BK Diaphragm Gas Meters – Available from Bell Flow Systems

BK Diaphragm gas flow meters utilise a precision multi-chamber measurement design offering long term accuracy and stability with maintenance free operation.

The Elster BK range of gas meters feature robust steel construction and are suitable for metering natural gas, town gas, Propane and LPG in most domestic & commercial applications. MID approval ensures these meters have guaranteed low flow performance and EN1359 certification ensures UK safety compliance.

All models feature an integrated mechanical totaliser, providing a clear meter reading, although they can be fitted with an IN-Z61 pulse transmitter enabling data to be viewed remotely.

Available in a range of sizes from 20mm to 100mm with a maximum compliant working pressure of 0.5 bar and with UK standard connection centres and BS746 threads with coupling options.

Bell Flow team invited to product training

Our technical sales team recently spent two days training at the factory where our flow monitors are manufactured. The training consisted of learning about new and upcoming products as well as customer case studies and success stories.

The team were able to witness our flow monitors in action at a local brewery as well as experiencing some local food and drink. Staff were also able to improve their existing knowledge by adjusting and building the flow switches and were given an informative tour of the factory and workshops.

Impeller Series of Insertion Meters

The Impeller series from Badger Meter – USA is a range of insertion style flow sensors designed to measure water and chemicals via insertion through the pipe wall.

Fitting an insertion meter is simpler, faster and cheaper than cutting a section from the pipework to install a full-bore flow meter.

Featuring a closed, six-bladed impeller design, using a proprietary, non-magnetic sensing technology, these meters offer high repeatability at lower flow rates. Sensors can be interchangeable, eliminating the need for recalibration after service or replacement.

Impeller flow meters are available in a choice of construction materials and a variety of sizes and outputs or LCD displays. With an accuracy of +/-1% and flow rates up to 9 m/s and up to 69 bar, depending on model, the Impeller series makes an ideal choice for use with corrosive and non-corrosive fluids even at higher system pressure.

PG10 Digital Pressure Gauge

The PG10 indoor/outdoor digital pressure gauge from APG is well suited for use in applications where visibility, functionality and stability are of primary concern. Key features of the PG10 include a large 5.5 in. display casing, a full five-digit display with characters at 0.68 in. tall, and a 270° digital “dial” or radial bar graph that shows a user-selectable pressure range from 0 to 100%. Combined with four large set-up buttons, the result is a robust pressure monitoring solution that is fairly simple to set-up and operate, with true at-a-glance readability.

The digital pressure gauge features an operating temperature range, from 0° to 160° F, benefits from a ±0.25% accuracy of full scale, and features pressure ranges from vacuum to 500 psi, or 0 to 10,000 psi. Outputs are 0-2 VDC for battery-powered units, 4-20mA for loop-powered units, and 0-5 VDC for externally powered units. Built in data logging provides the user with local access to the latest 60 readings.

With an IP65 rated weather-resistant housing, the PG10 digital pressure gauge is ideally suited for outdoor applications in harsh environments. To find out more about the APG products we supply, visit our website.

New Aquadis Range of Water Meters

The Itron Aquadis+ range of mechanical water flow meters are suitable for both primary and secondary domestic billing due to their approval to the OIML R49 standard and European MID – Directive 2004/22/EC. The working principle of Aquadis+ is based on the established rotary piston design which is magnetically coupled to a hermetically sealed counter mechanism.

The range is manufactured from high performance thermoplastic materials offering user benefits including corrosion resistance, reduced size and weight as well as long-term mechanical stability. This composite design is durable and water resistant to IP68, it is also approved to the UK national drinking water approvals scheme –WRAS standards.

Aquadis+ is provided pre-equipped for Itron’s Cyble technology, making it possible to mount plug-and-play Cyble communication modules when required . This facilitates connection to a range of Automatic Meter Reading systems (AMR) such as Radio walk-by systems, radio fixed data collection systems and M-Bus wired or wireless systems. Some of the key advantages of using the Cyble technology include flexible network integration, leak detection and zero sensitivity to magnetic fields.

For more information on the Aquadis+ water meter range, please contact Bell Flow Systems on 01280 817304 or sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk.

Product of the month – ijinus Level Sensors

The LNU range of wireless ultrasonic level sensors are designed for water level monitoring and flow measurement and are suitable for a range of applications including water and waste water, CSO monitoring, remote tank monitoring, flood warning systems and bin management.

These ATEX approved level sensors feature a replaceable lithium battery and a large memory which can record up to 500,000 measures. Multiple wireless communications options are available allowing for easy remote data collection and viewing, including Avelour wireless software or the ljitrack web platform using GSM/GPRS.

Available with a range of different options including Modbus, 4-20mA, pulse and digital outputs, these sensors feature a measuring range of up to 10m, depending on the model. Housing material includes ABS 20% FV with an IP68 enclosure protection making the sensors ideal for use in hazardous environments. Models feature an operating temperature of up to 85°C, dependent on model.

Bell Flow Systems 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!

Use the Apollo Smart to Keep Track of Heating Oil

At this time of the year it’s especially important to keep track of how much home heating oil you have remaining in your oil tank.

The Apollo Smart is the world’s first home energy monitor, designed specifically for domestic oil heating installations. Fitting easily onto the oil tank, the Apollo Smart allows heating oil users to determine the volume of fuel remaining in their tank, as well as monitoring heating costs, consumption and emissions.

The transmitter relays data, including estimated days until empty, wirelessly to a mains powered receiver unit where it is displayed on an easy to read LCD display. So you can always see whats in the tank from inside your home.

The Smart Monitor features a built in fuel theft alarm to alert the homeowner and a low level warning alert to let users know when the oil tank is running out.

Thank you for joining us at WWEM 2016

We would like to thank those of you who took the time to visit our stand during WWEM exhibition held in Telford last week.

It was our pleasure to meet you and was also great to see some familiar faces. We were overwhelmed by the number of visitors to our stand and the interest in our new range of products as well as our existing selection.

We were showcasing our range of environmental monitoring instruments including water level loggers, waste water samplers, level sensors, open channel flow meters and telemetry data loggers. Information on these products can be found in the environmental section.

*Product of the Month* Piusi K24 Turbine Meter

The Piusi K24 digital turbine flow meter is suitable for Adblue or water dispensing. The IP65 protection housing is constructed in polypropylene and stainless steel providing endurance for use in every condition.

Integrated on the K24 turbine meter is an LCD display with a 5 digit partial total from 0.1 to 99999. Shown on the display is the flow rate indication and resettable total. The display can be easily rotated in 4 different positions making the screen readable from any angle.

Although available with an average battery life of 18-36 month, the batteries can easily be replaced with little effort. The configuration options include single channel and reed switch. Models benefit from a high accuracy of +/- 1%, when calibrated and a flow range of 6-100 L/min.