Micronics portable flowmeters relied on for installation of sprinkler systems
One of the UK’s leading names in wet and dry riser installation, design, testing and maintenance of domestic and residential sprinkler systems uses a Micronics Portaflow 220 to monitor the flow of water in sprinkler systems in residential apartment blocks across the UK.
The Director of Manchester-based Falcon Fire, Steve Williams searched the internet for reliable flow meters a few years ago and discovered the Micronics website and has been extremely happy with the 3 units he purchased. “For example, we were commissioned to install sprinkler systems in 4 towers in Owen Street, Manchester at the end of September. We needed to check the flow of the pumps and the Micronics Portaflow was ideal for this purpose because it is non-invasive meaning we didn’t have the disruption of cutting into pipes. Also, the fact that they are portable meant that they could be transferred to multiple locations.”
Micronics flow meters are ideal when considering the design and whole-life operating cost of a new building because both their fixed and portable ranges are far more cost-effective than large in-line meters, particularly when the installation cost is taken into account. Furthermore dry maintenance delivers lower ongoing servicing costs because there is no need to drain down pipe-work for repair or maintenance, which is a significant benefit. They are ultrasonic, clamp on and non-invasive, for closed pipe applications which means no interruption to process and no downtime whilst the portable flow meter units are installed. And as a next stage fixed clamp-on solutions are available to provide continuous ongoing measurement and monitoring where required. With over 35 years’ experience in the market, Micronics can provide unique solutions to customers through a long-established distributor network backed up by an experienced team of design, service and installation engineers.
Established in 2010, Falcon Fire carries out installations in every kind of building from schools to shopping centres, factories to blocks of flats for Local Authorities, Hospitals and Residential Care Homes, Schools and Colleges, Hotels and Restaurants, Guest Houses, Shops and Factories.