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Positive Displacement Meter for Grain Driers Solution

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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.

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Tuthill Introduces ATEX In-line Digital Turbine Meter

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Tuthill is pleased to announce a game-changer in the in-line meter market. Tuthill has introduced an all new, 100% made in the USA, in-line digital meter that has +/- 1% accuracy, global certifications and simple, preset calibrations making it the clear winner in the most sought after customer wants for this meter category.

These new digital meters have many advantages over competing brands. First, they are accurate to +/- 1%, whereas many other brands are only accurate to +/- 5%. Second, they come out of the box with 18 factory calibration presets making it fast and easy to setup for first use. Plus, it measures in gallons, litres, quarts, pints and ounces. It also has global certifications including UL for US and Canada, ATEX, IECEx and CE. These certifications are on the entire meter, not just the electronics.

The meter is designed for use in-line or at the end of the hose so users can easily install it where it is most convenient. It has simple, four button operation and a rubber b…

New Cost-effective Level and Temperature Sensor for Ground Water

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Bell Flow Systems are now proud to introduce the new Leveline water level logger to their ground water measurement range. The Leveline sensor is a cost effective solution for those looking to monitor water level applications in ground water, estuarine and surface water applications.

Available in both absolute and gauge options the level sensor can be deployed with either Kevlar cord if using the absolute versions, or with rugged cable if looking to use a vented sensor or require surface data collection. The Leveline also offer a titanium body as standard making the sensors highly durable for harsh environments and long term deployments.
Battery life for the device is up to 10years with an internal data logger offering collection of 500,000 data sets. A fast logging interval also means that readings can be collected as fast as 10 records per second. Programming of the Leveline can be achieved using a simple PC software or via the GPS Leveline meter. Readings from the device can be als…

Competitively Priced Itron CF-Echo Heat Meter

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The Itron CF Echo II is an ultrasonic compact heat energy meter with on-board electronic signal processing to provide high levels of precision. These Heat meters are UK RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) compliant and European MID approved to class 2 standards, enabling them to be used in both domestic and non-domestic RHI heating and cooling measurement applications.

All pertinent measuring data is presented on a multi-functional LCD display. The display enables easy reading, providing fast and clear data access. These meters provide a range of features such as advanced data-logging, 12 year battery lifetime, IP67 Ingress protection and simple installation.


As standard, these heat meters are supplied with a pulse output and M-BUS communications with optional GPRS facilities. Available in sizes DN15 to DN50, these models can be installed either vertically or horizontally depending on the application type. Flows can be measured from qp 0.6 to qp 15m3/h dependent on model size with reliable…

Mag Meter Installation in London Brewery

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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 goi…

Area Velocity Flow Meter Range – Water & Waste Water

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Open channel monitoring and measuring equipment from Bell Flow Systems utilise the area-velocity measurement technique, providing a continuous or time-sample measurement of water flow. The Mainstream high performance series are designed for users wanting to measure water velocity, level and flow in open channel and partially-filled pipe applications.
Mainstream products available include; AV-Flow Transmitter, Velocity Transmitter, Compact fixed AV-Flowmeter, Premier fixed AV-Flowmeter and the Portable AV-Flowmeter. This range of meters are relatively quick and simple to install without the requirement of a flume or weir and offer a high level of sensitivity ensuring suitability for various flow measurement applications.

Featuring a variety of outputs including 4-20mA signal, scaleable pulse output and GPRS data transmission options. The meters include a bi-directional velocity range for forward and reverse velocities of 10mm/s to 5m/s. ATEX hazardous area sensors are optionally avail…

Mac R6 Data Logger from Plum

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Now available from Bell Flow Systems, the MacR6 is a user friendly, low cost solution for monitoring water consumption and pressure within water distribution networks and many other flow metering applications.

Data is collected automatically by picking up a pulse from a flow meter or an input from another single device. Data is transferred to a central server for analysis once a day or more frequently if required via the integral GPRS modem.

The MacR6 is internally powered and housed in a fully waterproof IP68 enclosure, making it ideal for remote areas where power is not available and where the meter will be exposed to harsh weather or installed submerged. It also has a local display allowing the data to be viewed at the measuring location.

A fantastic feature of the MacR6 is its simplicity in installation. It is programmed via Bluetooth with free downloadable Android applications using the OptoBTEx optical head allowing you to simply connect to the device without the need for any tools…