ABLE Instruments & Controls https://able.co.uk Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:06:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 ABLE Christmas 2018 Office Hours https://able.co.uk/2018/able-christmas-2018-office-hours/ https://able.co.uk/2018/able-christmas-2018-office-hours/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=2504 ABLE Christmas 2018 Office Hours.

Please be advised ABLE’s Offices will be closing Friday 21st December 2018 at 18:00pm and will reopen Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 9:00am.

For urgent assistance, please email service@able.co.uk

Merry Christmas from all the team at ABLE.

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ABLE On The Road https://able.co.uk/2018/able-on-the-road/ https://able.co.uk/2018/able-on-the-road/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:08:38 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4822

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: info@able.co.uk

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ABLE’s FlareMaster™ Flare Gas Meter Enhancement Tool short-listed for EIC Technology Award 2018 https://able.co.uk/2018/ables-flaremaster-flare-gas-meter-enhancement-tool-short-listed-for-eic-technology-award-2018/ https://able.co.uk/2018/ables-flaremaster-flare-gas-meter-enhancement-tool-short-listed-for-eic-technology-award-2018/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:40:31 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4754

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 https://able.co.uk/2018/able-rheonik-partner-to-develop-the-mudin-high-pressure-coriolis-flow-meter-for-mud-drilling-mass-balance-measurement/ https://able.co.uk/2018/able-rheonik-partner-to-develop-the-mudin-high-pressure-coriolis-flow-meter-for-mud-drilling-mass-balance-measurement/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:49:22 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4668

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: dquelch@able.co.uk

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Institute of Measurement & Control visit ABLE’s new training facility https://able.co.uk/2018/institute-of-measurement-control-visit-ables-new-training-facility/ https://able.co.uk/2018/institute-of-measurement-control-visit-ables-new-training-facility/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:35:15 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4649 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 https://able.co.uk/2018/flaremaster-extended-velocity-dual-redundancy-supervisory-system/ https://able.co.uk/2018/flaremaster-extended-velocity-dual-redundancy-supervisory-system/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 09:10:16 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4557

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.

FIND OUT IF IF YOUR FLARE GAS INSTALLATION IS SUITABLE FOR FLAREMASTER ONLINE NOW

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: dquelch@able.co.uk

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McCrometer Launch The Next Generation Mag Meter https://able.co.uk/2018/mccrometer-launch-the-next-generation-mag-meter/ https://able.co.uk/2018/mccrometer-launch-the-next-generation-mag-meter/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:58:25 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4515

The FPI Mag is a Full Profile Insertion flow meter combining the ease of hot tap installation with an accurate measurement of the full flow profile. This is accomplished with a unique operating principle featuring multiple electrodes across the entire pipe diameter. This allows the FPI Mag to deliver accuracy unmatched by other insertion mag meters and rivals the performance of a full-bore mag meter.

The FPI Mag Flow Meter from McCrometer installs without interrupting service, de-watering lines, cutting pipe or welding flanges. Installation costs are reduced by eliminating the need for heavy equipment or extensive manpower. The FPI Mag is the industry’s most economical flow metering solution for large pipe sizes, reducing installed costs by more than 45 percent.

The enhanced design of the new FPI Mag Flow Meter features additional sensing electrodes across the entire pipe diameter for increased sensitivity and is now packaged in a heavy-duty 316 stainless steel sensor body for maximum structural integrity. The sensor is coated with a NSF certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating for operational longevity.

The FPI Mag meter’s compact insertion design fits in confined spaces with limited access and offers total accessibility. The flow meter can be removed in pipes under pressure for easy inspection, cleaning, calibrating or verification with McCrometer’s own NIST traceable Calibration Lab. It is particularly cost-effective for retrofit applications replacing flow meters or in sites never metered before.

Key features include:

  • Ease of hot tap installation without interrupting service
  • Economical Solution for medium & large line sizes reducing total installed cost by more than 45%
  • Insertion design for total accessibility. Removable in pipes under pressure for inspection, cleaning, calibration or verification.
  • Multi-electrode sensor delivers accurate total flow profile to rival the performance of a full-bore meter
  • Robust Construction for operational longevity with rugged 316 stainless steel sensor body
  • Sensor is coated with NSF Certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating ensuring superior long-term operation
  • Virtually no recalibration or maintenance. Comes pre-calibrated from McCrometer’s NIST traceable Calibration Lab. With no moving parts, the sensor contains nothing to wear or break.

For more information regarding this news release, please contact Dave Quelch on 0118 916 9407 or email: dquelch@able.co.uk

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New Generation of Rheonik Omega Tube Coriolis Meters Released https://able.co.uk/2017/new-generation-rheonik-omega-tube-coriolis-meters-released/ https://able.co.uk/2017/new-generation-rheonik-omega-tube-coriolis-meters-released/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:02:07 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4399 rheonik-new-meter

ABLE are delighted to announce the release of Rheonik’s new generation of L Series Coriolis Flow Meter Sensors. The result of an extensive R&D program, L series meters have been developed to provide users with reliable, accurate mass flow measurement at pressures up to 1980 bar (20,000 psi).

Available with flow ranges between 0.008 and 30 kg/min, L Series sensors offer the following performance and feature enhancements:

  • Reduced pressure drop characteristics
  • Improved density measurement
  • Increased IP rating up to IP67
  • Wider range of wetted material options
  • Large range of mounting accessories
  • Pressure rating options up to 1980 bar / 20000 psi
  • Rheonik L series meters are ideal for OEM’s and end users alike and offer measurement performance at great value. OEM users will appreciate the small installation footprint while end users will enjoy precise multifunction measurement in even the most extreme of applications. L series meters can be applied to both liquid and gas applications.

    Rheonik has a single purpose: to design and manufacture the very best Coriolis meters available. Their research and engineering resources are dedicated to finding new and better ways to provide cost effective accurate mass flow solutions.

    ABLE Instruments & Rheonik in partnership ‐ we are The Coriolis Experts ‐ For more information regarding this news release, please contact Dave Quelch on 0118 916 9407 or email: dquelch@able.co.uk

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    New Generation of Omega Tube Coriolis Meter Transmitters Released https://able.co.uk/2017/new-generation-omega-tube-coriolis-meter-transmitters-released/ https://able.co.uk/2017/new-generation-omega-tube-coriolis-meter-transmitters-released/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:52:07 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4394 rheonik-new-meter-transmitters

    ABLE are pleased to announce the release of Rheonik’s RHE2x series of Coriolis Flow Meter Transmitters. The RHE26 and RHE27 transmitters are panel mounting units with large LCD displays and intuitive three push button operation. A USB port is provided and all units are provided with RHECom PC software for quick and easy setup.

    The RHE2x series is attractive to both OEM and end users. For OEM users, low cost units are available. End users can take advantage of advanced application functions such as NET Oil calculation and °BRIX measurement to enhance their metering capabilities. Highly advanced built-in diagnostics linked to a display colour change system give high confidence in measurement and alert operators to process issues, even from a distance.

    RHE2x transmitters offer the following performance and feature enhancements:

  • On-board Assurance View® plain language diagnostics and Assurance Factor® measurement health reporting
  • Colour changing display
  • Improved mass flow and density measurement capabilities
  • Advanced measurement functions for NET Oil, API° Corrected Volume and standard gas volume
  • Password protection
  • Wide choice of I/O options
  • RHECom PC software package
  • DIN rail mount capabilities
  • Rheonik has a single purpose: to design and manufacture the very best Coriolis meters available. Our research and engineering resources are dedicated to finding new and better ways to provide cost effective accurate mass flow solutions.

    ABLE Instruments & Rheonik in partnership ‐ we are The Coriolis Experts ‐ For more information regarding this news release, please contact Dave Quelch on 0118 916 9407 or email: dquelch@able.co.uk

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    ABLE Shortlisted for EIC Technology Award 2017 https://able.co.uk/2017/able-shortlisted-eic-technology-award-2017/ https://able.co.uk/2017/able-shortlisted-eic-technology-award-2017/#respond Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:43:08 +0000 https://able.co.uk/?p=4352 ABLE has been shortlisted for the EIC Technology Award 2017 as part of its Survive and Thrive initiative.

    The project throws the spotlight on those companies that have shown the determination to ‘stay in the game’ and even prosper and grow under challenging market conditions. ABLE submitted it’s invention of the “Master” Series of innovative flow measurement products as an example of where it has stepped outside the confines of a typical instrumentation company when solving customer problems.

    The MasterTM Series of instrumentation uses a patented dual measurement, intelligent algorithm to resolve demanding application challenges and consistently deliver accurate flow measurements during process upsets and fluctuations in composition which would defeat conventional meters. The series includes the SlugMasterTM Intelligent Ultrasonic Flow Meter, the PhaseMasterTM, which delivers individual phase component measurements in a multiphase environment, and the MudMasterTM Drilling Mud Outflow Analyser.

    In short, the story of the MasterTM Series development epitomises the invention, adaptability, entrepreneurialism and tenacity required to endure and flourish during these difficult times.

    The winner will be announced, and presentations made, at the EIC National Awards Dinner on 12th October 2017 at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, where 400 Energy Sector peers are expected to attend and the revered comedian Jimmy Carr is the guest speaker.

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