Yokogawa Vortex Flow Meter Installation

Yokogawa can be proud of breaking down a couple of milestones in the history of vortex flow meter development. It has produced the first magnetic flow meter in 1953 for industrial use and has released the first vortex flow meter in the world in 1979. Yokogawa has maintained his place in the front of competitors ever since, creating high temperature, dual-sensor, cryogenic and even fieldbus communication versions of their products. Yokogawa developed five products: the digital YEWFLO vortex flow meter, the digital YEWFLO reduced bore type vortex flow meter, digital YEWFLO multivariable type vortex flow meter, digital YEWFLO vortex flow meter high process temperature version/cryogenic version and digital YEWFLO fieldbus type vortex flow meter. The digital YEWFLO has built in Spectral Sign Processing, or shortly SSP, will offer you information about the fluid condition in the pipe and will provide assistance in the installation process.

The installation guide gives you a step by step help. Let’s go over them in big steps so you can make an idea about them. Before installing you should know a little about the precautions regarding the location, there are exactly four factors you need to pay attention to: temperature, atmospheric conditions, mechanical shock or vibration and piping.     It would be better if you didn’t install it in a place here temperature variations, and if heat radiation is the case make sure you have ventilation or heat prevention. You should provide adequate ventilation if you plan to install it in a corrosive atmosphere. To avoid mechanical vibrations you should use supporting pipelines to ensure the quality of the flow meter. The piping section has more guidelines: the bolts of process connector must be tightened firmly, there can’t be any leak, pay attention to the maximum pressure limit, do not loosen or tighten any bolts once the flow meter is in use and lastly if there is dangerous liquid in the flow meter handle it carefully.

As the installation guide goes further the next step is to make sure the flow matched the direction shown on the instrument body, and in case of a wafer type vortex flow meter you have to align the instrument bore with the adjacent piping’s inner diameter.

Then there are simple instruction describing both horizontal and vertical assembly of wafer type, flange type and remoter type flow meters. In just a few simple steps the product is installed and ready to use.