Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter with Thermal Energy/BTU Capability
Features LARGE LCD display, shows the Instantaneous Flow Rate, Total Flow, in user selectable units. One of the first Ultrasonic flow meters with data logger. Both 24 VDC and universal AC power capability
Medium: Any acoustically conductive fluid with less than 5% air bubbles or solids
Pipe size: ¼” to 240”
Flow rate: Supports velocities up to 40 f/s or 12 m/s
Temperature: - 20 - 110 ℃
Transducer material: Aluminum and 304 SS
Cable length: 15’
Accuracy: ±1% from 0.15 to 40 f/s (0.05 to 12 m/s)
Resolution: 0.01 ft/s (0.00025 m/s)
Response time: 150 ms measuring cycle typical
Transducer Frequency: 1 MHz
Clamp-on transducers: encapsulated design IP68
Enclosure Grade: IP65
Display LCD Screen
Power Supply: Set up to use either 24VDC or a 86-240 VAC Universal Power Supply. Only one at a time. Consumes 500 mA max
Output: 4-20mA + 0-10K Hz + Standard ModBus RTU Communication protocol
Ultrasonic flow meter with data logger
Note: For 1 to 5 VDC output, add 250 Ohm resistor to 4 to 20 mA loop
Dow Corning Product Name: MOLYKOTE™ BR-2 Plus High Performance Grease This material is designed to remain in a gel like form to increase the acoustic coupling of the ultrasonic transducers to the pipe. This material works from -57 to 204 Degrees C which is above the specs of the transducers.
In a "pinch" one could use KY Jelly from the drug store but it is runny. The goal is to have a material that will not have bubbles in it and provides good sonic coupling. Air bubbles are the "enemy" of ultrasonic transducers. Using traditional Silicone sealant, such as that used for sealing windows, could also be used in an emergency but you MUST assure there are no air bubbles.
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Ultrasonic Meter Transducer Installation requirements: On this flow meter, as well as of all flow meters, it is CRITICAL that the pipe remains full at all times. This meter requires that the flow remain relatively consistent. Note 10 diameters clear of obstruction upstream and 5 diameters down.
How to make a Batch Controller with an Ultrasonic Flow Meter:
Video showing How to connect 4-20 mA on the Ultrasonic Flow Meter
Simple External Datalogger instructions, showing how this can work on ANY flow meter with a 4-20 mA output. PDF showing Datalogger Instructions here
Clamping system for pipes larger than 10" OD. Install by securing ends with clamps WITHOUT the transmitter and then stretch the nylon coated SS wire over the transmitter. BE SURE to grind a CLEAN area for the transmitter to conduct the sound AND use the Acoustic Coupling Grease on the transmitter/pipe interface.