Hoffer Flow Controls Flow Measurement Systems Gain Approval from the U.S. Navy Sea Systems Command
Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. recently received a new contract from the U. S. Navy Sea Systems Command to supply fuel flow measurement systems as a part of the U.S. Navy’s Energy Dashboard Program.
Hoffer fuel measurement systems are currently incorporated into the “Energy Dashboard Proof-of-Concept System” aboard several US Navy DDG51 class ships. The new contract will significantly expand the number of ships equipped with these systems.
The “Energy Dashboard” uses an integrated condition assessment system, which ties into other shipboard computer software systems making sailors aware of how certain engineering plants line up and the overall effects on fuel consumption rates. Sailors will now have access to instantaneous net fuel consumption rates. This will provide ships companies with the ability to adjust their navigational habits to maximize fuel efficiency. The “Energy Dashboard” is anticipated to be fielded in all US Navy surface ships by 2017.
The approved Hoffer flow products for the DDG51 class ships include two different flow meter sizes and a model CAT3 intelligent signal conditioner. The flow meters provide linearity of +/-0.1% of reading. The flow meters and signal conditioners have been tested to meet MIL requirements for shock and vibration.
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Hoffer Flow Controls has been designing and manufacturing quality liquid turbine flowmeters and related process instrumentation for more than fifty years. Our initial experience was in the field of cryogenic flow measurement. Today our reputation in this field is synonymous with quality. Today Hoffer Flow Controls manufactures high-precision turbine flowmeters to measure clean liquids and gases throughout the processing industries. Please be sure to follow Hoffer Flow Control on Linked In
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Hoffer Turbine Flowmeters are available in a broad range of standard and special materials. The wide range of construction options allows for selecting the optimum combination of useful range, corrosion resistance, and operating life for a particular application. A low mass rotor design allows for a rapid dynamic response which permits the turbine flowmeter to be used in pulsating flow applications.