The global leader in heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing, Flowrox, has debuted the Flowrox Scaling Watch, which is designed to precisely measure the amount of scale in pipelines and other fluid control environments.
Many industries such as minerals & metallurgy, oil & gas, pulp & paper and power plants experience problems with scaling in their pipelines, which can result in the hardening of iron, salts and other unwanted minerals in pipes and valves, thus negatively affecting production rates. The scaling watch is a wafer piece of pipeline that can be placed between two flanges so it can accurately detect scale in the section of pipe where it is installed, thus combatting this common problem.
This predictive device uses Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) technology, developed by Rocsole, which allows operators to see inside the actual piping systems without having to open up the pipeline. It also shows the scale thickness, scale profile, growth rates over time, composition and free flow volume. The scaling watch is available in carbon steel, type 316/316L stainless steel and titanium so it can be used in a variety of environments while serving as insurance against a problem that will mostly likely happen over time. The best feature is that operators can plan ahead to reduce the impact on production.