During my 4 years as Coriolis Product Manager at Bronkhorst UK I have spent a lot of time talking to industry across the many sectors. I wanted to share some of my experience over this time with you in this week’s blog.
In 2013, at the start of my career, we launched the M15, this was and still is the largest Coriolis flow meter (flow range up to 300 kg/h) that we have manufactured with its own tube design. I always have had an affinity to this instrument because we arrived on the Coriolis scene at the same time. Technical specification can be found in the brochure.
With the Bronkhorst mini CORI-FLOW series instruments delivering value it was becoming well known, however the flows required were getting higher than we currently had, and so the M15 was born. Successes have come in many applications; additive and preservative dosing, oil application on various products and flavours and colour dosing. Following these successes some of our customers started to request us to support them with specific industry related requirements, e.g. customers in the Food & Beverage industry partnered with us to realize their norms. The M15 tube design is unique and doesn’t have any chambers or dead zones that can capture material and potentially lead to bacterial growth. The fittings are laser welded on. Further tests performed proved that for cleaning the M15 instrument can withstand steam temperatures up to 135°C for long periods of time with the instrument powered down. This enables the instrument to be used where Steam in Place is applied as a cleaning technique. The instruments internal tube surface has been analysed and is less than 0.8um Ra meeting the ISO997 standard. This measurement means that the M15 is suitable as it minimises the potential for bacteria growth in the process line.
The M15 for me is the jewel in the crown of the Bronkhorst Coriolis range as it continuously out performs its competition and specification is unique and performs above expectations of many of my customers.