Insertion flow meters are integral to several processing units across industries. They are mechanical devices designed to measure fluid flow rate within the enclosed system. Insertion-type flow meters can be installed into the closed system through an insertion point or tap positioned at a specific location where it can measure the flow pressure. They can work with various liquids, including water, oils, chemicals, and so on. Insertion electromagnetic flow meters are ideal for various applications, including HVAC systems, water treatment plants, chemical processing plants, and so on.
Cannon Water Technology offers high-quality insertion magnetic flow meters or magmeters for various industrial applications. We understand the importance of these devices, and therefore, we ensure to source them from trusted manufacturers like SeaMetrics.
How Do Insertion Magnetic Flow Meters Work?
Insertion flow meters measure the flow of conductive fluid within a closed system. These meters comprise a junction box, measuring head, mounting base, insertion rod, excitation system, positioning, and sealing mechanism. First, a specified size hole is drilled into the fluid system, and secured with the help of a weld-on threaded stub or a mating flange. Next, the insertion-type flow meter is inserted to the required depth. Equipped with sensors, including ultrasonic and thermal, they detect and analyze different fluid flow parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and velocity. Insertion flow meters collect data points when the fluid passes by the sensors. These data points are transmitted to the control unit of the meter. The control unit utilizes signal processing algorithms to analyze the data. The flow rate readings are then displayed on the meter’s screen for monitoring and analysis.
Types of Insertion Flow Meters Offered by Cannon Water Technology
At Cannon Water Technology, we offer the following types of insertion flow meters:
- Fixed Depth Insertion Magmeter: This type of insertion magnetic flow meter uses the principle of magnetic induction to measure the fluid flow rate. It is designed to be installed in different sizes of pipes with a fixed insertion depth. The flow meter ensures accurate and consistent flow measurements since the sensors are always positioned at the same distance from the pipe wall.
- Depth Insertion Magmeter: Depth insertion magmeters are slightly similar to the fixed depth insertion magmeter. However, they are designed to be inserted at a variable depth into the pipe. They are typically used in applications where the measured fluid has a relatively low flow rate.
- Hot Tap Adj Depth Insertion Magmeter: A hot tap adjustable depth insertion magmeter is a type of flow meter designed to be installed in a pipe without the need to shut down the flow of the fluid being measured. The hot tap feature of this magnetic flow meter allows it to be installed without interrupting the flow of the liquid, making it a more convenient and cost-effective option for some applications.
Advantages of Insertion Flow Meters
Our insertion flow meters are popular among various industries because of their following advantages:
- Insertion flow meters are more cost-effective than other types of flow meters. They can be installed without the need for expensive pipe fittings or extensive modifications to the piping system.
- They can be installed quickly and easily, with minimal disruption to the piping system.
- These flow meters can be used to measure the flow of liquids in a wide range of pipe sizes and materials, including plastic, metal, and concrete pipes.
- Insertion flow meters are easy to calibrate. They can be calibrated to account for variations in pipe size and fluid properties, which helps ensure accurate readings.
- Our insertion flow meters require minimal maintenance and provide long service life.
- They are less prone to clogging and fouling than some other types of flow meters and can be easily cleaned or replaced if needed.
Applications of Our Insertion Flow Meters
Our insertion flow meters are popularly used for the following applications:
- Wastewater treatment facilities
- Municipal water distribution
- Boiler water feeding
- Irrigation systems
- Chemical processing
- Pump protection
- Digester biogas
- Ground water remediation
- Gas mixing and blending
- Steam flow
- Coolant and process flow
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use Insertion Flow Meters
The following pointers help you understand how to use insertion flow meters.
- The first and utmost important step is to read the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer. Doing this will familiarize you with the specific features, specifications, operating guidelines, and more.
- Next, choose the appropriate location within the closed system where these meters can be installed. You need to consider many factors, including pipe material, flow profile, and any upstream or downstream disturbances that may affect the accuracy of the measurements.
- Make sure that the installation area is clean, accessible, and free from all obstructions that could hinder the installation process. Do follow the required safety procedures, and wear personal protective equipment if needed.
- Inspect the insertion flow meter for any visible damage, and also confirm that all components are in working condition and securely attached.
- Insert the flow meter into the specified location, considering the manufacturer’s guidelines for insertion depth and orientation to ensure accurate measurements.
- Once done with the insertion, monitor and analyze the displayed readings on the meter’s screen. Take note of all the readings provided by the meter.
- Perform a periodic maintenance of the meter to keep it in optimal condition. This ensures accuracy and reliability of the meter and its functioning over a period of time. It also increases the operational life of the meter.
- Use the collected readings for process monitoring and controlling. Also, incorporate this information into processes to detect errors, optimize efficiency, and make the right decisions.
It is very crucial to get appropriate readings pertaining to flow rates. Therefore, at Cannon Water Technology, we strive to serve you with the best quality insertion flow meters for your industrial applications. We source these meters from reputed and trusted manufacturers you can rely upon. If you have any questions regarding our insertion flow meters, please feel free to get in touch with us today. Our customer support team will guide you through the entire process.
Frequently Asked Questions about Insertion Meters
Here are some questions regarding insertion meters that our prospective clients often ask.
1. What Types of Fluid Are Handled by Insertion Meters?
Insertion meters can handle various fluids and gases such as air, natural gas, steam, oil, gas, and more.
2. How Accurate Are Insertion Flow Meters?
The accuracy of the insertion flow meter depends on various factors, including technology used, calibration, installation, and more. Basically, these meters are designed to provide accuracy within a range of ±1% to ±5% of the actual flow rate.
3. What Are the Factors to Consider While Choosing Insertion Flow Meters?
There are various factors to consider while selecting insertion flow meters for different applications. The following are some important ones.
- The range of flow rate and expected operating conditions
- Chemical properties of the fluid used, pressure, and temperature
- Size of the pipe and material
- Accuracy and measurement resolution
- Communication options and available power supply
- Industry standards and regulations
4. How to Know When Insertion Flow Meters Need Calibration?
The calibration of flow meters depends on various factors, including application requirements, the type of meter, and its operating conditions. Typically, the insertion flow meters are calibrated annually or biennially. It is always a good idea to consult the manufacturer for the recommended calibration schedule.
5. How to Maintain Insertion Flow Meters?
It is easy to maintain insertion flow meters. You must follow some guidelines, including regular cleaning and inspection, calibration, verifying performance, sealing integrity, and following the manufacturer’s maintenance manual.