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Hedland Variable Area Flow Meters - Spring Loaded Design


Hedland flow meters are the industry standard. The product line includes over 15,000 in-line variable area flow meters manufactured of aluminum, brass or stainless steel for fluids, water, compressed air and many other liquids and gases. Meters are available as a visual-only gauge, flow switch, or as an advanced flow transmitter with digital display and analog output. The rugged in-line variable area meters can be installed at any angle and perform at +/- 2% full scale accuracy. High pressure and high temperature models are available. The Hedland line also includes the EZ-View® in-line variable area polysulfone flow meters and flow switches for liquids.

Hedland flow meters are used extensively in fluid power applications and other industrial and manufacturing processes, including: machine tool cooling and lubrication; packaging; semiconductor manufacture; die casting and plastic injection molding. Hedland products also serve the automotive, aviation and mining industries.

Hedland Variable Area Flow Meters and Flow Switches Brochure
Hedland Variable Area Flow Meters and Flow Switches Catalog



Hedland Application Examples
 Petroleum Liquid Flow Meters
 Hydraulic Circuits and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Hydraulic Power Unit Performance Verification
 Gear Box Lubrication Monitoring
 Test Benches
 Bearing Lubrication Monitoring
 Hydraulic Linear Positioning Verification
 Mineral Oils Usage and Monitoring
 Hydraulic Tool and Component Diagnostics and Verification
 Power Steering System Diagnostics and Verification
 Transmission Fluid Diagnostics and Verification
 Mobile and Stationary Construction Equipment
 Gasoline, Kerosene, Methanol Monitoring
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Water-Based Liquid Flow Meters


 Hydraulic Circuits and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Hydraulic Component Diagnostics and Verification
 Hydraulic Fraking
 Test Benches
 Cooling System Flow Monitoring
 Die Cast Machines
 Plastic Injection Molding
 Milling and Grinding Machines
 Foundry Crucibles
 Automotive Testing
 Robotic Welders
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Water Liquid Flow Meters


 Hydraulic Circuits and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Water Flow Monitoring
 Water-cooled Heat Sink Monitoring
 Chiller Systems
 Reverse Osmosis Systems
 Foam Additives
 Control Flushing
 Water Batching
 Concrete Mixing
 Snow Making Equipment
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Air/Gas Flow Meters


 Pneumatic Circuit and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Pneumatic Tool Performance Verification
 Air Batching
 Gas/Air Flow Monitoring
 Compressor Efficiency Monitoring
 General Industrial Processes
 Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators
 HVAC Control Systems
 Industrial Automation
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Phosphate-Ester Liquid Flow Meters


 Hydraulic Circuits and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Steel Mills
 Flame Resistant Fluid Monitoring
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Caustic/Corrosive Liquid Flow Meters


 Deionized Water
 Whitening Liquids
 Chemical Flow Monitoring
 Chemical Additives
 API Oils
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Caustic/Corrosive Air/Gas Flow Meters


 Pneumatic Circuit and Systems Monitoring and Leak Detection
 Harsh or Hazardous Gas Flow
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Contact us for further information, a sales visit or a quotation.

April 2019 - Data Centre Waste Water Monitoring


News May 2019

Commissioning completed at Essex Data Centres fitted with Dynasonics TXF Ultra®, Ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters

Seven flow meters in total were fitted to accurately monitor the waste water discharge from these digital data centres. TFX Ultra® offers bidirectional flow measurement within a velocity range of 0,03 to 12 m/s in pipes sizes of DN50 to DN3000 with an accuracy of +/-1% of reading or +/-0,003 m/s and within a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.




Features of the TFX Ultra include:

⊗ Ability to measure liquids with small amounts of suspended solids or aeration  
⊗ Bi-directional flow measurement system. Totalizer options include forward, reverse and net total.
⊗ Modbus RTU over RS485 communications; Ethernet connection includes BACnet/IP®,
     EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus TCP/IP protocols.
⊗ Compact enclosure uses large, easy-to-read back-lit digital display.
⊗ Rugged, aluminum enclosure ensures a long service life in harsh environments.


Badger Meter Europa has now developed new 'Easy Rails' for the ultrasonic flow meter and Heat meter models TFX-Ultra®, which allows quick and easy installation of the ultrasonic sensors onto the pipework. The sensor rails are available in two different versions: ER150 Easy Rail for pipe sizes from DN50 to DN150 and ER300 Easy Rail for pipe sizes from DN50 to DN300. Both models can be used for media with a temperature range of -40 °C to +120 °C.


Click here>>> for further information on TFX-Ultra® flow meters and Heat energy meters 


March 2019 - Badger Meter Europa - Training in Neuffen


Badger Meter Technical Training February 2019

Thanks to the wonderful team in Neuffen for being so welcoming and informative. A deep technical understanding of the major principles of flow measurement and their succesful application is what makes Badger Meter such a great partner to work with. The complete range of Badger Meter flow measurement products manufactured in factories around the globe can be seen here or at the main USA corporate website here

Bell Flow Systems Ltd is the exclusive contact in the UK


January 2019 - Top Load Turbine Flow Meter


The Top Load Turbine Flow Meter is designed to withstand the demands of the most rigorous flow measurement applications. Originally developed for the secondary oil recovery market, the Top Load Turbine Flow Meter is an ideal meter for liquid flow measurement on or off the oil field.

The Top Load Turbine Flow Meter is simple to install and service. It operates in any orientation (horizontal to vertical) as long as the flow direction arrow is aligned in the same direction as the actual line flow. For optimum performance, the meter should be installed with a minimum of 10 diameters upstream straight pipe length and 5 diameters downstream straight pipe length.

The meter features a rugged 316 stainless steel housing, rotor shaft and rotor support assemblies, C17-4 PH stainless steel rotor, and hybrid ceramic ball bearings. The meter maintains measurement accuracy and mechanical integrity in the corrosive and abrasive fluids commonly found in oil field water flood projects and many industrial applications


• Offers accurate and repeatable flow measurement in ranges from 5…225 gpm (18.9… 851.72 lpm)

• Cost-effective solution for turbine flow meter applications

• Rugged 316 stainless steel construction offers long service life in severe operating environments

• Available in NPT

• NIST-traceable calibration • Installation in 1 in. and 2 in. pipe sizes

• Can integrate electronically with a Blancett flow monitor and K-factor Scaler, or the F-to-I/F-to-V Intelligent Converter

• Field replaceable repair kits allow for turbine replacement without loss of accuracy

• Can be repaired without removing the body from the line

Click for Data Sheet >>


December 2018 - New Sensors for Badger Meter IOG and RCDL Models


New sensors for IOG® and RCDL®

To cover an even wider range of applications, we are pleased to present three new sensors suitable for the IOG® oval gear meters and RCDL® nutating disc meters (Recordall®).

The sensors are made of stainless steel and are intrinsically safe, Ex:

  • Namur sensor, ATEX
  • Pulse sensor NPN (OC), ATEX
  • Pulse sensor PNP (OC), ATEX

The sensors can be mounted on existing devices using an adapter which can be ordered installed on a new device. The adapter for the IOG® and RCDL® devices is suitable for all meter sizes.

You can find further information in the datasheet on pages 7 and 8.

Download here>>


October 2018 - Blancett range of Stainless Turbine Flow Meters


Blancett Accurate Stainless Steel Turbine Flow Meters

♦ Hygeinic Tri-clamp Models
♦ Cryogenic Models
♦ Flanged, Screwed & Wafer models
♦ ATEX Models
♦ High Pressure models
♦ Traceable, calibrated Accuracy
♦  Selection of outputs and displays

A clearly structured catalogue for the Blancett® product family of turbine flowmeters is now available for download, including technical data, ordering information and configuration examples. The new Blancett® catalogue contains the whole range of models and accessories with all the corresponding technical data. The catalogue is available on our website , but you can also use the download button below to save the file to your PC.


See our full range of liquid and gas flow turbine here>>>


August 2018 - Visit the Flow Meter Guide at Bell Flow Systems


Have you seen our new flow meter guide yet?

Visit our new online Bell Flow Systems flow meter guide! A comprehensive guide to the most common flow meter principles found within the industrial marketplace. Complete with explanations of their operation and suitability information for each type shown.

Flow Meter Guide

Flow Meter Guide


July 2018 - Non-invasive flow measurement helps performance at UK brewery


Non-invasive flow measurement helps performance at UK brewery

Jul , 2018

Bell Flow Systems was recently approached by a large UK brewery to offer a solution for non-invasive flow measurement at a series of locations around the production areas of the site. The main challenge the customer faced was ensuring that the instruments could be used to provide a visual indication of the current flow rates in pipes where traditional in-line flow meters could not be fitted.

During the run up to the World cup in Russia, closing parts of the system down and reducing production at such a busy time could not be considered. However the brewery had some ongoing optimisation issues which needed to be resolved, especially during peak output. The main production area of the site has a selection of different pipe sizes and materials, so the chosen system needed to be able to accommodate these variables as well as storing the information of each metering location between visits.

The flowmeter put forward for this complex application was the DXN Hybrid portable flow meter. The battery powered DXN model is unique in its approach as it utilises a hybrid system which works by allowing the user to install both transit time and Doppler sensors onto the outside of the pipe. This provides the user with a solution which can adjust for changing conditions in the fluid, such as the introduction of solids particles or entrained air bubbles, which would otherwise affect the accurate operation of a traditional transit-time style flow meter.

The customer used the internal data logger of the DXN to provide short term monitoring of the individual processes to adjust and validate system performance. The on-board diagnostic functions of the DXN ultrasonic flow meter ensured that the readings been captured by the operator were accurate and that the meter was operating within specifications.

For more information on the DXN system please contact


June 2018 - Batch Controller for Formic Acid


Batch Control for Formic Acid

Jun, 2018

Bacth control for formic acid

A client was looking for a solution to measure a process involving a solution of water and formic acid, and approached us at Bell Flow to assist. The customer required a solution for dispensing specific amounts of formic acid solution for use in their drain cleaning products. After a meeting with the client, we discussed their current process and their desired changes. The most appropriate solution was to install a complete system of batch control for formic acid.

Find out more in the Bell Flow Blog - Batch Control for Formic Acid


May 2018 - ATEX Rated Flow Monitors from Blancett


ATEX Rated Flow Monitors from Blancett

May, 2018

Introducing the new B3100 ATEX rated flow monitors from US manufacturer Blancett.

This explosion proof ATEX rated flow monitor features advanced application options with user-friendly “thru-glass” operation which allows for the use of finger proximity detection buttons. Available now from Bell Flow Systems.

ATEX Rated Flow Monitors from Blancett

The B3100 is an ATEX rated flow monitor. As a result, it is suitable for use in a range of explosive atmospheres. ATEX derives its name from the French title of the 94/9/EC directive: Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles. Suitable applications which require ATEX rated flow monitors would include within paint spraying facilities, fuel handling plants and distilleries. Additionally, the B3100 can be used in dusty or other hazardous particle-heavy atmospheres.

Read more on the Bell Flow Blog - ATEX Rated Flow Monitors from Blancett


May 2018 - New Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter from Badger Meter


New Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter from Badger Meter

May, 2018

Badger Meter Introduces Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter at 2018 Hanover Messe

Versatile instrument provides cost-effective solution for measuring water flow in industrial applications

TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, today announced the introduction of the Dynasonics® TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter for use in building automation, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), water & wastewater treatment and water distribution. Designed for non-invasive, ultrasonic transit time flow measurement, the new meter was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany.

The TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter is a cost-effective solution for measuring water flow bi-directionally in a variety of applications. Typical examples include water systems, wastewater effluent, agricultural irrigation and industrial discharge.

Read the full release on the Badger Meter website.

Bell Flow Systems will be accepting orders for the new clamp-on TFX-500w ultransonic flow meter very soon.
Watch this space! 


March 2018 - WRAS Approval for Mag Flow Meters


WRAS Approved Flow Meters

M1000, M2000 and M5000 ranges from Badger Meter - now WRAS approved. 


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


View  WRAS Certificate as a PDF >> 

Jan 2018 - DXN Ultrasonic Flow meter goes wireless!


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.

DXN Ultrasonic Flow MeterPortable Ultrasonic Flow & Energy Meter DXN :: Dual Capability : Transit Time & Doppler 15-3800mm

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.

Portable Ultrasonic Flow & Energy Meter

Nov 2017 - Dynasonics® Easy Rails


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.


Sept 2017 - M1000 Mag Flow Meter Application


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.

M1000 Mag Flow Meter Application

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!


August 2017 - New iSonic 4000 from Badger Meter USA



iSonic 4000 open Channel Flow Meter and Level Sensor

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


July 2017 - M5000 Battery Powered Mag Meter



Badger Meter M5000 Battery Powered

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.


June 2017 ... Positive Displacement Meter for Grain Driers


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.


The mechanical display has an accumulated non-resettable total, and can handle the ambient temperature. In a location where the weather can hit an average temperature of 43⁰C in the summer months, this was an important factor to consider.

The series is best suited for metering fluids up to a viscosity of 700 mPas and at an operating temperature up to 50°C or up to 120°C, material & display dependant. The meter offers an accuracy of ±0.5%, and is available in sizes from ¾” to 2”, in plastic, Bronze, stainless steel and PVDF, and is available with digital or mechanical displays, with or without pulse output, or blind outputs only.

May 2017 ... New RCT1000 Coriolis Mass Flow Meter


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 or 0800 027 7786.

April 2017 ... Hygienic Mag Meter Installation in London Brewery


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 or 0800 027 7786.

March 2017 ... Hinkley Point Power Station Application


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.

February 2017 ... Impeller Insertion Flow Meters


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.

January 2017 ... New Vision Turbine Meter Range


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.

December 2016 ... Variable Area Meters from Hedland


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.

November 2016 ... Flo Clean Hygienic Flow Meters


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.

October 2016 ... Blancett QuikSert Turbine Meter


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

September 2016 ... TFX Ultrasonic Flow Meter By Dynasonics

The TFX Ultra is a compact ultrasonic flow meter that clamps onto the outside of pipes and does not contact the internal liquid. The technology has inherent advantages over alternate devices including: low-cost installation, no pressure head loss, no moving parts to maintain or replace, no fluid compatibility issue, and a large, bi-directional measuring range that ensures reliable readings even at very low and high flow rates. Models benefit from being able to measure clean liquids as well as those that contain small amounts of suspended solids such as surface water and sewage. The meter features a large, easy-to-read digital display which shows the flow rate and totals. The TFX Ultra is available in a variety of configurations that permit the user to select a meter with features suitable to meet particular application requirements. Available in sizes DN12 to DN3800, the rugged meter is ATEX approved for hazardous areas. TFX Ultra connections include BACnet/IP, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP/IP protocols.

August 2016 ... Dynasonics - DXN Helps Keep Train Performance On Track


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.

July 2016 ... Badger Meter M5000 Given OIML and MID Approval


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 or call us on +44 (0)1280 817304

April 2016 ... Badger Meter Launches New Cost Effective Turbine Meter

Badger Meter has recently released the B1500 series, a turbine flow meter suitable for dispensing various clean liquids such as water, light oils and chemicals.
The B1500 series are a cost-effective option for highly accurate and reliable flow measurement and are the ideal solution for clean, liquid flow applications in industrial processes, such as batching, blending, monitoring and general flow measurement. The new B1500 turbine series are best suited for automotive, chemical, aerospace and general industrial application’s, however these turbines are extremely rugged and also perform well in the harsh environments found in the oil and gas sector.
An optional B3000 flow monitor can easily be integrated onto the turbine to provide an economical, flow metering solution with multiple visual and system integration options. Presented on the powerful LCD display are flow rate and totals with various signal outputs and the option to transmit data to a user interface via Modbus RTU. A remote swivel mount can be specified which is capable of rotating 180 degrees for ease of viewing. Basic, advanced and solar-powered models provide users with the flexibility of options to meet the requirements of their unique applications.
This turbine range displays exceptional mechanical linearity, resulting in minimized temperature induced viscosity influence and increased useable flow range. Due to the precision helical rotor design, B1500 meters provide exceptional speed-of-response to step changes along with a significant reduction in press drop.
The rotor design utilizes ceramic ball bearings are lighter, more tolerant to extreme temperatures and produce less friction than stainless steel ball bearings which are commonly found in most turbine meters. The ceramic ball bearings are able to tolerate adhesive wear and they perform well in non-lubricating liquids that are usually found in cryogenic fluids and water.
The B1500 can be installed in any position without affecting the performance, turndown range or calibration.  For enhanced application specific performance, recalibration of the meter can be completed on-site using a calibrated vessel or weigh-scale or metering skid. For best performance and longevity, upstream filtration is advised to prevent bearing contamination and to avoid rotor blade damage. The B1500 series turbine flow meters come with a 10-point calibration, traceable to NIST standards.
Available in sizes from ¼ to 2 inches, the B1500 flow meter has a high measuring accuracy of 0.25%, when linearized with a B3000 flow monitor and an accuracy of 0.5% using a single-point averaged 
K-factor. Flow ranges are from 0.95 – 946 L/min (0.25 to 250 gpm) depending on the model chosen and the maximum operating temperature range is up to +300°C.
Models are constructed from 316 stainless steel and are available with either ANSI flange or national pipe thread (NPT) end fittings. Internal component materials include the rotors, which are made of 17-4 stainless steel, rotating on ceramic ball bearings. The supports, hangars and all other turbine assembly parts are made from 300 series stainless steel.
Bell Flow Systems are the representatives for Badger Meter in the UK and provide their industry-leading products at competitive prices. For more information about Badger Meter products visit or call free on 0800 027 786.


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