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New Material Options for Water Injection Turbine Flow Meter

Exotic Turbine Meter for Large Water Injection Project

British manufacturer of high-quality Turbine Flow Meters Metri Measurements has introduced to its range a customised High-Pressure Turbine Meter made from exotic materials (Super Duplex & 6MO Body) for a Water Injection application.


Water injection is a method in the oil industry where water is injected back into the oil reservoir, to increase pressure and maximise production. Through conventional methods only around 30% of the oil in a reservoir can be extracted, however, water injection increases the recovery factor and maintains the production rate of a reservoir over a longer period of time.

“The Metri LTM is a versatile meter with high accuracy performance and when combined with its low cost of ownership it’s easy to see why the LTM Turbine Flow Meter is still a highly popular choice for many uses.” Stated Paul Gentle, Owner of Icenta Controls Ltd. “Icenta is constantly developing its Metri product range to encompass new materials, flow rates and connections to enable it to be used across many different industries”

New Materials:

A mix of chemical resistant materials were used to achieve application and product compatibility and long term service.  6 Mo (UNS S31254) is a super austenitic stainless steel with a high level of molybdenum and nitrogen. This provides high resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, as well as high strength, making it the ideal material for Oil and Gas Water Injection applications. Other materials were used for internal wetted parts. Each Turbine rotor and support was machined from exotic materials.

This type of water injection turbine flow meter has been successfully deployed in a variety of other applications where high pressure jetting or cleaning is required. These include clearing fatbergs in pipes and systems, an increasingly common problem today. The LTM Turbine Flow Meter, complete with display, for ease of monitoring the flow rate of the water or chemicals in use, is connected to a high-pressure pump to provide a solution that is highly versatile and effective.

Metri IC-LTM Turbine Flow Meter includes Features:

Turbine Flow Meter
Metri LTM high quality turbine flow meters
  • Wide range of sizes from DN6 up to DN150 as standard
  • Highly accurate with excellent linearity & repeatability
  • Custom connection options available
  • High-pressure rating up to 1000 bar
  • Wide range of temperature options  –200°C up to +350°C
  • Compact or remote installation
  • Output choices include coil, pulse, 4-20 mA, Modbus, HART
  • Choice of Bearings material