By Blair Miller
Bürkert’s FLOWave flowmeters continue to lead the way when it comes to coping with utmost hygienic demands. With stainless steel materials, outer hygienic design, flexibility, and ease of cleaning, FLOWave type flowmeters handle high viscosity liquids effectively, thus perfectly suited for food manufacturing.
In this article we delve into looking at instrumentation products, in-particular the Bürkert’s FLOWwave 8077 flowmeter with oval rotors. BM Engineering continues to push for new discoveries and new uses for the Bürkert FLOWave range; therefore, we talk about their decision to install the 8077 oval gear flowmeter for a leading marzipan factory, and a leading producer of caramels and marshmallows.
FLOWAVE FLOWMETER BY BÜRKERT
BM Engineering is always on the lookout for instrumentation solutions that are suitable for even the most challenging environments. The team at BM Engineering has a skill for discovering new and innovative instrumentation solutions and products with potential uses in highly explosive environments. This includes solutions like the Burkert FLOWave Flowmeter Type 8077, which pushes the boundaries of instrumentation equipment capabilities across a wide range of applications.
The product and application experts at Burkert have a proven track record for designing and developing solutions that deliver both accuracy and reliability. When BM Engineering were called upon to assist with the fluid control and pumping process within a marzipan factory, the Burkert FLOWave Flowmeter Type 8077 was the obvious choice for the job.
THE APPLICATION: BÜRKERT FLOWAVE FLOWMETER IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
As we know, in the food manufacturing sector, hygiene is of strict importance. BM Engineering recently supplied a leading marzipan supplier with a stainless steel oval flowmeter. This was the S077 and SE30 transmitter with pulse output. As one of the biggest issues with flowmeter applications has been the long-standing opinion that the FLOWave flowmeter model is only suitable for use on water, using the FLOWave flowmeter for sugar syrup, a viscous substance, caused the team at BM Engineering to put their heads together and think of the perfect solution.
Due to the sheer range of flowmeters out there, including paddlewheel, magnetic, mass flowmeters, and more, the team at BM Engineering initially thought the FLOWave, flowmeter type would be most suited to this application due to its promise of delivering efficient results in hygienic conditions due to the absence of sensor elements, being lightweight and having energy-saving properties.
As paddlewheel flowmeters are also a popular choice among food and beverage manufacturers, due to their cost effectiveness, BM Engineering was faced with many conflicting thoughts about which Flowmeter would be the best for the marzipan factory.
THE PROBLEM: WHY DID BM ENGINEERING CHOOSE THE BÜRKERT TYPE 8077?
Bürkert flowmeters feature hollow measuring tubing and have SAW technology, removing the need for sensor elements in the measuring tube. Bürkert Flowmeters also offer the following advantages making them well suited for the food and beverage industry:
- Efficient device integration platform (EDIP) technology, which translates to easy-to-use devices and integrating them into a system
- Hygiene standards and high durability
- Effectively handling thick, viscous liquids
THE SOLUTION: BÜRKERT TYPE 8077 AND SE30 TRANSMITTER INSTALLED
As the marzipan factory required a highly accurate flow measurement method and connection to Burkert devices in remote versions, the Burkert FLOWave flowmeter was perfect for the job. The Bürkert Type 8077 has a proven track record of being able to measure and handle fluids like honey, and glue, meaning that this FLOWave flowmeter is based on the oval rotor principle.
The Bürkert 8077 model in particular offers many advantages for the marzipan factory. As this model type is designed for measurement and batch control, its oval rotor is perfectly designed for low flow. As in the marzipan factory, consistency with food output is key. This Bürkert 8077 model offers exceptional repeatability and accuracy with a wide range of viscosities. As the marzipan factory operates on a batch production basis, swapping to different viscosity types, 8077 positive displacement flowmeter enabled connection with other Bürkert devices, just what the client required.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
BM Engineering can effectively analyze your current application and use their vast product and application knowledge and expertise to decide which Bürkert model type is best suited for your application. For more information, visit www.bmengineering.co.uk.