Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Fit for Purpose


Bell Flow Systems were recently approached by a mechanical and electrical building services company for a water and heat measurement project. Based in Edmonton, The Gym required the measurement of heat energy consumption as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, along with the monitoring of cold and hot water services.

The application called for a simple solution to record the flow rates and temperatures of the water used at this large health centre and the equipment used was requested to be compliant with the requirements of the RHI scheme.The client also required the data from the heat and water meters to be available off site, therefore allowing the customer to view live data from the devices without the need for local data collection.
 
For this project we commissioned a VuAqua multi-jet water meter with optional pulse output facility which is WRAS and MID approved. Also provided was a MID Class 2 approved VuHeat meter which is RHI compliant and contains a pulse and M-Bus output as standard for remote data logging.

Due to the client’s request to view live data, we supplied an Aqualink II, battery powered data logger that transmits data over WiFi or GPRS or SIM card to a cloud based M2M monitoring platform. The stored data from the Aqualink II is automatically sent to the webserver giving immediate access to the information needed.