ABB (UK) is reinforcing its position in the £60m market for utility and industrial flow meters in the UK with the creation of a consistent and easy-to-specify product range. Called FlowMaster, the range consists of five key flow meter groups, with users able to easily choose the best meters for their application.
ABB is currently the market leader for electromagnetic flow meters within the UK. FlowMaster harmonises the flow meter ranges previously offered by ABB heritage companies Fischer & Porter and Kent Taylor into a single ABB range featuring consistent design and a shared technology platform.
Users can now choose industry-specific options for chemicals, oil and gas, water, food, power, pharmaceutical, metals & mining and pulp & paper applications. Using shared electronics technology across the range, plus a common interface featuring ABB`s new HMI, it is also now easier for users to set up and operate any ABB flow meter, saving vital commissioning and running time.
The FlowMaster family boasts a number of world firsts such as the inclusion of new diagnostic technology based on the NAMUR NE107 structure, making it easier for operators to quickly identify potential problems. The NAMUR structure introduces a unified framework for diagnostic detection and alarming which will feature extensively in forthcoming industry products.
“The FlowMaster family stands for much more than just products,” says Tony Hoyle, UK Flow Products Manager. “It’s also about making it as easy as possible for our customers to deal with ABB and to get the most from their flow meters. In this way, we will reinforce our position as the supplier of choice for flow measurement in utility and process applications.”