Processing Magazine

Insertion style flowmeter ideal for municipal or industrial water treatment

July 15, 2009
The only multiple point insertable flowmeter on the market today, according to the manufacturer, it is particularly cost-effective for large line-size applications. The advanced streamline multi-electrode sensor design compensates for real world variable water flow profiles, including low-flow conditions. It is highly accurate, repeatable and stable with virtually no drift that requires field recalibration. The flowmeter fits in crowded installations with too much equipment and too little plant real estate. There’s no need for long upstream or downstream straight pipe runs to support accurate measurement. Hot tap installation also allows the flowmeter to be easily removed and installed in other locations to support trouble-shooting or temporary measurement needs. The flowmeter is available for service in line sizes from 4 to 120 inches, providing bi-directional or forward flow only depending on the specific model. Accuracy is ±1% of reading ± zero stability from +0.3 to +20 ft/s, and repeatability is 0.20% of range. The unit comes pre-calibrated from the factory and requires virtually no recalibration. With no moving parts, the flowmeter’s multi-electrode sensor contains nothing to wear or break, and it is generally immune to clogging by sand, grit or other debris. Built to demanding industrial standards with heavy-duty materials for a long life. There’s virtually no maintenance required and when coupled with its long-life, the cost of ownership is exceptionally economical. The flowmeter supports liquid flow measurement requirements in municipal and industrial water treatment. Typical applications include: distribution, effluent, filter balancing and backwash, pumping stations, and UV dosing. It is ideal for district energy facilities in cooling water, chilled water and HVAC applications, as well as numerous processes found in food/beverage, electric power generation, chemical processing and pulp/paper plants.