Micronics portable flowmeter used to carry out energy audits throughout the UK

A leading energy services and energy performance contracting organisation based in the UK, uses a Micronics Portaflow 330 for energy auditing purposes throughout the UK in hospitals and large office buildings. Breathe implements energy and carbon reduction, infrastructure renewal, operating cost savings and improved building environments for its clients in the public and private sector projects across healthcare, education, government, banking and retail.

Marcus Wyers, Breathe’s Technical Director, purchased the specialist Micronics product, used for clean liquid monitoring, in October 2017 because he knew that the clamp-on flowmeter was easy to use and offers continuity and long term reliability, having used one for over 10 years in another company. A key benefit to using Portaflow is that it can be used without having to cut into pipes and, consequently very limited downtime was necessary. With its integral logger and software and non-invasive measurement, significant savings on installation costs can be achieved. Furthermore, there is a great deal less disruption than when installing an alternative in-line meter. This device is very simple to use – there is no overhead for additional fittings, plant modification, or retro-fit expenditure. Also, there is no contact with fluid so there is no risk of contamination of the process fluid and possible exposure of monitoring equipment to corrosive or toxic liquids. The Micronics clamp-on flowmeter is portable, robustly constructed and provides a quick and reliable means of measuring flow accurately.

Marcus Wyers commented on the Micronics flowmeter: “I knew from experience that the Micronics Portaflow was very simple to use and because of the non-contact technology the maintenance and service benefits are considerable. We use it to help carry out energy audits in numerous businesses and I have been very satisfied with its operation and the data it provides. We will continue to use it regularly.”

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