Thursday 21 March 2013

Flow monitoring systems in Asia Pacific

CiDRA has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with Krohne Australia Pty Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Krohne will act as a sales representative of CiDRA’s SONARtrac array-based flow monitoring systems in Asia and the Pacific, outside of Japan.

CiDRA’s patented SONARtrac flow technology has established itself as a new class of industrial flowmeter, utilizing measurement principles that are distinct from all other flowmeter technologies operating today and is ideally suited for measuring flow in difficult applications. SONARtrac Flow Monitoring System is a breakthrough in full-bore, non-invasive flow measurement technology. By installing on existing process lines, SONARtrac clamp-on flow monitoring systems eliminate the process disruptions associated with installing other types of flowmeters. SONARtrac is not an ultrasonic meter; it utilizes patented array processing techniques to listen to, and interpret, acoustic fields generated by pipe flows. This passive listening approach enables the SONARtrac flow monitoring system to measure single phase and multiphase flows as well as slurries, with the same level of accuracy and performance.

Krohne is a leader in the process instrumentation market, offering products and services in industries as wide-spread as Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Power, Minerals & Mining and Marine. The addition of CiDRA’s SONARtrac line of systems will fit well with Krohne’s strong presence in instrumentation and automation systems, providing their customers with a robust, accurate and maintenance free volumetric flow solution. “CiDRA is pleased to expand our partnership with Krohne. SONARtrac’s proven application in resource industries such as Mining, Power Generation, Concrete, and Agro-Chemical, and the region’s tremendous growth in these industries, presents a strong opportunity to serve customers in Asia Pacific.” says Charlie Neagoy, Managing Director of Product Line with CiDRA.

Patrick Matthews, Managing Director of Krohne Australia, adds: “The sales agreement with CiDRA is a strategic partnership of high importance for Krohne in Asia and the Pacific. We have already worked together for several years in applying SONARtrac technology to difficult minerals processing applications and based on this experience, we strongly believe that the combined knowledge in flow application of our two global companies will become a real success story across multiple industries.”

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