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Emerson’s Coriolis technologies help Adria–Wien Pipeline reduce maintenance and ensure custody-transfer accuracy 
Micro Motion® ELITE® flowmeters used to upgrade measurement systems for Austrian crude-oil pipeline

BOULDER, COLO (December 13, 2012) – Adria-Wien Pipeline GmbH (AWP) has upgraded custody-transfer measurement on the Adria-Wien pipeline in Austria by replacing existing turbine flowmeters with Micro Motion® ELITE® High Capacity Coriolis flowmeters from Emerson Process Management. 

AWP is focusing on using the latest technologies in its plants and automation. “Concerns over reliability and maintenance of the turbine meters prompted our upgrade to the latest measurement technology,” said Ing. Walter Fellner, Adria-Wien Pipeline GmbH. “We chose Emerson’s Micro Motion ELITE high capacity flowmeters because they are maintenance free and exceeded our accuracy needs for custody transfer.”

The Adria–Wien pipeline carries crude oil from the Transalpine pipeline at the Italian-Austrian border to the Schwechat refinery near Vienna, Austria.

Emerson supplied two Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity flowmeters with MVD™ (multivariable digital) transmitters. The flowmeters were added to the refinery infeed lines in a parallel arrangement that allowed them to be installed individually without interrupting the flow of crude oil.

Emerson’s Rosemount® 3144P temperature transmitters were also installed to provide accurate line flow temperature measurements, as required by the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) Regulations. The temperature data is used to compensate for the effects of temperature on volume flow in custody transfer applications. Data from the Coriolis flowmeters and temperature transmitters is communicated to the existing host system using an RS485 Modbus connection.

To help AWP ensure the accuracy of its custody transfer measurements, the ELITE High Capacity Coriolis flowmeters also feature Emerson’s Smart Meter Verification -- an easy-to-use, automatic diagnostic tool that quickly verifies the complete meter performance (sensor, drive and signal processing) without interrupting the flow measurement or process flow. This allows meter performance to be tracked without removing it from pipeline.

The ELITE High Capacity range includes ten sensor models covering DN150-DN400 (6-16 inch) line sizes. They have flow rates up to 3,266 tons/hour and density accuracies of ±0.0005 grams per cubic centimeter.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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Emerson’s Micro Motion ELITE Coriolis flowmeters are helping Adria–Wien pipeline reduce maintenance and ensure custody-transfer accuracy.