Balancing and calibration area at Odelzhausen, Germany facility, which designs and manufactures Rheonik coriolis flow meters.

Photo courtesy of GE Sensing & Inspection

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is making a $1 million investment to expand its Odelzhausen, Germany facility, which designs and manufactures Rheonik Coriolis flowmeters used in the oil & gas and power-generation sectors. The expansion will provide a meter calibration center to test and calibrate ultrasonic and coriolis flowmeters. The project will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2010.

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies acquired Rheonik in 2008, expanding its flowmeter portfolio to include Coriolis technology. The meters measure flow from 0.5 grams per minute to 1,500 tons per hour. Rheonik’s products serve high-pressure applications and can operate with relatively large amplitudes, a critical requirement for highly viscous liquids or low flow.