- Jun 17, 2019 New Hydroclean anti fouling wiper available for Ponsel turbidity and optical dissolved oxygen sensors The Hydroclean_P is an anti-fouling wiper designed for use with the Ponsel NTU turbidity and OPTOD dissolved oxygen sensor. This provides an automatic cleaning system for the long term deployment of t... Read more
- Jun 14, 2019 New low cost range of safe and hazardous area pressure transmitters Low cost industrial pressure sensors designed for general purpose pressure measurement with a range of options.... Read more
- Jun 13, 2019 Six key things to consider when selecting a water level logger When selecting a water logger for your application it is best to consider a number of factors. Bell Environmental's guide should help you to choose the most appropriate water logger and make sure that... Read more
Portable Ultrasonic Flow & Energy Meter
No Strings! DXN Ultrasonic Flow Meter Goes Wireless!
Bell Flow Systems were recently pleased to be able to support a new client on the delivery of an advanced wireless flow and energy measurement project.
The application criteria was clear; the client wanted to be able to use an ultrasonic flow meter as a portable stand-alone unit - but occasionally for more remote applications they needed to be able to leave the flow meter installed on site, with access to the systems data maintained remotely. The application involved energy audit tasks, so a model with thermal energy integration was specified.
For the flow meter, Bell Flow Systems selected the Badger Meter- DXN Ultrasonic Flow Meter. This meter is a hybrid device capable of both transit time and Doppler flow measurement. On this occasion, the heat meter option was provided - which facilitates thermal heat energy measurement.
To ensure that the equipment supplied could be used as a hand-held unit, connection to the DXN meter had to be simple and lightweight. For this reason, single cable Ethernet over I/P connectivity was chosen for the DXN and connected to an UG1005 logging telemetry system. Via this communication protocol, information including: flow rate, supply and return temperatures and signal strength could be collected from the DXN to provide results and diagnostic information in real time - with data recorded every minute.
The DXN Ultrasonic is easy to install and set up, and can be used to troubleshoot and measure flow for a variety of liquids. It has application in a wide range of industries:
Building Automation / HVAC
Chemical, Refining & Petrochemical
Facility or Property Management
Process or Industrial
Test Equipment & Services
Water & Wastewater Treatment