Nautilus Marine

Micronics flowmeter used to gather accurate readings of flow rates in public aquarium

A global design, project management and construction company for the aquarium, zoo and leisure industry used a Micronics Portaflow 220 in 2017 to gather true readings of the flow rates in a public aquarium. Weymouth-based Nautilus Attraction Developments create world-class exhibits and attractions on any continent and wanted to gather more accurate readings for the filtration units than their own estimates would allow. If there were problems, Ben Brown, Nautilus’ Technical Manager wanted to see why the filters were not working at peak efficiency. This might obviate the need for installing more filters, thus reducing the costs of installation as well as the associated disruption which would have been unappealing in a public attraction. He carried out an internet search and decided that the Portaflow 220 would suit his requirements because the specialist Micronics product, used for clean liquid monitoring, with its integral logger and software and non-invasive measurement represented significant savings on installation costs and less disruption than when installing an alternative in-line meter.

The Micronics clamp-on flowmeter for 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. Ben Brown would definitely use Micronics flowmeters again and would recommend them to others. “We selected the Micronics Portaflow initially due to its ease of fitting. The maintenance and service benefits offered by this non-contact technology were a bonus and the data it provides has proved extremely useful. It is very simple to use – there is no overhead for additional fittings, plant modification, or retro-fit expenditure and its operation has proved exceptional.”

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