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ULTRASONIC FLOW METERS

By
Santosh
Birajdar

CONTENTS

Introduction
Why do you need energy monitoring metering?
What is Hydronic System Energy Metering?
Why use Submetering?
Types of Flow / Energy Meter Technologies
Typical applications
Economics

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How it works:

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When selecting technology, you should consider:
Pipe considerations Include pipe size and material, layout, and straight pipe runs available for
flow sensor installation.
Flow rate Flow sensors must be sized to accommodate any balancing configuration or valve
position.
System temperature Flow and temperature sensors are designed especially for chilled or hot
water systems. Example: thermistors are fine for chilled water, but RTDs are a better selection
for hot water systems.
Accuracy Accuracy and repeatability help determine how precise your energy measurements
will be. Some applications leverage tighter accuracy and repeatability tolerances to maintain
tighter controls on hydronic system performance.
Service considerations For new installations, direct insertion of sensors is usually possible.
However, when retro-fitting a system, often pipes cannot be drained requiring a wet tap.
Optional display Depending on owner requirements, local displays of flow, temperature,
energy rate, and/or energy totals may be required.
Optional connectivity Data logging and Building Automation System (BAS) networks, in
addition to simple pulse and analog signals, include many different network protocols

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Impeller Meter

Basic principles
Mechanical Impeller spins with flow

Key advantages
Easy to install
Hot tap installation
Economical Price

Applications
Clean cold or hot fluids, pipes must
be full
Installation cost and service can be
very costly

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Magnetic Meter

Basic principles
Uses an electromagnetic field

Key advantages
No moving parts
No pressure drop
Accurate with reduced pipe runs

Applications
Water and other conductive fluids
Installation cost and relatively
maintenance cost.

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Clamp-on, Fixed

Basic principles
Uses ultrasound waves
to measure flow

Key advantages
Non-invasive
No need to shut
down system
Economical Price

Applications
Relatively clean cold or hot fluids,
pipes must be full
No maintenance costs

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Clamp-on, Portable

Basic principles
Uses ultrasound waves
to measure flow

Key advantages
Non-invasive
No need to shut
down system
Rental & Purchase

Applications
Relatively clean cold or hot fluids,
pipes must be full
No maintenance costs

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APPLICATIONS:
* Water Monitoring
* Energy Management
* HVAC
* Test & Balance
* Chillers
* Cooling Towers
* Boilers
* And More..

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Using Portable Ultrasonic Meters

Discover process.
Spot check flows
Water usage study
Energy usage study
Balancing Hydronic
system
Economics

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