Showing posts with label FLEXUS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FLEXUS. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Facility Energy Management and Optimization with Precision Ultrasonic Flow & Thermal Energy Meters

Campus energy management
The controlling, balancing, and monitoring of thermal energy flows is of utmost importance in times of rising energy prices, environmental regulations and financial benefits of energy efficient buildings.

FLEXIM, the leading manufacturer of non-intrusive, clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters, offers thermal energy meters that make it easy to implement a system for more energy efficient buildings and facilities.


FLEXIM’s energy meters combine the attributes of non-intrusive ultrasonic flow measurement with superior temperature monitoring into an integrated energy computer. All flow transducers and temperature sensors are connected to one unit.

Precision Ultrasonic Flow & Thermal Energy Meter
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Applications/Uses
  • Chiller Plants
  • Heating Plants
  • HVAC
  • Metering & Verification
  • Retrofits
  • Billing
  • Water Control / Leak Detection
  • Combined Heat and Power / Cogeneration Plants


Friday, March 8, 2019

Heavy Duty Portable Ultrasonic Water Flow Meter for Long-Term Field Measurement Situations

FLUXUS F401

FLEXIM, the leader in clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement, has a new portable flow meter designed for long-term field measurement situations.

Depending on programming, the FLUXUS F401 can operate autonomously for long periods, up to several months. This makes it perfect for leak detection investigations and hydraulic studies - anywhere regular, long-term measurements are needed.

FLUXUS F401Built with the water and wastewater industries in mind, the clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter system has is installed without process interruption and installation only takes a few minutes. From then on, the FLUXUS F401 delivers highly accurate and highly repeatable measurements that are not affected by drift. Its low flow capability (down to 0.01 m/s) makes the FLUXUS F401 perfectly suited for monitoring drinking water networks, where low flow velocities are common. The combination of strong signal output and internal noise suppression technology allows the FLUXUS F401 to be used confidently on very large pipes and challenging materials such as rusty steel, badly manufactured GRP, or even armored concrete pipes. These situations are not a metering challenge to the FLUXUS F401.

The product is designed from the ground up for regular heavy duty use in very rough conditions. All parts of the FLUXUS F401 are built to last. Metal sheathing of  protects the the transducer cable ends from tight bending as well as cuts, and ensures tangle-free operation. A six meter cable length of the IP68 transducer accommodates installation of the transducers in deep manholes, with the transmitter being safely located in the upper part of the manhole. The transmitter itself is housed in a robust case with IP67 protection.

The new FLEXIM FLUXUS F401 is ideal for the daily needs of water suppliers, hydrologists and engineering offices. For more information, contact Flow-Tech, Inc. In Maryland call 410-666-3200. In Virginia call 804-752-3450, or visit Flow-Tech on the web at https://flowtechonline.com.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

FLEXIM Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters - Expert Testimonial for Municipal Water Treatment Pumping Systems


This video offers expert testimonial of the advantages of the FLEXIM clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter for use on pumping systems installed in municipal water treatment facilities.

Pumps are one of the main energy consumers within industrial and manufacturing environments. It is thus crucial to regularly test their performance and efficiency.

For simple pump control it is sufficient to measure the flow rates with a portable, non-invasive FLUXUS ultrasonic flow meter and to observe the pressure by reading from the permanently installed pressure gauges.

For more comprehensive pump audits, special measuring systems are available which can also be used to record pressure, temperature and consumed electricity. However, the FLUXUS clamp-on flow meters are still the central device used.

Documenting such actual load profiles regularly opens up huge potential for savings; in most cases by initially adjusting a pump to the correct dimensions.

Flow-Tech, Inc.
https://flowtechonline.com
410-666-3200 MD
804-752-3450 VA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Ideal Flow Monitoring System for a Drinking Water Supply Network

FLEXUS by FLEXIM
The ideal drinking water flow monitoring system.
Wouldn't it be great if you had a closely woven system of measuring points that monitor flow rates in the drinking water supply network as seamlessly as possible and leaks and hydrological problem zones would be detected and corrected as quickly as possible?

Unfortunately the reality looks somewhat different. Installation of conventional flow measuring points in a drinking water supply network incurs high costs and an enormous amount of effort to maintain.

FLEXUS by FLEXIM

FLEXIM is a technology leader in the field of non-invasive flow measurement with clamp-on ultrasonic technology. FLEXUS clamp-on ultrasonic systems measure according to the transit time difference method. Since the transducers are mounted on the outside of the pipe no interventions in the pipeline system are necessary. the drift free and long-term stable acoustic measuring method detects even the smallest flows, even those that lie below the response threshold of conventional flow meters. Therefore, fluxes is the ideal instrument for monitoring minimum flow rates at night, and thus the key to effective consumption and leakage monitoring.

With FLEXUS, a flow measuring point can be conveniently setup within half a working day without supply interruptions with out affecting traffic, and without a heavy lifting device.  For the installation of the ultrasonic measuring system, only temporary access to the pipe has to be created.  The service engineer first checks the pipe dimensions. Sturdy mounting devices made of stainless steel ensure that the flow transducers are permanently stable when installed. Even on the transducers themselves, nothing can break. The cable and sensor are firmly connected. No plug can come loose. Water or dirt cannot penetrate anywhere. The ultrasonic transducers have IP68 protection and can operate continuously underwater. Coupling pads, made of elastic plastic, ensure permanent optimal acoustic coupling to the pipe without any wear. Thanks to their unique internal temperature compensation, FLEXIM transducers do not show any drift during temperature fluctuations. Setup of the measuring point on the pipe is completed by positioning and fixing the ultrasonic transducers. Now only the connection to the measuring transmitter, housed in the switch cabinet, has to be created. The calibration data of carefully paired and calibrated transducers are stored on one chip and are automatically transferred to the measuring transmitter. A zero point calibration on site is not necessary. Where nothing flows, FLEXUS reliably measures zero.

Measurement in Progress

The measuring results are either transmitted by cable or wirelessly via GSM to the process control system. Practical self-diagnosis functions allow for safe evaluation of the measurement quality. Done. Now the measuring point can be refilled underground since the pipe line remained completely intact. There was no need to flush the pipe and no need for the final leak test. In the office, the measured values can be visualized and evaluated on a computer.