Morgan Advanced Materials has joined forces with Loughborough University, UK, to investigate the use of alumina blocks in new generation ultrasonic flow meters.
Together, Morgan and Loughborough University’s Advanced Ceramics Research Group are exploring the potential use of reflective alumina blocks in place of the stainless steel blocks that are widely used in these applications.
Dr Yifei Zhang of Morgan Advanced Materials believes the outcomes of this research partnership will be useful not only for Morgan but for many other applications. “We are proud to be working with Loughborough University on the type of research that will take technical ceramics – and ultrasonic flow meters – into the future,” he said.
In a fully assembled ultrasonic flow meter, a pair of sensors is mounted in parallel to a flow tube, along with other required electronic devices. The meter calculates the flow rate of a medium, generally a liquid or gas, by assessing the delay in response between the two sensors, which are driven by electricity to create ultrasonic waves.
June 4, 2015