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The following models from Badger Meter have now been WRAS approved to comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws. The low cost M1000 range, available for water measurement in sizes up to DN200 with a large selection of options including: power, outputs, liner materials and electrodes. The higher accuracy M2000 Mag meter range available for water measurement in sizes up to DN600 (WRAS approved to DN200) available with internal data logger and a large selection of options including: power, outputs, liner materials and electrodes. The M5000 range of battery powered mag flow meters, available for water measurement in sizes up to DN600 (WRAS approved to DN200) with options including MID/OIML approval, meter verification tool and various power, output and connection options
DXN Ultrasonic Flow Meter goes wireless!
Bell Flow Systems were recently pleased to support a new client on the delivery of an advanced wireless flow and energy measurement project.
The application criteria was clear, the client wanted to be able to use an ultrasonic flow meter as a portable stand-alone unit, but occasionally for remote applications they needed to be able to leave the flow meter installed on site, with access to the systems data maintained remotely. The application involved energy audit tasks, so a model with thermal energy integration was specified.
For the flow meter, Bell Flow Systems selected the Badger Meter- DXN ultrasonic flow meter. This meter is a hybrid device capable of both transit time and Doppler flow measurement. On this occasion the heat meter option was provided which facilitates thermal heat energy measurement.
To ensure that the equipment supplied could be used as a hand-held unit, connection to the DXN meter had to be simple and lightweight. For this reason, single cable Ethernet over I/P connectivity was chosen for the DXN and to this our UG1005 logging telemetry system was connected. Via this communication protocol, information including: Flow rate, Supply and Return Temperatures and signal strength could be collected from the DXN to provide all of the results and diagnostic information in real time, with data recorded every minute.
Advantages of Dynasonics® Easy Rails
The new EasyRail system for the ultrasonic TFX-Ultra® flow meter range allows versatile mounting of the flow meters clamp-on sensors. It is available in different sizes and is very easy to use. You can watch an installation example in the video below.
Bell Flow Systems were recently approach by a customer who was having a problem with their existing meter installation. The customer had previously installed a geared flow meter for their application, but suspended particles in the water were causing the meter to jam, and ultimately seize. In turn, this created further problems down the production line as a knock on effect.
The customer’s application was for silty and sandy water as a result of borehole testing. For the majority of the time the water was clean, but occasionally there would be silt and sand suspended in the water. This was where the issue arose with the existing meter jamming.
For this reason, Bell Flow Systems thought the best option was to quote an accurate meter with no moving parts. A Badger Meter M1000 Mag Flow Meter was chosen, as it featured no moving parts. The meter would measure the clean water, and no damage would be caused to the meter by occasional sand or silt in the water.
The M1000 has an accuracy of ±0.5%, is available with hard rubber or PTFE liner, wafer, DIN or ANSI flanged connections. Hastelloy C measuring & empty pipe electrodes as standard, as well as pulse and 4-20mA outputs.
After fitting the M1000 mag meter, the customer reported having no more issues with this application!
Introducing the new iSonic 4000, a versatile ultrasonic flow meter for open channels and partially filled pipes. The iSonic 4000 can also be used for measuring volumetric contents of liquids in tanks.
Suitable for clean water and waste water applications. The iSonic 4000 can be used in combination with weirs or flumes using one of the pre-programmed tables, or a 35 point calibration table may be used instead.
This model can display values and control applications with a selection of outputs and data-communication options. It can also be used for sending readings to the internal data logger with a capacity for approximately 130,000 readings. Data can be downloaded using the ‘Flow Meter Tool’ PC software which also allows the user to programme all parameters. The user PC can be connected via USB interface or Ethernet interface.
The programming menu is integrated within the large graphic LCD display, offering a wide variety of primary flow element options, such as flumes and weirs. It also displays the flow rate of partially filled pipes, open channels, as well as linearized tank contents measurement options.
Models include 4-20mA output and ModBus RTU, RS422, RS485 and Ethernet interfaces as standard. Due to the unique features and IP67 protection rated aluminium housing, the iSonic 4000 is suitable for applications in harsh environments.
Bell Flow Systems are the authorized UK agent for Badger Meter
The M5000 IP68plus is a battery operated electromagnetic flow meter designed for water metering and management. It is designed to meet the highest demands of water metering applications assuring the user of reliable and accurate measurements with low maintenance. The meter comes certified to OIML R49 and MID MI-001 providing a meter that conforms to the requirements throughout Europe and the world.
With many water metering applications it is often found that the meter will be submersed and it is essential that the meter will still work in these situations. The M5000 IP68plus as its name suggests is IP68 rated suitable for continuous immersion and the integral model can still be operated whilst immersed.
Another constraint can be the lack of power supply in remote areas, but the M5000 is battery powered and offers up to 20 years life allowing the meter to work without the worry of regular maintenance. With many meter technologies there is a requirement for straight sections of pipe before and after the meter, which limits the installation position and often requires pipe modifications, however the M5000 IP68plus requires no straight pipe sections making it a great option where installation points are limited.
The M5000 also boats and internal data logger function to monitor water usage that can be accessed by the IrDA interface avoiding opening the front panel of the device. There is also the added option of a GSM/GPRS modem to transmit the logged data.
Bell Flow Systems have recently been approached for a grain driers application in Saudi Arabia. The customer needed a robust meter, with a local display to show total usage only, which would withstand the ambient temperature and require minimal maintenance. The meters were required to measure the diesel used to fuel the grain driers.
The Badger Meter RCDL Recordall flow meter was selected, in bronze with a mechanical accumulating totaliser. The positive displacement meter was ideal as it has very low pressure loss and a wide flow range, meaning there was no risk of the meter starving the drier, and the wide flow range meant that if the drier was only on at half power, the meter would still measure the flow accurately.
Introducing the RCT1000 Coriolis mass flow meter, the latest addition to Badger Meter USA’s growing product portfolio.
RCT1000 meters are especially suited to the precise measurement of high viscosity fluids, aggressive media and contaminated fluids as well as high density gases, whilst maintaining a wide turndown ratio. Typical applications for these mass flow meters will include filling or dosing oils, solvents and chemicals and measuring adhesives or binding materials, coatings and hardeners, dyes, vitamins and other additives.
Renowned for their outstanding accuracy and versatility in measuring challenging flow applications, Coriolis principle flow meters have been employed in a wide variety of industries and applications. Coriolis flow meters are true multi-variable instruments, which means that they provide simultaneous measurement of mass flow, density, temperature and volume flow.
A valuable feature of this design is the lack of internal moving parts, enabling the flow meter to experience little or no mechanical wear, resulting in a long operational life expectancy. These meters offer low cost maintenance operation and flexible integration options.
The RCT1000 is capable of controlling equipment, such as valves and pumps with PID and batch control signals. The transmitter features a user-lock feature to prevent accidental activation as well as a local LCD display with optical buttons which allow the operator to navigate the display through the glass without opening the enclosure.
Network communications options for this model include; EtherNet/IP, 4-20mA HART, Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU. The RCT1000 meters feature mass flow accuracy of -/+ 0.1% with a pressure range up to 2150 PSI (148 bar) and options for use in hazardous areas. For more information on this Coriolis meter range, contact Bell Flow Systems on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 027 7786.
Weird Beard Brew Company, a London based brewery who specialise in hand-crafted beers came to Bell Flow looking for a flow meter to use in their brewery. The requirement was for a high accuracy meter, with minimal wear and tear to ensure longevity and minimal maintenance, allowing more time to make delicious beer!
The Badger Meter MIDF Hygienic electromagnetic flow meter was chosen and was to be used with both beer and water in the process, so it needed to be hygienic and have sanitary fittings. In this case, tri-clamp connections as these were already in place throughout the brewery, so this would allow easy installation with minimal interference and would allow the meter to be easily removed and put into a different line if needed.
The hygienic mag meter features a food safe PTFE liner, 304 stainless steel body, and tri-clamp connections. The tri-clamp connections enables the meter to be easily removed from one line and put into various points within the process to measure water going into a vessel and beer out of another.
In addition, this meter has an accuracy of ±0.25% and no moving parts, allowing it to prevent wear and tear that traditional styles of meters often have.
Coupled with the M2000 LCD amplifier, this also gives pulse and 4-20mA outputs which can be used for monitoring and batch control and provides a high performance for all conductive fluid applications. The backlit LCD screen shows actual flow rate with 2 totalisers and status. For more information on the MIDF mag meter, please contact us at email@example.com or 0800 027 7786.
Bell Flow Systems were recently asked to provide a meter suitable for accurately measuring and recording the flow of sea water being pumped across a beach at Hinkley point.
Hinkley point in Somerset is the site for a new nuclear power station, the first in the UK for a generation. As the 10 year construction scheme begins there are many environmental factors to be considered at each phase. One of these is to ensure that enough water is pumped from the sea to areas where it is required to help preserve marine life following the temporary construction of a new jetty and sea wall, built to allow materials for the construction of the power station to be delivered by sea.
To provide evidence of sufficient pumped water supply, Bell Flow Systems were required to provide a suitable flow sensor to meet the demands of the application. The flow meter must be compatible with sea water and designed to cope with the challenging weather conditions found on this beach side installation location. It must also be internally powered and capable of accurately logging the volume of water pumped. The ModMag M5000 from Badger Meter was the ideal solution.
The M5000 electromagnetic flow meter is battery powered giving up to 20 years battery life, making it suitable for applications where power is not available. The robust amplifier has IP67 or optional IP68 ingress protection, making it suitable for harsh operating environments and the meter its’s self measures with an accuracy better than ±0.4% of reading. The M5000 also benefits from an integral data logger, able to record and store the volume measured at programmable time intervals which can be downloaded to PC software via the IrDA or RS232 ModBus communication ports.
Electromagnetic measuring technology is maintenance- free and operates without mechanical moving parts, prolonging the life of the meter and allowing it to be used with fluids that may contain solids including sand and organic solids. The available choices of meter liner and electrode materials, makes it an ideal choice for various corrosive and aggressive fluids including sea water.
The Impeller series from Badger Meter - USA is a range of insertion style flow sensors designed to measure water and chemicals via insertion through the pipe wall.
Fitting an insertion meter is simpler, faster and cheaper than cutting a section from the pipework to install a full-bore flow meter.
Featuring a closed, six-bladed impeller design, using a proprietary, non-magnetic sensing technology, these meters offer high repeatability at lower flow rates. Sensors can be interchangeable, eliminating the need for recalibration after service or replacement.
Impeller flow meters are available in a choice of construction materials and a variety of sizes and outputs or LCD displays. With an accuracy of +/-1% and flow rates up to 9 m/s and up to 69 bar, depending on model, the Impeller series makes an ideal choice for use with corrosive and non-corrosive fluids even at higher system pressure.
Badger Meter Vision series of turbine flow meters have been examined, tested and found to comply with the requirements of The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, also known as WRAS.
Vision models are entirely constructed from Trogamid which is low-priced, transparent and ultra-light. All materials used are compliant with the requirements of the drinking water approval. The turbines can also be used with a variety of liquids such as water, fuels, ink and weak acids and is resistant to ethanol and methanol.
With simple installation and no maintenance, the Vision turbines are a highly reliable choice for low flow applications. Instant and total flow can be displayed when combined with a digital display such as the ILR 700 series electronic register.
Thanks to best technical properties, there are various applications that the Vision turbine flow meters can be used for. Typical applications include industrial applications like in cooling plants, dosing, irrigation and dispensing systems, or in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
The compact Vision series consists of three turbine flow meter models: the Vision 1000, for measuring liquid flow as low as 0.1 and up to 2.5 l/min, Vision 2000 for measuring liquid flow as low as 0.5 and up to 35 l/min and the Vision 3000 for measuring liquid flow as low as 5 and up to 65 l/min. Available in sizes ¼” and 3/8” and providing an accuracy of ±3%, these meters make an ideal choice for measuring exact quantities of liquid.
Hedland variable area flow meters give a clearly visible indication of system flow with a choice of optional electronic outputs. The traditional variable area design has been brought up-to-date by utilising a sharp edged orifice and spring loaded float to ensure operation in any orientation.
Constructed from a choice of aluminium, brass or stainless steel and with an accuracy of ±2%, the rugged construction of Hedland meters enables them to work under a wide range of harsh conditions encountered in modern industrial applications. Operational pressures are up to 6000 psi/414 bar and temperatures up to 260°C/500°F. Suitable for Water, Oil, Chemicals and Gas.
The meters are available with a variety of end fittings ½” to 3” (6mm to 76mm). Hedland’s unique design also allows the visual linear scale to be rotated 360° to optimise readability even after permanent installation.
The FloClean Sanitary turbine flow meter was designed for use in the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Models incorporate the most-up-to-date polishing technology and all materials comply with the FDA requirements.
To maintain the turbine’s hygiene standard, the Flo-Clean range contain removable thrust bearings for ease of cleaning and inspection. Models successfully meet the requirements of the 3-A Sanitary Standard number 28-04 for use in clean out of place (COP) meaning that the meters can be left in the line and flushed with a cleaning solution which thoroughly cleans the entire pipe system.
FloClean turbine meters can be combined with an optional Blancett LCD monitor, allowing the user to accurately measure and record the local flow rate and volume totalised. Designed with wear-resistant moving parts, this range offers trouble-free operation and a long service life.
Constructed from 316L stainless steel, the FloClean Turbine provide a durable and cost efficient flow measurement system that offers a high accuracy of +/- 1% and excellent repeatability. With a pressure rating of 1000 psi and handling temperatures up to 149°C, the meter is an ideal choice for use in challenging applications.
The QuikSert turbine flow meter range from Blancett are designed for accurate measurement of various liquids such as water, chemicals and light oils. This wafer style meter is quickly inserted between pipeline flanges and performs well in harsh environments due to it's rugged stainless steel construction and selection of safe and hazardous area displays. Incorporated inside the turbine meter is a helical rotor with long-life tungsten carbide shaft and bearings.
This cost effective meter consists of a simple and easily serviceable design, providing an efficient long life time with low ownership costs. The range features optional LCD flow monitors such as the B2800 or B3000 with EEx ia or EEx D certification options.
Models benefit from a high accuracy reading of +/- 1.0% and are available from sizes 3/8" up to 10" . The meters in this range have an operating temperature from -100 to 177°C
Bell Flow Systems were recently asked by a well regarded UK train operating company to supply non-invasive flow meter equipment that could easily be installed to carry out short term tests of oil flows on a number of trains in their fleet.
The client selected our DXN flow meter as it is easily clamped onto the outside of the pipe therefore avoiding the task of breaking the pipework to install a traditional in-line solution. DXN uses ultrasonic technology to gather accurate results 'non-intrusively', which does not require the trains systems to be turned off, which ensures rolling stock down-time is cut to a minimum. Measurement of flow is taken using a pair of clamp-on non-invasive ultrasonic sensors which take over 100 readings per second. The DXN meter benefits from a number of advanced features including a touchscreen interface, wizard-based start-up configuration, USB connectivity and Modbus TCP/IP connectivity.
The DXN portable ultrasonic flow meter from Dynasonics is capable of measuring a variety of liquid flows by employing multiple technologies, including both Doppler and transit time as well as having the capability to measure thermal heat energy using the Heat Meter accessory kit. The advantages of this hybrid technology are that it is able to instantaneously switch between Transit time and Doppler measurement depending on the current fluid properties.
Badger Meter’s ModMag M5000 water meter has been given OIML and MID approval according to OIML R49-1 and MID M-001. OIML is the International Organisation of Legal Metrology established to promote global harmonisation of legal metrology procedure. The Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) is a European directive that matches the requirements of 10 different measuring instrument types, including gas and active electrical energy meters. The M5000 meter was found to meet the requirements required both within the OIML and MID test.
The M5000 features two internal battery packs with up to 20 years operation. Available from sizes DN15 to DN600, the M5000 is ideal for industrial and bidirectional flow applications. The meter benefits from having no moving parts and can be used to measure water containing particles.The high accuracy reading of +/-0.5% makes this innovative water meter indispensable for the water market.
The meter is typically equipped with a pulse output and an internal datalogger with a ModBus RTU protocol. The data can also be retrieved via radio frequency or GSM/GPRS, therefore the data can then be centrally collected and evaluated.
For more information on our Badger Meter products please visit our dedicated website www.badgermeter.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1280 817304