OPTIMASS 1400 Flowmeter

High Accuracy Flow MeterCoriolis Method Optimass 1400 Flowmeter is a high-accuracy Coriolis mass flowmeter for general ship fuel applications in the marine industry, including fuel mass, density and volume flow…

OPTIMASS 6400 Flowmeter

High Performance Flow MeterCoriolis Method The OPTIMASS 6400 is the standard high-performance Coriolis mass flowmeter for advanced ship fuel applications in the marine industry, including fuel consumption monitoring of MGO,…

What is the Coriolis Effect?

The Coriolis effect is an inertial force that causes objects in motion to be deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. This is due to the Earth’s rotation on its axis.

To understand the Coriolis effect, imagine that you are standing on a spinning platform and you throw a ball straight ahead. As the ball travels through the air, the platform rotates beneath it. As a result, the ball will appear to curve to the right from your perspective.

The same thing happens on a global scale. When air or water moves over the Earth’s surface, it is deflected by the Earth’s rotation. The deflection is greatest at the poles and least at the equator.

  • The Coriolis effect is responsible for the rotation of hurricanes and cyclones
  • It affects the direction of ocean currents and the prevailing winds
  • When you flush a toilet in the Northern Hemisphere, the water swirls in a clockwise direction. In the Southern Hemisphere, it swirls anti-clockwise
  • Rifle bullets fired in the Northern Hemisphere tend to curve slightly to the right
  • Aeroplanes flying long distances in the Northern Hemisphere need to fly slightly to the right of their desired course in order to compensate for the Coriolis effect

Datum’s range of Coriolis Mass Flow Meters measure the flow rate of a fluid by taking advantage of the Coriolis Effect.

Coriolis Mass Flow Meters

Coriolis mass flow meters are very accurate and can be used to measure the mass flow rate of a wide variety of fluids, including gases, liquids, and slurries. They are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Process control
  • Quality control
  • Research and development
  • Energy management

Coriolis mass flow meters are a valuable tool for a variety of industries, including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and beverage
  • Power generation
  • Water and wastewater

If you are looking for an accurate and versatile mass flow meter, a Coriolis mass flow meter is a great option.