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Coriolis brew.

There are a lot of people who need to keep track, all at once, of the mass flow, volume flow, density, and temperature of process fluids. The Micro Motion division of Emerson Process Management makes a Coriolis flowmeter designed to do exactly that. Recently, the company sold its 500,000th unit.

Micro Motion, which is based in Boulder, Colo., claims that it has sold more of its Coriolis meters than everybody else combined, but we were unable to confirm that. Micro Motion's first Coriolis flowmeter was introduced in 1977.

Processors can use the devices with Emerson's PlantWeb digital factory architecture to keep tabs on slurries, liquids, and gases. The 500,000th unit sold went to Anheuser-Busch, which puts them to use in one of the most ancient of arts, the brewing of beer.

Tom Moser, president of the Micro Motion division, personally delivered the half-millionth unit to Jeff Steinhart, Anheuser-Busch vice president for engineering, at Anheuser-Busch's headquarters in St. Louis.

Let's hope that they hoisted a glass together.

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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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