Processing Magazine

Pump-friendly flowmeter simplifies installation and cuts cost

May 19, 2008
The V2 Systemâ„¢ Flow Meter from McCrometer offers superior accuracy and can be installed in close proximity to pumps in crowded plant retrofit projects by reducing up to 70 percent the straight-pipe runs required by other meters, resulting in real estate, pipe and labor cost savings that can exceed the cost of the instrument. The precision V2 System Flow Meter operates over a wide flow range of 10:1 with low head loss and supports line sizes from 4 to greater than 18 inches.. Accuracy is +1 percent over a 40 to 7500 gallon per minute liquid flow rate, depending on the line size. Industrial plant water and wastewater engineers can rely on the V2 for consistent performance and low cost of ownership because it requires virtually no recalibration or maintenance over an exceptionally long life. The space-saving V2 System Flow Meter reduces flow meter straight pipe run requirements by up to 70 percent or more and needs only 0-3 straight pipe diameters upstream and 0-1 downstream to operate effectively. It is especially useful in plant water intake systems, cooling water lines, wastewater effluent treatment lines, filter galleries and recycled water management.