GE introduces loop-powered, clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter

Billerica, MA—GE Industrial, Sensing has launched its UTX878 loop-powered, clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter.


Billerica, MA— GE Industrial, Sensing has launched its UTX878 loop-powered, clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter. UTX878 reportedly provides all the advantages of clamp-on flow metering in a convenient, low-power design. The firm says UTX878 is accurate, easy to install, causes no pressure drop, does not require calibration, and needs virtually no maintenance.

UTX878 also features a patent-pending low-powered design that requires as low as 60 mW of power. UTX878 achieves and maintains it’s low power consumption by using new ultrasonic transducer technology, which reportedly requires much less excitation energy than conventional transducers, while still providing exceptional, high-performing ultrasonic signals.

Even though UTX878 is loop-powered, GE adds its functionality far exceeds that of a simple transmitter. UTX878’s low-profile, NEMA 4X package features a 128 x 64-pixel LCD display for easy local viewing of flow rate information and a full-featured, six-button external keypad for accessing the instrument program and for verifying meter diagnostics. UTX878 transducers can cover pipe sizes ranging from 0.5 in. up to 8 in. in diameter.

“Users have always wanted a loop-powered clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter because of the simplicity and cost savings it provides in installation,” says Chris Frail, GE Industrial, Sensing’s flowmeter product line manager. “The low-powered design of the UTX878 makes this possible.”

GE Industrial, Sensing’s instruments and systems measure temperature, pressure, liquid level, humidity, gas concentration, and flow rate for applications ranging from environmental, medical and pharmaceutical to automotive, aerospace, chemical and petrochemical. Using technologies, such as infrared detection, ultrasonics and MEMS, GE Industrial, Sensing helps customers monitor, protect, calibrate, control and validate their critical processes and applications. GE Industrial Sensing includes Panametrics, Druck, General Eastern, Kaye, NovaSensor, Thermometrics, and Ruska divisions.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me