ENDRESS+HAUSER surpasses the million mark for Coriolis flow measuring technology and reaches 500 000 vortex meters produced
With its one-of-a-kind innovations in vortex and Coriolis flow measuring technology, Endress+Hauser has been making the wishes of its customers come true for almost four decades. The company has now exceeded two notable milestones: The production of over one million Coriolis flowmeters and 500 000 vortex meters. “These numbers stand for high-quality measuring technology and, above all, satisfied customers in all kinds of industries around the world,” says Bernd-Josef Schäfer, Managing Director of the Product Center for flow measurement at Endress+Hauser.
In 1977, Endress+Hauser started to produce flowmeters with just three employees in a former military barracks in Reinach, Switzerland (Basel-Landschaft). In the mid-1980s, the company expanded its device portfolio by adding vortex meters and Coriolis flow measuring technology, which was relatively unknown at the time. Both measurement methods enable customers to measure both liquids and gases with a single device. In addition, vortex meters measure the quantity of steam in utilities.
The process industry has been generating a steady demand for high-quality flowmeters for decades. To supply the increasing number of units required today, the company is producing at six facilities across the globe with state-of-the-art logistics: in Switzerland, France, the USA, China, India and Brazil.
“Each facility features precise calibration systems which are regularly checked by national accreditation bodies. This is how we guarantee that each individual device will deliver consistently high measurement quality,” Schäfer says.
Ground breaking innovations make it possible to measure a wide variety of fluids in pipelines with high accuracy, such as milk, acids, bases, hydrocarbons, crude oil, steam or liquids with entrained gas.
Popular highlights among customers include the in-line viscosity measurement (Promass I), the 4-tube Coriolis flowmeter for maximum flow rates (Promass X), the measurement of liquids with entrained gas without an additional device (Promass Q), recording smallest flow rates of a few grams per minute (Promass A), determining the steam quality directly in the pipeline (Prowirl F) or an all-in-one vortex meter with integrated temperature and pressure measurement (Prowirl F/R/O).