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Badger Meter releases hazardous location option for Coriolis flowmeter

Badger Meter has released a new explosion-proof transmitter with intrinsically safe sensors for its RCT1000 Coriolis mass flowmeters.

The hazardous location certification opens up an array of new applications for RCT1000 flow meters, including chemical and petrochemical processing, oil exploration and refining, and a wide variety of industrial processing applications in potentially hazardous environments.

The hazardous location certification applies to the RCT1000 dual tube Coriolis flowmeters with ½-3” connectors and includes low flow options.

The Coriolis flowmeters are certified for Class I, Division 1 area and include a newly designed, integrally mounted, explosion-proof transmitter.

The new transmitter offers an unlock feature to prevent accidental activation, as well as a local LCD display with optical buttons, which allow the operator to navigate the display through the glass without opening the enclosure.

In addition to meter configuration, RCT Console software provides data logging, trend analysis, and the HealthTrack feature allowing for advanced diagnostics of a flow process.

"With hazardous location certifications and a more compact integral transmitter, we have significantly expanded the functional capacity of RCT1000 Coriolis flow meters," said Cheryl Ades Anspach, marketing manager at Badger Meter.

She added, "The RCT1000 line is now able to help businesses in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and processing, optimize their operations by controlling process flow with a highly accurate and intelligent flow measurement system."

The Badger Meter RCT1000 Coriolis mass flowmeter identifies flow rates by directly measuring fluid mass and density over a wide range of fluid temperatures and viscosities with a high degree of accuracy.

Furthermore, the unobstructed, open flow design and measurement technique makes the RCT1000 suitable for a variety of fluids such as vegetable oils and fats, slurries, adhesives, coatings and hardeners, chemicals, petrochemicals, and other viscous, nonconductive fluids that are difficult to measure with other technologies.