icenta Controls in the UK has introduced a new range of industrial inline paddlewheel flow meters that offers considerable benefits for continuous liquid flow applications including temperate and environmental control
The IC-LPM series of paddlewheel meters provides accurate flow rate monitoring over the range of 0.5 to 1200 l/min with standard nominal sizes up to 50 mm. A simple yet robust stainless steel construction offers excellent corrosion resistance and a versatile design with custom options can be easily adapted to meet varying flow monitoring requirements: additional meter sizes and flow ranges, threaded or flanged connections, a selection of outputs, flow instruments and displays, a choice of 3 temperature ratings (up to 120°C, 230°C or 350°C) and pressures up to 100 bar or greater by request.
The IC-LPM paddlewheel meter features a freely supported paddlewheel impeller mounted on a bearing and pin assembly. As the fluid passes through the meter body it causes the paddlewheel to rotate at a speed that is proportional, within a small level of uncertainty, to the stream flow velocity over a 10:1 linear flow range. The rotational speed is measured by a magnetic pick-up housed in the probe assembly.
IC-LPM meters are an ideal replacement for many turbine meters: they offer a lower pressure drop and reduced risk of contamination from liquids with suspended solids, whilst achieving a good level of linearity/repeatability. Typical applications include chilled water circuit monitoring, oil based temperature controllers & environmental control.