Jan 28, 2011

McCrometer Releases Online Demo for New Flowmeter

FPI Mag Flow Meter is suitable for a variety of municipal applications

A new online product demo makes it easier than ever to understand the application and low cost of ownership advantages of the hot tap full profile insertion FPI Mag Flow Meter, according to McCrometer.

As the successor to McCrometer’s Multi-Mag Insertion Flow Meter, the new FPI Mag is the industry’s only multi-electrode, hot tap, full-profile insertion flowmeter that delivers a continuous total flow profile similar to a full-bore mag meter. According to the company, the FPI Mag delivers unique benefits in terms of performance, ease of installation, low maintenance and value.

The enhanced design of the new full profile insertion flowmeter features additional sensing electrodes for increased sensitivity and is now packaged in a heavy-duty 316 stainless steel sensor body for maximum structural integrity. The sensor is coated with an NSF-certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating for operational longevity.

The FPI Mag with hot tap installation addresses the need for municipalities to provide uninterrupted service, while improving process control and ensuring delivery accountability. The new flowmeter installs without interrupting service, dewatering lines, cutting pipe or welding flanges. Installation costs are reduced since it does not require extensive manpower or heavy equipment.

The FPI Mag meter’s compact insertion design fits in confined spaces with limited access and offers total accessibility. The flowmeter can be removed in pipes under pressure for easy inspection, cleaning, calibrating or verification with McCrometer’s NIST traceable calibration lab.

The new flowmeter is available for line sizes from 4 to 138 in. With highly stable measurement, the FPI Mag features accuracy of ± 1% of reading ± 0.03 ft per second zero stability from 0.3 to 20 ft per second velocity range. The flow sensor comes pre-calibrated from McCrometer’s NIST traceable calibration lab and requires no recalibration in the field.

The FPI Mag supports liquid flow measurement requirements in municipal water and effluent wastewater treatment. Typical municipal water applications include wells, booster stations, effluent, filter balancing and backwash, pumping stations, UV dosing and potable water distribution.