Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Bell Flow Team Take Part in Christmas Jumper Day!

For the third year in a row, we have dug out our favourite xmas knits and gladly taken part in Save the Children's annual Christmas Jumper Day!

The money raised from the event helps saves children's lives around the world. Donating just £2 could potentially bring essentials like health care, education, protection and food to children who are missing out on the most basic support. Information on the organization can be found here.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a fun and festive Christmas and a happy new year!

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.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

MID & RHI Approved Qalcosonic Heat Flow Meters

The new Qalcosonic heat meter is MID Class 2 Approved for RHI and billing purposes for both heating and cooling applications. Meter sizes from DN15 to DN50 with BSP threaded and flanged connections, Qp values range from 0.6 to 15 m3/hr with R100 dynamic range as standard and R250 as an option covering a wide range of energy metering applications. Using ultrasonic technology means the meter has no mechanical moving parts, prolonging the life of the meter and ensuring long term accuracy.

The meter benefits from pulse outputs and a range of optional communication modules; including MBus, Modbus, LON and RF868 (Wireless MBus) making it ideal for AMR applications and linking with existing management systems. The Qalcosonic offers an IP67 rated protection on the flow sensor, which is standard when purchased with the cooling application option and also with Glycol applications.

The Qalcosonic stores the energy readings for both heating and cooling in separate displays, automatically changing over when the temperatures change. Along with the energy readings the meter also logs hourly, daily and monthly values useful for monthly billing and monitoring of historical data.

As standard the meter is battery powered with a 3.6V lithium battery giving a life greater than 12 years meaning little maintenance is required. There are also options for power modules for 12-42 V DC or 12 – 36 V AC using the battery power as a back-up.
Qalcosonic heat meters offer a choice of mounting for the calculator display. It can be mounted on the flow sensor, but where access to the meter is difficult the display can simply be unclipped and mounted on a wall, DIN rail or on a panel. 1.5m of cable from the flow sensor and temperature sensors is standard for the DN15 and DN20 sizes and 3m for the larger models with an option for up to 5m cable.

Horizontal and vertical installations are possible and no requirements for straight runs before or after the meter. Direct immersion pocket sensors are available for all sizes within the Qalcosonic range and for the smaller 15-20mm models one of the temperature sensors is mounted in the meter body, removing a portion of installation cost. The Qalcosonic heat meter is available from Bell Flow Systems, for more information please contact us on 0800 027 7786 or email sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Variable Area Flow 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.

For more information on the Hedland Variable Area meters, please contact Bell Flow Systems.

Monday, 5 December 2016

The FloClean Hygienic Turbine Meter from Blancett

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.

For more information on the FloClean turbine meters, contact Bell Flow Systems on sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk or view our website.