• Flow Specialists Celebrate 60th Anniversary at OTC 2015

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Flow Specialists Celebrate 60th Anniversary at OTC 2015

Mar 03 2015

Visitors to OTC 2015 will want to stop by McCrometer (USA) Booth 5520 on May 5th from 1 to 3 pm to join in the special activities marking the 60th anniversary of the company, which will include cake, refreshments and a chance to enter a prize drawing.

“We are grateful to our oil/gas customers, associates and suppliers who have helped McCrometer achieve this milestone anniversary,” said President Melissa Aquino. “In looking to the future, we will continue delivering the flow meter quality, service and value that have resulted in a winning partnership with our customers all over the world.”

In 1955, Floyd McCall, his twin brother Lloyd McCall and brother-in-law Art Crom founded the McCall-Crom Engineering Company. Unable to find the right flow meter for their irrigation system, they designed the Mc Propeller Flow Meter. The company was renamed McCrometer in 1961 by rolling together the McCall and Crom names with the term “meter”.

Floyd McCall was the product development heart of McCrometer in those early days, and in 1987 he next invented and patented the breakthrough V-Cone Flow Meter. Since that time, the Mc Propeller and V-Cone Flow Meters have become two of the great success stories of the process instrumentation industry.  

Today there are hundreds of thousands of McCrometer flow meters actively operating across the globe.  From subsea oil platforms 6,000 feet down in the North Sea to automated crop monitoring systems in the great plains of the USA to electric power generation systems supporting America’s leading universities to large diameter water system pipes supplying major metropolitan regions, there are McCrometer flow meters and automated measurement solutions at work.

McCrometer’s exhibit at OTC will feature a flow demonstration unit. This live demo will show how the V-Cone Flow meter conditions flow unlike any other flow technology. Conditioning the flow in the pipe ensures accurate, reliable dP flow measurement in any environment.

With its unique differential pressure (dP) cone design, the versatile V-Cone Flow Meter and highly scalable Wafer-Cone Flow Meter provide superior flow measurement accuracy and repeatability regardless of space and weight constraints. McCrometer’s field-proven flow measurement solutions have met the demanding production environment of the oil and gas industry for more than three decades.

Third party testing to the American Petroleum Institute’s API 22.2 Testing Protocol for Differential Pressure Flow Devices confirms the V-Cone’s highly accurate flow measurement with minimal pipe runs.  The V-Cone also is available with international certifications: Measurement Canada, INMETRO, GOST and many others.

V-Cone Flow Meter

McCrometer’s V-Cone Flow Meter reduces the upstream/downstream straight pipe run required by Orifice Plates and Venturi Tubes by up to 70 percent.  The V-Cone provides a stable flow profile for reliable measurement, featuring accuracy of ±0.5% of actual flow and repeatability of ±0.1%. It is ideal for the measurement of liquid, steam or gas and is available for line sizes from 0.5 to 120 inches, with an unmatched range-ability. Its no-moving-parts design provides an extremely rugged instrument.

Wafer-Cone Flow Meter

Highly scalable, McCrometer’s Wafer-Cone Flow Meter is ideal for line sizes from 1 to 6 inches in onshore well-head measurement, oil treating, enhanced oil recovery, coal bed methane, coal seam gas and oil sands applications.  The Wafer-Cone Flow Meter achieves an accuracy of +1.0 percent, with a repeatability of +0.1 percent, and operates over a flow range of 10:1.

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