Aquatrol Ltd

Micronics flow-meters used to identify circulation and backwater rates in public swimming baths

An independent swimming pool water treatment, chemical dosing and control specialist used a Micronics Ultraflo 3000 to identify the circulation and backwash flow rates in some of the public swimming pools in West Sussex. Places for People Leisure, who operate the pools, wanted to ensure they were operating as efficiently as possible with regards to environmental targets. The use of Variable Speed Drives to control the main circulation pumps has proved to be a major factor in energy conservation, but when the pumps are turned down it is essential to validate and ensure specified flow rates can be maintained. Aquatrol Ltd were consulted  by Places for People Leisure and Bob Judd, the Managing Director of the Gatwick-based specialist searched the Internet for a provider of flow measurement equipment. “Ease of installation was of paramount importance and I ascertained that Micronics flowmeters would provide exactly what we were looking for.”

The U3000 was chosen as a viable alternative to a traditional in-line meter installation. It offered a non-invasive and therefore quick flow measurement solution which was essential to Aquatrol because the task had to be carried out in a timely manner. With its easy to follow menu and simple set up it proved to be cost-effective as neither installation drain down nor pipe cutting was required. A further significant advantage to Places for People Leisure was that dry servicing is possible so that downtime is kept to a minimum saving both cost and time, absolutely vital in a facility used by the public on a daily basis. The Ultraflo’s easy to follow menu and simple set up makes the calculation of liquid flow unproblematic and consistent.

Indeed, the whole Micronics range of fixed and clamp-on flowmeters provides a cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. The Micronics flow-meters were ideal for Bob Judd’s needs and he has used them on two separate occasions and will use them again when there is a requirement.

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