Primary Flow Signal (PFS), the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, durable, and accurate flow-metering solutions for oil & gas, water/wastewater, and industrial applications, announces that its WedgeX flow meter is providing highly accurate flow measurement at many shale field sites throughout North America, including the Bakken and Marcellus shale formations.
The PFS WedgeX meter for shale field applications is an unsurpassed solution that handles heavily contaminated, abrasive, or irregular line fluids, such as drill muds or tar sands. The WedgeX design is derived from the standard wedge flow meter, but allows for a direct coupled differential pressure transmitter, which results in a compact and cost effective unit that virtually eliminates environment induced measurement errors. The meters can be customized to measure fluids over a large range of pressures and Reynolds numbers; making them ideal for many applications. Wedge flow metering is intended for high-density, slurry type, or contaminated line fluid applications, including difficult-to-meter, air entrained liquids.
“The extraction of natural hydro-carbons from shale geology is becoming increasingly complex as producers must balance divergent mandates – economic, political, and environmental – in order to profitably bring their hydro-carbon products to market,” said Bruce Briggs, President of Primary Flow Signal. “Producers are telling us that only the highest quality and most accurate flow measurement devices, like our WedgeX meter, can be relied upon to maximize the return on their leaseholds.”
PFS’s metering solutions are designed and manufactured in the United States by the industry’s largest team of specialized hydraulic engineers, backed by extensive laboratory and field testing, ISO 9008-2008 certification, and efficient vertically-integrated facilities.