The IP100/200-Series are adjustable depth insertion paddlewheels that come in brass, PVC, or 316 stainless models to fit 3” to 40” pipe. Adapters mate with standard 1-1/2” (11x/21x) or 2” (15x/25x), or PVC (11x/21x) NPT threaded fittings such as saddles and weldolets which may be purchased either locally or from Seametrics. High-quality jewel bearings and nickelbound tungsten carbide shafts are used for extreme low friction and long life.
Ruby bearings and a non-drag Hall-effect sensor give these meters the widest flow range of any paddlewheel on the market. A sensor detects the passage of miniature magnets in the six rotor blades. The resulting square-wave signal can be sent for hundreds of feet over unshielded cable without a transmitter and connected directly to many PLC’s and other controls without any additional electronics.
A modular system of electronics can be installed directly on the flow sensor or mounted remotely. The FT430 (externally powered with pulse), FT440 (loop powered), and FT450 (battery powered) all provide digital rate and total displays, as well as a programmable pulse; the FT440 also provides a 4-20 mA analog output.
The “hot-tap” models (IP15x/25x) can be installed or serviced without shutting down the line by means of a 2” full-port isolation valve that comes with a nipple for installation on the pipe fitting. In most circumstances, no special tool is required.
- Wide flow range
- One moving part
- Hot tap available
- Modular electronics compatible
- Easily depth adjustable for 3” to 40” pipe
- Low-friction, long-life jewel bearings
- Data logger (optional)
- Sensus smart output (optional with display)