Low Carbon Solutions: Micronics flowmeter used by UK’s leading combined heat and power specialist
A Micronics flowmeter has been successfully used to prove the efficiency of a combined generator by the UK’s leading specialist in the field of energy analysis and combined heat and power. Based in County Antrim and established in 2004, Low Carbon Solutions provides customers across the UK and Ireland with advanced solutions to their energy requirements to reduce their carbon footprints. The technique they use is Combined Heat & Power (CHP) which allows companies to reclaim over 80% of the energy used from generating electricity as both heat and power compared to less than 50% from just electricity and is an important component in the drive to create more energy efficient buildings.
Adrian Frise, Low Carbon Solutions’ Technical Director was pleased with the selection of the Micronics Portaflow 220A. “The Portaflow unit has been used successfully on a number of occasions and for several purposes. For example, where we suspected that there was a problem with the flow of coolant through the cooling system it aided the diagnostics process so that we were able to locate the fault. It is also used for detecting other low flow situations in CHP heating circuits and importantly used as a reliable independent instrument, to prove generated heat output figures from our CHPs to our clients”.
Micronics Portaflow 220 portable flowmeter is designed to work with clamp-on transducers to enable the flow of a liquid within a closed pipe to be measured accurately without needing to insert any mechanical parts through the pipe wall or protrude into the flow system. This was particularly important to reduce downtime in constantly busy locations. Using ultrasonic transit time techniques, the Portaflow 220 can be used with a wide range of pipe sizes, material and fluid temperatures.
The Micronics flowmeters will continue to be used by Low Carbon Solutions at their installations throughout the UK and Ireland.
For further information on this project or the Micronics range call Micronics on +44(0)1628 810456, or visit www.micronicsflowmeters.com.