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Bell Technologies introduces high pressure multiphase flowmeter for wellbore applications

US metering equipment manufacturer Bell Technologies has introduced the Multiphase Toruswedge (MPT) high-pressure flowmeter for safely measuring multiphase volumetric flow rates for wellbore processes.

The meter is designed to provide high accuracy volumetric flow measurement on drilling rigs and can be used for multiple applications ranging from low to extremely high pressure.

The MPT is particularly suited to mud flow, where fluid is injected into the well through high-pressure, high-volume injection pumps.

Mud is then returned to the surface through a bell nipple where it flows through a shaker for cleaning prior to being re-circulated back to the wellbore.

The MPT allows operators to monitor mud flow both in and out of the well and ensure long-term asset reliability as well as safe operation of the rig.

By monitoring the complete mud flow process, the rig operator will be able to safely control the drilling process and provide a more economically priced wellbore.

The MPT is a primary flow element with a maximum pressure rating of 20,000psi, and it is designed to handle the higher flow rates and multiphase fluids that are typical in the drilling industry.

It is the first ultra-high pressure meter developed by Bell Technologies to address measurement in non-homogeneous situations where other flowmeters fail.

Global instrumentation giant Siemens has partnered with Bell Technologies to provide a complete system that monitors mud flow more efficiently and improves safety on drilling rigs.

“When coupled with a Siemens differential pressure transmitter and a programmable logic controller with proprietary software, this meter provides safe, reliable, and highly repeatable performance with reduced maintenance in the toughest applications,” said Les Bottoms, a senior account manager at Siemens.