Chemical, Refining & Petrochemical
Chemical processing involves a wide range of corrosive, aggressive liquids and gases, as well as extreme temperatures, viscosities and pressures. Flow instrumentation is required to withstand these harsh operating conditions while serving as a vital tool for production optimization.
Badger Meter products are used across the entire hydrocarbon sector—from upstream production to feedstock for the intermediate stage and downstream processing—in applications ranging from catalyst injection and gas flow measurement to batching and blending, custody transfer and fugitive emissions monitoring.
Today’s refineries and petrochemical producers face the challenges of process efficiency, energy consumption and resource utilization. Plants are also getting larger, putting pressures on capital investment, on-stream reliability and product quality. Hydrocarbon processing plants need to optimize production, manage costs and maintain safe operations. To help them do it, Badger Meter offers one of the broadest flow metering and control portfolios for the petrochemical industry.
The Vortex meter has benefited from over two decades of research and development, today offering one of the smallest struts (and therefore lowest pressure drop) in a product of this type. With Smart Electronics and HART communications, vortex flow meters are an excellent choice for process plants and refineries measuring gases. With no moving parts and little or no maintenance required, the vortex flow meter is also an excellent choice for OEM companies working with water supply, quality or treatment equipment.
Vortex flow meters utilize ultrasonic technology to measure tiny vortices that form when media in the pipe move across a strut, or "bluff bar." The number of vortices formed is directly proportional to flow rate, and the resulting product is a flow meter with high turndown ratio (up to 70:1) and high accuracy (±1% of reading).
The Badger Meter RCT1000 Coriolis Mass Flow Meter identifies flow rate by directly measuring fluid mass over a wide range of temperatures with a high degree of accuracy. For fluids consisting of two liquids or gases, the RCT1000 Coriolis system can derive the concentration and mass of each fluid based on the density measurement. Its unobstructed, open-flow design makes it suitable for a variety of fluids such as slurries and other viscous, nonconductive fluids that are difficult to measure with other technologies.
Research Control Valve (RCV)
Processing plants, research facilities and government agencies worldwide rely on Research Control® Valves from Badger Meter for repeatable performance and durability. Built for applications two inches or smaller, our globe, angle and sanitary valves are integral components in systems ranging from petrochemical processing to pharmaceutical manufacturing.
When you choose Badger Meter Research Control Valves, you are assured a market leader in control valve technology backed by more than 65 years of experience tailoring solutions for exacting field conditions.
Count on us to apply our expertise to create a highly engineered, valve solution custom-designed to match your stringent parameters. When precision means everything—when quality matters most—choose Research Control Valves.