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Refinery flow applications

The vast piping systems within today’s refineries transport hydrocarbon gas/vapor streams, light liquid gas/liquid streams, heavier liquid streams, water, and steam throughout the refinery. Certified, reliable and accurate flow measurement is essential for a refinery’s safe and efficient operation.


Flow alarms and continuous flow controls monitor product streams, signal no-flow conditions caused by plugging or valve closure, and provide a defense against pump cavitation. Pumps operating in a reduced or no-flow condition can overheat and rupture the pump’s seal and cause a dangerous deviation in process pressure and temperature.