McCrometer”s V-Cone flowmeter is designed for extreme process environments, such as extracting oil from tar sands, which include a combination of crude bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil), silica sand, and clay minerals. The V-Cone flowmeter provides a high-accuracy, dependable flow measurement solution for oil sands production and refining in all media. It operates in the most demanding conditions, including dirty flows, high temperatures, and high pressures with accuracy of +/- 0.5 percent of flowrate and repeatability of +/- 0.1 percent. A no-moving parts design provides built-in flow conditioning, which also nearly eliminates the upstream/downstream straight pipe runs requirement. The V-Cone meter reduces typical flowmeter straight-pipe run requirements by up to 70 percent or more, needing only zero-to-three straight pipe diameters upstream and zero-to-one downstream to operate effectively. It fits in crowded separation plant layouts as well as in refineries, while also reducing pipe material costs and installation labor costs. The flowmeter operates over a wide flow range of 10-to-one and supports line sizes from 0.5 inch to 120 inches. The testing of the V-Cone flowmeter conforms to the American Petroleum Institute’s API 22.2 Testing Protocol for differential-pressure flow measurement devices.