Tuthill Introduces ATEX In-line Digital Turbine Meter

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 boot to help protect it from impact should you accidently drop it. Plus, it has replaceable AA batteries. There is no need to order expensive, special batteries from the manufacturer.

The all new in-line digital meter is available in three models to handle a wide variety of fluids and in both 1” NPT and BSPP threads. The Aluminium model (TT10AN) is designed for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. The nickel plated model (TT10ANC) is for bio-diesel to B100 and ethanol blends to E85. The polymer model (TT10PN) is for diesel exhaust fluid, anti-freeze and other chemicals. For more information, visit www.bellflowsystems.co.uk or contact the sales team on 01280 817304.

Low-cost Itron CF-Echo Heat Energy Meter

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 and stable accuracy through-out.

Also available in the Itron heat meter range is the budget model, CF-UltraMaXX V, a compact thermal energy meter. The CF-UltraMaxx meter is suitable for measurement of relevant billing data in combined heating and cooling applications. For more information on Itron heat meters, please visit www.bellflowsystems.co.uk or email us at sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk.

Area Velocity Flow Meter Range – Water & Waste Water

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 available.

New FMT 3 Innovative Digital Flow Meter

Introducing the latest product from German manufacturer – Tecalemit, a durable multi-purpose digital turbine flow meter, suitable for; diesel, fuel oil, water, antifreeze and Adblue®. Now available in the UK from Bell Flow Systems, the FMT 3 flow meter features a symmetrical measurement chamber allowing the device to be used with flow in both directions. Models are straight forward to operate and suitable for use in automotive environments and most downstream oil applications, where measured fluids display a wide range of viscosities.

The meter is ingress protected to IP65 and features a large illuminated LCD display with freely rotatable viewing angle, adjustable in 90 degree increments. A unique feature of this model within its’ target markets is the magnetically coupled operation ensuring total separation between wetted components and the display, which can be removed during operation . This is especially helpful for any future maintenance since it allows the user to replace just the LCD display, work on the existing line, or perform any future upgrades easily and safely.

With an accuracy reading of better than +/-1%, after initial calibration, the meter is ideal for applications where precise flow measurement is required. FMT 3 Meters will operate at flow rates of between 5-120 l/min and a maximum operating pressure of up to 10 bar (145 psi). Please contact Bell Flow Systems for more information on 0800 027 7786 or sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk.

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.