Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flowline Reveals Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter

Flowline has introduced the Ultraflux UF801-P portable ultrasonic flowmeter. It incorporates dual processors that increase the speed of signal acquisition and accuracy of measurement to +/-0.5 per cent. The UF801-P is ideal for diagnostic and flow monitoring duties in all water and waste applications. The non-invasive external probes are simply clamped onto the pipe for immediate measurement.

The unit can be used on pipe diameters from 10mm up to 10m, includes an integral logger with a data capacity of over six months at two-minute intervals, and has a 14-hour battery life. Operation and set-up can be carried out using the integral keypad or via software, while the digital signal processing feature using multiple processors enhances response times. External input options can now be included, such as current, voltage, pulse, frequency, and RTD input for heat metering.

The programming and set include multi-parameter inputs, including up to three layers of differing pipe materials, and there is a thickness gauge input option. The UF801-P is highly effective in challenging flow monitoring applications; for example, where fluids contain a high volume of solids, or air, it is able to detect and process any signal that propagates through the fluid to ensure reliable and accurate flow measurement.

The unit is compact, robust and watertight (to IP67), yet weighs only 1kg and is suited to a wide range of applications. These include measuring and monitoring flows in networks of potable water, raw water, sewage and pump metering. It can also measure flows in oil production, petrochemicals, food industries, and process metering and control.

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