Case Study: Flow monitor helps to measure ocean salt content, prevents pump clogging
By AW-LakeFeatures AW-Lake MX 9000 panel mount NOAA oceans process monitor pumps salt content
Flow monitors supplied to the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are being used on its research vessels as part of a process to measure the temperature and salt content of the world’s oceans.
The NOAA previously was unaware when a pump clogged when taking in salt water as part of its measuring process. Different types of sea plankton and natural sea water debris congested the pump, creating inaccurate sea water readings.
An MX 9000 Panel Mount Process Monitor from AW-Lake not only tracked the amount of sea water flowing into the pump, but integrated output into the ship’s data-gathering computer. The monitor was calibrated to trigger an alarm onboard the ship if water flow rate dropped below a specific level.
“Whether it’s out on the open ocean or the open road, our products are helping different industries measure and monitor flow rates,” stated AW-Lake general manager Mark Iverson.
“In many applications similar to NOAA, it’s imperative that process operations run more smoothly and efficiently.”
The process monitor is ideal for any industrial flow measurement application where a simple, compact, and easy-to-use remote flow monitor is required, the company says.
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