Turbine flowmeter specifically designed for water applications
Capabilities include current and totalized readings for potable water, wastewater, pumping stations, etc. Transmitter interfaces with larger control and SCADA systems.
The ML04 Water Specialties propeller flowmeter family from McCrometer is available for line sizes ranging from 2 to 48 in., with corresponding flows from 40 to 35,000 gpm. An optional transmitter can provide 4-20 mA output, to indicate either current flow rate or totalized flow volume for use with a larger control or SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems.
Using a versatile flanged-end spool configuration, the ML04 family features measurement accuracy ofvailable.
McCrometer says the Water Specialties products have earned a reputation for accuracy, durability, and effective performance. The rugged construction features injection molded plastic bonnets and a hinged lid with padlock hasp to prevent unauthorized entry. Fabricated steel meter tubes with straightening vanes and fabricated steel meter heads are coated inside and out with NSF approved fusion-bonded epoxy. Long-life ceramic dual thrust bearings handle both forward and reverse flow.
Units can be installed vertically, horizontally or inclined. Meter materials and performance meet or exceed AWWA standard C704-08.
-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com,
Control Engineering Process Instrumentation & Sensors Monthly
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