Micronics U3000 flowmeter used reliably for a decade
A Micronics U3000 flowmeter is used by a specialist supplier in the marine and industrial industry of instrumentation and software for the automation of water quality control for steam boiler and engine cooling systems. Aquanet International uses instrumentation to control the chemical dosing and management of steam boiler water on many types of ship throughout the world as well as on land in a variety of installations from the food and pharmaceutical industries to power stations.
Aquanet International had successfully used Micronics flowmeters for over 10 years so Andy Tyler, Aquanet’s Purchasing Manager knew that the U3000 could be relied upon to perform the required task. He selected the Micronics units to monitor the boiler feed water flow on the two new build oil tankers for Gungen Maritime because he knew a non-invasive flowmeter saved time and money by eliminating the need to remove sections of pipe and supply a coded welder. The U3000 is designed to work with clamp on transducers and accurately measures liquid flowing through a closed pipe. Also important was the fact that it offers a quick and reliable flow measurement solution. With its easy to follow menu and simple set up it proved to be a cost-effective alternative to a traditional in-line meter installation. With no need to drain down during installation, operation or servicing, costly and disruptive downtime is kept to a minimum, absolutely vital on ships where crew numbers are constantly reducing.
Clive Bonnet, Aquanet’s Managing Director is enthusiastic about Micronics flowmeters which his company has effectively used on many seagoing vessels: “Because the flowmeters make it unnecessary to insert any mechanical parts through the pipe wall or to protrude into the flow system and hence the need to shut down flow or drain the system, it can be installed quickly and easily by ship personnel with minimal training or supervision.”