Challenge: Typical issues with slurry operation include difficulty in measuring flow and maintaining flow control, frequent replacement of circuit components, and stoppages due to pump or control valve failure. Measurements in “noisy” particulate-laden slurries are often erratic, giving you little useful information, and erosive and abrasive conditions cause damage and require frequent replacement of instruments and valves. These issues contribute to unplanned stoppages on slurry circuits that reduce throughput while increasing operating costs and safety risks.
Solution: Emerson’s solution incorporates smart instruments and control valves designed specifically to withstand severe slurry conditions and keep your process going.
Rosemount flow meters mitigate noise to give you accurate, consistent flow measurements and reliable Fisher V150S severe service control valves respond quickly for tight and predictive control. With the extensive diagnostic data delivered by our smart devices you’ll gain a better understanding of device conditions and process behaviors so you can reduce downtime by identifying potential problems before they occur. Repairs and replacements are easier, and maintenance costs are minimized. And when you need to capture data from hard-to-reach instruments or monitor vibration in pumps and other rotating equipment, Emerson’s SmartWireless technology provides a cost-effective way to meet your requirements.