Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New Low Cost Calibration Services

We recently commissioned in-house test rigs for water, oil and micro-flows and can now offer scheduled calibrations and re-calibrations for flow meters of many measuring principles and sizes. Our test rigs are UKAS traceable and all calibrations are issued with a calibration certificate. Our flexible calibration service gives you peace of mind knowing that the meter you have purchased will be correctly calibrated and performing accurately and within its stated specifications (we can also offer an on-site calibration if required).

  • Small Water Rig: 1/2” up to 1”
  • Medium Water Rig: 1” up to 4”
  • Up to 1000 litres per minute
  • Most Measuring Principles
  • Single Point Calibration
  • Multiple Point Calibration

  • Small Oil Rig: 1/8” up to 1”
  • Medium Oil Rig: 1” up to 1 1/2”
  • Up to 300 litres per minute
  • Most Measuring Principles
  • Single Point Calibration
  • Multiple Point Calibration

  • Microflow Rig: 1/4”
  • Ethanol
  • From 1cc per minute
  • Most Measuring Principles
  • Single Point Calibration
  • Multiple Point Calibration

We can come to you...
In addition to the option to return your flow meter to us, 

you can also request an on-site calibration from one of 
our technicians, using proven re-calibration techniques.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

*Product of the month*- The DXN- A True Hybrid Instrument...

The DXN portable ultrasonic flow meter is capable of measuring liquid flow with multiple technologies, including: Doppler, transit time and liquid thermal flow. Easy to install by clamping RTDs onto the outside of the pipe, the meter measures flow using the non-invasive ultrasonic sensors and takes over 100 readings a second. With the industry’s only advanced touch-screen interface featuring job-specific controls this is one portable meter that really can do it all.
  • Switches automatically between transit time and Doppler measurement as needed
  • Bi-directional flow measurement system with various kit options
  • Accurate readings with superior measurement processing speed
  • Customisable site-specific parameters, 1GB internal data logging, and USB connectivity
  • Internal 11.1 V lithium ion battery, provides 6-9 hours of continuous operation (continuous operation also with external PSU connected).

Also available for hire call us on +44 (0)1280 817304 for more information.

Case Study: Water Abstraction from Estate Boreholes

A working estate covering just over 50,000 acres, with large lawn areas, park land and trees to maintain, required an eco-friendly solution for expending water for the upkeep of the estate grounds. We supplied Badger Meter’s new M1000 electromagnetic flow meter as part of a water abstraction solution.

Water abstraction is the removal or diversion of water from the water environment. It can be carried out by a variety of means including a pump, pipes, an engineering structure in a watercourse, a borehole or a well. In terms of regulation, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) allows the abstraction of water from privately owned land if abstraction is less than 20m3 a day.

We supplied metering equipment for monitoring the water abstraction process for the estate using Badger Meter’s M1000 electromagnetic flow meter, a new addition to their accurate, high performance ModMAG® M-Series® family. The M1000 achieves an accuracy rate of ± 0.3 percent and its rugged design ensures exceptional reliability in demanding environments. The meter features a non-intrusive open flow tube that virtually eliminates pressure loss, and with no moving parts to impede the flow stream, maintenance is kept to a minimum - even in less than ideal fluid conditions. The M1000 is available in 1/4" (6mm) up to 8" (200mm) sizes and has a flow range of 0.05 up to 22700 litres per minute. We partnered the M1000 with a daily timer and a batch controller to ensure that the total water abstracted from the estate’s boreholes could be monitored and controlled to remain with SEPA’s maximum daily abstraction limits. 

This new ecological installation enables the continued use of alternative sources of water other than the mains water supply. We have been involved in many bespoke borehole metering projects over the years. Having extensive product knowledge and a broad range of metering and instrumentation products at their disposal this provides an unbeatable combination for those requiring a tailor made flow solution.