Portable BFU-100-H flow meter
For water quality monitoring
Bell Flow Systems were recently approached by a company who specialize in the set up and maintenance of aquatic exhibits in zoos around the UK.
The company required a flexible, portable metering option, which would allow their engineers to measure the flow rate in a variety of pipe sizes without having to interrupt the flow or disturb the animals.
With inherent advantages over traditional in-line flow meter technologies, the cost-effective BFU-100-H handheld portable ultrasonic heat meter was chosen. The ultrasonic flow meter was supplied, as it allowed the engineers to use the same meter at various zoos, on a wide range of pipe sizes and materials, without having to cut into the pipe and cause potential contamination issues.
The BFU-100-H is a battery powered, non-invasive meter which clamps on to the outside of virtually any pipe material, from 25mm to 700mm in diameter and is accurate to ±1%. Featuring flexible installation in which the meter can be mounted both horizontally or vertically, if required. Models can display instantaneous fluid flow rates or velocity, together with 4 different totalised values and are capable of transmitting a signal to an external logger or monitoring system using Pulse and 4-20mA Signals
This meter was used to ensure the efficiency of their filtering and pumping systems for aquatic exhibits, for a wide range of creatures from jellyfish to penguins, to ensure the water quality was good enough to keep them all healthy and happy!