New Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters are Housed in NEMA 4X Polycarbonate Enclosure

Press Release Summary:

  • Feature enhanced flow measurement with no pressure drop in a range of applications such as food or chemical processing plants, and oil refineries
  • Operate from 100 – 240VAC and offer isolated 4-20mA output that can transmit flow readings to remote displays, recorders, or controllers
  • Offer programmable relays that are useable for flow control, pump protection or flow proportional, built-in keypad and simple menu system for calibration and programming

Original Press Release:

AW-Lake Introduces Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meters that Install on the Outside of Pipes Without System Shutdown, Flow Obstruction or Pressure Drop

Oak Creek, Wisconsin – August 25, 2020 - AW-Lake introduces a new series of Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters that fasten on the outside of vertical or horizontal pipes ranging in size from ½” through 48”. Housed in a water- and dust-tight NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure, the Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters are compatible with a range of metal and plastic pipe materials and “difficult liquids” such as chemicals, viscous liquids, and abrasives that would damage standard flow meters. As a result, the non-intrusive, clamp-on ultrasonic sensors feature enhanced flow measurement with no pressure drop in a range of applications such as food or chemical processing plants, oil refineries, and more.

Operating from 100 – 240VAC, the Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters offer an isolated 4-20mA output that can transmit flow readings to remote displays, recorders, or controllers. The programmable relays are useable for flow control, pump protection or flow proportional pulse. A built-in keypad and simple menu system simplify calibration and programming of pipe diameter, pipe material, liquid types and measurement units. Users can choose to display and totalize flow readings in preferred volumetric engineering units including gallons and liters.

A 128MB data logger is standard, capable of capturing up to 26 million data points. Optional MODBUS® RTU via RS-485 or HART® communication protocols are available for connection to automation systems that enables users to receive instantaneous flow rate, volume and total, run hours, and diagnostic information. In addition to being password protected, AW-Lake’s new Ultrasonic Flow Meters retain all settings, values, and totals in cases of power interruptions. 

How It Works
In operation, the Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters utilize the “different transit time” ultrasonic principle of measurement to measure flow from the outside of pipes by calculating the time of flight difference for ultrasonic sound pulses transmitted between two sensors that are placed on the measuring tube. Each sensor can alternately transmit and receive ultrasonic signals, while simultaneously measuring the signal transit time.

As soon as the fluid in the tube starts to flow, the signals are accelerated in the direction of flow, but delayed in the opposite direction. By comparing these differences with precision timing circuits, the Ultrasonic Flow meter can accurately calculate the flow rate.

Designed to operate at temperatures of -40°F to 300° F (-40°C to 150°C), the Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters offer a measurement accuracy of ±1.0% of reading from 1.5 to 40 ft/sec (0.5 to 12.0 m/sec) and ±0.015 ft/sec (±0.0046 m/sec) for velocity below 1.5 ft/sec (0.46 m/sec).

For more information on the Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters, download the datasheets here or contact Marcia Reiff, Director of Marketing Communications, at 800-850-6110, e-mail mreiff@aw-lake.com.

About AW-Lake Company
AW-Lake Company, a TASI Group company, is a leading North American design, manufacturing and service company of flow measurement technology for the fluid control needs of various industries, including oil & gas, chemical processing, paints & coatings, hydraulics & pneumatics, food processing, and fluid power. As part of the TASI Group’s Flow Segment, which also includes Air Monitor, EXACT Dispensing Systems, Fox Thermal, Greyline, KEM-Kueppers, LitreMeter, Onicon, Pulsar Process Measurement, Seametrics, Sierra and Vogtlin Instruments, AW-Lake services and distributes an extensive portfolio of flow measurement instrumentation throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For information, please contact Marcia Reiff, Marketing Director, at 800-850-6110, e-mail mreiff@aw-lake.com, or visit AW-Lake’s Web site at www.aw-lake.com.

About the TASI Group
The TASI Group of Companies is comprised of four technologically advanced product platforms commonly linked by a disciplined focus on Product Integrity, Package Integrity, Automation, and Flow. Each TASI company delivers products and services to today’s world manufacturing environments, focusing on Automotive, Medical Devices, Oil and Gas, Plastic Containers, Consumer and General Industrial markets. For more information about the TASI Group, visit their Web site at www.tasigroup.com

Contact:
Marcia Reiff
mreiff@aw-lake.com
2440 W. Corporate Preserve Dr. #600
Oak Creek, WI 53154 USA
414-574-4300

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