Metering Solutions for Effective Energy Management

Mar 13, 2020

Effective metering is fundamental to energy management with meter data proving invaluable for identifying energy-saving opportunities. Bell Flow Systems, a leading supplier of flow meters, can provide flow monitoring solutions for virtually any energy resource. Manufacturing is one of the main consumers of global energy usage and with energy prices constantly rising there is increased pressure from the Government to improve energy efficiency.






Industry is reliant on water for many aspects of production, but there is too little focus spent on managing water consumption. Aqualink II is a smart telemetry system featuring a local data logger that remotely records water consumption data from water flow meters. The real time data collected is transmitted via Wifi or GSM/GPRS to a user friendly web application where current and historical meter readings can be viewed and analysed. Supplied in an IP68 weatherproof case and with a long-life battery, Aqualink II can be installed in the most remote locations. 


Gas used in process operations such as in industrial furnaces cannot easily be replaced with renewable sources, but its use can be monitored. The MFGD are a range of digital flow meters for light industrial gas measurement applications featuring superior accuracy an ultra-low pressure drop design. The MFGD has integrated MEMs technology to provide direct mass flow capability without additional temperature and pressure compensation.  The large internal data storage capacity allows for easy historical data download and analysis. The compact meter is available in sizes 1 1/4” to 3” and has various outputs and communication options.


Continually operated machinery can use a large amount of electricity and reducing this requires the identification of inefficient and unintended electricity usage. The SDM630MCT-MOD is an extremely versatile energy meter that can be used on all types of supply. The SDM630MCT-MOD is a DIN-rail mounted electricity flow meter featuring a digital display and backlight and multiple measurement functions. Works in Single or Three Phase circuits with 1A or 5A CT. Dual Pulsed and Modbus outputs built in as standard for Data logging and monitorin


Heat meters are designed to meet the needs of measurement in heating, hot water and chilled water applications. The VuHeat VHU range is a heat meter family available in sizes upto DN100. The VuHeat is available as a heat metering kit which meets MID Class 2 and is approved for the non-domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI), a government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable technologies.


Steam is an energy medium and many production plants employ steam for heating, processing and even cleaning but the need to measure steam flow is not always fully appreciated. Bell Flow Systems have a range of competitively priced vortex meters designed to measure saturated, superheated and RHI accountable steam based on the Karman Vortex principle. With no moving part vortex meters require minimal maintenance and the addition of integrated pressure and compensation allows for highly accurate measurements. Available in sizes from ½” up to 12” with wafer or flanged connections and optional communication outputs for data logging.


Looking at detailed energy data is the ideal way to calculate how much energy is being used, find routine energy waste and ultimately find those potential energy-saving (and cost saving) opportunities. With an extensive range of innovative products and industry knowledge at their disposal Bell Flow Systems can provide unbeatable and cost-effective energy metering solutions for all industry sectors.


Fluidwell F116 Differential/Sum flow computer