SOURCE: Westfall Manufacturing Company
BRISTOL, RI--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Westfall Manufacturing Company has introduced a patented flow conditioner that is ideal for situations where swirl, turbulence and mal-distribution of flow exist upstream from a flow meter.
The Westfall Model 3000 Flow Conditioner employs two sets of tapered and curved vanes with precise geometries and positioning to eliminate swirl and turbulence with 80% less head loss than perforated plates and 50% less than tube bundles. Creating the ideal conditions for accurate flow measurement, this compact flow conditioner mounts directly into a pipeline and produces a fully developed velocity profile within six diameters downstream.
Tested and developed at Alden Research Laboratory using FLUENT CFD software, the Westfall Model 3000 Flow Conditioner is available in sizes from 1/2" to 120" dia. and is two diameters long. Virtually maintenance-free, it can be fabricated from PVC, FRP, 316 SS, with or without a Teflon® coating, and other engineering materials. Typical applications include municipal and industrial water treatment, potable water, and wastewater.
The Westfall Model 3000 Flow Conditioner is priced from $295.00 to $30,000.00 (list) and is engineered to the application.
About Westfall Manufacturing
Westfall Manufacturing Company was founded in 1953 and holds more than a dozen patents for its line of static mixers and other distinctive products. The company specializes in manufacturing custom mixers and collaborates with customers to develop components that solve their engineering problems. Often, the firm works with feedback from Alden Laboratories to fine-tune their devices to deliver enhanced performance in the simplest, most cost-effective way. In addition manufacturing innovative static mixers, Westfall produces volumetric feeders, special valves and electric controls for water treatment systems, skid mounted D.E. water treatment systems, Venturi flow meters and vacuum D.E. filters to fulfill their customers' specifications.