Servitech International

Micronics Ultraflo AV5000 used to monitor waste water leaving a recycling plant

The Micronics Ultraflo AV5000 Area Velocity Flow Meter was used in 2012 by Bedfordshire-based Servitech International, a privately owned, independent company that has been providing maintenance, support, supply and installation services for water, waste water and process instrumentation since February 2000. Ian Brady, a Servitech outside Service Engineer was called in to monitor and record the waste water or effluent leaving a recycling plant and incinerator. A much older flow meter from another manufacturer had failed and Ian was asked to recommend a replacement. He searched the internet and discovered that Micronics units represented the best value for money.

The UF AV5000 is very easy to use and is non-invasive, meaning that there is no need to cut into pipework saving time and expense and minimising disruption. It uses a submerged ultrasonic sensor to continuously measure both velocity and levels in channels. The flow meter measures the flow through pipes and open channels of any shape including round, rectangular, trapezoid, egg or custom shapes and is ideal for monitoring the flow in partially full sewer pipes, surcharged pipes without a flume or weir, industrial effluent, municipal stormwater monitoring, irrigation water and natural streams. It works with water levels from 25 mm (1”) to 4.5 m (15 ft). The sensor resists fouling, corrosion and abrasion so is very durable and highly reliable. There is a battery powered version of the UF AV5000 available which is ideal for remote locations.

Ian Brady has been delighted with the performance of the AV5000. “Servitech has used the flow meter continuously since it was purchased 4 years ago. It required minimal training to use it and I would recommend its use for a wide variety of non MCERTS applications.”

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