Ultrasonic Flow Meter
What is an Ultrasonic Flowmeter?
An ultrasonic flow meter uses sound waves above human hearing levels to measure flow rates in liquids and gases. There are several ultrasonic flow measurement technologies available in the market which include transit time flowmeters and Doppler meters but the most popular technology by far is the transit time method.
What type of liquids can the Ultrasonic Flowmeter measure?
Basically, any type of liquid! Most users of clamp-on flowmeters are familiar with conducting water flow measurements in pipes. Yes, this is also a common application for our flowmeters but this is not a limitation. Our meters have also helped end users, contractors and consultants retrieve the flow data they need from a host of other liquids e.g.
- Deionized Water
- Liquid Slurries
PORTALOK 7S- Portable Flowmeter
- HVAC – Energy Audits/Chiller Optimization
- MUNICIPAL WATER – Large pipe flow surveys – Leak Detection
- CHEMICAL PLANTS – Process check measurements/Toxic chemicals
- OIL & GAS PRODUCTION – Produced Water / Hot Oil
- ULTILITY PLANTS – Hot Water
- REFINERIES – Cooling Towers /General Process flow checks/Maintenance
- PUMP SUPPLIERS/CUSTOMERS – Pump Performance checks/Maintenance
One of the advantages of the Portalok 7S ultrasonic flow meter are its proven track record and its thousands of reliable measurements in almost every imaginable clamp on flow application. The flow meter is extremely popular in flow surveys because of its ability to conduct speedy measurements with minimum user knowledge.
Technicians in the field have testified that this is a virtually a “no fail” device that does not suffer from inherent problems found with many other clamp on flowmeters such as low signal strength, doubtful measurements and time consuming set ups. The Portalok 7S is also available in the United States, UK and parts of Asia as an ultrasonic flow meter rental unit to allow end users to “kick the tyres” before purchasing. The Portalok 7S is not just limited in measurements of water and water based solutions. The option to measure oil based fluids is also a part of its core design.
SONALOK 7S- Transit Time Flowmeter
- Ultrasonic flowmeter in IP 66 wall mounted enclosure
Easy to install clamp-on sensors with no process interruption
- Non-invasive flow measurement of liquids, no pipeline disturbance, no pressure loss
- Suitable for all commonly used pipe materials with pipe diameters from 10 mm to 2.5 m (1/2″ to 100″)
The EESIFLO Sonalok 7SZ series of non-invasive flowmeters measures liquid flow accurately in full pipes by using ultrasonic technology. The single channel field mounted flow transmitter can be set using the keypad without the need for extra programming devices. The idea that sound waves are affected by a flowing material forms the basis for the measurement of flow.
Ultrasonic measurements are done by inserting ultrasonic probes into the pipe. The ultrasonic signals’ phase shifts, frequency fluctuations, and time discrepancies are then assessed. There is no impact of this measurement method on the liquid in motion. The pipe does not lose pressure, and the measuring device’s components do not wear out.
The operation doesn’t need to be stopped to disassemble the pipework because the ultrasonic sensors are clamped onto the outside of the pipe. Any kind of standard pipe, whether it is carrying clean or unclean liquids, can be used with the EESIFLO Sonalok 7SZ.
- Low installation effort and costs
- Measurement is independent of fluid conductivity and pressure
- No pressure loss, no possibility of leakage
- Retrospective installation for existing plants possible
- No cutting of pipes necessary, no interruption of process, no plant shut down
- No additional fittings for maintenance required
- Hygienic measurement, no risk of contamination, suitable for ultra clean liquids
- No contact with medium, no risk of corrosion when used with aggressive media
- Cost advantages when used with large diameter pipes, high pressure systems, etc.
- Low stocking costs, nearly all pipe sizes are covered with only 2 types of sensors.