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Royston has developed a device to reduce fuel consumption and cut back costs for customers by adopting a specialist flowmeter provided by Titan Enterprises.

Royston Diesel, based in the north east of the UK, offers diesel engine support to companies across the globe.

One of Royston’s clients wanted to incorporate a technology to advance measurement within towage and emergency response operations.

So Robin Shaw, technical manager at Royston Diesel, developed a concept in conjunction with the University of Newcastle that would provide a solution and be used as an aid for engine performance.

Following three years of research, the Enginei monitoring system was created, which is a fuel and engine monitoring system that presents logged engine and fuel consumption data.

The Enginei system, which can be fitted to any engine from the smallest, older generators to the newest high-speed engine manufacturers, provides recorded engine data sent over satellite to a web-based management dashboard.

Sensors monitoring engine parameters such as exhaust temperatures, boost pressure and oil pressure, log engine performance and can be downloaded via USB onboard or sent remotely via satellite to show any worrying engine trends before they become an issue.

This helps the onboard crew and office-based technical staff to make informed decisions and reduce the time and cost associated with vessel maintenance and vessel downtime.

An essential part of the monitoring technology is a flowmeter provided by Titan Enterpises.

After an extensive study of the available flowmeter technologies, Royston placed an order with Titan Enterprises for one of its stainless-steel flowmeters.

Stainless steel is the preferred material for marine applications that are subject to approval by classification societies such as Lloyds Register.

Royston initially ordered just two OG4 stainless-steel flowmeters with female BSP threads for evaluation.

Following a quick implementation stage, the company then placed a much larger order for use on 15 different ships including tugs and oil tankers, with the intention to roll this out across a much broader fleet by the end of 2010.

The meter performance on diesel is 0.5 to 50 litres per minute with accuracy of +/- 0.1 per cent.

The 316 steel material is fitted with Hall-effect magnet detector and is used in a vast array of applications, varying from highly critical jet engine oil to diesel generator fuel consumption.

Titan’s flowmeters are already used as fuel performance test measures for offshore rescue boats and the French Navy.

Other versions are used for hydraulic test rigs and aggressive chemicals.

Titan Enterprises

With more than 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation — Titan Enterprises Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance solutions such as the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter, oval gear flowmeters and the low flow turbine flowmeters and instrument range. Our knowledgable team can offer either an off-the-shelf meter or fully bespoke flow system designed for a particular application, whether it is a low-cost OEM solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials you are looking for.

With more than 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation — Titan Enterprises Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance solutions such as the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter, oval gear flowmeters and the low flow turbine flowmeters and instrument range. Our knowledgable team can offer either an off-the-shelf meter or fully bespoke flow system designed for a particular application, whether it is a low-cost OEM solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials you are looking for.

Titan’s company philosophy of ‘pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better’ has resulted in sales of more than 500,000 products in 50 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase percentage of 95 per cent — something that founder Trevor Forster is justly proud of.

Today, Titan supplies innovative flow measurement solutions to a broad range of sectors, including medical, industrial, food and drink, laboratory and pharmaceutical. Its latest innovation — the Atrato flowmeter range — is set to challenge conventional flowmeter thinking the world over. The culmination of eight years’ research and development in collaboration with the Department of Process & Engineering at Cranfield University (UK), it can handle low flows from laminar to turbulent and is largely immune from viscosity effects.

For higher-volume users we can tailor the design of a flowmeter to match your exact application requirements and thus not compromise achievable results with a less-than-ideal sensor. The resultant device would be unique to your application but would still benefit from Titan’s tried-and-tested, modern manufacturing methods to ensure a competitive OEM solution. From an initial concept Titan can offer a complete service from budget costings through prototypes to full production. Often the cost of origination and tooling can be amortised over the life of the product.

All flowmeters produced by Titan are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25 per cent. We produce chemically resistant, high-accuracy digital flowmeters that are not only competitively priced but are engineered to give long-term reliable performance.

However, the value of a flowmeter cannot be judged by price alone. Often in industrial applications the reliability of a product far outweighs the initial purchase price as ‘downtime’ is extremely expensive. At Titan, we endeavour to produce devices that are inherently reliable but are manufactured using the latest and most economical production techniques.

Typical applications overview

  • Flow batching
  • Engine test metering
  • Oil flow measurement and metering
  • Hydraulic fluid measurement and metering
  • High-viscosity fluid measurement and metering
  • OEM equipment
  • Chemical plant measurement and metering
  • Hazardous areas (simple apparatus)
  • Laboratory use
  • Cooling equipment measurement and metering
  • Drink dispensing
  • Semiconductor plant

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