Endress+Hauser’s Prosonic Flow W 400 Expands Opportunities for Clamp-On Flowmeters

PB-54-Endress-ProsonicFlowW400-400.jpg

February 23, 2022

The process sector’s embrace of process automation is creating more opportunities for reaping the significant benefits of ultrasonic flow measurement with clamp-on sensors. Endress+Hauser developed the Proline Prosonic Flow W 400 clamp-on flowmeter with the most compelling case yet for applying this safe and easy to install measurement system in basic and standard applications. The Prosonic Flow W 400 combines this proven liquid measurement technology with the unique advantages of Endress+Hauser’s Proline device lineup to satisfy multiple user needs, including long-term cost efficiency, comprehensive process monitoring and maximum freedom in planning measuring points.

The Prosonic  W 400 can be employed for volume measurement, totalizing, balancing, process monitoring, verification of previously installed flowmeters and detection of leaks in a pipeline. The non-intrusive clamp-on method, in which the flow sensors are mounted directly onto the pipe, enables safe measurement of even corrosive, abrasive and toxic fluids – regardless of their conductivity or pressure. Clamp-on sensors can be retrofitted at any time, even on pressure pipelines up to four meters in diameter, like those common in the energy and power plant sector. Utilities are another sector with high demand for such flexible retrofitting for applications like measuring energy flows to uncover potential  savings.

Endress+Hauser’s one-of-a-kind Flow DC function is available as an option with the Prosonic  W 400. This groundbreaking feature  was launched last year with the Prosonic Flow P 500 series. Flow DC detects flow disturbances on the measurement signal so they can be compensated for by calculation. That maintains the specified measuring accuracy even with a significantly reduced inlet run, e. g. from 15 DN all the way down to 2 DN. This, in turn, gives planners more flexibility – and often a better business case – for retrofitting systems with clamp-on flowmeters.

The robust ultrasonic sensors of the Prosonic W 400 series are made of stainless steel, and with IP68 (Type 6P) offer low-maintenance, long-term operation even in harsh process and ambient conditions. They can be used at process temperatures between –40 and +130 °C in non-hazardous areas. (For applications requiring hazardous area approval or dealing with process temperatures in excess of +130 °C, the Prosonic  P 500 will suit the requirements.)

The Prosonic W 400 transmitter includes a web server as standard. With a standard Ethernet cable and a laptop – or wireless via WLAN – users have direct access to all diagnostic, configuration and device data without additional software or hardware. This enables targeted parameterization of a measuring point and time-saving commissioning, maintenance and servicing. During installation, the display of the transmitter/operating tool also shows the current measurement quality (good – acceptable – bad) so the sensor position can be adjusted if necessary.

Heartbeat Technology, the testing function integrated into all Endress+Hauser Proline measuring devices, enables permanent self-diagnostics with the highest diagnostic coverage (>95%) as well as a traceable device verification during ongoing operation. Heartbeat Technology also features a “Heartbeat Sensor Integrity” test function for detecting changes to the measuring electronics and/or sensor caused by extreme environmental or process conditions.

Prosonic Flow W 400 can be mounted on a wide variety of pipeline types and materials: on metal pipes (such as those made of steel or cast iron), plastic pipes, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic pipes (GRP) or pipes made of composite materials with or without lining. A maintenance-free contact foil (coupling pad) provides for optimum sound transmission between the sensor surface and the pipe. The resulting consistently high signal strength ensures stable measurement results and high measuring performance over many years.

For more information, visit HERE.

Related Articles


Changing Scene

  • Tri-Mach Announces the Purchase of an Additional 45,000 sq ft. Facility

    Tri-Mach Announces the Purchase of an Additional 45,000 sq ft. Facility

    Recently, Tri-Mach Inc. was thrilled to announce the addition of a new 45,000 sq ft. facility. Located at 285 Union St., Elmira, ON, this facility expands Tri-Mach’s capabilities, allowing them to better serve the growing needs of their customers. Positioning for growth, this additional facility will allow Tri-Mach to continue taking on large-scale projects, enhance product performance testing, and provide equipment storage for their customers. Read More…

  • HELUKABEL Group Builds New Facility for Automation Cable Solutions

    HELUKABEL Group Builds New Facility for Automation Cable Solutions

    The HELUKABEL Group recently announced it is going to build a new facility in Haan, Germany that will house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters of HELUKABEL’s Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, and is planned to be completed by 2025. Robotec Systems’ core business is robotic dress pack solutions and has been a HELUKABEL subsidiary since 2012 operating out of Duisburg, a suburb of Duesseldorf in northwest Germany. Read More…


Sponsored Content
Fire Protection for Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems

Lithium-ion storage facilities contain high-energy batteries combined with highly flammable electrolytes. In addition, they are prone to quick ignition and explosion in a worst-case scenario. Such fires can have a significant financial impact on organizations. Rapid detection of electrolyte gas particles and extinguishing are the key to a successful fire protection concept. Since December 2019, Siemens has been offering a VdS-certified fire protection concept for stationary Li-ion battery storage systems.

Click HERE to learn more.


For a Multiplied Value Unified

PB-62-Excelpro-MultipliedValue-400.jpg

During the last few years, the Excelpro Group has welcomed AIA Automation, Envitech Automation and Conrad Lavoie Electrical, all of which have become ‘Member of the Excelpro Group’.

It was with great excitement that in November of 2022, Excelpro announced that these three companies officially became Excelpro. This decision is part of a strategy to enhance the Excelpro Group’s brand in its market.

These companies already collaborate on various client projects. This merger brings together the complementary strengths of the employees and ensures a global synergy of the activities throughout the Group.

Read More


Service Wire Co. Announces New Titles for Key Executives

Bruce Kesler and Mark Gatewood have been given new titles and responsibilities for Service Wire Co.

Bruce Kesler has assumed the role of Senior Director – Business Development. Bruce will be responsible for Service Wire’s largest strategic accounts and our growing Strategic Accounts Team.

Mark Gatewood has been promoted to the role of Vice President – Sales & Marketing. In this role, Gatewood will lead the efforts of Service Wire Company’s entire sales and marketing organization in all market verticals.

Read More


Modern Niagara Partners with Global Sustainability Platform Worldfavor

Worldfavor is a global sustainability platform, digitizing and automating the collection, calculation, aggregation and visualization for analysis and reporting of ESG data. Now, Worldfavor is proud to welcome Modern Niagara as a new customer. Modern Niagara is the first Canadian construction company to partner with Worldfavor.

“Worldfavor was founded to be the best platform for sharing, accessing and gaining insights from corporate ESG information. Worldfavor’s mission is to make sustainability mainstream and with that we offer solutions to accelerate sustainability through the value chain. Modern Niagara is the first Canadian construction company to partner with Worldfavor. 

Read More


JMP Parent Company, CONVERGIX Acquires AGR Automation, Expanding Global Reach

Convergix Automation Solutions has completed the acquisition of AGR Automation (“AGR”), a UK-based provider of custom, high-performance automation design and systems integration primarily to the life sciences industry.

Following Convergix’s acquisitions of JMP Solutions in August 2021 and Classic Design in February 2022, AGR marks the third investment in Crestview’s strategy to build Convergix into a diversified automation solutions provider targeting the global $500+ billion market, with a particular focus on the $70 billion global systems integration and connectivity segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Read More


Latest Articles