GalxC Cooling Services

Micronics U1000 Clamp-on, flowmeters help establish Data Centre electrical efficiency on 16 air handling units

The UK’s leading specialist in industrial and process cooling solutions and associated products and services used 16 Micronics U1000 flowmeters to install on air handling units to monitor flow and establish the maximum cooling capacity on each unit. Iain Hazell, GalxC’s Operations Director carried out a website search when he needed to obtain accurate measurements in the air handling units in a data centre in order to maximise electrical efficiency and discovered the Micronics website. He felt that the U1000 appeared to be an excellent flowmeter which is configured for pipe size so only nominal configuration is required on site, minimising intervention and the U1000 were used at each of the 3 stages for the data centre. The easy to follow menu made it a very cost-effective alternative to a traditional in-line meters. Furthermore, dry servicing is possible so that downtime is kept to a minimum, a valuable benefit in data centres, where 24/7 operation is essential. The U1000 is a fixed installation, clamp-on flowmeter that needs only the minimum of input from the user in entering information. Accurate flow measurements are provided by a multiple slope transit time algorithm. “I have also used the Micronics Portaflow 330 for chilled water installations and have been pleased with how accurate this portable flowmeter is at confirming values before we insulate the pipework,” Ian Hazell commented. The Clamp-on, Portaflow 330 used for clean liquid monitoring, with its integral logger and software and non-invasive measurement represents significant savings on installation costs and less disruption than when installing an alternative in-line meter. The Micronics clamp-on flowmeter for clean liquids is portable and easy to use and offers continuity and long term reliability. It is robustly constructed and provides a quick and reliable means of measuring flow accurately.

Based in Southampton and Leicester GalxC Cooling Services work nationwide providing professional industrial cooling solutions and industrial chillers to a wide range of industry types. With over 20 years’ cooling experience and expertise, they supply and service cooling systems throughout the UK and around the world.

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