Clamp-On Flow Meters Cost-Effective Solution for Measuring Water Flow
Badger Meter has recently announced the introduction of the Dynasonics TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter. Designed for non-invasive, ultrasonic transit time flow measurement, the new meter was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany.
The 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. As a clamp-on flow measurement instrument, it is also ideal for users requiring a high level of applicability, functionality, economy and performance, states the firm.
The meter resides outside the pipe and is compatible with a wide range of pipe sizes. It has no pressure head loss, no contact with internal liquid and no moving parts to maintain. The flow meter is quickly and easily installed without cutting or tapping process piping, and can be retrofit in existing installations without shutting down system operations – reducing both installation time and material costs.
With the flow meter, ultrasonic waves transmit upstream and downstream through the pipe wall and liquid flowing in the pipe. By measuring the difference in the travel time and knowing the pipe size, the meter accurately determines the rate, total and velocity of the water flow, adds the company.
The flow meter features a large, easy-to-read display. It also provides Modbus RTU and Bacnet MS/TP connectivity, and integrates with the Badger Meter Beacon and Aquacue Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) cloud-based software suites. Programming of the meter is through the front panel or USB cable using the Solocue configuration software.
Available in sizes of 1/2...10 in. (15...250 mm), and handling flow ranges of 0.1...9,800 gal/min (44,700 l/min) and temperature ranges of -40...250° F (-40...121° C), the flow meter is a versatile flow metering device that can be used in almost any industrial environment, claims the firm.