Micronics Area Velocity Flow Meter used to monitor polymer flow in steel hardening process
A Micronics AV5000 Area Velocity Flow Meter was bought to replace a fire damaged unit in May 2017 by BiFrangi, a UK-based world leader in the manufacture of closed die forging and finished machining of large crankshafts and components for the agricultural, off-highway, marine, power generation and mining sectors. Following a fire at Bifrangi UK Ltd’s Lincolnshire factory the existing Micronics unit was melted and therefore inoperable. Ian Fryatt, BiFrangi’s Electrical Manager had been completely satisfied with the AV5000’s performance. “We relied on the unit to monitor polymer to ensure that it is actually pumping the quenchant for hardening steel. I had no hesitation in immediately purchasing a replacement. We will definitely use it again when there is a requirement.”
The UF AV5000 is very easy to use and is non-invasive, meaning that there is no need to cut into pipework saving time and expense and minimising disruption. It uses a submerged ultrasonic sensor to continuously measure both velocity and levels in channels. The flow meter measures the flow through pipes and open channels of any shape including round, rectangular, trapezoid, egg or custom shapes and is ideal for monitoring the flow in partially full sewer pipes, surcharged pipes without a flume or weir, industrial effluent, municipal stormwater monitoring, irrigation water and natural streams. It works with water levels from 25 mm (1”) to 4.5 m (15 ft). The sensor resists fouling, corrosion and abrasion so is very durable and highly reliable. There is also a battery powered version of the UF AV5000 available, which is ideal for remote locations.