ULTIMO FAQ

Installation

Who should install the Ultimo Density Meter?

What tools are required for installation?

What are the minimum and maximum diameters of a process pipe?

What about the pipe construction? What are the minimum and maximum wall thicknesses and are there any types of pipes that are not suitable for the Ultimo Density Meter?

Will we have to shut down for installation?

SRM

Is calibration required and is it done on site?

Is the Ultimo Density Meter sensitive to solids distribution in a pipe?

Once calibrated will it need to be re-calibrated if the material contents are changed?

Operation and Measuring and Accuracy

Is the Ultimo Density Meter suitable for both liquids and loose solid materials?

What effect will coating on the inside wall of the pipe (scaling) have on the accuracy of the Ultimo Density Meter?

What kind of density does the Ultimo Density Meter measure?

Can it be used on jacketed pipes?

What are the temperature ranges? Is it good for 250°C?

Is it affected by ambient temperature variations?

What are output protocols are available?

What happens if there’s a power failure? Will I have to reset or recalibrate the Ultimo Density Meter after power comes back on?

Can the Ultimo Density Meter be used for measurement in a multiphase flow?

Does one Ultimo Density Meter fit all pipe diameters and density ranges or must it be selected based on application?

We are interested in measuring the specific gravity of slurry in the 1.2-1.5 s. g. range. Will the Ultimo Density Meter be able to measure in this range?

Would a partially filled pipe effect the measurement?

What is the measurement accuracy?

What is the response time of the unit and how often are measurements taken?

Are there any assumptions required on key parameters in order to output the % solids by density measurement? You are assuming a constant value for density of solids and liquids in order to get the % solids? Given that our ore will have some variability in density; will this assumption significantly affect the accuracy of the unit? I suspect this is a limitation inherent in all devices?

Do we need to train (calibrate) sensor over known density (% of solid) fluid? Can we calibrate at zero fluid velocity on the same range as operational?

How do ambient vibrations affect the measurement? Does the sensor need to be tuned to a specific background noise? What happens if the background noise changes during the measurement?

Can the pipe layout affect the performance of the Ultimo Density Meter?

How tolerant is the calibration to small errors in pipe dimensions (e.g. manufacturing tolerances)?

Can more than two calibration points be used (e.g. a calibration curve from more extensive data)?

Is a one-time connection from a laptop for configuration sufficient, or is an ongoing connection between the device and a PC required? What is the minimum version of Windows required?

Is there a method for displaying alarm and failure status of the instrument on a plant HMI?

Power

What are the power requirements?

Certifications

Is the Ultimo Density Meter rated for operating in hazardous locations (i.e. Class I, Div. I or Div. II)?

How about the Intrinsically Safe certification? Does the Ultimo Density Meter meet that requirement at this time?

Other

Is this technology patented?

What is the price?

How do I get an Ultimo Density Meter for evaluation?

How long will the Ultimo Density Meter last in continuous use before it needs repair or servicing?

How do I get trained to install setup and use the Ultimo density meter?

Are any spare parts needed?

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