approaching 1000m/sec (Mach 3). In essence, FlareMaster is aimed at adding value to existing flare meter installations.


FlareMaster™ is a modular system comprising:

Module I – Analytics & Gas Density Composition
The FlareMaster is a modular design and Module I endows the flare gas flow meter with a full data acquisition and analytics package, driven by a Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley CompactLogix Controller, providing full gas density composition inputs to the meter. This function negates the effects of certain density distorting gas combinations, typically reducing measurement uncertainty from +/- 5% to +/- 1% and preventing the over-reporting of Green House Gas emissions and avoidance of the associated financial penalties. Module I is proven, tested and available for purchase.

A wireless, hazardous area approved (Zone 1) interface with the module is supplied in the form of an Aegex10™ ATEX tablet, provided by ABLE’s partner company Aegex Technologies. The Aegex 10™ intrinsically safe tablet allows personnel to monitor data and analytics in real time.

Module I facilitates enhanced performance from the flare meter and furnishes the operator with a stepping-stone to the fully redundant FlareMaster Management System.

Module II
The addition of Module II, which consists of a supplementary, non-invasive sensing array, equips the flare gas meter with the complete FlareMaster Dual Redundancy Supervisory System. The installation of Module II can be fully implemented on a live flare without shutdown and causes minimal mechanical disruption.

On a fundamental level the fully implemented FlareMaster will offer dual redundant protection against loss of measurement under all process conditions. It’s generally accepted that this is a failing common to all standard flare gas meters, particularly under extreme blowdown situations. FlareMaster is suitable for operation in both high and low temperature applications, and flow velocities up to 1000m/sec. FlareMaster will also continue to deliver accurate and repeatable performance during the gas stratification episodes associated with low flow.


FlareMaster™ – at a glance:

  • Reliable and repeatable flare gas flow measurement during process upsets and extremes
  • Effective operation under gas stratification and significant gas density variation
  • Measurable flow velocity up to 1000m/sec
  • Significant reduction in flare gas measurement uncertainty
  • Potential decrease in reported flare totals and consequent financial penalties
  • Can be installed on ‘live’ process with no shutdown necessary
  • Primary flare gas meter can be interrupted for service and maintenance without loss of measurement
  • On site visualisation and control via ATEX Zone 1 Tablet

Please complete our FlareMaster Questionnaire for an assessment of the suitability of your flare gas meter installation for the implementation of FlareMaster.

If you would like further information on this press release, please contact Dave Quelch at ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd on:

Tel: +44 (0)118 9311188 or email:

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